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This week’s Yorkshire appointments

This week’s round up of Yorkshire appointments includes Begbies Traynor, Bolser and Unity Homes. Read on to find out more.

Matthew Cluer, Begbies Traynor

Matthew Cluer has been promoted to partner, based in the Sheffield office of independent business rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor.

After spending over nine years with another large independent insolvency practice in South Yorkshire, Matthew joined Begbies Traynor in December 2017, taking up the role of regional sales director for the South Yorkshire and East Midlands region.

In his new role as a partner, Matthew will continue to work with managing partner Kris Wigfield and the 35-strong team in Sheffield to build the firm’s presence across the South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire region as well as managing the group’s national creditor services offering which is based at the Sheffield office.

Kris Wigfield commented: “Since joining Begbies Traynor five years ago, Matt has made a huge contribution to the success of our operation here. With his client-facing role, liaising with business owners and professional advisers, he has helped to build the firm’s reputation, motivate and grow the team and increase our presence in the region.”

Matthew added: “It’s extremely satisfying to see the progress we’ve made at our Sheffield base - from trebling our caseload in the last five years, to massively growing the team and moving into larger offices in Westfield House, we have become one of the leading names in rescue and recovery in the region.

“I look forward to continuing to generate work for the team and support businesses in South Yorkshire and beyond.”

Lucy Joyce, Ela Piepiorka, Lara Birkenfeld, Hannah Watson and Karl Garbutt: Bolser

Digital agency Bolser has announced five new appointments to help deliver a record turnover in 2022. Lucy Joyce and Ela Piepiorka have both joined the Leeds-based agency as account executives whilst Lara Birkenfeld has joined as digital marketing executive,

The agency has also strengthened its creative and web development teams. Hannah Watson and Karl Garbutt have joined the agency as junior designer and junior developer respectively.

Operating nationally and internationally, the agency’s clients include Microsoft, The Football Foundation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, KFC, AIG, The Discovery Channel, Jet2 and EE.

Bolser founder and managing director, Ashley Bolser, commented: “These five appointments are testament to the great success and growth the agency has experienced over the last 12 months. Leeds is a major hub for the digital sector, and it’s fantastic to have these talented young people forging a career in the industry at the agency.

“We remain confident of achieving a record turnover this year. Our new starters will play a key role in helping service our growing client base and meeting our targets so I am very pleased to welcome Lucy, Ela, Lara, Hannah and Karl to Bolser.”

Sean Kelly, Unity Homes

Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed Sean Kelly as regeneration manager. Reporting to regeneration director Wayne Noteman, he will play a lead role in delivering the Leeds based BME housing association’s development programme and oversee the work of Unity’s Employment Services Team to support tenants and clients into jobs and training.

Mr Kelly joins Unity after three years as group head of development at Incommunities, having previously held a range of senior housing positions at Lumia Homes, and development and procurement manager at Firebird Homes. He is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University where he gained a BSc in Project Management.

Sean Kelly said: “Unity has a long-established reputation as a housing association rooted in local communities and dedicated to improving lives. It is also highly regarded in the sector for the quality of its new build properties, as the succession of affordable schemes in Leeds and elsewhere demonstrates.

“I look forward to working closely with Wayne, the Senior Management Team and Unity’s partners locally and nationally to advance Unity’s ambitious development programme in the years ahead.”

Cedric Boston, Unity Chief Executive, added: “It is a pleasure to welcome Sean to Unity. His local knowledge and years of experience as a housing professional will enable him to hit the ground running.”


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