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This week's North East appointments

Amy Nunn, Sunderland BID

Sunderland BID has announced the appointment of Amy Nunn as its new marketing, events and administration assistant.

Amy’s new role will see her involved in the BID’s busy programme of events and providing general support to other members of the team.

She comes to the BID following five years at Newcastle’s Fenwick store, where she worked her way from the shop floor to an administrative role.

She studied digital film production at university along with a marketing module and now hopes to use some of these skills while working with the BID.

Amy said: “It’s a very exciting opportunity for me and I love the challenge of a job where no two days are the same.

“I am learning a great deal at the same time and am already working on some really exciting events such as Halloween and Restaurant Week, along with on the BID’s newsletter and social media.

“Sunderland BID does such amazing work, it’s great to be part of it.”

David Gibson, Burnetts Solicitors

Burnetts Solicitors has announced that it has appointed David Gibson as partner and head of HR & Employment.

David, originally from Durham, trained and worked in London and has 20 years of employment law experience, advising a range of clients from major trade unions, to leading media organisations including The Wireless Group, Channel 4 and The Guardian.

He will work across Burnetts’ offices in Cumbria and Newcastle and has extensive experience in advising on employment law for a number of sectors including charities, transport, housing associations, football clubs and retail.

David said: “I’m very happy to be bringing my experience to a team that’s already incredibly strong.

“Burnetts HR & Employment has a reputation for being exceptional and Burnetts itself is known as being one of the best law firms in the North. I’m proud to be here.”

Nick Gutteridge, managing partner of Burnetts said: “To attract someone of David’s calibre to lead Burnetts’ excellent Employment team is testament to the strength of the firm and will be integral to us as we develop and grow in both Cumbria and the North East.”

Clare Stewart, Essity

Global tissue manufacturer Essity has appointed Clare Stewart as HR manager at its mill in Prudhoe.

Formerly people manager with Greggs, Clare has a degree and CIPD in HR management.

At Greggs she was responsible for performance and talent management, coaching, employee engagement and recruitment.

Her previous roles include HR and people management positions with Tarmac, based in Birtley, and Caterpillar UK in Stockton-on-Tees.

Clare said: “I’m delighted to join the team at Prudhoe Mill. Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company producing essential tissue products we see on our supermarket shelves every day.

“The company has a great culture based on talent development. Regardless of whether an employee wants to develop in their current role, change job or take greater responsibility within the organisation, the focus is to help people achieve their ambitions in harmony with the company´s business needs.

“This excites me and I’m looking forward to working with the leadership team to develop strategic workforce planning as well as working with the local community to extend the scope and reach of our apprenticeship scheme across the region and beyond.”

Aisling Ramshaw and Glen Hyland, Miller Homes

Miller Homes has announced the appointment of Aisling Ramshaw as sales director and Glen Hyland as commercial director.

Aisling Ramshaw brings 25 years’ experience in the residential new build sector selling mixed-use developments both nationally and internationally. She joined from strategic land company, CEG, and has worked with various developers and agents over the years.

Aisling, who is a chartered surveyor and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, said: “Over the next few years, I will be helping to grow the region to 600 homes per annum and expand the business to deliver much needed homes.

“I have always admired Miller Homes as they have an excellent reputation in the new homes sector and have an enviable track record for digital innovation, which has really set them apart in recent times. It’s really exciting to be part of such a successful and dynamic team.”

Newly appointed commercial director, Glen Hyland, is responsible for the commercial team who manage the surveying and purchasing departments, responsible for all expenditure and control costs, taking a strategic overview from land acquisition to customer care initiatives.

Glen will use his expertise to assist with the preparation of budgets and strategic plans in both the North East and Teesside regions.

Glen said, “This is a great time to join Miller Homes as the company looks to expand its presence in the North East and Teesside.

“To join such a highly respected homebuilder is an excellent career opportunity and I’m really excited to be working alongside a fantastic team that will help drive further growth within the business.”

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