Carol Howley, Panintelligence.
Jane Imrie

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Carol Howley, Panintelligence

Business intelligence software specialist Panintelligence has appointed Carol Howley as vice president of marketing.

Business-to-business specialist Carol began her marketing career at Best Western Hotels before moving to Marketing Edinburgh.

Joining travel firm Skyscanner almost seven years ago, Carol held the role of global head of B2B marketing, and was responsible for building and leading the travel tech firm’s B2B marketing and technology capabilities.

Carol commented: “It’s brilliant to be back living and working in Yorkshire. Panintelligence is an inspiring business with a globally unique product at an exciting stage.

“I’m looking forward to helping the company maximise its growth and thrilled to have the opportunity to help build a highly successful team, which was one of the most rewarding elements of my role at Skyscanner.”

Panintelligence co-founder and CEO, Zandra Moore, added: “Carol is set to play a key role in helping us as we continue our journey to scale up and take a leading role as a disrupter in the business intelligence space.

“We’re really pleased to welcome her on board as part of our growing team, which started out as just six of us and has recently grown to over 40 dedicated and enthusiastic data-obsessed colleagues.”

Steven Silver, LCF Law

LCF Law has appointed Steven Silver as a partner in the firm’s commercial property team.

Experienced property lawyer and retail specialist Steven has worked at the likes of Bradford property law firm Sugden and Spencer and Radcliffes Le Brasseur in Leeds throughout his career.

Steven also joined Yorkshire Cooperative Society as its first in-house lawyer and following several mergers, he became deputy group counsel of the Cooperative Group Limited.

Moving to Weightmans LLP and most recently spending the last two years with Squire Patton Boggs, as a director, working across the company’s Manchester and Leeds offices, in total he has spent more than three decades advising on all aspects of commercial property law, with particular knowledge of development work and the retail sector.

Steven commented: “LCF Law is a leading law firm, with a flourishing client list in the commercial property sector that also offers continued scope for growth, which makes this a very exciting and appealing career move.”

Simon Stell, managing partner at LCF Law, added: “Steven is a vastly experienced property lawyer and will be a welcome addition to our respected commercial property team.

“He has strong connections in the regional property market and joins at an exciting time, as we continue to win a wide range of commercial property work, throughout Yorkshire and beyond and following our recent Leeds move to new offices at 33 Park Place.”

Steve Purdham, Westfield Health

Westfield Health has appointed Steve Purdham as its new chairman.

Steve has founded several technology companies throughout his career including a FTSE 250 company and one of the UK’s first “unicorn” internet businesses.

Steve first started working with Westfield Health in 2015, becoming a non-executive board member in April this year. He will replace Graham Moore.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve said: “I’m daunted, humbled, proud and excited to become custodian of the next chapter of this great company.

“Working alongside Westfield’s leadership team, I’m looking forward to helping guide the team to meet our aspirations so we can make even more of a difference to our customers, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.”

Westfield Health’s CEO, Dave Capper, added: “With no shareholders, the Westfield Health Board have a vital role to play in helping guide us on our mission to make a healthy difference.

“Both as CEO and later as chairman, Graham played a pivotal role in shaping Westfield Health into the company it is today, and he’ll be sorely missed.

“They’re big shoes to fill, but with Steve’s experience – both in business and at Westfield Health – I’m excited to work together to help Westfield thrive for the next 100 years.”

Mark Bailey, Brain Fuud

Food and beverage marketing agency Brain Fuud has appointed Mark Bailey as virtual digital director.

The former managing director at Cube3 digital agency. Mark will expand the new agency’s virtual services adding his digital knowledge, and giving the business full digital design, build and marketing capabilities.

Mark previously worked across key accounts including Revolution Bars, MOD Pizza, Bar Burrito, Gusto Italian, Merlin Entertainment, and BNP Paribas, where he headed up a 30-strong team of designers, developers and digital marketers.

Mark commented: “I’m very excited to be joining the business at an important time in its journey and growth.

“I can’t wait to expand and develop the agencies brand, digital and communications offering and giving businesses the freedom to grow through our virtual services.”

James Newman, virtual marketing director at Brain Fuud, added: “Mark joining Brain Fuud catapults this business forward immeasurably. Having worked with him whilst at Gusto, I know, and appreciate, his incredible digital experience.

“Mark brings a colossal breadth of knowledge from 17-years in digital agency life working across multiple leisure and hospitality businesses, and alongside my in-house experience at board-level, it’s a winning formula.

“The flexible, virtual director role is really proving its worth already. Vaporetto Pizza for example is enjoying +200 per cent LFL growth in six months thanks to a programme of marketing strategy, digital marketing, and new tech installments.”

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