People: Financial director hired at supply chain group; Dow Schofield Watts’ adds to forensic team; and more

Logistics specialist, Advanced Supply Chain Group has hired Sandy Hunter as financial director.

Hunter is an experienced financial director having worked at Bidvest Logistics and Clipper previously.In his new role, he will continue to improve financial systems.

Hunter said: “The logistics sector has never been more important to the UK economy – the huge growth in online transactions has driven significant changes in consumer buying behavior, with logistics companies now providing a vast array of services, from e-fulfilment through to home delivery networks and the operation of returns processing centres, such ASCG’s ReStore service.

“Innovative businesses like Advanced Supply Chain must continue to lead the way in developing new technology that improves productivity, getting things done more

quickly and more efficiently. It’s our innovative solutions, like our intelligent logistics technology, that really set Advanced Supply Chain apart in the industry and provides customers with real value above and beyond great customer service and getting the job done.”

Glyn Rogan, CFO at Advanced Supply Chain Group, said: “Sandy is an important part of our senior management team and joins us at an exciting time, with continued investment in our intelligent logistics technology and a very encouraging pipeline. His experience and knowledge will be hugely valuable as we enter the next stage of our growth.”

Bradford-headquartered ASCG was founded in 1997 by Mike Danby, CEO, and Glyn Rogan, CFO, and customers now include Decathlon, Urban Outfitters, DFS and Jaguar Land Rover.

The business operates 11 sites within the UK and Europe, while its freight forwarding division, Advanced Forwarding, also operates two offices in China.


DSW Bridge Houghton Forensic, part of the Dow Schofield Watts group, has expanded its growing forensics team with the appointment of Annabel Gargett as an executive.

Gargett will be based across the Leeds and Daresbury offices.

She joins DSW Bridge Houghton Forensic from KPMG, where she worked within the financial services audit department for over four years.

David Houghton, partner at DSW Bridge Houghton Forensic, said: “Annabel’s appointment brings some great expertise into the team. It represents a key element of our growth plans and demonstrates our commitment to our clients and the continued development of the forensic services offering.”


Planning consultancy Pegasus Group have employed architectural technology specialist James Wilson to strengthen its growing team.

The appointment is in response to the increasing success of the design division and will complement the team of over 50 architects, urban designers and master planners.

Wilson has significant experience in working with architectural technology including BIM, AutoCAD, Revit and Photoshop. He previously worked as an architectural technologist for Prestige Homes working across a variety of commercial and housing projects from the planning stages and through the construction process.

Leeds executive director Chris Calvert said: “We are delighted to welcome James to our design team in Leeds, which has already grown substantially over the last two years. The particular skills that James has to offer will allow us to continue to meet the changing demands of our clients.”