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A summary of December's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Yorkshire.
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New commercial solicitor joins LCF Law
The commercial and intellectual property department of leading law firm, LCF Law, has expanded its team with the appointment of new solicitor, Abid Perwaze, who joins the firm’s Leeds office.
Abid moves from Teesside firm Jacksons Commercial & Private Law, where he spent two years completing his training contract. He also previously worked as a paralegal at Gordons in Bradford. Abid graduated from the University of Teesside, where he won two academic achievement awards, and he later qualified from the University of Law in 2014.
Jet Aire appoints compliance manager
Leeds-based drainage and civil engineering company, Jet Aire Services, has appointed Jon Holman as compliance manager to oversee environmental, safety and quality standards at projects across the UK. Jon has decades of experience in compliance management for construction, highways and associated civil engineering works.
Siemens Mobility Limited appoints director of localisation
Siemens Mobility Limited has appointed Finbarr Dowling to lead the development of its new UK factory to manufacture and commission trains. Finbarr takes on the new position of director of localisation for Siemens Mobility Limited with a brief to maximise the benefits of the £200m investment in Goole, East Yorkshire, for the local, regional and national economy and the UK rail industry.
New chief operating officer for cloud tech specialist
West Yorkshire digital transformation specialist Vapour Cloud has appointed a new chief operating officer with more than 20 years’ experience in the technology space. Andrew Nash has joined the Elland-based business following a year of 51% growth, and will play a key role in a further 50% revenue uplift in 2019.
Global training company appoint first female president
Training company Dale Carnegie have appointed Juliette Dennett as the new president of the International Dale Carnegie Franchise Association (IDCFA). Juliette, who is the managing director of Dale Carnegie Northern England, is not only the first female leader to take on this prestigious role, but also the first outside of North America. Liaising between the Dale Carnegie chief executive, senior leadership team and franchisees, Juliette’s new role will involve her developing global strategies and improving network collaboration.
Budding Architects appointed at Brewster Bye
Two budding architects have joined Leeds-based Brewster Bye Architects. Rebecca Smith and Maamon Al–Dewali are both Part 1 Architectural Assistants, who have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) in Architecture from the University of Huddersfield. The duo will work at Brewster Bye for a year before returning to University for another two years to complete a Master’s (M.A.) Degree in Architecture.
British Business Bank appoints UK Network senior manager for Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valley
The British Business Bank has appointed Mark Wilcockson to a new position as senior manager, UK Network for Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valley. Mark will represent the UK Network across Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valleyand will engage closely with business finance stakeholders in these areas. He will be supporting Geoff Whiteland, the recently appointed UK Network Director, North of England and the Midlands.
New faces join automotive tech giant to fuel growth
Leeds-headquartered DealTrak has appointed a number of new faces and restructured its senior teams, as the business gears up for significant growth over the next 12 months. At the helm of the business is a fresh Executive Committee (ExCo) led by managing director Martin Hill. Ian Tinker joins as commercial director following almost 20 years working in the automotive industry, and Joanna Burton has come on board as financial controller. Head of insurance Christian Ingrey has assumed additional responsibility as head of data strategy, Ben Moore is now IT director and the sixth ExCo member is operations director Steve Lees, who has been with the business since July 2016.
Zenith gears up for expansion of ZenAuto
Zenith appointed Joe Doyle as managing director of its first direct-to-consumer car leasing offer, ZenAuto, as it gears up for rapid expansion. The former chief executive of HR Owen, Mr Doyle will lead a dedicated team of 40 as the business invests for planned growth. It is also recruiting for a wide range of technical and development roles as it expands its online platform.
Hentons strengthens the tax team with a key appointment.
Gary Olding has been promoted to the role of tax director at accountancy and business advisory firm Hentons. The Leeds-based firm continues to strengthen its specialist tax team. The firm is helping its clients manage changing taxation for small businesses and contractors alongside tougher enforcement from the HMRC which expects to raise £3.2bn in extra taxes.
New board members join housing association’s quest for Unity
Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed seven new board members following a competitive process. The successful candidates were welcomed to the housing association’s headquarters in Leeds by Unity chair Shruti Bhargava and chief executive Ali Akbor. Unity owns and manages more than 1,300 homes across the city and will shortly complete its second affordable housing development in Huddersfield.
They include Nahim Ruhi-Khan, head of housing and Corporate Property Management Services at Leeds City Council, and Liz Cook, chief executive of Citizens Advice Sheffield. Alongside them will be Dave Richmond, city neighbourhoods and housing manager at Hull City Council, and Abdul Hamied, senior programme manager - General Practice Development Team at NHS England.
Stephenson continues to get the chemistry right with series of key appointments to top off year of success
Leeds-based global personal care ingredients manufacturer Stephenson has marked the last quarter of 2018 with a series of strategic appointments. Emma Lintner, Paul Pickering and Shaun Warrington have all joined the fifth-generation, family-owned business.
Gordons strengthens offering with five new recruits to support commerical property growth
Gordons has appointed three solicitors and two chartered legal executives, taking the commercial property team’s headcount to 30. Katherine Anderson, Sophie McFeely, Clare Freear, Tanzeela Hussain and Mathew Abiagom join the department, led by partner, Paul Young.
Katherine Anderson joins as a solicitor, bringing over 12 years of knowledge with her. Previously an associate within Eversheds Sutherland, Katie has extensive experience of dealing with a range of real estate work and has particular expertise in leasehold transactions and asset management matters.
Sophie McFeely also joins as a solicitor with two years’ experience. She studied Law at the University of Leeds before completing a Legal Practice Course at the BPP Law School in Leeds.
Tanzeela Hussain takes on the role of solicitor in the property litigation team and deals with a variety of property related disputes for a range of clients.
Front grows account management team with new digital specialist
Front, the Sheffield based creative agency, has grown its account management team and added to its digital offering with the appointment of Richard Blakey who joins the business as an account manager. Richard joins Front from Ledgard Jepson. He has previously held marketing positions at Bauer Media and the Ambassador Theatre Group.
York City Knights player, Ben Cockayne, tackles new role as club growth manager
Former Super League Player Ben Cockayne, 35, who currently plays at York City Knights in the Championship has taken on another key position within the club, as their new Club Growth Manager.
With 346 pro games under his belt and 129 tries, he is starting the transition from playing life to commercial life. Whilst not quite ready to tackle full retirement, the new position is a firm nod to his future with the York City Knights and cements his dedication to remaining with the club long term.
PM Legal Services boosts team with young talent
Residential leasehold expert PM Legal Services has reinforced its commitment to developing tomorrow’s talent with a new appointment and a promotion.
The award-winning firm has taken on Chloe Quinn, a student from Doncaster charity YMCA Training which supports young people to learn the skills they need to achieve their aspirations.
Expanding the team by over 300% since its launch in February 2017, PM Legal Services has also promoted Kirsten Etheridge; another YMCA training student who has clinched the charity’s Learning Awards for two consecutive years.
New solicitor for Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s Leeds team
A new solicitor has joined the quickly growing tax, trusts and estates team at leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s office in Leeds.
Sarah Wintle joins the Leeds tax, trusts and estates team from Ward Hadaway, having qualified as a solicitor this year. Her experience includes a wide range of issues with tax and trusts including estate and trust administration, handling probate matters and drafting complex wills.
Harper James Solicitors announces trio of appointments
National law firm Harper James Solicitors has announced a trio of new appointments strengthening the firm’s national offer to clients.
Ashley Mott, dispute resolution partner, Jackie Howard, finance manager, and William Parsonage, business development executive, have all been appointed to work from the firm’s Sheffield headquarters, Velocity Tower.
New recruit for C&W’s Leeds valuation team
Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its Valuation team in Leeds with the appointment of surveyor, Aimee Howard. In addition, Matt Turner within the team has been promoted to Associate.
Aimee joins Cushman & Wakefield from Harrogate based property development company Moda Living which specialises in the residential build to rent sector. She was responsible for advising on acquisition and development opportunities.
Law firm continues building its property division
A Yorkshire legal firm has expanded its property team with three new appointments as a direct result of increased business throughout the division.
Licensed conveyancer Cathryn Ford, solicitor Jamie Humpheson and paralegal Lauren Ives join LCF Law’s specialist commercial property division, which operates across offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.
Former Boundary Mill head of HR joins family-run employment law specialist
The former head of HR at Boundary Mill has joined a family-run SME firm specialising in supporting start-up and small businesses with HR and employment law advice.
Cath Crane has joined the Cleckheaton-based firm from clothing and homeware retailer, where she led HR with responsibility for over 1,000 employees. Ms Crane also has experience working with a number of national and international brands including Wm Morrisons, Unilever and Northern Rail.
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