On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Jo Power

ThinCats, the Ashby alternative finance provider to mid-sized SMEs, has appointed Jo Power as regional head of transaction management for the South and Midlands.

Power is a qualified chartered accountant with nearly two decades of experience in corporate finance and lending within the UK mid-market.

She joins ThinCats from FRP Corporate Finance where she was a senior member of the debt advisory team raising debt capital in support of M&A transactions.

Power said: “I am very familiar with ThinCats from my previous role as a corporate debt advisor, so it’s exciting to be joining the company as it continues to scale. I look forward to using my experience to support the growth ambitions of many more SMEs across the South and Midlands.”

James Pepper, executive director of client services at ThinCats, added: “Jo is a great addition to the team with an excellent reputation and wide-ranging experience across the corporate finance and lending landscape. The rest of the team and I look forward to working with her as we fund an increasing number of high growth businesses.”

Hannah Higley

Minerals Matter, the skills and succession planning for the mineral products industry, has appointed
Hannah Higley as careers coordinator.

Emily Noble, future careers manager, Minerals Matter, said: “This is an important appointment for Minerals Matter as we ramp up engagement in the future skills agenda for the mineral products industry. This additional resource will now enable us to reach further afield and to consolidate our approach to improving skills across the sector.
“Hannah’s positive experiences of working with careers education in secondary schools really stood out and this is a great opportunity for her to now take up the challenge to promote the specific benefits of working in the mineral products sector to young people.”

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