On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Nic Jepson

Nottingham-based charity Footprints CEC has appointed local residential developer Nic Jepson as its new chair of trustees.

Jepson takes over the role from Alison Brooks, a partner at Barratts Solicitors. She will now resume her role as vice-chair.

Jepson has spent much of the past three decades working in the residential development sector for companies such as InLine Property Consultants and Ark Housing Consultancy.

He said: “Having seen the work that a charity similar to Footprints undertakes, I was taken by the commitment of the staff, the dedication of the parents towards their children and the overarching aims and beliefs of the charity.”

Sion Edwards

Sion Edwards joined the team at Union Distillers in Market Harborough as general manager.

The Harper Adams graduate has also brought with him knowledge from his previous roles at Warner Edwards and Langley Distillery where he worked with brands such as Bacardi and Campari.

He said: “The first thing I looked at when I started was increasing productivity.

“Having worked in fresh produce, I have brought that production element into the business and am taking lots of little steps towards improving an already very successful business.”

Union Distillers, which was founded by Mark Gamble in 2013 develops, distils and bottles bespoke spirits on behalf of brands and independent retailers such as Fortnum & Mason.