On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Jon Roden

Grant Thornton UK has made two senior appointments in its Midlands restructuring and insolvency practice.

Jon Roden is being promoted to partner and will work nationally with the asset-based lending community. Also based in the region, restructuring director Rob Parker will become the firm’s UK-wide restructuring lead for construction, where he has recently led work on NMCN, Roadbridge UK and Buckingham Group Contracting.

Helen Dale, head of restructuring for Central & Midlands, said: “The promotion of Jon to partner, and the appointment of Jon and Rob to national roles, reflects their respected presence in both local and national markets and I’m delighted to be working with them in their new roles.”

Clare Bright

Bloor Homes has appointed Clare Bright as its new sales director in the East Midlands region, where she is heading up a team of eighteen in the sales and marketing team.

Bright brings 27 years of property and new homes experience to the role, including 10 years’ experience as a sales director, having worked in estate agency and for Taylor Wimpey, Linden Homes, McCarthy and Stone and more recently, Morris Homes as sales director for the last four years.

She said: “This is a young region for Bloor Homes, having launched in 2020 so this is an exciting time to be joining a growing business. Having had substantial experience of working with teams to achieve growth, I am looking forward to the challenges of working in a new region and utilising my knowledge and experience for its continued success.

“It’s already encouraging to see the progression path our trainees and established members of staff have within the business. This is something that really attracted me to the role, and I am looking forward to building on a well-established and stable team.”

Mike Kelly, managing director for the region, said: “We are really pleased to welcome someone of Clare’s calibre and experience to the East Midlands region. We have a clear growth plan and have a team of eighty-eight permanent staff working across our construction, technical, land, planning, sales and marketing teams. Clare will be responsible for sales across our current live sites, as well as several new sites planned for the coming 12 months, with significant growth forecasted for the region in the coming years. Clare will play an important part in the region’s future success.”