On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Denise Oliver has taken charge of the four-star Morley Hayes Hotel

Derbyshire hotel, restaurant and golf complex Morley Hayes has appointed a new hotel manager.

Denise Oliver joins the Morley Hayes team from Premier Inn, where she spent more than 26 years in a variety of managerial roles.

She said: “I’m really excited to have been appointed manager of the Morley Hayes Hotel. I’ve visited Morley Hayes for many events in the past and I’ve always been impressed with the fabulous hotel and the facilities on offer.

“What attracted me to Morley Hayes is the fact that the business is family and owned and run and there is a lot of investment back into the business.

“I have worked in the hotel industry for more than 26 years, and have gained a breadth of knowledge, which I look forward to utilising in my new role at Morley Hayes.”

Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Denise to the team at Morley Hayes. The Morley Hayes Hotel offers the highest levels of customer service.  Denise’s knowledge of the hotel industry is second to none and she is the perfect fit for the role.”

East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has welcomed a new senior associate and solicitor to its Nottingham office.

Sarah Eley specialises in advising on commercial agreements, data protection and e-commerce terms and brings more than six years’ experience to the company.

Eley began her career at Mills & Reeve LLP before qualifying in 2016. She then moved to work in-house for Derby City Council in 2020.

Sarah Eley with her guide dog Berry

She said: “Nelsons has a great reputation for its culture and for the service it provides to clients. They also have key values which align with my own, so this was the ideal next step in my career. My colleagues have made both my guide dog, Berry, and I feel incredibly welcome. In fact, Berry has already amassed a substantial fan club.

“I’m looking forward to being involved in business development and continuing to help as many clients as possible to achieve their objectives and exceed their expectations.”

Eley will work alongside partner and solicitor Emma Toes, who heads the intellectual property team at Nelsons.

Toes said: “Having robust agreements and contracts is vital for any business and we’re thrilled that Sarah has joined us to strengthen the commercial services that we offer to organisations throughout the East Midlands.  

“Sarah’s expertise and skillset, advising on commercial agreements and non-contentious intellectual property matters, links closely with the work that I do, so we’ll be working closely together to provide a comprehensive service. I am looking forward to seeing Sarah flourish in her new role.”