This week's Yorkshire appointments
Stuart Daniels, TruNarrative
Financial crime and compliance software firm TruNarrative has strengthened its executive-level management team with the appointment of a new chief operating officer, to support the organisation’s growth.
Having previously spent 11 years at major UK online retailer N Brown Group, as the company’s director of financial services, Stuart Daniels brings with him expertise in risk, operations and analytics.
He has been hired to head up the customer success and product development side of the business. He will work closely with the UK and US operations departments to refine TruNarrative’s technology and ensure all users continue to receive the service levels and onboarding experience they expect of a brand of this stature.
TruNarrative’s CEO and founder John Lord commented on the new addition to the team: “Stuart truly understands our industry and will add further strength to TruNarrative’s C-suite.
“His background in risk, operations and compliance - plus his immense experience and evidenced capabilities - will undoubtably aid the continued high growth of our business.”
Barry Clarkson, John Good Shipping
UK shipping and logistics company John Good Shipping has appointed Barry Clarkson as head of IT.
Barry’s extensive experience in information technology will be a huge asset to the Hull-headquartered company as it moves into a new phase of development and growth.
In his new role, Barry will be responsible for leading John Good Shipping’s IT Strategy and will provide technology leadership and vision for all areas of the business.
Commenting on his appointment, Barry said: “Technology presents countless opportunities for innovation and digitisation in the logistics industry. I look forward to developing our solutions to ensure John Good Shipping is at the forefront of our industry.”
Jayne Young, Bramley Baths
A community-led leisure facility in Leeds has appointed a new chief executive to lead it into the next stage of its development.
Jayne Young is the new chief executive at historic Bramley Baths in Leeds.
Ms Young arrives from the National Coalmining Museum near Wakefield, where she worked for 13 years. She joins the successful social enterprise, which employs more than 40 staff, as it looks to invest in its historic building.
She said: “I am thrilled to join the fantastic team here at Bramley Baths – it really does live up to its reputation for being the ‘friendliest baths’.
“The staff here have been so welcoming and I’ve been really impressed by their professionalism, loyalty and commitment.
“Bramley Baths really is a special place and a hub for the community; a place where people can learn to swim, keep fit and stay healthy but also a place where people can connect with others and feel they belong.”
Lindsay Kohler, scarlettabbott
York-based Internal communications consultancy scarlettabbott continues to grow with the appointment of Lead Behavioural Scientist Lindsay Kohler.
Kohler, who previously supported employee engagement for some of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies and held senior roles at Segal Benz and Nordstom, will bring her strategic insight to the agency’s portfolio of global clients.
Kohler’s expertise, which lie in the application of behavioural economics to improve employee engagement, aligns with scarlettabbott’s mission to underpin internal communications with robust scientific understanding and measurable impact.
This academic shift is fundamentally important, explained Kohler: “The role of internal communications is vital for driving organisational change but for too long in many businesses, the IC function has struggled to get beyond the perception of a post room.
“Deep scientific understanding of what motivates people to act combined with internal communications best practices is the key to unlocking real and sustainable change that transforms employee engagement and, in turn, the bottom line.”
Josh Walker, Aaron Johnson and Ella Chapman, Blacks Solicitors LLP
Leeds-based law firm, Blacks Solicitors LLP has offered training contracts to three employees.
This brings the current number of trainees at the firm to seven, all of whom will become fully qualified solicitors once they have completed their two year contracts.
The three new trainees are: Josh Walker who was a paralegal in the employment team; Aaron Johnson, formerly a paralegal in the commercial dispute resolution team; and Ella Chapman who worked as a paralegal in the property team.
Chris Allen, managing partner at Blacks Solicitors, said: “We are committed to recruiting quality trainees so that our clients can benefit from their talent and commitment.
“Josh, Aaron and Ella will take on new challenges now they have started their training contracts and we can’t wait to see their progression as they gain more experience, and eventually become fully qualified solicitors.”
Axel Tulip, Rachel Lumb and Laura Tipping, Fox Agency
B2B marketing specialist Fox Agency has welcomed three new members to its team.
Axel Tulip joins as account director bringing nine years of experience in sales and marketing, including managing campaigns for clients including Asda, Unilever, Kellogg’s and Britvic.
Rachel Lumb joins as senior account manager having previously worked at PAB Studios and brings over 13 years of agency experience across clients in the automotive, retail and leisure sectors.
Laura Tipping joins as a creative copywriter after six years in agencies including Martin Tait Redheads and Refinery, working on brand awareness and lead-generation campaigns for clients including Siemens, Thomas Sanderson and Velcro.
Darragh Woods, director at Fox Agency, added: “It’s great to be welcoming yet more talented folks to Fox Agency.
“With a raft of recent new business wins and an increasing number of project briefs coming through from existing clients, we are having to bring in new talent on an increasingly regular basis, with these appointments coming hot on the heels of bolstering our digital team.
“The new trio are all highly experienced and will enable us to keep delivering the smartest campaigns and providing a first-class service for our clients.”
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