On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

The latest moves from across the region

Workplace consultant and commercial interior design firm Blueprint Interiors has appointed Claire Lacey as workplace experience manager.

Lacey brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously worked as a personnel manager, kitchen and bathroom showroom manager and run her own interior design business for six years.

In this newly-created role at Blueprint Interiors, Lacey will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the company’s office and showroom, Worklife Central. She will also assist Blueprint’s design, furniture, finance and contracts teams.

Lacey said: “I’m passionate about creating inspiring and functional workspaces and I very much align with Blueprint’s focus on incorporating wellness principles into their designs.”

Chloe Sproston, creative director at Blueprint Interiors, said: “Claire’s experience and enthusiasm for workplace design will be a valuable asset to our team. Our work often involves guiding our clients at a time of wider business and cultural transformation, and we are committed to providing exceptional support throughout the entire process and beyond. Claire’s appointment underlines this commitment.”

East Midlands Environmental Consultants (EMEC), headquartered in Nottingham, has appointed Chloe Newberry and Athina Constantinou.

Newberry joins EMEC as an ecologist, tasked with conducting ecological appraisals, protected species surveys, and BNG calculations for potential commercial developments. She is actively pursuing licenses for bats and great crested newts.

Constantinou who holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Queen Mary University of London, brings extensive experience in conducting protected species surveys, project management, and report writing.

She will help EMEC’s clients in navigating new legislative measures to ensure environmentally responsible development practices, thereby enhancing the natural environment and mitigating potential ecological damage. She holds a Natural England Class 1 Great Crested Newt license and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Newberry said: “I wanted the opportunity to join a company that was closely associated with the Wildlife Trust, and work on some different projects and get involved more with one of my interests which are terrestrial invertebrates.”

Constantinou added: “I was looking for a company that would give me a healthy work life balance, but also enable me to work in a sector that I truly care about. EMEC ticked all the boxes and I can’t wait to help contribute to a more sustainable future.”

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