People on the move: Henry Boot Developments; NCC; Halo Connect; Hargreaves Ductwork; The Market Creative

The Henry Boot team. Steve Manifold is on the far left

Henry Boot Developments has boosted its Manchester team with the appointment of Steve Manifold as a senior development surveyor.

Maniford joins HBD from Knight Frank where he was an associate within the firm’s Manchester logistics and industrial team. Prior to six years at Knight Frank, Steve spent 10 years at commercial property consultancy, Nolan Redshaw.

Now moving client-side at HBD, Manifold brings with him more than 15 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of the North West commercial property market.

Adam Brady, director and head of Henry Boot Developments’ Manchester office, said: “With more than 600,000sq ft currently under development in Manchester and some really unique, standout schemes in the pipeline it’s a great time for Steve to be joining us.

“His extensive knowledge and experience of the north west market will be invaluable.”

Maniford said: “With more than 15 years spent agency side it’s time for a new challenge. Henry Boot Developments is bringing some fantastic schemes out of the ground in Manchester and across the wider north west – it’s great to be working for a developer that is committed to delivering unique, exciting schemes for the region instead of more of the same.”

Henry Boot Developments’ Manchester projects include the Silk Works in Spinningfields and Kampus, the £250m mixed-use scheme being delivered in partnership with Capital & Centric. HBD has also recently purchased the Equitable Building fronting St Ann’s Square, the iconic former home of Habitat.


Former head of sector for the Bank of England’s cyber functions, Phillip Larbey, and colleagues Anthony Long and Fiona Paterson are to join NCC Group to head up the company’s new Centre for Evolved Next-generation Threat Assurance (CENTA).

With more than 35 years’ experience in the financial sector and an impressive background in cyber security, Larbey has been appointed as managing principal of CENTA.

He will have overall responsibility for the new advisory practice, consulting governments, regulators and other regulated institutions on cyber best practice and strategic cyber risk management to ensure they comply with regulatory frameworks.

Larbey brings with him a wealth of knowledge, having held senior executive management roles with the likes of the American International Group and Zurich Global Corporate over the last 20 years. He was also a member of the Bank of England’s Cross Market Operational Resilience Cyber Group, as well as the European Central Bank’s Cyber Resilience Strategy Task Force and a stakeholder executive member of the industry body – CREST.

Long and Paterson will both take on the role of executive principal of CENTA. In his previous position as part of the Bank of England’s sector cyber team, Long provided specialist cyber support to a range of regulatory authorities and was the lead for the design, delivery and continued development of the CBEST testing programme across retail, international banks and the insurance market.

Paterson has been leading on cyber resilience policy at the Bank of England for the last two years and brings with her an extensive knowledge of the threat landscape and cyber capabilities, specifically in relation to government agencies, as well as experience in working closely with government departments and agencies.

NCC Group’s CENTA will offer a global platform for this newly formed and world-leading team to collaborate with foreign central banks, regulators and institutions in all sectors across the world to support them with the understanding and efficient rollout of compliance measures as part of a broader international strategy to improve cyber resilience across the board.

Larbey said: “If countries across the world are to achieve a consistent unified approach with regards to cyber resilience and the implementation of best practice, it’s important to start taking the relevant steps at ground-level in order to prime us for the future. In our new roles at CENTA, and by using NCC Group’s specialist capabilities, we aim to tackle this issue.

“We will be working in alignment with the geo-political forums to advise on and support government departments, central banks, regulators and other institutions in upholding the highest of standards when it comes to cyber risk management and the continued compliance with regulatory frameworks.”

Ben Jepson, director for risk management and governance at NCC Group, said: “Governments and regulators are some of the most at-risk and highly regulated institutions, and we created CENTA to offer a dedicated advisory practice to help enhance their resilience to cyber threats. Phillip, Anthony and Fiona each bring with them unrivalled expertise and a broad network of contacts, which will be invaluable in achieving our mission of raising security standards worldwide.”


Experienced telesales manager Lee Henderson is to head up the sales team at fast expanding Halo Connect, Preston.

Henderson, 24, from Oldham, joins the provider of bespoke telecoms packages as head of telesales from a similar position at Fibrecloud.

During his time with the Manchester based business, he oversaw the telesales team grow from three to 38 employees.

“Lee has extensive experience of the telecoms industry, and in particular Virgin Media Business broadband, which is a key part of our business,” said Halo Connect director Jonathan Walker.

“We’re delighted to welcome someone with his passion and expertise to our team and look forward to him passing on his experience to our growing telesales team.”

Henderson, who has also worked at Unicom as a team leader, will be working with members of the Halo Connect Academy, helping them to understand the products in Halo’s portfolio and develop the skills needed to be a success in their career.

He said: “I’m really excited about the how the hosted products offered by Halo can help small businesses operate more efficiently and effectively. I can’t wait to pass on my experiences of these products to our new and existing staff and ensure they are confident about talking to potential customers about them.

“I’ve seen already what a supportive team there is at Halo, and I am looking forward to playing a key role in the Halo Connect Academy training programmes to help our current and new staff perform to the best of their ability, helping Halo to grow further in the future.”


Hargreaves Ductwork, a specialist provider of complete heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions, based in Bury, Greater Manchester, has unveiled Andy Sneyd as its managing director.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the engineering, manufacturing and commercial sectors including leading DfMA at Laing O’Rourke and head of design at Crown House Technologies, Sneyd joins the company from Portakabin Group, where he held the board position of design and engineering director for two years.

During a nine-year spell as head of design at Crown House Technologies, Sneyd was elected president of BESA (Building & Engineering Services Association) in 2014/15.

David Denver, managing director of parent company M+W Group, Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted to announce Andy as the managing director of Hargreaves. His experience across a variety of roles and sectors will benefit the growth and development of Hargreaves and we welcome him to the senior management team.”

Sneyd said: “Hargreaves Ductwork. is one of the most specialised and experienced HVAC companies in the country. I’m looking forward to working with all stakeholders including our valued staff and customers, alongside our parent company, M+W Group to maintain and grow our reputation as the leading bespoke HVAC, ventilation and containment solution provider.

“Hargreaves has a history of working on high profile nuclear projects across the UK as well as the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement project in Ukraine and I’m pleased to take this role in developing the business to deliver further successes in the years to come.”


The Market Creative has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of its first head of client engagement.

The new role will see Richard McAleavy develop new business opportunities for the marketing agency, strengthening company’s existing client base.

McAleavy has 20 years industry experience. He has held previous senior commercial positions at global agencies including Spirit Medical and Adelphi, working on brands such as Voltarol, Canesten and Strepsils.

Sue Benson, managing director at The Market Creative said: “Richard shares our skillset and values, with client delight at the centre of his approach to new business. But he also adds a really exciting new dimension to the team as he has a strong background in technology. He’ll be a real asset and I look forward to growing the business with him on board.”

McAleavy added: “The Market Creative has a really strong team, producing excellent quality campaigns. They’re insight driven, so I see some real opportunities to excite brands with what they do.”