Beth Webb, Philip Broadhead and Lucie Heseltine.
Beth Webb, Philip Broadhead and Lucie Heseltine, Extreme Creations.
Nick Hill

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Extreme Creations, the Harrogate-based marketing agency, has announced the appointment of a trio of new faces.

PPC consultant, Lucie Heseltine, social media executive, Beth Webb and developer, Philip Broadhead, will all be contributing to the team’s diverse portfolio of clients.

Lucie will be working across technical marketing on a number of accounts, her previous role with Google will serve Extreme’s clients in maximising their online marketing investment.

Meanwhile Philip and Beth are set to boost their respective teams on a variety of projects.

Mark Gledhill, Extreme’s technical director, commented: “We’re keen to build on the momentum of 2017 and our latest appointments allow us to start this year strong and with increased marketing power that we can pass on to our clients.

“Lucie, Beth and Philip share our passion for creativity and quality work, so we’re very excited about their contributions over the next twelve months.”

Lucie Heseltine said: “I had heard great things about Extreme, so when I managed to get an interview I was really keen to impress! It has not disappointed.

“My favourite thing about working here is the passion and dedication that my colleagues have for their work; it’s completely contagious, and makes collaborating on projects both interesting and stimulating.”

Phil Crossley, Parseq

Parseq, the Rotherham-headquartered business process outsourcer, has appointed Phil Crossley as sales director.

Phil will capitalise on his business development track record to drive opportunities across the company’s existing and target markets, including retail, utilities and financial services.

Before joining Parseq, Phil was executive vice president at Teleperformance, responsible for business development and strategic accounts within the UK and South Africa. Prior to that, he held senior sales positions at Capita and Arvato.

Phil said: “In a competitive climate, where quality of proposition is converging and consumer expectations are rising, the delivery of exceptional customer experience has become an essential differentiator for brands.

“I’m looking forward to creating a pipeline of opportunities that match Parseq’s ambition and upward trajectory, so the business can continue to support organisations as they face this challenge head on.

“One of Parseq’s biggest strengths is its ability to quickly adapt to the evolving needs of clients, operating in a broad range of sectors. This means the opportunities we have as a business are limitless. As we grow, I want to ensure that this is retained, so we can deliver truly bespoke, insight driven experiences that cultivate customer loyalty and value.”

Graham Stein, managing director of Parseq’s Contact Centre division, added: “We are excited to hit the ground running this year and are thrilled to welcome Phil to the team. His experience and business development credentials will be an indispensable asset to the company as we grow.

“Our aim is to keep providing exceptional value for our clients’ businesses and showcase our innovation and agility. I have every confidence that Phil will excel in his role as we look to a successful 2018.”

Katrina Hulse, Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Katrina Hulse as partner to its development and planning team based in Leeds.

Katrina joins from town planning consultancy, Peacock and Smith in Leeds where she spent the last two years as a senior associate. Prior to this she was a director at DLP Planning Ltd.

Katrina is also a qualified Barrister and was called to the Bar in November 2015.

Katrina has experience advising on town planning matters across a variety of market sectors including residential, commercial, mixed use, leisure, retail and education, as well as leading on complex development proposals.

In her new role, Katrina will be developing Cushman and Wakefield’s planning business in the North working with the firm’s existing planning teams in the Manchester and Newcastle offices.

Keith Hardman, international partner and head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Leeds office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Katrina. She brings a wealth of business experience, planning knowledge and specialist expertise which are an excellent fit to our existing regional strengths.

“Planning for housing is – and will remain – a national and regional priority and Katrina’s experience will help new and existing clients to address the challenges they continue to face.”

Katrina Hulse added: “Cushman & Wakefield has strengthened its Planning skill line over the past few years and it’s a very exciting time to be joining the team.

“I am looking forward to using my residential experience to further grow this sector and also build on relationships with major national clients such as Harworth Estates and Royal Mail.”

David Mobbs, YorkTest Laboratories

YorkTest Laboratories has announced the appointment of David Mobbs as its new chairman.

Mr Mobbs brings extensive experience in the wellness industry to the food intolerance testing company.

As the former group chief executive officer of Nuffield Health, he devised and led the organisation’s transformation to become the UK’s only integrated private health provider.

Mr Mobbs said: “I’m honoured to have been appointed as Chairman of YorkTest Laboratories. The company has gone from strength to strength and the work they are doing is helping people and making a real impact on their lives.

“I’m looking forward to supporting YorkTest as they work towards becoming a truly global wellness-based company.”

The York-based food intolerance testing company began trading in just two countries, in the UK and Ireland, and now trades in 25.

YorkTest plans to expand further with three new country launches scheduled in the next two months alone.

Rachel Jansen, CEO, added: “We are delighted to have appointed David as our new chairman. He is one of the most respected leaders in the healthcare sector and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the industry to YorkTest.

“This is the perfect time for us to appoint David at a stage when we are embarking on our global wellness strategy. We know he will be able to help us deliver our aim of being a worldwide leader in the healthcare sector.

“This is a really exciting time for us and we’re thrilled about the next chapter for YorkTest.”

Tom Bennett, Emerald Group

Emerald Group has appointed Tom Bennett to the newly created position of group head of finance.

Tom brings with him a track record of adding value to clients in a diverse range of industries and businesses.

As an associate director at PwC, Tom has led a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, re-financings, IPOs, mergers and working capital restructures.

Tom also has experience of working closely with Emerald on previous acquisition opportunities, including the acquisition of GoodPractice in 2016.

Simon Cox, Group Finance Director at Emerald, said: “The decision to appoint Tom as group Head of finance was a unanimous one.

“Tom’s CV is impressive enough as it is, but we’ve been fortunate enough to see Tom in action and to have worked with him on a number of Emerald projects, including the acquisition of GoodPractice, which continues to go from strength-to-strength.

“During interview, Tom not only demonstrated an excellent understanding of our business and complex market, but also showed real desire to join an exciting, progressive business that has a positive impact on society and its niche markets.

“He’s clearly driven by the opportunity to influence Emerald operations and strategy, and is attracted to the nimble and empowered culture that he’s experienced during his previous dealings with us.

“We’re more than confident that Tom is the right person to help drive our M&A strategy, push further growth and create great buzz around Emerald Group.”

Leah West, Mark Rice, Frank Bell and John Williams, Trust Electric Heating

Trust Electric Heating, based in Garforth, has made several appointments as the business enters a period of growth following a recent injection of capital.

A provider of electric heating solutions for homes and businesses, Trust has recruited four new members of staff for its sales, installation and technical function.

John Williams, joins as installation manager and brings several years’ experience working in the electric heating market. Mark Rice will join the technical department as sales heating engineer and Frank Bell, a qualified electrician will provide support for the installation team.

Leah West will act in a marketing capacity on a part time basis.

Fiona Conor, managing director of Trust Electric Heating, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the new staff to the business.

“Each brings their own experience and personality to the role and they will add much needed manpower as we continue to grow our market share of the UK’s electric heating market.”

The company’s exclusive electric radiators are made with a compressed soapstone core, a natural product that not only provides rapid warmth but also has remarkable heat retention.

The products offer an alternative to central heating systems and night storage heaters and importantly, support a move towards more sustainable heating solutions.

Andrew Law and Terry Christian, Adept

Two civil and structural engineers have been appointed at Adept.

The appointments follow the recent expansion of the civil and structural consulting engineering business into new flagship premises within Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Leeds.

Chartered structural engineer Andrew Law joins as associate director. He has over 30 years’ experience working for clients in the retail, residential, commercial, education, health and industrial sectors, and he is a member of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Terry Christian, who has a Masters in Civil Structural Engineering from the Claude Bernard University in Lyon, joins from a Wakefield-based engineering business where he worked for almost three years on a range of residential and retail projects.

Over the last eight years, he has also worked as an AutoCAD technician in Scotland and structural engineer in France.

Erol Erturan, managing director of Adept, said: “Andrew’s CV speaks for itself with a vast level of experience and relevant skills that will be highly beneficial to our ever expanding client base.

“Having worked on high-profile multi-million pound projects in both the private and public sectors, he is a welcome addition to our team.

“In addition, Terry’s familiarity with the residential and retail sectors will fit well with our current client base, which spans a wide range of high profile projects throughout the UK, and his appointment now takes our team to 35.”

Adept was founded in 2007 by business partners, Erol Erturan, Matthew Ramsden and Richard Parker. It has an annual turnover of more than £2m.

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