This week's Yorkshire appointments
Adam Gombocz and Julia Reynolds, Lithos Consulting
Geoenvironmental firm Lithos Consulting has appointed Adam Gombocz as associate director and Julia Reynolds as principal engineer.
Adam has 16 years’ geotechnical experience dealing with a range of projects associated with residential and commercial developments, rail, road and quarries.
Adam has worked in design consultancies large and small, as a regulator at Leeds City Council, and latterly with the warranty provider NHBC.
Adam commented: “Lithos has a great reputation in the industry and is well respected by their peers, regulators and warranty providers alike. I have always admired the pragmatic, yet robust advice provided by Lithos, and an approach that is closely aligned with my own: if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
“It’s a really exciting opportunity and comes at an important time for me personally, as I look to broaden my skills and take a more proactive role in running a business.
“The construction industry is buoyant as it emerges from lockdown and the impact of the pandemic, and I’m really looking forward to being part of a vibrant business with a very bright and exciting future.”
Julia has 21 years’ experience, the majority of which has been spent working as a local authority contaminated land officer.
Julia spent 15 years as Part2A technical lead at Leeds City Council, and has had involvement with the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group, the Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum and Yorkshire’s representative on the National Land Forum. More recently Julia has been working at the NHBC, using her knowledge in the LQE Team.
Julia commented: “There is an ever-increasing focus on environmental liabilities for landowners and developers, particularly as the Environment Agency increases its response to pollution incidents.
“As Lithos clients become more involved with complex brownfield sites, my extensive experience in environmental legislation and regulation will be invaluable in helping clients navigate this minefield.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Lithos and I’m really looking forward to working ‘on the other side of the fence’ and the challenges that will bring.”
Reg Perrin, MD of Lithos, added:, “Both Adam and Julia will be a huge asset for us and, even more so, for our clients who will have direct access to professionals who are well respected and acknowledged specialists in their field.”
“It couldn’t be a better time in our sector to take on Julia and Adam, both exceptional individuals in their own areas of work. The future certainly looks positive for Lithos.”
Alex Hird, Garbutt + Elliott
Accountancy, advisory and audit firm Garbutt + Elliott has promoted Alex Hird to director of technical and innovation.
Alex has worked for Garbutt + Elliott for over 12 years and during this time was awarded the accolade of the West Yorkshire Chartered Accountants Society Young Accountant of the Year award in 2013.
Alex has technical accounting experience with a range of businesses under both IFRS and UK GAAP, including acquisition and fair value accounting, GAAP conversions, systems automation and data analysis, as well as leading the firm’s legal sector.
Alex commented: “I’m thrilled to take on this new position. This is a natural step forward for me and I will be using my experience in technical accounting and advisory to help businesses achieve simple and accessible financial solutions and robust financial reporting.
“The team and I are passionate about quality financial reporting and work hard to gain an in-depth understanding of every client’s business. As a result, we are often considered as an “extra member” of an in-house finance team.”
Russell Turner, managing partner at Garbutt + Elliott, added: “Alex’s appointment is well deserved. He is hard working, forward thinking and genuinely cares about his clients.
“These attributes are the foundation of our success at Garbutt + Elliott and help us to make a real difference to our clients. By investing in our people and developing future talent we are securing the future success of the firm whilst enhancing our client offering.”
Liz Henwood, Lupton Fawcett
Law firm Lupton Fawcett has appointed Liz Henwood as senior associate.
Liz joins the firm’s expanding Sheffield office to advise on commercial disputes, having advised clients in the city since 2006.
She brings a range of litigation expertise, particularly in relation to contractual claims and disputes involving property.
Liz commented: “I’m thrilled to have joined Lupton Fawcett at such an exciting time for the Sheffield office and am really looking forward to working with clients as part of an experienced and highly regarded dispute resolution team.”
Simon Lockley, partner at Lupton Fawcett, added: “Liz is yet another excellent addition to our rapidly growing Sheffield team as we continue to support our clients and give them a clear advantage as the economic recovery gathers pace.
“I am delighted to have her on board and demonstrate that Lupton Fawcett is the firm to be part of.”
James Flint, CC33
Contact centre CC33 has appointed James Flint as head of recruitment and people.
In his new role, James will be responsible for adding structure and processes to support the continuing growth of the business.
Prior to joining CC33, James has worked for more than 20 years in a variety of outsourcing roles including HR, operations, client services, recruitment, and training. James’ previous roles have been in the outbound telephone marketing and sales sector.
James commented: “CC33 is a company where you can openly give your input and ideas without them getting lost. When ideas work, we can move on to rolling them out across the business, and if something doesn’t work out, we can start over with a new idea.
“I’m looking forward to getting started with supporting the company in meeting the demands of the business and of new clients. I also look forward to working with the team to provide support for the onboarding of new employees and helping to ensure a smooth transition into the culture at CC33.
“I will also be ensuring that the existing teams have the best structure to continually supply excellent service to our clients.”
Paul Fletcher, managing director at CC33 added: “We are really excited to be welcoming James to CC33.
“Having worked with James previously, I know he will be a fantastic addition to the team, bringing with him a wealth of industry experience.”
David Newton, ITI Network Services
Telecoms firm ITI Network Services has appointed David Newton as managing director.
David has 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT industry. He spent five years in the British Army, where he trained in military engineering, signals, security and electronic communication. On leaving the Army he worked throughout Europe as a telecommunications network engineer and project manager.
Newton joined ITI in 2007 to launch its Wireless Business Unit and was soon promoted to operations director, then became commercial director after the firm’s management buyout.
Jason Denmark, CEO of The Templand Group which acquired ITI in 2016 said: “David has played a vital role in driving this business forward day in day out, since the acquisition of IT Installations by The Templand Group.
“David’s knowledge within the telecoms industry, combined with his extensive experience gained within roles as operations and latterly commercial director for ITI Network Services, are the driving factors for his natural succession to such an important role.
“The business has secured a number of new client contracts both during and after the pandemic and we are now ready to fulfil a healthy and sustainable growth trajectory over the coming years, ensuring that service standards and quality are never compromised for our valued customers.”
David added: “ITI Network Services has earned a reputation for quality, value and risk reduction in the fast-moving telecoms industry.
“As part of its senior management team I have steered the business through many major developments over recent years, including consolidating Group acquisitions into ITI, commercial and business development and successfully achieving The Armed Forces Gold Award for support of reservists and leavers.
“I am thrilled to be leading this dynamic, ambitious and customer-focused business with a great team around me. We will continue to adopt new technology and stronger process control over the coming year to ensure our business is geared up to deliver the highest quality service, right first time.”
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