People: Banks Long & Co; PwC; Deloitte

Charlotte Elkington (Photo: Chris Vaughan Photography)

Banks Long & Co has appointed a new associate director.

Charlotte Elkington joined the property consultancy as a surveyor in 2018 and now makes the step up in recognition of her “instrumental” contribution to the business.

James Butcher, a director at the firm, said: “We are delighted to appoint Charlotte to an associate director role. Charlotte has been a valuable member of our team over the past four years, during which time she has made a significant impact to the growth of the division. This appointment is a well-deserved reward and recognition for that outstanding contribution.

“Within the past 12 months alone Charlotte has been instrumental in the leadership of the division, which is responsible for approximately £6m in rent collection on behalf of our clients and £1.5m in service charge management. Charlotte has also demonstrated excellent leadership skills in her support and mentoring of colleagues working towards their Associate RICS membership.” 

Elkington added: “It’s a real honour to accept the position of associate director, I am incredibly proud to be progressing my career with an organisation that has supported my personal and professional development at every step of the way.” 

PwC says it has made 400 promotions across the Midlands, including eight partners, seven directors, 33 senior managers and 57 managers.

PwC has made over 400 promotions in the Midlands

Matthew Hammond, Midlands region leader for the professional services firm, said: “Our people have worked incredibly hard over the past year and the promotions reflect our commitment to putting our people first and creating an environment for them to develop and grow. The competition for talent remains hot, recognition and reward has never been more important, alongside Our Purpose, values and culture.  I congratulate everyone who has taken their next career step forward with the firm.

“In the last two years, we have grown our teams to over 3,300 people across the Midlands with a breadth and depth of skills in all our lines of services. The move to One Chamberlain Square in 2020 represented the firm’s largest investment outside of London, and we have bolstered our position amongst the region’s professional services businesses. With the upcoming Commonwealth Games and investments being made across the region, it is a great time to build a career in the Midlands.”

Deloitte Midlands has also announced its latest round of promotions.

Deloitte has made a raft of promotions across the Midlands

Across the firm’s Midlands’ practice, a total of 332 people have been promoted including six partners, one senior director and 11 directors.

The six partners include Louise Clamp, Neil Reed, Stewart Cumberbatch (all audit & assurance), Kate Rose (tax & legal), Karl Williams (risk advisory) and Richard Hopkins-Burton (transaction services).

New director appointments include Lesley Bosworth (senior director), Andrea Stevenson, Mark Doerr, Andrew Horder, Omar Rashid, Richard King, Andy Williams, Shruti Chaudhri, Jason Norris, Matt Hartley, Nathan Bishop and Chris Freckelton.

Juliet Halfhead, practice senior partner for Deloitte in the Midlands, said: “We continually invest in our people and seeing so many build a successful career in the region is fantastic.

“The depth and breadth of this year’s promotions shows the varying expertise we have within the business. Investing in our people and attracting and retaining talent is essential for the continued growth of the business and our regional economy.”