Garry Brett, Cripps
Ellen Forster

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This week’s South East appointments

Garry Grett, Cripps

Law firm Cripps, which has offices in Tunbridge Wells, London, Kings Hill, and Discovery Park, has appointed Garry Brett as partner. Garry Brett, who has a City background and more than 30 years’ legal experience, has joined the firm’s expanding Development Team.

His appointment brings the number of partners at Cripps to 48.

Brett said: “Cripps is a successful, expanding practice that is setting the standard for other law firms. The real estate team has an exceptional reputation and industry focus, and I very much look forward to contributing to the firm’s continuing growth,”

Cripps senior partner Michael Stevens said: “I am delighted to welcome Garry to Cripps. He brings a wealth of experience at a time when we are winning a large amount of exciting new development and investor work.”

Mike Best, BitBuzz

Irish WI-FI solutions specialist Bitbuzz has appointed Mike Best as Senior Business Development Manager for London.

Mike’s new role will involve leading the UK sales team where he will recommend suitable Wi-Fi solutions to independent hotels and hotel groups.

The aim of Mike’s role is to increase growth for Bitbuzz in the UK and expand its customer base.

Mike’s most recent role was with Premier Choice Telecom in London as a Business Sales Consultant.

His previous roles include Regional Sales Manager for British Telecom and Senior Retail Manager for Vodafone Ltd.

Jeff Whittington, Dong Energy

DONG Energy Sales has appointed Jeff Whittingham as managing director. Jeff is taking over from Mike Hogg who is retiring after more than 41 years in the energy industry.

The new appointment will be effective on 1st November 2014.

Jeff joins from Inenco where, as COO, he has been responsible for growth initiatives, business development, regulation and general business management across all three divisions.

Mike Hogg said “I have thoroughly enjoyed my forty-one and a half years in the European energy industry having met and worked with some wonderful people. I look forward to working with Jeff and the senior management team during the transition period.”

Jeff Whittingham said, “I am excited at the prospect of joining DONG Energy and continuing the great work that Mike and the team have done delivering high levels of customer satisfaction and entry into the electricity market which will provide the business with significant future growth opportunities.”

Mark Taylor, durhamlane

Mark Taylor has been appointed new associate partner by London-based durhamlane, joining the firm from global information technology company HP.

Working from the company’s Hanover Square office, a key priority will be to target new business in London and along the M4 corridor (Reading and Newbury) from customers in the IT, software and technology looking for cost effective, added value sales growth.

Mark Taylor said: “I’m delighted to join durhamlane, who are fast establishing a national reputation for outsourced sales expertise with clients who include Anglia Ruskin University, luxury goods retailer Harrods and construction firm the Elliott Group.

“Contracting out the sales function is on the rise as increasing numbers of businesses understand what’s involved and see the long term benefits. It adds value to the supply chain and is a vital cog in the engine of growth and development.”

Paul Stevens, RedPixie

London-based technology firm RedPixie, which specialises in transforming IT environments for business success, has appointed Paul Stevens as chief operating officer.

In his new role, as part of the executive team, Paul will be responsible for directing RedPixie’s sales & marketing initiatives, overseeing the firm’s professional services organisation and growing RedPixie’s international presence, with a particular focus on the USA.

With over 30 years of technology and management experience, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to RedPixie.

Paul has significant IT industry experience, having worked successfully at all levels within global organisations, SMEs and start-ups.

Paul said, “The RedPixie vision – of technology being automated, easy to use, scalable, and workable – is attractive, believable and motivating. I am excited to be part of making the firm’s vision a reality.”

“The firm’s ethos, that technology strategy must work entirely for, and in concert with the business strategy is compelling, and the key to commercial success in the Digital Age. I relish the opportunity of working with the RedPixie team, and contributing to the continued commercial success, and growth, of our clients and the business.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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