Lesley Williams, newly appointed community outreach manager at the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise
A summary of February's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Wales.
Innovation Centre appoints community outreach manager
The Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise (Welsh ICE) has appointed a new community outreach manager as it looks to connect with potential business founders across south east Wales.
30-year-old Lesley Williams joins the team at Welsh ICE as it looks to connect with potential business founders outside of Caerphilly, in order to ensure more people across the region have a route to support.
Formerly an events and business development manager, Lesley will be responsible for bringing the guidance and benefits of ICE to communities across the South Wales Valleys - areas that have traditionally struggled to access support. Having previously run her own business internationally exporting hand-made teddy bears, Lesley was a Big Idea’s Wales Young Ambassador and Role Model as well as being a board member for the Women’s Enterprise Hub.
Swansea Building Society appoints new board member
Swansea Building Society has appointed a new non-executive director to its board.
Andrew Morgan from Ceredigion joined Swansea Building Society’s board on 1st January 2019. Mr Morgan is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in practice within the mid, west and south west regions of Wales.
He is a partner at Morgan & Davies chartered surveyors, estate agents and auctioneers as well as a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
New general manager for Gwynedd Shipping in Deeside
Gwynedd Shipping Limited, a leading haulage operator with operations across the UK & Ireland, has recruited a new general manager at its Deeside depot.
Matthew Farrall, who hails from Chester, was born into the logistics industry and worked for his family business for 12 years. He left in 2015 to go to the University of Huddersfield and while studying for a degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, he spent time working for a range of logistics providers including Palletforce, Hoyer and Clipper Logistics. After achieving a first-class honours degree, Matthew joined Hellman Worldwide where he worked as a Sales Account Manager.
As part of his role he’ll take charge for the growth and management of Gwynedd’s pallet network, warehousing and general haulage operations across the UK and will report to managing director, Andrew Kinsella.
New appointments strengthen team at UpriseVSI
Cardiff-based web development and online booking specialist, UpriseVSI has strengthened its team with the appointment of five new members to its web development, project management and technical support teams.
Myfanwy Maguire joins as project manager, having previously led multi-functional teams at Target Group, where she was involved in on the delivery of multi-million-pound software projects for the finance sector.
She will be responsible for the successful delivery of development projects for both UpriseVSI and its award-winning online booking and scheduling software, thinkBooker.
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