On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

(L-R): Geldards CEO Jeff Pearson, Kevin McManamon and Adam Friel, head of the education team

Law firm Geldards has bolstered its education team with a new senior appointment.

Senior associate Kevin McManamon specialises in education law, Court of Protection and public law.

McManamon, who headed up his previous firm’s Court of Protection department, is the only solicitor in the country to have genuine expertise in special educational needs law, as it applies to the separate jurisdictions in England and Wales combined with mental capacity law in both jurisdictions.

He said: “I am very excited to have joined the Education team at Geldards. The firm’s strong reputation built on its commitment to private clients, families and businesses is a firm I am very much looking forward to working for. I am looking forward to working with Adam Friel and the education law team.”

Geldards’ education team has also recently been strengthened by the addition of solicitor Douglas Hamer.

Elsewhere, Nottingham-based communications agency The Effective English Company has announced two new hires.

Jodie Heginbotham

New marketing manager Jodie Heginbotham began her career in PR, working on award-winning campaigns for national brands including Vision Express. More recently, she has concentrated on business development and marketing, helping to shape and promote several small businesses.

She said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of the team, bringing my varied skillset to my new role as marketing manager. The last few months have been incredibly exciting, and

Jo Elliott

we’ve got lots of plans for more growth this year.”

Jo Elliott first joined the agency as a freelance writer in August 2019 and will now take on the newly created role of operations manager. Having worked in communications for over 20 years, she has held roles in a variety of organisations including an examination provider, an international executive search association and the NHS.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining The Effective English Company as operations manager at such an exciting time for the company, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and being part of its future growth.”