On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

The Women’s British Basketball League has appointed a new general manager.

Emily Clarke joins the Leicester-headquartered League as the organisation’s first back office staff member. She brings years of expertise in sports management to the role, having held similar positions at Basketball England, Birmingham 2022 and Sport England.

Clarke has also supported operations at a number of current and former top-flight basketball franchises including the London Lions, Brighton Bears and Birmingham Bullets, and has developed welfare services for players within the National Team Programme.

She said: “I am delighted to join the Women’s British Basketball League at a time of great opportunity for the sport to continue to grow and excite fans across the country. With the continued rise of women’s sports more generally, there are many opportunities available for the League to explore. I look forward to working with the clubs to develop partnerships, professionalise club structures, grow our audience and bring the excitement of women’s basketball to the fore.

“Our partnership with the Men’s League will be key to our success and I’m sure that utilising our opportunities to work together can only be great for the continued momentum behind British basketball.”

Jim Saker, chairman of the Women’s British Basketball League, added: “We are delighted to welcome Emily to the Women’s British Basketball League. Her experience and reputation within the game speaks for itself, so this is a fantastic appointment for both the League and sport more generally. Emily has exceptional expertise which will help raise the profile of women’s basketball in the UK, as well as our clubs, players and partners. We’re thrilled to have her on board and look forward to seeing the League thrive for many years to come.”

Elsewhere, three surveyors at commercial property agency Salloway Property Consultants have passed the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Derby-based trio Chris Keogh, Hugo Beresford and William Speed have successfully completed the APC qualification process to become fully qualified Chartered Surveyors and Professional Members of the RICS (MRICS).

(L-R): Chris Keogh, Hugo Beresford and William Speed

Salloway now has four qualified Chartered Surveyors on its books.

Keogh joined Salloway in 2013 and has since become an associate director. Beresford joined in 2016 with Speed following three years later.

Stephen Salloway FRICS, managing director of Salloway Property Consultants, said: “It was clear to me that Chris, Hugo, and Will had the qualities and skills to become Chartered Surveyors but just needed a little encouragement to commit to the formal qualification process. So, we discussed a way forward and agreed upon a programme which would work for everyone.

“I am hugely impressed with the effort they put into maintaining the high levels of client service their regular caseload demanded while finding the significant extra time needed to devote to their courses. I am delighted that their efforts and teamwork have been rewarded through qualification. Three new Chartered Surveyors will take our professional services to new heights.”

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