Rachel Davis, Jenx.
Jane Imrie

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Rachel Davis, Jenx

Postural care specialist Jenx has promoted Rachel Davis to marketing manager.

Rachel initially joined the company’s UK distribution division, Jiraffe, as business development manager earlier this year,

Rachel previously worked as both an occupational therapist for three years and in the marketing team of a healthcare firm.

In her new role, Rachel will be responsible for managing the marketing strategy and operational direction of both Jenx and Jiraffe in order to further develop both brands.

Rachel commented: “I’m over the moon to be changing role to Marketing Manager. In my new position, I’ll be getting under the skin of the very best therapy practice and really dial it into product marketing processes.

“We’ve seen some fantastic growth as a business. Over the past few months, Jiraffe has been so busy supporting children and families across the UK during lockdown, giving us a great platform from which to grow the Jenx brand regionally, nationally and globally.”

Holly Jenkins, divisional director at Jiraffe, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled with Rachel’s progression within the marketing team, her commitment and innovative thinking have really shone through.

“We are looking forward to see Rachel’s vision for the Jenx brand pan out for the next few months to really establish ourselves as a frontrunner within the industry market.”

Tom Stenner-Evans, Thrive Law

Legal practice Thrive Law has appointed Tom Stenner-Evans as partner.

Solicitor Tom spent over 13 years at national law firm Michelmores LLP, where he was a partner in the Employment Law team. He has knowledge in a number of sectors, including education, F&I, retail and charities.

Tom was also a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, trainee recruitment panel and mentoring scheme.

Jodie Hill, founder and managing partner at Thrive Law, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to the team, he has a real passion for diversity and inclusion and is really aligned with our values.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be an asset to the team as we continue to grow.”

Tom added: “When I was deciding on the next chapter in my career, I was fully expecting to end up working on my own.

“However, after speaking with Jodie, and hearing how aligned her values are with mine, I knew that it was the right place for me to be. Her reputation precedes her and I am excited to be joining her team.

“I am confident that we can provide an exceptionally good offering to clients, whilst also taking steps to help change the legal profession for the better.”

Paul Stanley, The Institute of Directors (IoD)

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Paul Stanley as ambassador to its North Yorkshire committee.

CEO of Harrogate-based energy business CNG, Paul is a Fellow of the IoD and has been leading public and private technology and services businesses globally for over 25 years.

As an Ambassador, Paul will support IoD members to connect with one another, develop professionally and influence policy and decision-makers at the highest levels.

Paul commented: “The IoD was important to my early career development as I navigated the challenges of being a young entrepreneur and company director. The Institute helped me to build a valuable support network of friends and advisors.

“As we build back better, greener and fairer, I am excited about the business prospects for our region and the entrepreneurial talent coming from all parts of our diverse Yorkshire community.

“I am keen to help business leaders in our region to achieve their ambitions and repay the generosity shown to me by other IoD members over so many years.”

Caroline Pullich, acting IoD branch chair for North Yorkshire, added: “I am delighted that Paul has joined our team.

“His wealth of experience will support our members as we look to recover from this difficult year and help local directors to build a brighter future.”

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