Award-winning celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened a new pizza restaurant in central London.
Mechatherm International has created 20 jobs after securing a £25 million order from Bahrain, with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT).
The Dewsbury-based robotics specialist has recently rebranded and revealed its five-year-plan to double its turnover to £32m and workforce to 120.
Executive search firm Berwick Partners has launched a permanent global presence in Amsterdam to service increasing EU and global demand.
Venture Capital firm Northstar Ventures has been chosen to manage the Innovation Fund as part of the recently announced £120m investment now available through the North East Fund.
County Durham food producers have been selected to supply their products to a new £15m hotel which recently opened.
Port of Dover chief steps down
Tim Waggott has decided to leave the Port of Dover at Easter to pursue new opportunities following more than a decade of service to the organisation in various positions, and as chief executive since 2013.
The port continues to be run by the executive team under the direction of the board
Mark Lewis named new Carbon Tracker Initiative chief
The Carbon Tracker Initiative has announced the appointment of Mark Lewis as its new head of research and a managing director.
An expert in carbon trading, climate and energy with over 20 years’ experience as a sell-side analyst, he joins from Barclays where he was managing director and head of European utilities.
Private wealth heavyweight joins Trowers
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has recruited Jonathan Kropman to lead its private wealth practice in the UK and internationally. He will be based at the firms head office in London.
Kropman joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP having over the last 13 years led its private wealth, advising creators and owners of capital, their private wealth managers and the corporates that many own.
Wiggin promotes three to partnership
Media, technology and IP law firm Wiggin LLP has announced it is promoting Chris Hammond, Alex Lea and Jason Fisher to the partnership.
This follows four recent internal partner promotions, lateral hires and a merger bringing the partnership from 28 in January 2017 to 38 from 1 April 2018.
New director joins Patrick Parsons
Multidisciplinary consulting engineers, Patrick Parsons, have boosted its civil engineering team with the appointment of a new director.
The multidisciplinary firm, which has nine UK-based and two international offices, has appointed Stephen Dellow to join the firm’s Guildford office.
Zoe Jervier joins EQT Ventures as talent partner
EQT Ventures has welcomed Zoe Jervier to the team as the fund’s talent partner. As talent partner, she will help portfolio companies build the strong, ambitious and diverse teams needed to scale their businesses into global success stories.
MediaCom appoints chief digital and data officer
MediaCom has announced the appointment of Ben Rickard as chief digital and data officer. The role will see Rickard lead the firms UK digital and data transformation.
His primary focus will be to build the digital and data community across the agency, driving the integration of these disciplines across all corners of MediaCom UK.
SME finance expert joins ThinCats’ North-West team
ThinCats, the alternative funding specialist, has announced a senior hire to cover the North West region.
Richard Lamb joins ThinCats to lead new business origination throughout the North West, after nearly a decade as Relationship Director at NatWest, and having been in corporate banking since 1992. He joins the company’s growing team of experienced bankers who have turned to specialising in alternative finance.
GVA promotes six across the North West
GVA has strengthened its North West teams with six internal promotions, at director and associate levels.
In Liverpool, Jonathan Lowe, who has been part of the agency team for more than 10 years, has been made a director at the regional base.
Accounting and advisory firm CLB Coopers has expanded its senior team
North West accountancy and advisory firm CLB Coopers, which is part of the Baldwins Group, has appointed a new director to its audit and assurance team.
Alex Kelly, who has a wealth of experience in leading and managing services for owner-managed businesses, joins the firm’s Bolton office from Grant Thornton.
A summary of some of April's key appointments, hires and promotions from across England, Scotland and Wales so far.
Knight Frank’s Student Property team has sold a development site with full planning consent for purpose-built student accommodation on Swansea’s Kingsway.