This week's Yorkshire appointments
DTZ, Thomas Moore, Jack Kettlewell and Oliver Salisbury
DTZ has announced the appointment of three new team members to its Leeds office, including one new director.
Thomas Moore joins the office’s Project and Building Consultancy team as director, Jack Kettlewell also joins the team as surveyor whilst Oliver Salisbury joins the valuation team as surveyor.
Tim Cameron-Jones, head of DTZ’s North Region commented: “I am pleased to welcome Tom, Jack and Oliver who join DTZ at a very exciting time, following the completion of our sale to the TPG & PAG Consortium and our beginning as a privately owned global property services company.
“Their appointments are a further step on our ambitious growth agenda. Establishing Tom’s leadership in QS Services from our Leeds offices allows us to develop this skill line.
“Jack and Oliver’s appointments will help to further strengthen our building surveying and valuation capabilities, providing our clients with a ‘best in class’ service.”
Watson Burton (Leeds) Penny Tate
Construction lawyer Penny Tate, who has advised on a number of multi-million pound developments in Yorkshire has joined law firm Watson Burton as partner.
Penny Tate, who has more than 15 years’ experience working on high profile, high-value construction and infrastructure projects, will significantly strengthen the offering of the construction and engineering team in the firm’s Leeds office.
Richard Palmer, senior equity partner at Watson Burton, said: “Penny is highly regarded for her work and has been praised in legal directories for her professionalism and commercial awareness – I am delighted that she has chosen Watson Burton, and know that with her experience and enthusiasm, Penny will be a real asset to our construction team and to the wider firm.”
NG Bailey, one of the leading providers of mechanical, electrical and telecommunications services to the UK rail and underground network, has appointed Lee Taylor as the Group’s director of Rail.
Lee, previously a project director within NG Bailey’s rail team, will lead the group’s rail business, which provides a wide range of mechanical, electrical, IT and facilities management solutions to major rail contractors and customers, and has a £115 million order book.
Mike Darlington, managing director of NG Bailey’s Engineering and Rail divisions, said: “I have no doubt that in his new role Lee will be an even bigger asset to our Rail business.”
David Hurcomb, chief executive of NG Bailey, added: “We have some ambitious growth targets over the coming years and with Lee at the helm, working alongside Mike Darlington and, with support from the rest of the business, we are confident we will achieve those targets.”
Simpson Millar, Amanda Dunford
A 250% increase in case numbers during 2014 has seen national law firm Simpson Millar further expanded its Holiday & Travel Law department.
Amanda Dunford joins the firm from Hill Dickinson LLP and has over 10 years’ experience in the travel sector, having previously worked at Thomson and First Choice Holidays.
Nick Harris, head of International Travel Law at the firm said: “Amanda’s experience is invaluable and she will fit perfectly into our growing team here at Simpson Millar.
“Like myself and a many other members of the Simpson Millar Travel team Amanda has extensive tour operating experience.
“Amanda also brings with her a wealth of knowledge and claims handling experience acquired from her time managing large group actions on behalf of the UK’s largest tour operator, TUI UK Limited.”
Lake Legal, Jane Brown and Alison Schmidt
Leeds family law firm, Lake Legal, has supported its growth plans with the appointment of Alison Schmidt and Jane Brown as solicitors.
Alison Schmidt joins from Harrogate firm Jarvis Family Law.
Jane Brown joins from the Harrogate office of Makin Dixon. Jane started her legal career in Harrogate where she trained before qualifying as a solicitor.
Lyn Ayrton said: “Lake Legal is quickly building a national reputation as a leading family law firm. It is important that we continue to attract the best talent to support our growth, Alison and Jane bring a great deal of experience and are a great fit for our client focused approach.”
LCF Law, Chris Rhodes
Chris Rhodes, an experienced residential property solicitor has joined LCF Residential – the conveyancing division of LCF Law.
Chris, who began his legal career over 13 years ago, has worked at firms in Bradford, Shipley and Leeds. He joins the sixteen strong team of solicitors at LCF Residential at their Ilkley office.
Head of LCF Residential Julie Davis says: “Chris has a considerable amount of experience of acting for both buyers and sellers.
“He is an ideal appointment for us as we continue building on our market share to become one of the region’s leading conveyancing firms.”
Deveral Capps, Leeds Beckett
Leeds Beckett University has appointed Deveral Capps as the Head of Leeds Law School.
Deveral took up the position this month and joins the University’s Faculty of Business & Law from Northumbria University, where he was a Principal Law Lecturer and Director of International Development for Northumbria’s Faculty of Business and Law.
Nexus Vehicle Rental, Tracey Hamlin
Pudsey-based Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading corporate vehicle rental provider has appointed Tracey Hamlin as national account manager.
Tracey will be responsible for the management of some of Nexus’ largest accounts, and has been appointed to support the company’s growing nationwide client base.
Keith Watson, sales and marketing director at Nexus added, “Tracey has a wealth of experience managing national clients at some of the industry’s most renowned companies.
“Our growth over the last few months has led to a need for a dedicated National Account Manager role and we are confident Tracey will be an asset to our team.”
Walker Morris, Carly Thorpe
The Construction & Engineering Team at law firm Walker Morris has become one of the largest in the region with the appointment of solicitor Carly Thorpe.
This latest appointment brings the total number of construction lawyers at the firm to 13, including 4 partners.
Jules Harbage, partner in the Walker Morris Construction & Engineering Team said: “We are delighted that Carly has joined the Team she has a wealth of experience in contentious construction matters and will be a valuable member of the Team.
“We have seen a significant rise in demand for our services over the last couple of years, prompting our recruitment of a number of key lawyers.”
The Dog Walker, Michelle Lindsey
Yorkshire’s largest pet care service The Dog Walker is expanding with the appointment of a Boston Spa woman to service its Collingham to Harewood area.
Former Ministry of Defence Police employee, Michelle Lindsey previously worked at Pets at Home for three years, where she gained experience working with small animals and studied pet nutrition.
Richie Womersley, managing director of The Dog Walker, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michelle on board. She is an enthusiastic animal lover with a wealth of pet care experience. I am confident she will be able to fit into the role quickly and comfortably and enjoy her new career as a dog walker.”
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