On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Matt Vice and Phil Bott

Leicester accountancy practice Mark J Rees is appointing two new partners – the first double partnership promotion in its 79-year history.

From December 1, Matt Vice and Phil Bott expand the number of partners at the firm to eight – with all eight having come through the ranks at the practice on Granville Road.

Both originally from Leicester, the pair have a combined 38 years of service at Mark J Rees where they each achieved chartered status.

Stewart Collier, partner, said: “Both Matt and Phil are totally dedicated to their clients and to the practice. They are so focused on their clients’ needs and always have been.

“Everyone in the firm can see what the new partners have achieved and will know that with commitment and hard work they too can progress and could one day be partners.”

Bev Chiang and Alex Gillham

Anicca Digital, the digital marketing agency based in Leicester, has appointed two new members to its team.

Bev Chiang has joined as the in-house marketing manager. She is a chartered marketer with 18 years’ experience working in marketing roles for a number of large professional services companies.

Alex Gillham has joined as a senior content marketing manager. She has previously worked for an agency in London and most recently for a PR agency in Manchester.

Ann Stanley, founder and managing director of Anicca Digital, said: “In the last couple of years we have gone from strength to strength – this year has been a particular milestone for us because we celebrated our 10th birthday. We are excited about Bev and Alex joining the Anicca family.”