On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Aaron Wood

Silverstone-based law firm, Blaser Mills Law, has announced the appointment of senior trade mark attorney, Aaron Wood, to its commercial team.

Wood will be responsible for developing the firm’s Intellectual Property offering, bringing his wealth of experience in advising businesses on the protection and commercialisation of their brands, designs and other IP assets.

Hiren Gandhi, partner at Blaser Mills Law, said: “For many businesses, their brands are central to their commercial success, and it is becoming ever more important for businesses to protect their IP rights, including trade marks, designs and copyright, in order to consolidate or increase their market share.

“We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent and Aaron fits into that bracket. His appointment is part of a strategic move to bring in lawyers with niche experience who can bolster our offering to businesses and corporates.

“As one of the country’s top intellectual property lawyers, his arrival strengthens our IP offering and enhances the support we can give to businesses, and we look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Property consultancy Pegasus Group has announced a series of director level internal promotions.

Gail Stoten, Heritage, and Jonathan Rainey, Planning, have become executive directors, and also become members of the strategic management of the Group.

At the senior director level and continuing the expansion of the Birmingham, East Midlands and Cambridge planning team, promotions also go to Neil Cox, James Hicks, Andrew Hodgson and David Onions.

Across the company, a further 10 new directors have been announced. They are: Birmingham, Hanna Staton (Planning) and Stuart Ward (Urban Design); East Midlands, Wesley Bray (Urban Design) and Marie Stacey (Planning); Leeds, Kate Curtis (Environment), Joe Stenson (Urban Design) and Dale Tuner (Environment); Bristol, Gareth Roberts from the Planning team, London, Henry Courtier (Planning) and in Group Services Emma Thurlby, Human Resources.

Pegasus Group managing director Tony Bateman said: “I am delighted to announce a series of Director promotions, all of which have been achieved on merit and on the basis of the hard work they have done and continue to do for the company.

“Each of these team members has provided exceptional service to Pegasus Group and are very much part of the future direction of the business.”