Lauren Eaton-Jones joins Caulmert to help more North Wales organisations achieve their development aspirations.
A summary of July's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Wales.
Consultancy’s success leads to new role for planner
A St Asaph-based engineering, environmental, and planning consultancy has added to its planning department following the rapid growth in client interest in development opportunities in North Wales.
Lauren Eaton-Jones, from Mold in Flintshire, joins Caulmert as a senior planner to help the employee-owned firm respond to growing customer demands.
Lauren has worked as a planning officer with Flintshire County Council for 10 years and arrives at Caulmert ready to help more North Wales organisations achieve their development aspirations.
Two new advisors for Business Wales
Business Wales, the Welsh Government’s flagship business support programme, has welcomed two highly-experienced advisers to its North Wales team, to help more SMEs in the region.
Louise Bishop and Sonia Evans have joined Business Wales and will be lending their experience and guidance to entrepreneurs and business owners in North Wales, to support business and economic growth.
Louise began her career in corporate IT working for tech giants Hewlett Packard and Microsoft, before moving to North Wales to set up her own businesses in hospitality and retail.
Sonia is moving to Business Wales’ north branch as a growth adviser, having spent four years working as a tendering adviser at the south branch.
Deloitte Strengthens its South Wales Senior Leadership Team
Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its senior leadership team in Cardiff by promoting two of its people to director.
The newly promoted directors are Geraint McGrath in financial advisory and Nikki Guyer in the forensic delivery team.
Geraint McGrath is a senior member of the advisory corporate finance team and advises businesses on disposals, acquisitions and management advisory roles.
Nikki Guyer is chief operating officer of Deloitte’s forensic delivery team in Cardiff and is responsible for over 70 experienced forensic analysts within both the financial crime centre of excellence and business intelligence services teams.
Four former students promoted to director at civil engineering firm
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has promoted four high-performing employees to the position of contracts director.
The four civil engineers now joining a new generation of leaders at the company all started their careers with Jones Bros as teenagers. Between them, they already have 70 years’ service with the family firm.
Geraint Thomas and Eryl Roberts joined as students in 200 and 2001 respectively.
Hefin Lloyd Davies joined in 1993 as a project civil engineer, after completing an HND in civil engineering.
While Garod Evans joined in 2010 as a project manager, having completed summer placements at Jones Bros, as a student from 1994-97.
New partner appointed to leading firm Wynne Jones IP
Leading Cardiff-based intellectual property firm Wynne Jones IP has appointed a senior member of its team to a prestigious role within the firm.
Patent attorney Elliott Davies has been promoted to the role of partner following continued success within the business.
A specialist in invention protection relating to a wide range of technologies and electronics, Dr Davies has been responsible for drafting and prosecuting worldwide patent applications for a variety of national and international clients.
Clarke Willmott LLP re-appoints CEO Stephen Rosser
Stephen Rosser, the Chief Executive Officer of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP - which has an office in Cardiff - has been re-elected by members for a further term of office and his first task has been to announce a further year of growth.
Mr Rosser was originally elected CEO of Clarke Willmott in 2010. Prior to that, he worked in the firm’s Commercial Property Division, specialising in regeneration, development and funding. He is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers Band 1 for Real Estate.
New board member and chief financial officer for GlobalWelsh
GlobalWelsh is pleased to announce two new members to its core team, following a campaign to diversify its line up and help expand the initiative’s overseas links and partnerships.
Joining the GlobalWelsh board is Jennifer Richards, an experienced investment and pension professional who has worked in the Irish and international industry for almost 25 years.
Another new member joining the GlobalWelsh team is Ram Morjaria, who becomes chief financial officer, replacing Craig Blackmore who is lead director for Verde Corporate Finance (Part of Greenaway Scott Group).
Yolk recruitment hires first operations director
Cardiff-based Yolk Recruitment has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of recruitment specialist Jamie Wilkinson in the new role of operations director.
Wilkinson joins the award-winning firm with 19 years’ experience in the sector, gained in multiple senior roles in international companies.
UpriseVSI strengthens web development team with new appointments
Cardiff-based web development and online booking specialist, UpriseVSI has recruited two new members to its web development team.
Jaimie Warburton joins the company as Front End Developer. A creative and talented web developer, Mr Warburton worked at a South-Wales website development company on an apprenticeship scheme through the University of Glamorgan, after which he graduated with a Diploma in Interactive Media.
Swansea Building Society appoints head of IT
Swansea Building Society has hired a head of IT as the firm seeks to enhance its service offering for customers and deliver future online platforms.
Peter Thomas from Swansea recently joined the Society at its head office in Cradock Street, Swansea. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to the Society, having previously held the role of IT director at neurostimulation products provider Magstim and infrastructure architect at the University of Exeter.
Welsh ethical lender appoints new CEO
Welsh ethical lender Robert Owen Community Banking (ROCB) is to embark on a programme of development and growth.
ROCB’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Mark White, is planning to launch a range of new business and personal loans tailored to the needs of Wales.
The experienced banker and finance expert has taken over at Powys-based ROCB, which promotes fairer lending and finance for businesses, individuals and communities, throughout Wales.
Emsleys Solicitors welcomes two specialist lawyers as it grows nationally
Emsleys Solicitors has appointed specialist lawyers Phillip Gower and Rebecca Ryan to join its expanding Asbestos & Occupational Disease team based in Wales and the South West.
Phillip Gower joins as a Partner based in Cardiff. Located in the city centre, Emsleys’ newly opened Cardiff office is the first in this area as the firm implements its strategy to expand.
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