Scott Taylor and John-Paul Calvert, Miller.
Jane Imrie

This week's North East appointments

Scott Taylor and John-Paul Calvert, Miller

Attachment manufacturer Miller has appointed Scott Taylor as sales & applications engineering director and John-Paul Calvert as sales manager.

In his new role, Scott will be responsible for global business development with new and existing customers whilst providing global leadership and direction of all Miller OEM/OED sales activities.

Before joining Miller, Scott served with AAF International for 30 years, and during this time he became a qualified engineer serving on various international committees and also ISO.

In 2009, Scott moved into the aftermarket group as global sales and aftermarket manager, managing a global team of sales and applications engineers. During this time, Scott studied for a business degree at Newcastle Business School, graduating first class with honours.

In 2017, Scott took on a new role within AAF of New Product introduction & market Development Manager, where he was responsible for the strategic planning and launching of new technologies.

Scott commented: “I’m excited to be joining Miller, a company with great history, wide capabilities and a lot of potential to grow.

“Innovation is at the core of this company and the team are constantly looking to push technology boundaries to ensure that products are at the forefront of safety standards, earthmoving efficiency, durability and value.”

John-Paul will develop and sustain strong customer relationships and be involved in developing sales strategies throughout the UK.

Prior to Miller, John-Paul also worked for AAF International where he was the market development leader and responsible for ensuring consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues for the company’s new filtration product within the UK and Ireland.

Commenting on the appointments, business development director James Ross said: “The demand for attachments is becoming more focused and people want better quality attachments that save time, make it easier for them to do their jobs and to do it safer.

“We are committed to hiring the best industry talent and the addition of both Scott and John-Paul’s portfolio provide an ideal foundation having proven their abilities in both the oil & gas and power generation industry.”

Matthew Redfern, Matt Jackson, Oliver Bartles-Smith, Lesley Parry, Rebecca Scott and Liam Grist, Bradley Hall

Chartered surveyors and estate agency Bradley Hall has made six new appointments to its team.

The firm has appointed Northumbria University Students Matthew Redfern, Matt Jackson and Oliver Bartles-Smith. The placement students have joined following two years of the Real Estate Management degree, which encourages a placement year to gain real working experience whilst also earning.

Appointments also include Lesley Parry and Rebecca Scott to its mortgages team and graduate building surveyor Liam Grist.

Neil Hart, group managing director, commented: “We are delighted to have added to the team and to be investing in the future of the property industry. Within the last few weeks we have welcomed a range of new additions to our company, including those with experience but also those who are new to the sector.

“There are many senior members of our team who started as placement students and worked their way up within the company, including myself. As the company grows, so do the opportunities, and I look forward to seeing each of our new members progress.

“We are passionate about spending time in introducing new talent to the industry, retaining dedicated and brilliant people within the North whilst also providing exciting opportunities whilst training and supporting them throughout their career progression.”

Paula Warburton, Archers Law

Archers Law has appointed Paula Warburton as senior solicitor in its wills, probate and trusts team.

Paula has worked in Teesside since 1994, having qualified as a solicitor in 1988, and brings with her a range of experience in wills, tax, trusts and estate planning.

Paula also advises on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters and acts as a deputy for a number of clients, as well as advising clients appointed as attorneys and deputies in fulfilling their obligations.

Paula commented: “’I really appreciate the opportunity to assist clients at some of the most difficult times in their lives.”

Partner and head of wills, Probate and Trusts, Wendy John, added: “We are delighted to welcome Paula to Archers Law. She joins a strong team of solicitors and legal assistants and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge.

“It’s very positive to be welcoming new members of the team during the pandemic and I am very much looking forward to working with Paula.”

Megan Nelson, Richard Reed Solicitors

Sunderland law firm Richard Reed Solicitors has appointed Megan Nelson as a solicitor.

Megan Nelson joined the firm two years ago as a paralegal, before taking up a training contract and has now qualified as a solicitor.

In her new role, Megan will be working on a range of cases including divorce, private children law, care proceedings and domestic violence issues.

Megan commented: “As soon as I graduated from law school, I came to work at Richard Reed Solicitors as a paralegal.

“I was lucky enough to get a training contract which has allowed me to work towards becoming a fully qualified solicitor.

“It’s a great opportunity to continue to work with a brilliant team and I can’t wait for the new challenge.”

Sarah Reid, managing director of Richard Reed, added: “Megan has become an important part of the Richard Reed family over the past two years.

“And we’re delighted that she has successfully completed her training and will become a valuable part of our family law team.”

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