Dan Vecsey, new senior manager at Brewlab
A summary of August's key appointments, hires and promotions from across the North East.
Promotions in Property at Burnetts
The continued expansion of property-related legal work at Burnetts has driven a restructure and created new opportunities for five members of the team including a new Head of Banking in the North East.
Richard Miller continues in his role as Head of Property under the new structure overseeing the four teams: Agriculture, Banking, Commercial Property and Residential Conveyancing. The teams will be headed up by Joanne McKenzie – Agriculture; Sarah Willshire – Banking; Helen Hayward and Robbie Mather – Commercial Property; and Kathryn Hill – Residential Conveyancing.
New appointments as NGI Solutions continues growth
Insight-led research, marketing, PR and digital agency NGI Solutions has strengthened its team with two key appointments to aide its growth.
The Gateshead-based agency has welcomed Andrew Gibson as head of client engagement and Vicki Grainger as research manager as it focuses on further strengthening its client base and service offering.
Public sector lawyer joins DWF's Newcastle team
DWF has appointed Alexander Rose as Legal Director in the Newcastle office, further boosting its highly regarded Public Sector practice in the region. Alexander was previously in-house lawyer for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, where he was recognised across Government as a technical expert in State Aid, Procurement, Financial Instruments and complex public funded projects. He will be based in DWF's new office in Central Square South.
New Director joins major UK Port
The Port of Tyne is welcoming a new non-executive director to its board.
With over 30 years of experience in shipping, maritime safety and engineering, Mike Comerford is a Chartered Engineer (C. Eng), a Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA) and an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute (AFNI).
Newcastle's Moltin hires VP of sales
Moltin, the commerce innovation engine for brand-centric companies, has announced veteran sales leader, Steve Green, has joined the company as vice president of sales. Green will help scale and commercialize Moltin’s U.S. sales operations, and bring new and innovative commerce experiences to market.
Key appointments at Northumberland-based Trench Networks
A North East internet solutions provider is preparing its business for future growth with a number of key appointments.
Northumberland-based Trench Networks, which specialises in bespoke connectivity services for the construction industry, has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new field service engineer, Kevin West, and an apprentice junior systems analyst, Luke Davison.
Pennine welcomes new Sales Director
North East-based Pennine Home Improvements is celebrating continued success, with sales up 17 per cent during the last six months, compared with the same period last year.
With sales at £6m, December 2017 to May 2018 has delivered an accelerated performance for the business. The announcement comes as Pennine bids farewell to current sales director of ten years, Derek McLaren, who retires this month and welcomes its new sales director, Paul Clifton.
Achilles Physio appoints NUFC player as practice manager
Achilles Physio, based in Hexham, has appointed NUFC player Carl Bell as practive manager.
Having previously played football for Newcastle United, Carl has been a qualified physiotherapist since 2012 and has worked in the military with some of their top athletes and elite fighting forces.
Two new restaurant managers at Rockliffe Hall
Two Rockliffe Hall team members have become managers of two of the hotel’s restaurants.
Ben Hunt, who joined Rockliffe as Assistant Restaurant Manager at The Clubhouse 16 months ago, has now been promoted to Manager there while Clare Robson, who has been at Rockliffe for almost 4 years, has become Brasserie Restaurant Manager.
Acclaimed business expert appointed to drive growth at local law firm
A North East business guru has been appointed to assist an ambitious Tees Valley law firm with its growth strategy.
Gary Lumby MBE has joined the Ingleby Barwick headquartered firm, Punch Robson, and will be working alongside its partners to help achieve the Company's development plans.
Local law firm welcomes tax specialist amid significant growth
One of the region’s fastest growing commercial law firms has announced the further expansion of its senior legal team amid a period of significant and strategic growth.
PG Legal has welcomed tax solicitor Simon Briton, who has 20 years of specialist experience in tax law. His new role will see him support the growth of our business clients through the use of tax incentives, working closely with local accountants and financial advisers to support their work.
Watson Burton LLP continues to invest in staff with hire of new solicitor
Newcastle-headquartered commercial law firm, Watson Burton has appointed Nick Gray to its corporate team as a result of growing demand for its work in advising on venture capital and private equity investments.
Muckle appoint specialist to lead contentious trusts and probate service
Alex Blenkinsop, who recently became an associate member of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) has been appointed to a new role at independent law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP.
Top chef makes the curing house his new home
An award-winning local chef has found a new home at renowned Middlesbrough restaurant The Curing House.
Louie Miller, originally from Yarm, has joined The Curing House team as head chef and brings with him years of experience from top North-east dining spots.
Training and analysis service Brewlab appoint new senior manager
North East based Brewlab have appointed Dan Vecsey as senior manager as part of business growth plans.
Brewlab provides training and analysis services for the international brewing industry, based in purpose built premises on the banks of the river Wear in Sunderland.
Orange Bus drives growth with trio of appointments
Interaction Design Agency, Orange Bus, has welcomed three new hires to their Newcastle office following a number of client wins.
Sam Richardson joins the agency as a Customer Experience Consultant with 20 years’ experience working in customer experience across the UK. Sam joins the agency from Ember Customer Management Consultants and will help Orange Bus’ clients to improve their CX service strategies.
Strengthening the company’s technical offering, is QA Engineer, Chandan Ray and Developer, Paul Skeates.
Farm partner joins George F. White
George F. White, the land, business and property group, has appointed a Partner to its farm consultancy team, in a key strategic move for the business.
Andrew Jamieson, who has previously worked in the farm team at George F. White, will be predominately based in the Duns office, covering the Northumberland, Borders and Cumbria regions, supporting landowners and farmers on a range of operational, financial and business planning matters.
Armstrong Watson Welcomes New VAT Director
Armstrong Watson LLP, Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers continue their investment in their Tax practice, with Alex Nicholson joining the firm from PwC to take up the role of VAT Director.
Alex has 10 years experience working with two of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms, having spent 6 and a half years with Deloitte and latterly, 3 and a half years with PwC.
Muckle LLP appoints new HR director
Nicola Leyden has joined the North East’s leading independent law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP, as its new HR director, to further develop its innovative workplace culture and drive forward its employee engagement.
Nicola, who lives in Boldon, joins Muckle LLP from global digital partner marketing company Performance Horizon.
James Milne strengthens team with new appointments
A north-east accountancy firm has strengthened its team by recruiting a new employee and promoting two members of staff to senior roles.
James Milne has recruited Barry Brander to the position of tax manager in its Aberdeen office. Lauren Thompson, who has been with the firm for 12 years, has been promoted to associate and her role as manager has been filled by Ellen Smith.
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