On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Derby-based property development company, The Berry Group has continued its expansion with the appointment of Leeven Fleet as head of architecture for its INCO Construction and Development Consultants division.

Fleet joins the group from Jackson Design Associates where he spent more than two decades.

He has experience in the architectural and construction industry and specialises in residential, leisure and commercial design, visualisation, master planning, planning strategy/management and construction.

In his new role, he will head up the new architectural division of INCO CDC, a multi-disciplinary consultancy, which can now add architectural services to its portfolio. New service offerings include conceptual designs, planning submission packages, 3D visualisation, and construction drawings.

Fleet will be responsible for developing INCO’s architectural division and overseeing its growth.

He said: I am thrilled to be joining this fast-paced and rapidly expanding company, which is already making its mark on the built environment throughout the East Midlands.

 “I am loving the proactive and positive workplace environment that Sam, Alex & Sarah have created and look forward to leveraging my expertise to help contributing to the company’s ongoing success.”

Sam Berry, director of the Berry Group, said: “We are delighted to have Leeven on board to lead our architectural division. His extensive experience and passion for architecture and commitment to design excellence aligns perfectly with our company values. Leeven’s appointment will sharpen the Berry Group’s focus on delivering outstanding design and achieving exceptional results for our clients.”

Kettering firm CFW Chartered Accountants has hired Daniel Little FCCA as account and audit senior and recruited two new apprentices.

Daniel Little

Educated at Brooke Weston Academy, Little started his accountancy career as a trainee in Corby, gaining his AAT qualification in 2017 and becoming ACCA-qualified in 2019.

He has worked with clients for over a decade, delivering a range of audit and accounting services across Northamptonshire.

Little’s new role includes planning audits and visiting clients to identify, analyse and report potential audit and business risks alongside accounting and tax services.

CFW partner David Baker said: “We’re delighted that Daniel has joined our team. His audit experience, especially with larger businesses turning over up to £60million turnover, will be very valuable for us as we develop our practice further. We’re seeing an increased number of clients coming to us who require audits and robust risk assessments.”

Little said: “Everyone has been so welcoming and it’s refreshing to see how different CFW’s client-centred approach is. Partners involve team members in close interaction with clients. By building relationships with the whole team, clients know who to contact if a partner isn’t available. CFW also promotes work/life balance in a very positive way.”

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