On the move: the latest East Midlands

Natalie Seebaransingh

Nottingham-based John Pye Auctions has further expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Natalie Seebaransingh in the newly created role of deputy marketing manager.

Seebaransingh, who has over 20 years of experience in marketing, joins John Pye Auctions from The Hut Group where she worked for two years as head of marketing.

She said: “John Pye Auctions is a fantastic business with a vibrant culture which I am excited to be a part of. There is huge opportunity here to work on national and international campaigns and work with a highly creative and skilled team.

“What drew me to the business was the level of growth the company, and the industry as a whole, is experiencing and the opportunity to help deliver consumer-driven campaigns for a well-known national brand. I’m really looking forward to using my marketing expertise and being part of the impressive John Pye Auctions marketing team.”

Bradley Weston and Ryan James

Two trainees have been taken on by chartered accountancy firm Newby Castleman.

Bradley Weston and Ryan James, from Leicester and Lutterworth respectively, both started with the firm earlier in the autumn and are already relishing their new roles with the respected Leicestershire chartered accountants as they train for their ACA qualifications.

Weston, 22, a recent graduate with a degree in accountancy from Lincoln University, said: “I’ve always wanted to work in accountancy, since I’m good with numbers, and the finance and accountancy-based work experience placements I’ve taken since leaving university convinced me I was definitely on the right path.

“I’m very happy to have been taken on by such a respected firm as Newby Castleman, where I’ll be training for my ACA for the next three years. There’s a great atmosphere here and everyone is very approachable, so I think I’m in good hands.”

James, 19, has been taken on after studying accountancy at A Level at Lutterworth College. He said, “Since starting here a few weeks ago I’ve already learned a lot in a short space of time, and I’m looking forward to gaining my ACA and working towards becoming a tax specialist, which is my ambition and I think will make for an interesting career.”

Partner Stephen Castleman said: “We want to give keen, talented youngsters like Bradley and Ryan a platform from where they can gain skills and qualifications, and take their first formative steps on a successful career in accountancy.

“Both young men have already impressed us with their hard work and quick understanding of the profession, and we wish them all the best as they progress towards their ACA qualifications.”