People on the move: PM+M; Six & FlowPannone Corporate; No Brainer

Helen Clayton and Aiden Corcoran
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The Bury office of PM+M – the chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group – has grown its ranks following the appointment of Aiden Corcoran as a tax adviser.

Corcoran has worked in the tax sector for four and a half years and joins PM+M from Jack Ross in Manchester city centre.

His career has encompassed a variety of work including personal, partnership and trust tax returns, P11Ds, payroll and HMRC enquiries. Aiden’s new role will initially see him handling a substantial client portfolio consisting mainly of personal tax work with a view to him expanding his remit into some corporation tax clients in the future.

PM+M opened the Bury office in September last year and like the firm’s headquarters in Blackburn and its base in Burnley, it offers a complete range of services via its corporate services, tax, wealth management, run my business, corporate finance and technology teams including audit and accountancy, tax planning, business sales and acquisitions; and an all inclusive and fixed fee package covering bookkeeping, accounts, payroll, VAT and tax returns.

Corcoran said: “I joined PM+M seeking new challenges and experiences to help me drive my career forward. Over the past few years, I have been really impressed by the firm and its growth so it seemed like the right step for me.”

Helen Clayton, partner and head of the Bury office, added: “We are delighted that Aiden is now part of the expanding PM+M team in Bury as he brings with him some great experience, knowledge and contacts.”

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Manchester inbound marketing agency Six & Flow has appointed Charlotte Utton as business development manager, furthering ambitions to grow new business.

Utton most recently worked as a recruitment consultant with We Are Adam, and brings further experience from her time at Pitch Consultants and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

She will now lead business development activity for the agency based in Barton Arcade, Deansgate. She will be further expanding the agency into the B2B and High Net Worth B2C markets, both across the UK and into Europe.

Richard Wood, managing director of Six & Flow, said: “Over the next five years we have a growth strategy that sees some fairly aggressive targets, putting us at the forefront of inbound marketing in the North West and wider afield.”

“Charlotte joining us is a huge part of that, helping us push further into our existing markets of B2B and High Net Worth B2C.”

Utton said: “I am so excited to be joining the Six & Flow team. From the first conversation with Rich, I knew they were just the place for me. Ambitious yet realistic, fun but focused and with a great proposition for future clients.”

“Having worked in recruitment for the last couple of years, it became apparent my passion was developing new relationships, and Six & Flow gives me this opportunity while working alongside a passionate team.”

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Manchester-based Pannone Corporate has appointed a senior tax and trusts lawyer as it responds to demand from entrepreneurs, business owners and high net worth individuals for specialist advice.

Jane Shaw specialises in complex trust advice and estate and tax planning, both in the UK and offshore.

Her clients include some of the region’s well-known families and high-net-worth individuals.

Shaw joins Pannone Corporate as a legal director from Hill Dickinson. Prior to that she worked at Macfarlanes and Addleshaw Goddard before joining Hill Dickinson in 2014.

Pannone Corporate managing partner Paul Jonson said: “We are delighted that Jane has decided to join us and we are very much looking forward to working with her.

“Jane is exceptionally well respected in the private wealth sector and her appointment reflects the demand from our growing client base of business owners and entrepreneurs, many of whom have completed significant transactions in recent years and are looking to manage their wealth.”

Shaw added: “I am very excited to be joining such a client focussed and forward-thinking firm.”

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Creative PR and communications agency No Brainer has expanded its team with the appointment of a new PR, social media and content manager.

Lauren Pritchard, 27, has joined the Cheshire-based agency at a time of real growth and is set to support on B2B and B2C accounts, bringing a variety of experience and expertise to the business.

Pritchard joins from creative Liverpool agency Liquid having previously worked in-house at ao.com and at Weber Shandwick’s Manchester office.

Lee Cullen, director and co-founder of No Brainer, said: “Lauren is an accomplished communications professional with a host of great household brand names under her belt. She’ll be a great asset to the No Brainer team as her experience lends itself to our current clients and will also complement our future growth strategy.

“This is a key strategic hire for us and aims to seal No Brainer’s position as one of the North West’s most exciting communications agencies. We look forward to Lauren’s passion and enthusiasm becoming an integral part of our agency.”

Pritchard said: “I’m really excited to be part of such a fast-growing, dynamic agency. No Brainer has achieved so much in just two years and has big ambitions for the future. They have a strong focus on securing national clients from their North West base, so it’s a great time to join.”

Hannah Jones, 23, has also been taken on as a full-time account executive after working with the agency during her final year at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

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