On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Erin Softley

Eden Public Relations has promoted Erin Softley to account manager.

Softley, who will celebrate her first anniversary at the company in March, takes on the responsibility for driving the company’s mental health and first aid policies, as well as building the team’s awards portfolio.

Softley said: “The past year has been an exciting one for Eden, with lots of new business onboarding and several internal promotions. We are certainly a team with lots to offer for our clients, the PR industry in the Midlands and the Nottingham business community.

“In my new role, I hope to devise further training on creative content, continue to strengthen and enhance our mental health in the workplace approach and, hopefully, help us enter more regional business, PR and trade awards for some of the fantastic campaigns we deliver on a daily basis.”

Director and head of new business, Emily Winsor-Russell, said: “Erin was a unique hire for us, with a diverse set of skills stemming from her experience working in a technical PR agency and her science background. She also has ambitions for the agency to see us enter and win more awards for our clients’ campaigns, many of which continue to have a noticeable impact on the wider community.

“In an industry where our job is to help our clients share their stories, we believe Erin’s contributions will continue to drive the creative campaigns for which Eden is well-known.”

Timms Solicitors, which has offices in Derby, Burton, Swadlincote and Ashby, has further expanded it care team.

Childcare solicitor, Jessica Silvers, joins with extensive experience in care proceedings – representing children, parents and other family members. Her work also includes adoption matters, advising guardians and matters involving deprivation of liberty.

Timms managing partner Fiona Moffat said: “We are delighted that Jessica has joined the growing Care team in the Family Law department.

“Not only does she bring a wealth of experience in key areas of the work we do here, but her natural empathy and professional approach will be a great asset to the whole team in her capacity as qualified mental health first aider.

“This workplace support is particularly important in our duty of care commitment for colleagues handling sometimes disturbing and traumatic cases.”


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