On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Peter Tyrell with Giles Scott

Midlands-based legal firm mfg Solicitors has welcomed a new partner.

Solicitor Peter Tyrrell, with 18 years of experience in advising and assisting various businesses, has joined mfg.

He will collaborate closely with Giles Scott, the head of the department and another partner at the firm.

Peter, stationed at the Worcester office, will concentrate on expanding mfg’s Private Client services. His role will involve providing counsel to individuals in the region on diverse matters, including inheritance tax planning, trust advice, and guidance related to wills and estates.

Tyrrell said: “Joining Giles and the rest of the team presents an exciting opportunity for me as we prepare to move into 2024.

“The firm’s extensive client base is well-recognised and its growth and geographic spread impressive. I’m looking forward to strengthening the range of services provided by the department, bringing new clients on board, and ultimately helping add to mfg’s reputation as a trusted law firm.”


Fisher German, a property consultancy in the East Midlands, has announced several promotions, including the appointment of a new partner.

Carl Pearson, based at the Ashby office, has been promoted to partner within the firm.

In addition to Carl’s promotion, the firm has promoted 12 colleagues from its Ashby office and five staff members from its headquarters, both located in the same town.

Carl Pearson

Further promotions have also occurred in the East Midlands, with two at the Newark office and one in Market Harborough.

Carl, who has been with Fisher German since 2016, specialises in strategic asset management for non-operational property portfolios, serving corporate real estate clients such as CEMEX, Valencia Waste Management Limited, South West Water, and Southern Water.

His responsibilities encompass a wide range of asset types, including commercial, residential, rural, and amenity properties.

Pearson said: “I am very pleased to join the partnership at such a pivotal time for the business. It has been an aspiration of mine to progress to this position and I would like to thank the existing partners for their support and the opportunity to develop. Fisher German has seen a considerable amount of growth over the last 18 months, and I will now be leading a corporate real estate business plan focusing on ensuring our service lines are interlinked as we look to continue providing clients with the very best service possible.

“It is fantastic to see so many promotions made not only in Ashby but across the whole firm, which gives our clients the confidence that Fisher German is investing in its people as it continues to strengthen the business.”


Nottingham’s workflow automation company, Intoware, has hired a new sales development executive, Katie Slaughter, from Chicago, America.

She brings experience in sales and technology adoption and has a proven track record of building relationships and driving sales in various industries, including technology and the arts, in her previous roles.

Katie Slaughter

Intoware’s primary offering, WorkfloPlus, stands as a mobile technology platform designed to facilitate the digitalization of processes and tasks within industrial operations.

This transformation shifts these processes from paper-based to accessible through various devices, including mobile, wearables, and desktops.

Katie’s expertise extends beyond sales. She is presently engaged in doctoral research at the University of Oxford, specializing in a captivating area of study that aligns with her new position.

“My PhD research is about how new theories of agency and cognition can shed light on how we study human interaction with, and adoption of, technology and innovation. While my research is rooted in the study of ancient Greek pottery wheels, the theoretical analysis is all modern and can be applied to any innovation from any time period. This means my research can be applied to anything ranging from smartphones and tablets to the latest in AI; if it is a technology that people interact with, the sky’s the limit!

“Understanding how people interact with technology and innovation certainly lends itself to working with new tech such as Intoware’s software, WorkfloPlus.It gives me a unique perspective to understand why people might be more or less likely to adopt new technology and practices. This means I can better help new clients understand the benefits of WorkfloPlus and build great relationships.”