Anthony Evans (right)
Jamie Hardesty

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This week’s North East appointments

Anthony Evans, Muckle LLP

Newcastle-based Muckle LLP has further strengthened its corporate team by recruiting Anthony Evans, a highly experienced mergers and acquisitions and corporate partner.

Anthony said: “Muckle has some great, fast-growing clients who are looking for businesses to acquire. For a corporate lawyer like me that’s brilliant because it provides an exciting working environment where long-term relationships can be developed with clients.

“I’m proud to be able to play my part in helping the corporate team grow in the future. Joining Muckle gives me a fantastic opportunity to be part of what I consider to be the best corporate team in the North East - and that was something I could not turn down.”

Ronnie Bage, We do Health and Safety

Darlington-based We do Health and Safety, the sister company of family-run We do HR, has launched a new drug and alcohol team, appointing Ronnie Bage to head it up.

Hartlepool born Mr Bage has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, having worked as drug and education officer at Darlington Borough Council and as a practitioner in treatment of users of Class A drugs.

He said: “I am extremely passionate about helping and educating those who have encountered problems in substance misuse. We do Health and Safety’s’ new service will help businesses comply with strict health and safety regulations and enable employees to continue in work after being rehabilitated.”

Mark Nixon, Able UK

Able UK has announced another extension of its activities with the setting up of a new Logistics Division aimed at growing business for its fleet of heavy transport, lifting and associated equipment.

Heading the new division will be Middlesbrough-born Mark Nixon, who has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas, ports and shipping industries, in the UK and America, including working with leading companies such as Mammoet, Cory Brothers and Bhiel.

Mark said: “Able has recently acquired some of the best and most modern equipment in the world for its requirements at its sites on the Tees and the Humber—including, for example, six massive self-propelled modular transporters and the largest harbour crane in the UK, along with rough terrain cranes.

Mike Parker, SCHOOLS NorthEast

SCHOOLS NorthEast, the first and only UK regional network of schools, proudly announces the appointment of its new Director Mike Parker.

Mike joins the organisation at a very exciting time, following a period of constant development and success that has seen SCHOOLS NorthEast strengthen its regional and national reach.

A former journalist and external affairs specialist, Mike has extensive knowledge of membership networks, national and regional public policy engagement and organisational support.

Mike said: “It is a great privilege to lead the UK’s only regional schools network at a time of dynamic change in the education sector. Schools nationwide are under immense pressure to deliver at the highest level while facing challenges on many fronts.

“Against this backdrop, we cannot lose sight of the huge effort and fantastic achievements of our region’s schools in preparing and developing young people and offering them bright futures.

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