People: Social; Finch Consulting

Justine Bourne
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Communications agency Social has appointed account manager, Justine Bourne to join its East Midlands-based net zero practice.

She brings with her vast experience in corporate and SME sector communications, having previously worked in marketing roles in BT and a number of Midlands based digital marketing agencies.

In her new role, Bourne will support clients on developing and delivering their net zero stories and engaging with a wider audience to make change happen.

Bourne said: “I’m delighted to be joining a fast-growing practice a crucial time in its development. I am passionate about delivering communication strategies for organisations about why and how we need to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.

“Being able to bring a full range of purpose-driven communications services to our Net Zero clients across a range of sectors has never been more important and I am delighted to be part of the Net Zero and Social team who can do this.”

Andy Cameron-Smith, director of the Social Net Zero practice said: “The pace of transition to a net zero future is only continuing to accelerate and we needed to add to our team to ensure we can deliver best in class support for our clients. I am delighted to welcome Justine and her experience to the Social Net Zero team. She is already making a big impact for our clients and her skills will help them amplify their net zero actions to a wide audience.”

Leicestershire based, health and safety engineering risk management experts, Finch Consulting has appointed Wayne Herbert as a senior consultant.

Specialising in mechanical engineering, Herbert has experience in working with a range of equipment and machinery. He also has in depth knowledge of relevant H&S & Environmental legislation, CE certification in accordance with the EU machinery Directive of individual plant and complex assemblies.

Herbert said: “This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking company that places engineering

Wayne Herbert

excellence and its people at the heart of everything they do. In previous job roles, I have come across Finch and have always been extremely impressed with the depth of knowledge within the business and the high profile projects they are associated with.”

Dom Barraclough, managing director at Finch, said: “Finch already employs some of the UK’s leading consultants within the field of health and safety, so to recruit someone with Wayne’s knowledge and experience is a real coup for the business. With the growth plans we have in place; we feel it is imperative to recruit the right people to ensure that our clients receive the very best advice when looking to mitigate environmental, health and safety and engineering risks.”