Andy MacDonald and Stephen Dudley, PMG Print Management.
Andy MacDonald and Stephen Dudley, PMG Print Management.

This week's Yorkshire appointments

A West Yorkshire-based print management company has appointed a new director.

Birstall-based PMG Print Management has recruited Stephen Dudley as strategy and business development director in the newly formed business development team.

Having previously held the position as director and managing partner of a Leeds-based, full service marketing agency, Stephen joins the team with over 20 years of industry knowledge and experience.

With a degree in business studies and marketing, as well as a graduate diploma in law, Stephen is currently studying an Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Bradford, alongside his role.

Stephen’s main responsibilities at PMG will be to find and develop new business opportunities, as well as to explore and drive strategies for growth.

Having worked at PMG in a temporary role for almost a year, Andy Macdonald also joins the company’s new business development team as an account director. Andy has previously worked in a marketing agency environment representing clients for almost 15 years and brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Stephen commented: “I am thrilled to have joined the PMG team. This company is an ambitious hidden gem, with plenty of positive things to shout about.

“I love working with a team that is so passionate about their work. It is clear they would walk over hot coals to ensure that they deliver great service to customers and clients. My future at PMG looks exciting and full of opportunity.”

Mike Roberts, managing director, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Stephen and Andy to our business development team. At PMG, we believe that the most important asset to any business is the people in it, therefore investing in outstanding talent is pivotal to our success.

“We are confident that both Stephen and Andy will have fruitful careers at PMG and add significant value to the team.”

Brian Freestone, Tradepark Ltd

Beverley-based Tradepark Ltd has appointed Brian Freestone as communities director.

Brian will be responsible for the firm’s K2 development, Hull’s new £6m multi-functional living and workspace complex located at the former Kingston House premises in Bond Street.

Brian spent 27 years in the hotel industry, managing hotel operations and developments for chains such as Holiday Inn and Best Western.

Most recently, Brian has worked in the commercial space sector, both as a business centre manager and an area manager, covering offices across the Humber region.

Mark Butters, director at Tradepark Ltd, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Brian to the team. His experience in the property sector, combined with his connections and in-depth knowledge of the local commercial scene, will be invaluable in attracting tenants to K2.”

Brian Freestone added: “K2 is a wonderful project to be involved with and will bring something unique to East Yorkshire’s commercial space market. It’s exciting to see the development evolve and we’ve already secured some great deals and welcomed new tenants on board.”

K2 will incorporate flexible office and co-working space, 14 luxury serviced apartments, a 100-bed hotel, and retail and leisure space, with plans to include a restaurant, gym, bar and a café with rooftop terrace.

Tradepark Ltd purchased Kingston House via NPS in August. Work began on site in September via principal contractors MLS Group. The first serviced apartments will be available from January 2018.

Hamish Robertshaw, Johnson Mowat

Johnson Mowat, the Leeds-based planning and development consultancy, has appointed an associate to lead its commercial development focus.

Hamish Robertshaw joins from Cushman & Wakefield in Leeds, having previously worked for DTZ in London and Leeds.

He advises on a broad range of planning and development matters but will focus primarily on Johnson Mowat’s activity within the commercial development sector, including strategic employment land, industrial/logistics, town centre, institutional and mixed use development.

Hamish has previously acted for clients including Harworth Group, Npower, Realm, Royal Mail, Ardagh and Owens Corning as well as various health, education and government institutions.

Hamish Robertshaw commented: “I am delighted to be joining Johnson Mowat to help expand their business and to continue to promote high quality commercial development across Yorkshire and the north of England.”

Mark Johnson, managing partner of Johnson Mowat, said: “We welcome Hamish to the business and look forward to working with him to expand our advice to landowners and developers in the commercial sector.”

Debbie Capell, cap hpi

cap hpi, the Leeds-based automotive data company, has appointed Debbie Capell as new data operations director.

The role will involve overall responsibility for data management and processes, partnership building and growth, plus the implementation of operational strategies to support the company’s ongoing international roll-out.

Ms Capell will report into Chris Wright, managing director of cap hpi.

The appointment is part of a broader move by cap hpi to expand its data operation and speed up the development of new product.

Ms Capell joins the business from senior roles as head of specialist operations at finance company, Close Brothers Motor Finance and head of global operations at technology and language service provider, thebigword.

Chris Wright, managing director, said: “Our business is based on great people, data and technology. This allows cap hpi to grow and develop alongside the demands of the automotive industry.

“Debbie’s skills will add tremendous value to our partnerships with data suppliers, provide further operational efficiency but also support the ongoing drive to lead the industry with innovation.”

Andrew Major, JM Glendinning Professional Risks

JM Glendinning Professional Risks, the Leeds-based professional indemnity insurance specialist, has expanded with the appointment of account handler, Andrew Major.

With roles previously at Willis and LV, Andrew brings with him solid client handling experience from within the insurance industry.

He joins JM Glendinning as an account handler to manage relationships and support existing clients with their Professional Indemnity Insurance needs.

Part of the Yorkshire-headquartered JM Glendinning group, the professional risks business launched in January last year to deliver specialist broking and claims support, to professional services businesses across the UK.

Jake Fox, professional indemnity insurance expert and JM Glendinning Professional Risks MD, said: “Andrew is a valuable addition to the team. He is enthusiastic, bright and has a great future ahead of him.

“The lack of young people coming into the insurance sector is a concern, and something we are keen to try and overcome. That’s why we are actively seeking out young talent, supporting Andrew through his ACII qualifications and giving him plenty of scope, with the right support, to develop his career here.

“Now is a really exciting time for Andrew to join the business as we are continuing our success story with a sustained period of real growth.

“We are strengthening partnerships, retaining existing business, securing new clients and working towards our growth target of becoming a £10m premium income business within our first five years of trading. Andrew will be instrumental in helping us achieve this growth.”

Luke Symonds, Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH)

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), the national commercial property consultancy, has strengthened its presence across Yorkshire with the appointment of Luke Symonds to head up its recently re-launched capital markets team.

Acting for a wide range of funds, property companies and private investors, Luke will drive investment transactions and co-ordinate relationships between the office, industrial and capital markets teams across both LSH’s Leeds and Sheffield offices.

He joins from GVA in Newcastle, where he advised on over £100m of commercial transactions across the North of England for clients ranging from mainline funds to private individuals.

Luke is relocating to Leeds for the associate director role, reporting into director Bill Lynn who heads up the capitals markets team in the North East.

Matthew Scrimshaw, head of north region for LSH, said: “Luke is an experienced commercial property professional who will re-energise our capital markets presence and drive growth with his market intelligence and strategic advice.”

The Leeds office of LSH provides a full range of property advice covering all markets across Yorkshire and the Humber.

James Henry, iSource Group

iSource Group, the IT, digital and change recruitment specialist based in Leeds, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of James Henry as shareholder and director of the company.

James’ expertise as a former business consultant and framework manager at Balfour Beatty Plc, will support the business as it prepares for a year of growth.

In addition, James will also take a leading role in the development of The Yorkshire Mafia (YM).

Working alongside founding director, Geoff Shepherd, and the wider team, James will become a familiar face at the network and events management group that has more than 22,000 pre-approved members on LinkedIn and a year-round schedule of activities including drinks evenings, Buy Yorkshire and Leeds Business Week.

Geoff Shepherd, managing director of iSource Group, commented: “As we welcome James to the board, I’m confident that we now have in place the strong, senior management team that we require with the passion and expertise to drive the business forward and meet with the ambitious targets that we’ve set for the next few years.”

Rob Harper, The LHL Group

Chartered building surveyor, Rob Harper, has re-joined property and construction consultants, The LHL Group, as an associate director.

Rob re-joins LHL Group’s Harrogate office, which provides a range of building and quantity surveying services throughout Harrogate as well as North Leeds, Ilkley, Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales and up to Richmond.

His expertise includes residential pre-acquisition surveys, dilapidations, stock condition reports, party wall matters and the project management of residential and commercial developments for banks, building societies and other lenders.

Rob first joined Lightly & Lightly, which later became LHL Group following a merger, in 2001 as a graduate building surveyor. He left in 2010 and during the last seven years has worked throughout Yorkshire and the UK with an international property consultancy and also as an associate director role for a Yorkshire estate agency and property consultants.

Richard Hampshire, LHL Group director, said: “Rob was always a highly regarded member of our team and we are delighted to welcome him back as one of our experienced senior staff at a time when we are still expanding.”

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