On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Daryl Hollands and Linzi Naisbitt

Agricultural technology company Light Science Technologies (LST) has promoted two members of staff to senior roles.

Linzi Naisbitt has been made business development manager after two years with the firm, while Daryl Hollands becomes group financial controller after joining LST in 2018.

Simon Deacon, founder and CEO of Light Science Technologies Holdings, said: “We’re entering a booming era of sustainable technology and we’re experiencing a significant period of growth in line with the industry’s sales forecast over the next five years.

“It’s vital that we have the right team in place to help us achieve our ambitious growth strategy which is why we’ve been rapidly expanding the team over the past 18 months. Part of that strategy is also to secure the talent we’re fortunate to already have. Both Daryl and Linzi are exceptional in their respective fields of finance and sales, and by becoming more prominent and influential in the company proves our commitment to evolving our structure, as we thrive as a business.”

Established in 2019, LST currently employs 18 staff at its HQ and inbuilt lab facilities in Hilton, Derbyshire.

Nine new solicitors have qualified at Lincolnshire law firm Wilkin Chapman following a two-year training programme – with seven more joining the company’s 2022 intake.

The nine solicitors, who will be based in Lincoln, Grimsby and Beverley, specialise in disciplines including medical negligence, employment law, dispute resolution, probate and corporate and commercial law.

They include Adam Burton, Emily Hand, Martha Baker, Holly Marris, Jaye Addison, Keighan Lovett, Laura Campbell, Lily-Rose Darwood and Brittany Codling.

Burton, who is now a commercial property solicitor with the firm, joined Wilkin Chapman’s training scheme after undertaking a mentoring scheme while studying at the University of Lincoln.

He said: “I am really grateful to have carried out my training contract with Wilkin Chapman. Throughout the two years I worked closely with a wide variety of people, from legal executives, senior solicitors and partners. This provided a great opportunity to learn from experts within their own fields.

“Whilst moving seats every six months could seem daunting, I was always welcomed with open arms into the departments. This made asking for help and support much easier.

New trainees at Wilkin Chapman

“I got to have regular client contact and build good professional relationships with clients. Qualifying as a solicitor has allowed me to reflect on how far I have come and how grateful I am for all of the support and advice I received along the way.”

Wilkin Chapman’s 2022 training scheme intake includes Hannah Jones, Harry Fox, Caitlin Bellamy, Jacob Houltby, Rebecca Jex and Sophie Emms (pictured).

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