On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Stephanie Le Couteur and Ameet Singh

Faithful+Gould has added to its senior team in the East Midlands.

Ameet Singh Heir joins from Arcadis to work in the residential sector with a focus on build to rent, purpose-built student accommodation and extra care, while Stephanie Le Couteur arrives from CS2 Chartered Surveyors to join the building surveying team.

The pair have both been appointed as associate directors and will be based in Faithful+Gould’s Nottingham office.

Neil Walker, director at SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business, said: “The East Midlands is one of the country’s fastest growing economies with a strong pipeline of opportunities across a number of sectors.

“Ameet and Stephanie are joining us at an exciting time as we continue to strengthen our team to deepen our understanding of clients and partners across the region.”

Pavan Baines

Barclays has announced the latest intake for its Higher Apprenticeships in Agriculture programme, giving five new apprentices the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in agriculture relationship management.

Pavan Baines has been taken on to cover Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

The apprentices will learn about a range of issues affecting the sector, from cybersecurity to how farmers can approach diversification, and how to build long-lasting client relationships, specifically in the food and farming industries. On completing the apprenticeship, they will gain a university level or professional qualification.

Mark Suthern, national head of agriculture at Barclays, said: “Our new cohort of apprentices will bring a raft of fresh creativity and enthusiasm to the sector and ideas that will be invaluable to the future of farming for our clients.