On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Chloe Dustan

Rutland Hall Hotel has appointed a new assistant financial controller.

Chloe Dustan started her finance career at the age of 16 as an apprentice with a local accountancy firm before moving on to engineering, surveying and architectural company Smithers Purlow and The Silver Spoon Company.

She said: “I’m incredibly proud to be part of the team here at Rutland Hall Hotel. When the opportunity presented itself, I felt it was the right time to move into the next stage of my career so I could develop my experience and knowledge further, whilst also taking on a brand new challenge.

“Everyone has been so welcoming, which has made my transition into the business so much easier. Exciting times lay ahead with further developments at Rutland Hall Hotel and I’m very excited to see it all come together.”

Yatin Kotak, director of corporate strategy at Rutland Hall Hotel, added: “I am delighted to welcome Chloe into the finance team here at Rutland Hall Hotel, especially at such a pivotal time for the business. Our team is our strength – nothing could be achieved without them – and it’s wonderful to see fresh talent coming in to bolster it even further.”

BDO LLP has announced a trio of Midlands hires.

Martin Hodgkins and Adam Gaunt have joined the accountancy and business advisory firm’s Digital & Risk Advisory Service (DRAS) team as managers.

They will have a particular focus on the growing area of supply chain and logistics and will work alongside Fraser Paget, who was appointed as head of Supply Chain & Logistics in July 2022.

Adam Gaunt, Paul Hope and Martin Hodgkins

Paget said: “Strengthening our management team with the appointment of two highly experienced industry specialists, in Martin and Adam, will ensure we have the very best talent and experience to build our advisory service proposition over the long-term.”

The duo are joined by Paul Hope, who has been appointed as a director in BDO’s Forensic and Valuations Services (FAVS) team.

Hope’s arrival follows the appointment of John Rouse as partner in the FAVs team and the promotion of Sannan Khan to the same role at the end of 2022.

Kyla Bellingall, regional managing partner at BDO in the Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Paul, Martin and Adam to the Midlands team. They bolster areas of client businesses that are rapidly expanding and showing significant growth potential, both regionally and nationally.

“It’s essential that we have the right people in place to help drive our ambitions, and their appointments once again reiterate our commitment to investing in the best regional talent at every level of our business – both internally and externally.”

Not-for-profit housing association LACE Housing has put out a call for new volunteers to join its board.

Established in 1964, LACE is a specialist housing provider for older people in Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.

LACE Housing is looking for new board members

It owns properties in a host of locations including Lincoln, Skegness and Grantham and currently supports 389 over-55s.

Nick Chambers, CEO of LACE Housing, said: “We’re looking for new board members to join our wonderful team here at LACE. It is a fantastic opportunity to contribute greatly to the community, allowing individuals to give back and share their knowledge and experience.

“We are looking for people who want to dedicate some of their spare time to make a huge difference to the lives of our wonderful residents.

“I’d love to urge anyone who is interested to get in touch, have a read of our information pack and then submit their application – we’d love to hear from as many people as possible who’d like to volunteer.”