People: Avant Homes; Flint Bishop

Reece Richiardi

Avant Homes has strengthened its East Midlands team with the appointment of Reece Richiardi as senior land manager.

Richiardi brings more than nine years’ property industry experience to the company having begun his career renovating office and residential space into apartments before moving into housebuilding in 2018.

He said: “It’s exciting to be a part of the expanding land team in the East Midlands and I am looking forward to adding my experience and helping further grow the team.

“We have ambitious growth plans for the region, and I will be ensuing we can find and secure some outstanding new sites to help the business deliver them.”

Based in Nottingham, Avant Homes East Midlands currently has nine developments under construction in the region ranging from Ashbourne to Kettering.

Rob Slocombe, managing director at Avant Homes East Midlands, added: “With Reece’s experience in securing land opportunities in the East Midlands, it’s an exciting time for the business to be welcoming him into the land team.

“As the senior land manager for the region, Reece will be essential in driving new land acquisitions forward to push our East Midlands operation towards further success.”

Flint Bishop has appointed a new manager to lead the data analytics team at its head office in Derby.

Jamie Pearson joins the law firm from marketing analysis company Go Inspire.

He has also worked for E.ON and TDX Group.

Jamie Pearson

Pearson’s appointment follows the arrival of Niall Gilhooley as head of debt services last month.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Flint Bishop at what is clearly an exciting time for the business. I have been impressed with the firm’s hands-on approach to debt recovery and its already strong in-house data analytics capabilities.

“I am also looking forward to working alongside Niall, who is a leading figure in this industry and an exceptional strategist. We will be applying advanced data science methodology to target our strategies, improve efficiency, and ultimately provide a better experience for the clients.”

Qamer Ghafoor, chief executive at Flint Bishop, added: “I am pleased to welcome Jamie to the firm. His experience in debt insights, predictive modelling, and credit risk strategies are a perfect fit for the firm’s offering and will enable us to develop even greater services for both our debt recovery and wider litigation operations.

“This appointment is just one of many key hires in the pipeline as we continue to invest in our people and the services we deliver to our clients and forms an integral part in achieving our ambitious growth plans as a business.”