On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Paul Wood, Martin White, Morag McWilliam and Tristan Pulford

Leicestershire-based health and safety risk management firm, Finch Consulting, has announced a raft of promotions and role changes as it sets its sights on becoming a medium sized organisation.

Asset management expert Paul Wood and electrical engineer Martin White have both been promoted from senior to principal consultants.

Finch has also focused its expertise into three capabilities: asset management; health & safety management; and process safety management. The roles of capability leads have been created, with Paul Wood, Morag McWilliam and Tristan Pulford taking on the roles for each capability respectively.

This in turn has also created the position for Pulford to join the executive board as capability director, from his previous position as principal consultant, alongside being a capability lead.

There have also been promotions in the wider group which Finch sits, with Jon Ruddock advancing from general manager to managing director of LEAPS and Rob Migliaccio becoming the technical director of Tautus.

Andrew Millington, Finch finance director, said: “Our mission is to grow sustainably with our clients so investing into our people is key to building those relationships. We like to reward our community and feel the promotions are a testament to the hard work of everyone in the group.

“LEAPS and Tautus are businesses that were created from within Finch and it is fantastic to see our investment in them both flourish. We’re creating a strong future, with more opportunities for our people and to hit that medium sized business milestone with Finch.”

Natalie Balderson

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, is strengthening its digital offerings with the introduction of transformation change manager, Natalie Balderson.

Balderson brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in financial services for over 25 years.

She said: “My role is to guide esbs through large changes, ensuring that they are executed smoothly and ultimately contribute to the Society’s success. Having held a variety of operational roles in both mortgage and savings teams and led extensive process improvement programmes I am confident we can implement the right systems to support our customers with their mortgage and savings needs as the Society continues to grow.”

Balderson has been impressed by esbs’ strong culture, and focus on delivering excellent service to its members.

She added: “I feel like I have joined at a really exciting time for the Society, and am glad to be able to play a part in its growth, working as part of a team with values that align to my own. I have been made to feel welcome and everyone has helped and supported me – I am really looking forward to continuing to learn and supporting colleagues as I progress my journey with esbs.”

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