People: New legal director in Leicester; double engineering hire – and more

Peter Nicholson
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Leicester law firm Nelsons has promoted Peter Nicholson to legal director.

His promotion is one of several that has taken place across Nelsons’ three offices.

Nicholson said: “I am delighted to be offered this promotion. Nelsons has an excellent reputation across the East Midlands and is renowned for being innovative and dynamic. I am really grateful for the opportunity to develop my career in such an exciting environment..

“As legal director, I am looking forward taking on a more active leadership role and the challenges that come with that increased responsibility. Above all, however, I am excited about playing my part in further enhancing Nelsons’ high performance culture through which we aim to empower our clients.”

Lorien Engineering Solutions has strengthened its process engineering team with the appointment of two engineers.

Toby Leung joins Lorien as principal process engineer and James Doran has been appointed as process project engineer.

Lorien specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics. The multi-disciplinary engineering and project management company is headquartered in Burton-upon-Trent, with international offices in Poland and South Africa.

Anthony Elgey and Isaac Azim join the IQ team

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has made two key appointments.

Anthony Elgey, from north Nottingham, joins as IQ’s new education and skills project manager.

Isaac Azim, from Ilkeston, joins as digital marketing and social media manager.

Both will benefit the IQ as it enters a new partnership with the National Stone Centre, near Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Dales, to create a world-class visitor experience and an internationally significant centre of excellence for the quarrying and mineral products sector.

James Thorne, IQ’s chief executive officer, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Anthony and Isaac to the team. As we enter an exciting new partnership, it’s important that we are equipped with additional resources. We are revolutionising how we communicate with our members and stakeholders, as well as developing our educational offerings, and their knowledge and experience will help us to take the next step in engaging with our audiences.”

DBCP has further strengthened its team of building control surveyors at its Derby office with the appointment of Richard Buxton.

Experienced building surveyor Buxton, who boasts more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, will be based at DBCP’s Friar Gate office in the city centre.

He joins from Erewash Borough Council where he was a building control officer covering the Erewash, Broxtowe and Mansfield areas.

He said: “DBCP offers me a brilliant opportunity to expand my skills and experience, with city-based and larger commercial projects. I’m excited for the brand-new challenge ahead in Derby.”