On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Catherine Lee

Commercial fit-out and workspace specialist, Butler & Willow, has appointed Catherine Lee as workspace desitner.

The Nottingham native received a BA in Interior Design at Sheffield Hallam University before going on to work at CPMG Architects in Nottingham.

Lee, a member of the Chartered Society of Designers, said: “I’m so excited to be starting my new role at Butler & Willow where I can utilise my creativity to design innovative and inspiring workspaces.

“Butler & Willow continues to be at the top of its game in the industry and I feel privileged to be a part of the portfolio of work the skilled team deliver. I’ve already started on some very interesting projects and I’m really looking forward to progressing my career here.”

Vanessa Birchall

Chesterfield-based Valve & Process Solutions has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Vanessa Birchall as sales office manager.

Accounting and finance-qualified Birchall joins VPS after almost two decades as a sales engineer in the industry. Prior to her most recent role she worked with VPS founder Steve Pearson at Pegler and Louden.

“It was a perfect opportunity,” sais Birchall “I’ve known Steve [Pearson, founder of VPS] since before he set up the company and its brilliant to see how VPS has moved on since then. I’ve also known many of the team for a long time and it’s great to become part of it.

“Steve’s really passionate about his customers and about customer service so it’s fantastic to be a part of that as well, and I’m excited about helping the business develop even more.”

Steve Pearson said: “Vanessa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which will enhance our technical capabilities and customer service. Another great addition to the VPS family.”