Rebecca Wayman

This week's London appointments

The latest round-up of appointment news from across the capital.

Jesse Boyce, TouchNote

TouchNote has announced its appointment of Jesse Boyce as creative director, who will be overseeing the company’s brand development, at a time when market efforts are ramping up.

Boyce was recently head of brand experience at Deliveroo, where he established a huge brand partnership with hip-hop artist, Stormzy. Previously, he spent over three years at Skype, and has produced business campaigns with the likes of Coldplay and Live Nation.

Jesse Boyce commented: “This is an exciting time to be joining TouchNote - it’s a business that is very clear about the direction in which it’s heading and what the brand should be known for.

“There are countless stories of how our customers are using TouchNote to do something thoughtful for someone they care about and we’ll continue taking inspiration from them to take the brand forward.

“We’ll be further broadening our user base with an integrated outlook across our marketing activity, including exciting new partnerships.”

Founded in London, TouchNote has transitioned to become a more accessible, lasting method of communication, with products for customers to send and share.

Richard Mencner and Vikki Logan, Cripps

The law firm has strengthened its private client team with the appointment of two professionals.

Firstly, Richard Mencner will be joining the company as head of tax and trusts, with great experience acquired during his career spanning more than three decades. Mencner has held senior positions at C Hoare & Co, as well as Heartwood Wealth Management.

In addition, Vikki Logan is joining the business as tax manager. Prior to this, she was a tax director at Ritchie Phillips from 2009, and has over 25 years of experience in the accountancy profession from companies including Deloitte and BDO.

Myles McIntosh, head of the firm’s private client team, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Richard and Vikki to Cripps.

“With Richard and Vikki’s significant experience and expertise from both wealth management and the accountancy sector, we are looking forward to further strengthening our overall service offering.

“These appointments, together with previous expert hires earlier this year into the areas of wills and trusts and financial mis-selling, reaffirm our commitment to delivering a highly-specialised and personal service to our clients.”

Cripps has offices in London, Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill.

Mike Buckland, Global Reach Partners

Foreign exchange specialists Global Reach Partners has announced the appointment of Mike Buckland as its new IT director.

Buckland will bring over 20 years of experience to the business, having worked in IT throughout the insurance industry with a range of companies from startups to major insurers including Churchill, Towergate and AXA.

He is a Brunel University London graduate, and began his career as a developer. In this new role, he will be taking leadership of the company’s technology department and report directly to its CEO, Mark Smith-Halvorsen.

Smith-Halvorsen said: “Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the corporate world which will be hugely beneficial to our business.

“Given the increase in online transactions across our business and the wider use of technology in supporting our daily operations, Mike’s expertise will be vital in supporting the continued growth of Global Reach Partners going forward.”****

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