Phil Davies
Phil Davies has been appointed as regional director at Faithful+Gould.
Rebecca Wayman

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Phil Davies, Faithful+Gould

Phil Davies has been appointed regional director to lead the property sector in Leeds for Faithful+Gould.

Phil’s appointment further strengthens the region’s property team and supports the ongoing success of the Leeds City Region economic strategy.

Phil joins from AECOM, where he was the director and PPC (Program, Cost, Consultancy) lead for the North of England.

Phil Thwaite, director of Faithful+Gould’s Leeds office, said: “Phil’s strong collaborative approach, and experience in a range of sectors including residential, commercial development and manufacturing, complements our existing expertise and will prove invaluable as he helps drive the growth of our business.

“With a proven track record in key account and client management, Phil will undertake a central role in our five-year growth plans for both the region and on a national scale.”

He will manage teams to deliver large and complex projects has seen Phil play key delivery roles on a 55-storey student residential tower in central Manchester; Leeds City College’s Printworks Campus; the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate Market; and on a national property development strategy for a leading soft drinks manufacturer.

Jenny Bell, Guest Walker

York-based property law firm, Guest Walker has appointed solicitor Jenny Bell to its residential conveyancing team.

With over 20 years of experience in residential conveyancing, Jenny re-joins the firm, having originally worked for Guest Walker over 10 years ago. She has worked for many firms in the region, including Hague & Dixon and Switalskis.

Guest Walker specialises in residential property law with a dedicated, highly experienced team in place.

John Walker, director of Guest Walker said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jenny back to the business as we expand our residential conveyancing team.

“Jenny has excellent local knowledge and shares our ethos of providing a high-quality personal service to our clients, something which stands us apart from the large, online conveyancing firms.”

Justin Stanley, Hymers College

Hymers College has appointed a new headmaster.

Justin Stanley has joined Hymers from Hereford Cathedral School where he is deputy headmaster (academic). He will take up the reins at the Hull co-educational day school at the beginning of the new school year in September.

A graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Mr Stanley has more than 20 years of experience in the independent education sector and has taught at some of the country’s leading city day schools, including Manchester Grammar School.

He will succeed David Elstone, who is retiring at the end of the Summer Term after a 13-year tenure.

Stanley said: “I’m delighted to be asked to take on the responsibility of being the next head of Hymers College.

“Hymers is a school of high standards and all-round excellence. It enables each of its pupils to fulfil their academic potential, delivers strong pastoral care and provides outstanding extra-curricular opportunities.”

Nilu Love, Rollits

Yorkshire law firm, Rollits has expanded its employment law team to five, with the appointment of newly qualified solicitor Nilu Love.

With offices in Hull and York, Rollits is a commercial law firm with specialist private client capabilities. The appointment of Nilu means that it now has the largest team of qualified employment lawyers in East Yorkshire, with over 40 years of experience between them.

Nilu joined Rollits in September 2017 as a trainee solicitor. She gained a Law LLB Honours degree from the University of Hull and was a former president of the Student Law Society.

Later this month, she will qualify and join the award-winning firm as a solicitor. Nilu said: “The quality of the training I have received at Rollits has been outstanding, I’ve learned so much during my time here from colleagues’ right at the forefront of their specialist fields.

“I am really looking forward to building my career at Rollits - it is such a positive and forward-thinking firm, with exceptionally high standards and the team’s attitude towards client needs is second to none.”

Jim Faulds, Nexus Vehicle Rental

Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental has appointed Jim Faulds as chairman to support the business through the next stage of its growth.

Working closely with executive teams, Jim has supported many businesses to grow and develop across a variety of B2B sectors.

Nexus’ chief executive officer, David Brennan, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jim to the Board and look forward to working with him on our next exciting phase of growth and innovation as the key technology-enabled mobility provider in the UK.”

Phoenix partner, Tim Dunn, said: “Jim is an extremely experienced Chairman, as well as being a terrific fit with Phoenix and the Nexus team.

“We look forward to working closely with him as Nexus grows its position as a core tech provider in the UK corporate vehicle rental market, and develops new relationships in the global mobility market.”

John Readman, Edge45

York-based digital marketing agency, Edge45 has appointed search engine and marketing agency specialist John Readman as a non-executive director of the business.

Edge45 makes its clients’ websites more visible on the internet to attract customers and generate sales. Its digital marketing services include SEO, PPC and conversion rate optimisation.

Colin Docherty, director of Edge45 Limited, said: “I am proud of how Edge45 has grown in the last four years and am ambitious about its potential for future growth, something which John will be a big part of - I am thrilled to welcome him to the board.

“John brings significant experience and knowledge of the digital agency industry, coupled with an energy and passion that will greatly benefit the company and we are very much looking forward to working with him as we embark on the next stage of our growth.”

Bev Tate, Brown Butler

Bev Tate has been appointed associate director at Brown Butler, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Bev has been promoted from manager to associate director. She joined the firm in 2011 and has played a key role in the development and growth of the audit and accounts team at Brown Butler having worked alongside Directors Denis Cross and Steve Hornshaw.

Director, Steve Hornshaw, said: “Bev’s hard work, technical excellence and client-focused approach has played a key role in helping the team to deliver growth and provide a first-class service to clients.

“Promoting from within is paramount to Brown Butler continuing to grow, maintaining high levels of client service and remaining fiercely independent, as well as providing support to assist junior members of the team to develop their careers. We wish Bev every success in her new role.”

Sam Potrykus; Lee Robertshaw; and Sophie Angus, CBRE

The Leeds office of CBRE has announced three promotions across its Operational Real Estate, Industrial and Property Management teams following another strong financial year for the business.

Sam Potrykus and Lee Robertshaw have been promoted to Associate Director within the Operational Real Estate and Property Management teams respectively, while Sophie Angus has been promoted to Senior Surveyor within the Industrial team.

Over the last 12 months, CBRE’s Leeds office has retained its leading position within the Yorkshire property market and has witnessed another period of sustained growth, with 6 teams welcoming new members.

Managing director of CBRE’s Leeds office, Richard Sunderland, added: “After a strong start to 2019, we are working towards an eighth consecutive year of growth which is indicative of the high calibre of staff we employ and the value we place on their career development.

“We look forward to the continuing success and growth of the business throughout 2019 and beyond.”

Kelvin Thomas and Henry Wheeler, Wyelands Bank

Wyelands Bank has appointed Kelvin Thomas and Henry Wheeler to its working capital solutions team.

Together, Kelvin and Henry will focus on growing Wyelands Bank’s asset-based lending offer in key regions, helping businesses access finance and unlock growth.

Their appointments are part of the bank’s strategy to help manufacturing and industrial businesses to trade and grow through the right combination of simple financial solutions.

Ian Flaxman, managing director, working capital solutions, said: “At Wyelands Bank, we take the time to get to know and understand the businesses we support, helping our customers to unlock growth.

“With a strong track record in asset-based lending and a significant regional presence, Kelvin and Henry demonstrate our commitment to our customers.

“Together they will help us continue to deliver innovative and high-quality financial solutions to small and medium businesses across the manufacturing supply chain.”

Kelvin and Henry join as regional directors, working capital solutions. Kelvin is responsible for originating deals in South Wales and the South West and is based in Cardiff. Henry, based in Leeds, is focused on Yorkshire and the North East.

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