People: Timico; Cambridge and Counties Bank; Develop Training; Aristotle Financial Planning

Andrew Vize

Newark managed services provider, Timico, has appointed a new strategy and marketing director.

With over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, Andrew Vize joins the Timico senior leadership team following several director level positions for firms including including Computacenter and Pulsant.

Vize said: “I am delighted to join Timico as it continues to make significant investments and strategic changes to become a cloud-first managed services company. This is an exciting development that our customers are anticipating to their drive recovery agendas and accelerate their digital transformation.”

David Holton

Cambridge & Counties Bank has appointed David Holton to the new role of chief transformation officer.

Prior to joining Cambridge & Counties Bank, Holton worked at EY in its Business Transformation team advising major financial institutions and supporting transformation activities. In total, he has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, having also held senior positions at Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group.

In addition, Holton sits on a number of external forums, including the Advisory Board of Women in Banking and Finance, working with the industry and the Government to identify areas that need legislative support for change.

He said: “There are significant opportunities for Cambridge & Counties Bank to deliver an enhanced service and product proposition to customers and stakeholders, such as brokers. I’m excited to be able to help the bank capitalise further on the strong momentum it has in the market.”

Donald Kerr, chief executive officer, Cambridge & Counties Bank, said: “We’re delighted that someone of David’s experience is joining the team. Throughout his career he has worked across many areas of the industry with direct experience in the SME sector and leading large-scale digital transformation programmes. As we look forward, David will be pivotal in helping us capitalise on new growth opportunities.”

Matthew Gray

Develop Training, the Derby provider of compliance, technical and safety training, has promoted Matthew Gray to the new role of head of operations and training.

Gray, who joined Develop in 2018 as operations manager, has a wealth of experience in the sector, having held roles of electrical training manager and National Curriculum Manager after beginning his career as an electrical lecturer.

Gray said: “In my new position as head of operations and training, I will focus on continuing to develop the operational side of the business, further enhancing the quality and range of our courses and the way in which we deliver them through innovative methods, whilst continuing to build an incredible team.”

James Wallis and Gemma Bailey

A Derby financial advisor who set up his own company just weeks after last year’s Covid lockdown has made his next big business move by appointing his first member of staff.

James Wallis, founder of Aristotle Financial Planning, described the appointment of Gemma Bailey as “a significant step” in growing his company, which he launched in April last year.

Bailey has joined Aristotle as its client support technician in order to handle much of the day-to-day business administration.

She said: “I’m really excited to have joined Aristotle Financial Planning.

“The values of the company, James’s approach to financial planning, along with his vision for the future are what made this role so appealing. I’m looking forward to working for James as he continues to develop his business.”