People on the move: CIM; Excello Law; Paragon

Fiona Hunt

The Chartered Institute of Marketing has appointed Fiona Hunt and Nahim Choudhury as new vice chairs for the North West.

Hunt will have responsibility for mid-level marketers and Choudhury will cover junior marketers.

Hunt, who is board director and head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising at MedicaCom North, joins the team along with two other vice chairs, to support chair Richard Kenyon who took over the role in July.

An Australian by birth, Hunt has had a prestigious marketing career in Sydney and Melbourne including roles at Google, Intrepid Travel, Sydney Opera House and Mahlab Media before she joined MediaCom in Manchester.

She held a range of non-executive board roles across a variety of sectors, including arts, science, travel and technology sectors, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Choudhury, who is the founder of Bright Marketing Ideas Group (BMIG), a full-service marketing agency based in Liverpool, has been a member of CIM since 2002 and worked in marketing for nearly 20 years

Diane Earles, network manager for CIM, said “We are very excited to welcome Fiona and Nahim, not only to the North West. They bring a wealth experience across a variety of sectors.”


Victoria Jones has joined national, new-model firm Excello Law and will be based in the firm’s Chester office.

Jones specialises in commercial property acquisitions and disposals, pension fund acquisitions, all aspects of Landlord and Tenant work, option and overage agreements.

She acts for a number of developers and portfolio clients across the UK.

She also has significant experience in property finance and secured lending, having acted on various panels for several mainstream lenders.

Jones qualified in 1994 and was most recently a principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Chester. She also worked at Knights as a partner and Hillyer McKeown where she headed up the commercial property team.

She said: “I am excited to have joined Excello Law. Working within a new-model firm is a breath of fresh air, giving me greater freedom to practice and focus 100% on meeting the needs of my clients.”

Jo Losty, director at Excello Law, said: “Vicki is joining our fast-growing team in the north west and we are delighted to have her on board. Her significant commercial property expertise complements the broad range of services we are offering across the region.”


Building consultancy Paragon has promoted Andy Kehoe to senior cost manager.

Kehoe, who joined the Manchester team in October last year, is working on a number of high profile schemes including Legal & General’s and Scarborough Group’s £162m Phase II development at Thorpe Park in Leeds.

He is also acting as a quantity surveyor for an out of town retail development in the North West on behalf of a private client.

James Onions, head of Paragon’s Manchester office, said: “Since joining us a little over a year ago, Andy has demonstrated a professional and a hard working ethic that has not only impressed us but also our clients. His contribution to the team has helped Paragon retain its reputation as a leading building consultancy and he thoroughly deserves this promotion.”

Kehoe added: “My time at Paragon has been an exciting and challenging one and I have been fortunate to work on some of the most prestigious schemes across the North.”