On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Picture shows (front, L-R): Ellie Eaton, Kristen Lightbody and Damian Salvatore; (back row): Trevor Dimmock

Astute Recruitment has welcomed four new starters and revealed ambitious plans to increase its headcount by nearly 50%.

Trevor Dimmock will head up the Derby firm’s executive search division having previously worked for some of the biggest names in the industry.

Ellie Eaton has joined the team in an office support role, while Kristen Lightbody will connect finance professionals with permanent roles and develop new and existing client relationships within the Midlands. She joins Astute from EMEA Recruitment.

Damian Salvatore brings several years’ recruitment experience to the company. He will help experienced finance professionals find temporary and contract roles.

Sarah Stevenson, managing director at Astute, said: “Here at Astute Recruitment, acquiring the right talent is the most important key to our growth, which is why I’m delighted to be welcoming amazing new people to the team and look forward to supporting their development and watching them contribute to our future success.

“We have also committed to developing our own talent, which we believe will shape the future of our workforce. Jessica Starns was promoted to senior consultant recently, after being with us for less than a year – so a huge congratulations to Jess.

“Astute had a very good year in 2022, and with our brilliant team I am eager to see what 2023 brings. We will shortly be launching a new website with updated branding, and hope to announce more new recruits shortly. Our workforce is our future, and we are extremely excited to see what the future holds!”

Derby-based independent luxury and supercar dealer Baytree has appointed a new sales manager.

James Humberstone joins the firm from Graypaul Nottingham following a successful 30-year career in the business, fifteen of which have been spent working with leading prestige and performance car brands including Ferrari and Maserati.

James Humberstone

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Baytree and look forward to bringing my comprehensive experience of prestige and performance cars to the business. The opportunity to work with a unique mix of the world’s best supercar brands and be a part of the closeknit team here at Baytree was one I couldn’t ignore. The prospect of helping Baytree to build on its leading reputation for excellent customer service really excites me.”

Chris Astle, managing director at Baytree, added: “The appointment of James as sales manager is the next stage in our business development at Baytree. We are delighted to have him on board. James brings a wealth of relevant experience to the company and is already making a big impact.”

Nottingham-based workflow automation company Intoware has welcomed senior software engineer Vasyl Solovei to its team.

Solovei will work remotely to further enhance Intoware’s flagship product WorkfloPlus, developing new microservices, web dashboards and web features.

Vasyl Solovei

He said: “I’m very excited to be starting as senior software engineer with Intoware, working on WorkfloPlus to further enhance the software and in turn, help our clients get the most out of their digital workflow experience. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and to furthering my professional growth within the team.”

Intoware CEO Keith Tilley said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Vasyl on board. As more and more companies around the globe take advantage of our technology, our team continues to grow.

“We look forward to continuing our success with WorkfloPlus and Vasyl’s role will help us to stay ahead of the curve and keep flourishing in our target markets.”