People: Law firm adds new associate; Sporting chance for Nelson

Stephanie Cooper

Law firm Geldards has added to its employment team in Derby with the appointment of associate Stephanie Cooper.

Cooper joins from Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham.

She said: “I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career at Geldards, and am delighted to be joining such renowned firm. ”

Debra Martin, partner and head of corporate Geldards added: “Stephanie’s experience will complement the strengths of our fantastic Employment team. We are known for our work with corporate clients as well as the public sector and by expanding the team we provide an even better service for our clients.”


David Nelson

David Nelson, senior partner at accountancy firm PKF Smith Cooper, has joined the board at the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS).

Nelson has a long association with amateur sports having spent seven years as finance director at UCI Professional Cycling Team Raleigh GAC – later known as Vitus Pro Cycling – as well as running local Under 13s football team Allestree Romans FC.

He said: “Both myself and PKF Smith Cooper have been supporters of DIS for some time and have watched with great interest the success they have had over recent years.

“As a gold sponsor, I am proud that we have helped fund vital training for young athletes in the region. Having been involved in amateur sport for many years, I know the dedication and commitment it takes both by the athletes themselves and the support teams around them.

“With a passion for sport, I look forward to working alongside Chloe and the board at DIS to see where we can take the Institute over the coming years. With the Commonwealth Games coming up just down the road in Birmingham, there is no better time for businesses to come together to support our local athletes.”