Rob Divall
Graham Vincent

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This week’s North West appointments

Banking HR director appointed to AdviserPlus

Outsource HR specialist and provider of advisory services, AdviserPlus, has announced the appointment of Rob Divall to its Board as director of strategic and service development with effect from 3rd February 2014.

AdviserPlus supports large organisations across the UK, and beyond, by providing HR and other professional services on their behalf.

They are leading the way with their unique model for advising and coaching managers to deal effectively with employment and performance matters, whilst working alongside the internal HR functions of the organisations they support.

Divall joins AdviserPlus from Lloyds Banking Group where he held a variety of senior positions, most recently as HR Director for the Lloyds, Halifax & Bank of Scotland Branch Network (the UK’s largest Retail branch network).

He has worked extensively at Lloyds to successfully lead the development of both the customer experience and the internal colleague culture and gained valuable experience from his lead role in the largest Banking integration of recent times when Lloyds acquired HBOS in 2009.

Before Lloyds, Divall worked with Accenture, The Big Food Group and Boots the Chemist in a number of senior HR and operational roles.

Richard Wolff is new face of insolvency profession in NW

R3, the trade body for insolvency professionals, has appointed Richard Wolff as its new chair in the North West.

Richard, who is head of corporate recovery and insolvency at JMW Solicitors, replaces Jeremy Oddie, who has stepped down after a three-year term but will continue to play an active role on the North West committee.

Richard Wolff

In his new role, Richard will act as the spokesman for the insolvency profession in the region and will be supported by his new vice-chair Paul Barber, an insolvency practitioner and partner at Begbies Traynor.

Richard said that during his term in office he wanted to emphasise the positive contribution the insolvency profession makes to the region.

He said: “The insolvency profession is integral to keeping the rescue culture alive in the UK and over the past few years our members have saved thousands of businesses and jobs.

“Insolvency is not necessarily the end of the road - in fact, in many cases where insolvency professionals are called in, the business, or a significant part of it, survives.

Space 48 appoints Alex Shepherd as commerical director

Award-winning eCommerce agency Space 48, has appointed Alex Shepherd as commercial director to help spearhead its future growth.

Alex has been appointed to further grow the commercial side of the business – as he has a wealth of knowledge and experience, working with clients such as Virgin Money and Brother UK, within the digital sphere.

Alex Shepherd

Alex has joined Space 48 from leading independent media planning and buying specialist, Carat, where he was associate director. Prior to working at Carat, Alex had worked at MediaVest as associate director for over ten years.

The new appointment represents Space 48’s growth to a larger agency structure, after a very successful 2013. Alex’s main role is to increase new business for the ever-growing agency as well as taking a lead on in-house marketing for the agency.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Graham Vincent .

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