Lucy Gregory and Niall Morrison of e3creative
A summary of August's key appointments, hires and promotions from across the North West.
Rochdale based challenger to Broadband's 'Big 4' hires new ex-Sage CEO to run company
Zen Internet today announces two senior appointments as it accelerates its mission to challenge the UK broadband and mid-market IT managed services markets.
The move will see company founder - and one of greater Manchester’s most well respected business leaders - Richard Tang move from being CEO into the role of Chairman of the board.
Trafford Centre sales manager joins Bolton business broker
Hilton Smythe is expanding its leadership team by appointing award-winning sales manager Belinda Daniels to join its Bolton office.
The firm, which is based on Wood Street, has a staff of more than 40, supports clients looking to buy and sell businesses across the UK.
Forbes appoints two associates to its housing and regeneration (property) team
Forbes, the leading North West legal firm, has recruited two new Associates to join its successful Housing and Regeneration (Property) team.
Catherine Kennedy and Francesca James will work out of the firm’s Preston office, dealing with clients on a wide range of property-related transactions. Including development transactions, acquisitions and sales, leases, licences, deeds of variation, utility agreements and title rectification.
ETG places emphasis on service with new managerial appointment
One of the UK’s leading machine tool suppliers has appointed a new Service Manager to help it meet increased demand from precision engineering companies looking for maximum performance from their machines.
Engineering Technology Group, which has seen sales rise to a record level in 2018, has promoted Tim Dean to lead its new service and maintenance offer that has been designed to help its customers reduce downtime.
Northcoders adds two to teaching team
Manchester headquartered Northcoders - the coding bootcamp for the North – has added two new tutors to its teaching team. The new tutors are Anthony Medina and Paul Rogerson.
Both are qualified coders and will be responsible for delivering Northcoders’ curriculum, mentoring students on a group and one to one basis, as well as researching and staying abreast of industry news, technology trends and changes in tech.
Cushman & Wakefield’s healthcare team continues expansion with Manchester hire
Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its UK healthcare advisory team with the appointment of Katie Richardson as senior surveyor in its Manchester office.
Katie joins from the commercial valuation team at JLL having previously specialised in the healthcare sector. She has experience of covering primary care, nursing and care homes and has a background in the valuation, acquisition and disposal of general commercial property.
New Manchester insolvency team for Clarke Willmott LLP
The Manchester office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been boosted by the arrival of a new Insolvency Team, comprising Chris Keane, Partner, Rachael Bentley, Senior Associate and Keir Merrick, Paralegal.
I Want Plants continues to grow with the addition of four new staff members
Four new team members have joined the North West’s horticulture display specialists, I Want Plants.
Joanne Wallwork joins the team as PA to the managing director, as well as assisting with new business enquiries and running the firm’s social media accounts. Joining Joanne in the office is administrator Lisa Caine who will be co-ordinating stock levels while liaising with suppliers and both the I Want Plants’ interior and exterior teams.
Cat McAleer becomes the newest member of the Interiors Team, while David Allen is the latest addition to the Exteriors Team.
Medicines Discovery Catapult appoints new Chair as it moves into the next phase of delivery alongside UK biotech and academia
Medicines Discovery Catapult has appointed Dr Robin Brown as its new Chairman. The company has established itself rapidly within the UK community and is now engaged in multiple R&D collaborations with UK biotech and academia.
New hires boost support team at fast-growing Prest Financial Planning
Prest, which last year enjoyed a record 12 months in terms of new funds under management, has recruited Emma Hilton, Shelby Gillespie and Beth Torkington to its financial planning support team. They join an existing 12-strong financial planning support, administration and paraplanning department, bringing the firm's total headcount to 22.
Two new starters at Sigma Capital Group plc
The PRS, residential development and urban regeneration specialist, Sigma Capital Group plc (“Sigma”), has welcomed two new team members for the roles of marketing executive and assistant accountant.
Tiffany Chevis joins the marketing team, based in Manchester, as marketing executive, following two and a half years at AKA North, while Ali Tariq joins Sigma as assistant accountant from H&K Ltd.
HRC Law LLP appoints new partner to expanding team
Paul Kirkpatrick has joined HRC Law LLP – the Manchester-based commercial law firm – as a new partner in its commercial dispute resolution team.
Joining from national law firm Shoosmiths, where he was partner and led a team of 10, Paul will work with the HRC Law partnership to take the firm to its next phase of growth.
PM+M makes five promotions in Tax and Run My Business teams
PM+M, the Blackburn headquartered chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group, has made five promotions across the business.
Claire Astley has been promoted to tax director. Claire has worked at PM+M for 21 years. She is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant and specialises in corporate tax, advising a variety of businesses, helping them to minimise their corporate tax liabilities and identify new tax planning opportunities. Claire’s commitment to her client base and her assistance in helping to develop the tax team has earned her this promotion.
ICE North West appoints new director
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West has appointed a new Regional Director, Emma Antrobus, who brings with her a high level of expertise within the transport infrastructure sector, having successfully lobbied to bring greater rail investment to the region.
Crewe-based Radius Appoints New Head of M&A
Following the recent £150m investment by Inflexion Partnership Capital, Radius Payment Solutions plans to pursue further acquisitions alongside its already proven organic growth strategy. It has now brought in a Head of M&A to lead a dedicated acquisitions function.
Gavin Jones, formerly of EY, KPMG and more recently in-house M&A at Chess, has joined the business and will focus on ICT & telecoms, fuel cards and telematics as well as other areas complementary to the existing business and its large customer base.
Cowgill Holloway expands Manchester base with new director of corporate finance appointment
Cowgill Holloway, one of the North West’s leading accountancy practices, has bolstered its Corporate Finance team with the appointment of director, Sam Davies.
Sam joins from Knight Corporate Finance and will drive Cowgill’s expansion plans as head of the Manchester arm of Cowgill’s Corporate Finance division from its base in XYZ, Spinningfields.
Senior management team strengthened to support ambitious growth plans at Stewart Milne Group
Stewart Milne Group has appointed a chief operating officer to further strengthen the senior management team as it gears up for a new period of growth.
Stuart MacGregor, formerly group finance director, will take up the newly created post of chief operating officer following a review of the overall group structure. In his new role, Mr MacGregor will work closely with the group’s chief executive, Glenn Allison, with responsibility for managing all aspects of the group’s activities and in particular, overseeing ambitious growth plans across all its business operations.
Experienced project manager joins the Steven Hunt & Associates team
Liverpool-based mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy, Steven Hunt & Associates has appointed project manager Kevin Watts to their growing team, to cap another successful quarter of growth.
Kevin joins the company with a vast experience, having recently been at Davies Partnership in Chester in a technical director capacity, following four years managing the building services on a £680m waste-to-energy scheme for Keppel Seggers in Runcorn.
WorkMobile expands with appointment of new marketing executive
Manchester-based mobile data capture specialist, WorkMobile, has appointed a new branding and marketing executive as part of ambitious plans for growth.
With a wealth of marketing experience both in-house and as a freelance creative, Jessica Mallard is the latest highly-skilled addition to WorkMobile’s rapidly expanding team.
Headhunting firm grows industry and aviation practices
Manchester-based executive search firm Howgate Sable has grown its industry and aviation practices with the appointment of a new associate partner.
Chris Green joins from The Miles Partnership in London, where for three years he sourced high-level candidates for c-suite, non-exec and functional head roles within the firm’s industrial practice. With a particular focus on infrastructure and manufacturing, Chris has placed executives in asset-rich, regulated industries in the UK and across the globe. Chris has also held a similar role at international search firm Boyden.
EY Manchester partner takes on national leadership role
Sam Woodward, a Partner at EY’s Manchester office, has been appointed National Markets Leader to the company's Transactions Advisory Services (TAS) business as the firm also continues to grow its transactions and restructuring team in the North West.
Sam Woodward has succeeded Adrian Bowne as National Markets Leader for TAS and also joined the firm’s UK TAS leadership team.
Davis Blank Furniss makes three appointments
Manchester and Glossop law firm Davis Blank Furniss has made three new appointments across the business.
The first new starter is Amie Tsang who joins as a senior consultant in the Property team. Before arriving at Davis Blank Furniss, Amie ran her own successful small practice for 20 years. She brings with her a very loyal client base which is mainly from the UK and Chinese business community of largely Real Estate matters with some residential conveyancing & plot sales as well as business immigration.
e3creative grows leadership team with two key hires
e3creative has appointed Lucy Gregory, production manager and Niall Morrison, technical delivery manager, to lead the technical and creative teams within their Manchester studio.
Gregory joins e3creative with over 16 years of experience leading integrated teams for large digital agencies across the UK including Manchester’s Building Blocks and TBWA Manchester. Morrison was enlisted to manage DOS, a new and flourishing division at e3creative introduced just over a year ago, due to his vast experience in coding and managing reactive development teams.
Fruugo appoints Mike Hancox as Chairman
Fruugo.com, the fast growing global marketplace platform is delighted to announce that Mike Hancox, previously CEO of Ideal Shopping and former CEO of Shop Direct and former CEO of Otto UK (part of the world’s largest home shopping group), has been appointed as Chairman of Fruugo.com Limited.
Student accommodation developer makes key hire ahead of new academic year
CityBlock, a leading provider in the development and management of high quality student accommodation across the UK, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Samantha Davies as head of operations, as part of its ongoing growth strategy.
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