On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

(L-R) Kieran Hickman and Eliot Saxton

Nottingham metalwork and glass manufacturing company, Essential Projects has appointed Kieran Hickman as a design engineer.

The appointment follows several new contract wins for leading retailers such as Next, Waitrose and Oakfurnitureland.

Hickman said: “My previous work had become quite repetitive and I was looking for a more interesting role where my engineering and design skills would be fully utilised. Essential Projects has completed work for some really high profile clients and I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Eliot Saxton, Essential Projects managing director, added: “We have enjoyed a significant upturn in business and so it was important to bring in additional expertise to ensure we continue to win more new work. We are only a small team, but we have developed a solid reputation for pricing jobs accurately, finishing them on time and manufacturing steel and glass work projects a high quality. Kieran has a great track record and will play an invaluable role in our future success.”

Digital marketing agency Anicca Digital has appointed a new director.

(L-R) Angie Longman, Darren Wynn, Caroline Spence and Ann Stanley

Director of learning & development, HR and organisational design, Angie Longman, has joined the board at the Leicester-based agency, which also includes managing director, Ann Stanley, operations director Darren Wynn and director of client development Caroline Spence.

Longman said: “I’m extremely pleased to be accepting such a rewarding role. I have admired the way Anicca Digital has become a leader in the industry, particularly within the Midlands, and was delighted to accept my original role.

“I have a lot of plans that align with the growth plans of Anicca, and am going to work with the other Directors and my colleagues to ensure the company is hitting its targets effectively, as well as helping our clients to hit theirs. Becoming a director brings a lot of new responsibility.

“I now feel personally responsible for everyone in this business. Not only do I want the business to grow, I want it to be a fun and challenging place to come to everyday. I want our customers to love being a customer and I want our staff to see this as their company, making sure that they are part of the decision-making process and eager to get stuck in.”

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