On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Richard Kettleborough

Lincoln-based architectural firm LK2 has expanded its team with a new senior architectural technologist.

Richard Kettleborough joins the team with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, having worked on a multitude of residential, commercial, leisure and retail projects including a recent £13m mixed use scheme in Wokingham.

He said: “I’m excited to be joining the team at LK2. I’ve already worked extensively on retail and leisure projects, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the exciting projects LK2 has going on both in the UK and overseas.”

Kettleborough has also experienced working on large European retail projects in both Moscow and Bratislava. He joins LK2 from Benoy, having previously worked at Simons Design and Savills.

Michelle Croft and Lance Bradley

J-Flex colleagues Lance Bradley and Michelle Croft are celebrating after successfully completing the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Business Management.

Both Bradley (commercial director) and Croft (sales office manager) have worked for the Retford-based company for over 20 years and completed various credits as part of the apprenticeship programme including; management and leadership, managing personal and professional development plus operational and human resource planning and management.

J-Flex is a elastomer solutions provider, those solutions include high performance rubber sheetings for gasket conversion, typically supplied into the pharmaceutical and food & drink industries; high-performance rubber membranes for solar panel lamination; and manufactured rubber components such as mouldings, bellows and extrusions for the oil & gas and transport markets.

Sam Kirk, managing director, said: “J-Flex firmly believes in investing in the professional development of our colleagues and I’m delighted for Lance and Michelle. They have both committed significant time and hard-work to achieve their qualifications and their success is thoroughly deserved”.

The Apprenticeship was carried out through Instructus.