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Carrie Lundrigan has joined Duo Global Consulting.
Rebecca Wayman

This week's North East appointments

Carrie Lundrigan, Duo Global Consulting

Behavioural consultancy, Duo Global Consulting has expanded its team following a 30 per cent growth in turnover in 2018.

Carrie Lundrigan joins Duo as talent support coordinator and her new role will involve managing client relationships, providing essential support to the team.

Duo is run by managing director Laura Weaving and commercial director Sarah Callender, who work with scaleup businesses across the UK and the US on recruitment strategy, hands-on consultation including career mapping and vision and values integration, change management, and the delivery of bespoke training.

Carrie’s earlier career has included working in hospitality, IT consultancy and the energy industry with experience in recruitment and HR coordination for high level client accounts.

She said: “Duo offers something truly unique in its service offering and I can’t wait to get stuck in. Its alternative approach to recruitment and talent mapping along with its international client base attracted me to the role, and having worked overseas I thought the position would be a great fit for me.”

Laura Weaving added: “As a behavioural consultancy, we have to practice what we preach. We put Carrie to the test and her behavioural patterns joined up seamlessly with what we were looking for, along with her wealth of experience transferring naturally into the skills involved in her new role.

“As talent support coordinator, Carrie will be an integral part of our team as we continue to offer bespoke outsourced recruitment and talent mapping solutions for growing businesses.

“We are so pleased to have Carrie on board at such an exciting time in the business.”

Helen Pennock, Ryecroft Glenton

Ryecroft Glenton (RG) has appointed Helen Pennock as a partner, having spent her entire career with the business.

RG hired Helen as an office assistant when she left school at 18 and encouraged her to attend university, giving her a part-time role while she studied towards her degree.

Helen returned full-time to the business after gaining a First Class degree from Newcastle University, subsequently qualifying as a chartered accountant.

She said: “I am very proud to be invited to become a partner at RG. Throughout my career everyone at the firm has been very supportive, which has enabled me to acquire new skills and build up significant experience.

“I am keen to work with the younger members of the firm to provide the same levels of support that I received, to enable them to progress their careers as I have.”

Cassie Burgess-Rose, Howarth Litchfield

Howarth Litchfield has appointed new architect Cassie Burgess-Rose to its team.

Cassie brings with her experience in building information modelling (BIM) technology and its integration with architecture as well as wide-ranging design experience.

She demonstrated a passion for the role at Howarth Litchfield and will be encouraged to develop her skills with the firm at every opportunity.

Managing director, Jonathan Yates, explained: “Howarth Litchfield has fully embraced the adoption of BIM and Revit across all its work so we were particularly interested in Cassie’s experience to add to our teams.

“She is an exciting and talented architect and we are very much looking forward to helping her further develop her expertise.

“Over the recent past, our business has been developing rapidly with a raft of new clients both within and outside of the region, and we know she will be a huge asset to our future expansion plans.”

John Soulsby, Beamish Hall Hotel

Beamish Hall Hotel’s Garden Centre has welcomed horticulturist John Soulsby to the team.

John Soulsby, expert horticulturist and grower has joined the team alongside propagating expert, Graham Pringle to lead the nursery in a new direction providing customers a sound experience across the country house estate.

Winner of the BBC’s Great Village Show, John said: “Due to the ever-evolving nature of the horticulture industry, it’s great to come back to Beamish Hall - not as a supplier but to work alongside the team to create a unique destination for everyone to enjoy.”

David Craggs, chairman at Beamish Hall, added: “We look forward to bringing John and Graham in on a more hands-on basis to help host our very own classes, flower shows to propagate bespoke vegetables and plants.”

Craig Wallace, Bristol Street Motors

Bristol Street Motors has welcomed Craig Wallace, who has taken on the role of branch manager at its Hartlepool Ford dealership.

Craig began his career in the motor industry almost 25 years ago as a trainee sales executive. He initially joined Bristol Street Motors around 10 years ago but left in 2014 to broaden his experience at other dealerships in a sales manager role.

He returned to Bristol Street Motors Hartlepool Ford in January 2019 in his new role.

Craig said: “I’m delighted to be back at Bristol Street Motors developing my career and working with the fantastic team at Hartlepool Ford.

“It is an exciting time to be working with Ford, with some great new car products including the Mondeo Hybrid and Ford Focus ST.

“I will be building on the already excellent customer experience offered at the dealership, focusing on ensuring customers continue to get great service from our team.

“We are proudly rated 100 per cent on Judge Service, meaning that everyone of our customers would recommend us - that’s a real achievement and testament to the great team I will be working with.”

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