Jason Ainge
Jason Ainge has been promoted to director at the Leeds office of Begbies Traynor.
Rebecca Wayman

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Jason Ainge, Begbies Traynor

Begbies Traynor has promoted Jason Ainge to the position of director.

Jason began his career with Kroll in 2003 and joined Begbies Traynor, Leeds, in 2008 as an assistant manager. Jason is a qualified insolvency practitioner and a member of the AAT.

With over 15 years of experience in insolvency, Jason has dealt with all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency and litigation across multiple jurisdictions.

He specialises in contentious insolvency work involving an element of fraud, asset tracing, forensic investigations and litigation recovery actions for creditors, including HMRC, and presently helps lead Begbies Traynor’s team in the North in this area.

Julian Pitts, managing partner for Begbies Traynor, said: “Over the last 10 years, Jason has been a pivotal member of the Yorkshire team, helping us to drive the business forward and working with distressed firms and their stakeholders throughout the region.

“As well as his extensive insolvency experience, Jason’s expertise in complex, contentious matters where innovative solutions are required, has helped enhance Begbies Traynor’s profile as a trusted adviser.”

Guy Hurwood, CBRE

CBRE has appointed Guy Hurwood as a senior director in its Northern Capital Markets business.

Guy will join the company’s Leeds office leadership and is a strategic hire for the team as it continues to grow its Capital Markets capabilities in Yorkshire and the North East.

In his new role Guy will be responsible for growing CBRE’s Capital Markets offering in the region, including the development funding and strategic consultancy offer.

His corporate finance background will be influential in aligning CBRE’s extensive regional investment expertise with its specialist real estate finance capabilities, spearheaded by CBRE Capital Advisors.

Phil Cann, head of UK investment at CBRE, said: “We are delighted that Guy has joined our Capital Markets team. The Northern markets are providing a great deal of opportunity and Guy’s extensive experience in real estate corporate finance will strengthen and broaden our capabilities in the region.

“Our holistic understanding of global capital requirements combined with an innate understanding of the financial markets is what sets us apart from our competitors and Guy will be influential in providing this optionality to our clients.”

Paul Dykes, Telescope

Leeds-based print, direct and digital marketing specialists, Telescope has appointed a new client services director.

Paul Dykes joins Telescope with almost 20 years’ experience in print management, production, fulfillment and distribution as well as taking a lead role in GDPR and best practice.

Joining after fulfilling the role of Category Director at Webmart, Paul’s other positions include over 10 years as print and marketing manager at Matalan Retail and three years as head of print and data quality at global, data-driven marketing company, Aimia.

Carl Garnett, CEO at Telescope, said: “Paul’s objective in his new role will very much be to drive and grow the business, ensuring that existing and new clients are aware of the full-service marketing provision that we provide.

“His experience and expertise in the marketing and print world is exceptional and we’re delighted to have him onboard as the company continues to grow.”

Danny Heaton, TOG24

Family run business TOG24 has appointed Danny Heaton as head of marketing.

A brand-new role for the company, this move launches the beginning of a process to bring talent in-house. Hailing from Craghoppers where he held the head of marketing role for almost 10 years, Danny has over 29 years experience in the marketing sector.

Mark Ward, MD of TOG24 said: “The direction we’re taking the business in meant that an in-house marketing team was imperative.

“Having this department with Danny at the helm was a step into the unknown for us originally but now that he’s here, we wonder how we ever lived without him. He’s a storyteller and if ever there was a unique story to tell, it’s ours.”

Tom Moyes, Blacks Solicitors

Tom Moyes, a partner in the employment law team, and head of IT Mark Downs, have been promoted to equity partner and partner at Blacks Solicitors.

Tom has been with the firm his entire legal career and qualified as a Solicitor in 2009, before becoming partner in 2015.

He advises clients on a wide range of employment law issues including disciplinary hearings, employment tribunal litigation, restructures and settlement agreements.

Mark joined Blacks in 2015 as Head of IT. He has worked closely with the senior management team at Blacks over the last four years to improve the Firm’s systems and deliver tangible improvements for its clients.

Mark said: “It means a lot that employees such as myself who work behind the scenes are celebrated, and I look forward to continuing to support the Firm in my new role.”

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