People on the move: Skout; Sensor City; Dunlop Heywood

Celine Goodier

Cheshire business-to-business PR consultancy Skout has appointed Celine Goodier in the newly-created role of business development manager.

Goodier’s hunt for new business reinforces Macclesfield-based Skout’s objective of becoming the UK’s leading B2B communications specialist, says the company.

She brings with her more than 12 years’ experience in B2B communications and a proven track record of business development from a wealth of industry sectors.

Her appointment comes after a period of high growth for Skou.t

Rob Skinner, managing director at Skout, said: “We’re delighted to have Celine join our team, particularly as her appointment is the start of an exciting future for Skout. Her passion and years of experience brings a fresh perspective to how we can achieve our future growth plans.”

Goodier said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Skout team at this exciting time. I’m impressed by Skout’s clear vision to be the UK’s leading PR and content agency, particularly with its unique natural storytelling approach. Being part of such a fast growing company and having a key role to help it achieve its growth strategy is something that I’m really looking forward to.”

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Sensor City, Liverpool’s new hub for sensor technology, has appointed an executive director Alison Mitchell to drive high tech business growth in the region and across the UK.

The facility is expected to create 1,000 jobs in Liverpool over the next 10 years and create around 300 start-up tech businesses.

As it is anticipated that the centre will become an integral part of the North West’s tech economy, Sensor City has received £5m in funding from the BEIS.

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Manchester-based chartered surveyors Dunlop Heywood has appointed former Value Office Agency valuation lead Mick Rowbottom to head up its growing energy and renewables division.

Newly-appointed director Rowbottom has more than 27 years’ global experience in the energy and renewables sectors having worked on various mining projects in Africa and Europe at the start of his career, returning to the UK take up work in the opencast coal industry.

A move to join the mineral valuers at the Valuation Office Agency followed where he undertook rating valuations for a wide range of minerals, as well as landfill and brickworks. His remit also covered preparation of mining subsidence reports and mineral valuation work for tax cases.

In 2008 Rowbottom moved to the VOA Utilities Rating Team which coincided with the growth in green energy and, having worked on both hydro-electric schemes and wind farms, he became Lead Valuer for Renewables. He was also heavily involved in fossil fuel and nuclear valuations.

His appointment comes on the back of a string of recent client wins for Dunlop Heywood including: Eneco UK, Peel Energy, Ecotricity, Infinite Renewables and Eco2 among many others.

Dunlop Heywood director Stuart Hicks said: “Energy security remains a key challenge for the UK in what is a changing political and statutory environment. Having someone of Mick’s calibre join the team will provide invaluable expertise for our growing list of renewable clients.”

Rowbottom added: “Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate enough to build up a portfolio of knowledge and expertise via working for some excellent organisations in varied environments. I’m delighted to be bringing that experience to Dunlop Heywood and I’m looking forward to building the Energy & Renewables Division into a UK industry leader.”

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