On the move: the latest East Midland hires

Manisha Chauhan and Kate Hindmarch

Langleys Solicitors has added to its Lincoln employment team with the appointment of solicitor Manisha Chauhan.

Chauhan has experience in advising on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law for both businesses and individuals.

She joins the team from Chattertons Solicitors, Grantham, where she worked for more than two years. Prior to that, she spent two years at Brethertons Solicitors in Rugby.

Kate Hindmarch, partner at Langleys and head of the employment team in Lincoln, said: “Manisha has a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law and is a great asset to our growing team which provides high quality advice and support to clients across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.”

Emily Jones has also joined the employment team. Jones trained with Langleys before qualifying as a solicitor last year.

MAF’s new starters

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has hired five new members of staff all under the age of 23.

University graduates Sam Greasley, Harry Krikken, Charlie Hubble, Ryan Walker and Liam Delaney were all hired this month as the broker continues its talent development scheme to help boost its national coverage.

Krikken, Hubble and Delaney become trainee relationship managers, while Walker moves into the marketing team as a marketing executive.

The youngest of the group, Greasley, is 18 years-old and is completing an apprenticeship in business administration as he carries out his role as a sales co-ordinator.

MAF director, Sue Chapman, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to recruit such a bright group of young people in the business and to use our skills across the team to train, coach and develop them.

“Talent development is an exciting part of our business and in a fast-moving tech world with new trends emerging, our younger team can upskill us, too.”

The five new starters take the total headcount of MAF to 27, meaning the business has more than doubled in size in the last 24 months.

MAF director of business development, Dave Chapman, added: “With many banks moving their smaller customers towards their call centre approach, we have made a conscious effort to go the opposite way.

“We want to put more people on the ground to ensure that companies, no matter what size, are looked after by people who take time to get to know their business.

“This group of youngsters is just part of our ongoing process of talent development as we continue to grow.”