(L - R): Afif Ikmal, James Helme, and Zara Choudary - Haines Watts.
Matthew Neville

This week’s Yorkshire appointments

Charlotte Holland, Afif Ikmal, James Helme, and Zara Choudary - Haines Watts

Accountancy firm Haines Watts has continued to strengthen its Leeds team with three new graduate appointments since September to help support its growing client base.

Having completed her placement year at Haines Watts, which she undertook whilst studying at the University of Huddersfield, Charlotte Holland has joined the team as a trainee on a permanent basis.

Speaking on her new role, Charlotte said: “I really enjoy how social the office is. During my placement I enjoyed the variety of work I was given and I am looking forward to gaining more responsibility, such as leading audits.”

Following the same path, Afif Ikmal and James Helme, joined the firm as placement students whilst also studying at the same university. These graduate appointments come at the same time as Zara Choudary joins the team as a Tax Senior.

Commenting on the new appointments, managing partner James Sutton said: “Working alongside the universities in our region is something our team have always been really passionate about, and it’s as equally rewarding for us as it is for the students.

“It’s always great to be able to offer quality opportunities to students and over the years it’s certainly paid dividends, with several team members joining us through this route. I’m thrilled to have welcomed Afif, James and Zara to the team, and to have Charlotte onboard with us on a full-time basis.

“In the wake of the pandemic, we’re now starting to see business owners recover and thrive, and by strengthening our team, we’ll continue to act as a pillar of support to owner-managers in our region, throughout the months and years to come. “

Victoria Poppleton, John Mellor, Neil Wilkinson, and Andrew Jackson - South Yorkshire Combined Authority

Businesses across South Yorkshire are set to receive further support with buying and trading locally, thanks to a new free-of-charge Supply Chain service introduced across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield councils.

A number of Supply Chain Business Managers have been appointed, with a dedicated specialist in each local council area.

Victoria Poppleton is Supply Chain Manager for Doncaster, John Mellor for Barnsley, Neil Wilkinson for Rotherham and Andrew Jackson for Sheffield.

The Supply Chain Managers have been brought in as part of South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority’s Renewal Action Plan (RAP), which has been developed in close partnership with the South Yorkshire business community, councils, universities and other partners.

Chair of South Yorkshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership James Muir, explains: “These highly experienced Supply Chain Managers are here to advise and support local businesses in sourcing goods, suppliers and staff locally or within the wider region.

“We’re looking forward to helping to bring buyers and suppliers much closer together in South Yorkshire for mutual benefit.”

Richard Tyacke and Tom Cawkwell - Barclays

Barclays today announced the appointment of Richard Tyacke and Tom Cawkwell as new Relationship Directors covering the South and East Yorkshire region.

Richard, who recently moved to the South Yorkshire area to be closer to family, has worked at Barclays for over 11 years, most recently as a relationship director in the corporate team in Thames Valley.

With a range of industry experience looking after clients across a range of sectors, Richard has a particular focus on the professional and business services sector.

Tom, who will be based in Hull, brings with him over 12 years banking experience, and is returning to his home city having spent the last three years as a relationship director in Newcastle and Northumberland.

Tom has an academic background with a professional diploma in finance and banking which will benefit both his customers and team alike.

Andrew Marsh, head of corporate banking for South and East Yorkshire said: “It’s great to welcome Tom and Richard to the team. Our investment in the South and East Yorkshire region continues at pace and demonstrates our belief in the robustness of businesses in the area.

“Our aim is still to be the first choice banking provider to corporates across the region and we will be progressing this goal with vigour throughout 2022 and beyond.”

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