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Rebecca Wayman

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Daniel Bower, Jake Currie and Richard Jopling, LHL Group

Three new appointments have been made by Yorkshire property and construction consultants LHL Group.

Daniel Bower, who joined LHL Group in 2014 as an assistant building surveyor, has become an assistant director.

He joined LHL Group, which has its head office at The Chocolate Works in York, with a BSc (Hons) building surveying from Heriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh, and qualified in 2015.

He said: “I am very much looking forward to becoming further involved in the business and developing new and existing clients across the region with interesting and exciting projects.”   Jake Currie has joined as a trainee building surveyor in the residential, commercial, and professional services sectors.

A former apprentice plumber who switched careers for the greater challenge, Jake Currie is also a semi-professional footballer playing midfield for South Emsall-based Frickley Athletic FC, in the BetVictor South East division.

Richard Jobling, who has a masters in building surveying from Sheffield Hallam and holds AssocRICS and RICS Registered Valuer accreditation, has joined the LHL Group residential team, led by director, Matthew Ward, as a building surveyor.

LHL Group managing director, Richard Hampshire, added: “We are delighted to be continuing to build a young and dynamic team at LHL Group as demand for our services continues to grow in spite of economic uncertainty over Brexit.”

Simon Moore, Specialist Glass Products Ltd

Specialist Glass Products Ltd (SGP) has appointed Simon Moore in a newly created position as sales manager.

Moore has more than 30 years of experience in the glass and fenestration industry and brings a wealth of sales knowledge and experience to the role.

Responsibilities include developing the strategic sales plan of the business in the next few years as well as focusing on customer service and customer development. Moore also has previous experience in senior management sales roles.

Specialist Glass Products has invested £5.5m in the past year into expanding its factory, allowing the business to be the only manufacturer of certain glass products within the UK.

Andrew Taylor, co-founder and MD of Specialist Glass Products, said: “We are pleased to get Simon on board at this exciting and pivotal point in the development of the business and we’re looking forward to his assistance in the expansion plans.”

Charlotte Allen, The Bigger Boat

The Bigger Boat has appointed digital designer Charlotte Allen brings several years of experience from creative Yorkshire-based agencies including Elmwood, Vast, dust and Hypergram, moving to her latest role from brand design and marketing firm, Digitronix.

Her new position, at the Mirfield-based creative marketing agency, will see Charlotte further develop her digital knowledge and enhance the online presence of clients in the role of user interface/user experience (UI/UX) designer.

The 25-year-old, from Leeds, said: “The Bigger Boat is a tight-knit creative team operating in a relaxed environment, which empowers workers to develop both personally and professionally.

“It’s a fantastic agency in which to be able to learn and grow, as well as bounce ideas around in a space where everyone’s voice is heard.”

Lauren Barclay, Katie Wilcock, Helen Starling and Connor Mennell, Gordons

Yorkshire law firm Gordons has appointed four new trainees and an apprentice.

Lauren Barclay, Katie Wilcock, Helen Starling and Connor Mennell have started training contracts and will undertake four six-month seats across various Gordons specialisms.

During their training, they will work closely with, and be mentored by, Gordons’ highly experienced lawyers within each discipline. Additional guidance, support and expertise will also be delivered by colleagues across the firm.

Sam Hudson has joined the Gordons Apprentice Programme, the firm’s pioneering, multiple award-winning apprenticeship scheme.

He will become the 10th apprentice currently at Gordons and will start his legal career working within the dispute resolution team.

As an apprentice, Sam will train to become a chartered legal executive through a combination of hands-on experience and academic study. Gordons will pay his salary and course fees, meaning he will not accumulate any student debt.

Welcoming the new trainees and apprentices to the firm, Gordons partner, Victoria Davey, said: “Whilst academic excellence is essential, we look way beyond that to find people who already possess certain qualities that set Gordons apart.

“All our new starters are bright and highly motivated. As importantly though, during our selection process they have demonstrated that they are both engaging and curious.

“We look forward to helping all of them take the first steps in their legal careers, and they will be supported throughout by everyone at the firm.”

Murray Harcourt

Murray Harcourt has welcomed nine new graduates to the team as part of this year’s graduate training programme.

The new graduates have also been joined by one new apprentice who will form part of the firm’s Business Services and Advisory team. The new additions mean that the practice continues to grow, following the merger with Winburn Glass Norfolk (WGN) last month.

Managing partner, Richard Bright, said: “It’s great to welcome so many vibrant and motivated new colleagues to the Murray Harcourt team. We genuinely look forward to seeing them progress and grow throughout their time with us.”

Pippa Rowe-Bewick, Ring

Leeds-based lighting and automotive electrical specialist Ring has appointed Pippa Rowe-Bewick as product management director to support the business.

As previous head of product strategy for Hallmark and head of trading for M&S, Pippa brings her extensive experience in retail to the brand as it builds its range and extends its sales channels in the UK and throughout Europe.

Pippa commented: “When I was approached about the job it was the exciting challenges and speed of change that really appealed to me.

“I’m looking forward to working with the wider business to embed a product and category approach that benefits both Ring and our customers.

“I already love the entrepreneurial ethos and passion that the business has to succeed. I’m looking forward to working with my team to build on the good work they’ve already started, which will also support the company as it continues to grow.”

Spencer Tasker, ROCOL

International lubricant manufacturer ROCOL is extending its support for UK customers with a new sales engineer.

Spencer Tasker joins the firm in the role of field sales engineer covering the South West and Wales. His career in engineering started when he joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16, where he undertook an engineering apprenticeship and served as a weapons engineer on submarines for 12 years.

Spencer subsequently gained experience as a mechanical technician for Tata Steel and has spent the last five years working for an electric motor manufacturer before taking up the role with ROCOL.

Spencer said: “The opportunity to join such a professional global organisation with a strong brand and reputation is fantastic and one that I knew I had to take.

“I’m enjoying learning all about the product ranges and looking forward to meeting and working with new and existing clients.”

Sam Renfraw and Magnolia Carvajal, Journey Further

Performance marketing agency Journey Further has today announced the appointment of Sam Renfrew and Magnolia Carvajal to its conversion team.

Sam and Magnolia have joined as lead optimisation developer and conversion specialist respectively and bring with them over 9 years of client-side and agency CRO experience from companies including Asda and Travelopia.

Journey Further launched its conversion division in April 2019 with the appointment of conversion director, Jonny Longden, formerly head of digital optimisation at Sky.

Sam Renfrew has joined from Asda and is responsible for building onsite experiments and then helping clients implement winning tests into production environments.

Jonny Longden, conversion director at Journey Further, said: “It’s been great to welcome Sam and Magnolia to the team. Their client-side experience in particular will help in delivering our more consultative and transformative approach to CRO.

“We’re looking to redefine how the discipline is understood, moving away from the idea of ‘hacking’ conversion rates to data-driven web development.

“We want to help our clients use conversion optimisation as the sole process for improving their website, ultimately embedding a culture of experimentation in their businesses.”

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