On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Alex McIntosh

EY in the Midlands has welcomed director Alex McIntosh to its Private team, to support and advise owner-managed and privately-owned businesses across the region.

McIntosh joins EY from HSBC, where he spent three years developing the bank’s key accounts and relationships with privately-owned and owner-managed businesses in the Midlands. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at Barclays in the Midlands and London, working with fast growth businesses and entrepreneurs.

With experience spanning over 13 years, he has also supported PLC and AIM-listed companies operating in high growth industries and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with existing EY clients and exploring opportunities to build relationships with new ones.

McIntosh said: “The Private market is a great space to work in, from my experience, businesses operating in this sector are some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial, quick to adapt and agile in their approach to looking at new opportunities. These traits have very much been needed in the current economic climate, as businesses face the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, and work towards a post-Brexit UK economy.

“I’m really looking forward to being part of the next phase in this journey, working with businesses in the region and contributing to the success of the regional economy.”

Simon O’Neill, office managing partner at EY in the Midlands added: “I’m delighted to welcome Alex to the EY Private team in the Midlands.

“Alex’s experience, working with private businesses and entrepreneurs across the Midlands and  London, as well as working with PLC and AIM-listed businesses, will help us to support our clients in a broad range of sectors as they navigate the current economic environment.”

Melanie Hoffman

Law firm Banner Jones Solicitors has announced the further expansion of its Care Proceedings team in Chesterfield with the appointment of solicitor Melanie Hoffman.

Hoffman joins the team with over 10 years’ experience and a specialist background in criminal defence proceedings.

Vince Beckworth, head of care at Banner Jones Solicitors, said: “The safeguarding of children is at the heart of what we do. The team at Banner Jones firmly believe that all families should have the chance to remain together where it is safe for children to do so and access to legal advice for those dealing with Social Care and Local Authority Children’s Services is a vital safeguard.

“The pandemic has put families and local authorities under pressure like never before and we are able to help parents and other family members by advising and protecting their rights. Mel’s mastery of detail and her sympathetic approach are an asset and valuable addition to our team. Mel has over a decade of experience in robustly defending her clients in some of the most stressful situations. I am sure that Mel will fast become a respected and popular member of our team.”

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