People on the move: Forbes Solicitors; Anwyl Homes; Cushman & Wakefield; Click Tap Media; WHN Solicitors

Ben Wilson, left, and Tom Howcroft

North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors has expanded its contentious trusts and probate team with the recruitment of solicitor Tom Howcroft.

Tom joins associate solicitor Ben Wilson at the firm’s central Lancashire office as the team continues to build on its reputation for expert advice on all matters connected to wills and inheritance disputes.

He said: “I am really pleased to join Forbes Solicitors and, in particular, to become part of the contentious trusts and probate team alongside Ben Wilson.

“Ben has a prominent reputation in this area of law and his success and client satisfaction has led to the growth of the contentious trusts and probate department.

“I am glad to have become a part of the continuing growth and look forward to contributing by assisting clients at what is usually a very difficult time for them.”

Ben Wilson added: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to the rapidly-growing team.

“I am looking forward to working with him to continue to provide a first class, innovative and unique service to clients, and to continue with our success.”


Anwyl Homes has appointed Phil Dolan, from Stockport, as operations director.

In his new role Phil will assume operational responsibility of both the Cheshire and North Wales region for the housebuilder, based in Ewloe, near Chester.

The remit will incorporate overseeing all land acquisitions, technical, commercial, build, sales, customer care and health & safety within the division.

Mat Anwyl, left, and Phil Dolan

It will also include setting and agreeing financial budgets and maintaining cash flow along with delivering the company’s sustainable growth targets of achieving 400 new homes per annum.

Phil’s main objectives are to continue to build the Anwyl brand and further develop its recognised reputation for building thoughtful homes, where quality and attention to detail are paramount.

Phil said: “I am thrilled to be appointed operations director. I have worked in housebuilding and property development for more than 21 years. It’s a privilege to be promoted and to be able to continue to grow my career at such an established and highly regarded company.

“To financial year 30th June 2018, we built 350 new homes with the plan to be building over 400 new homes per annum within the next two years.”

Working alongside Mat Anwyl and a wider talented team within the group, Phil will also aim to attract the highest calibre of individuals to join the rapidly expanding business.

Mat Anwyl said: “Phil is a valued member of the team; experienced, knowledgeable, approachable and a great leader. With the company continuing to expand, it was necessary to introduce an operations director role to oversee all activity in Cheshire and North Wales.

“Phil is, without doubt, the right man for this position and I look forward to working with him closely in the coming months and years as we achieve our ambitious targets.”


Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Paul Feely to head up its building engineering services skill line for the Northern region.

Paul Feely

Based in their Manchester office, the newly-created role will see Paul responsible for all building services related enquiries, including MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) design for both new and refurbishment projects, technical advisory, technical due diligence, dilapidation, energy reduction and energy compliance projects.

Paul joins from Laing O’Rourke where he spent the past five years responsible for the delivery and technical compliance for building services design packages associated with some of the largest retail, healthcare and laboratory projects within the UK.

He is a chartered engineer with CIBSE and has 15 years’ previous experience as a building services design consultant and strives to deliver projects which contribute positively towards reducing energy consumption.

Phil Webb, chair of UK project & development services at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Our project & development services platform has teams covering project management, building consultancy, building engineering services and cost consultancy throughout all regions within the UK from our 10 offices.

“Paul Feely’s appointment has been key to that strategy by leading our Northern building engineering services offer from Manchester.”

Paul Feely said: “I am pleased to join Cushman & Wakefield and look forward to developing relationships with existing and new clients whilst expanding the building engineering services offering across the North.”


ClickTap Media, the digital division of Media Agency Group (MAG), has brought in the former chief operating officer of the Noir Agency, Alex Mellor, to nurture client relationships and support business growth after an impressive start to 2018, including the appointment of head of digital, Ricardo Seixas who joined the agency from Google.

Alex, who was one of the founders of award-winning Noir agency, has extensive experience in the digital industry having previously worked with Social Chain, managing social media marketing campaigns for an impressive roster of global clients, including Puma, Asos and Hungry House.

Alex Mellor

Ricardo Seixas, said: “We had an absolutely fantastic start of the year and talent acquisition was without doubt a key part of our successes. The team is our biggest asset and Alex is a phenomenal addition that I am certain will further help us drive growth.”

ClickTap Media’s portfolio of clients include, I saw it First, Visit Mexico, Herbalife, Protyre, Bermuda Tourism and Sykes cottages.

MAG is one of the UK’s leading independent agencies and has its HQ is in the prestigious MediaCityUK Manchester.

It recently announced it had opened an office in the creative community of Shoreditch, to continue to offer the finest service to both its London based clients and international brands.


Lancashire law firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors (WHN) has appointed Tanzeela Aslam to lead the expansion of its clinical negligence and personal injury practice.

Tanzeela, 37, will head up the clinical negligence and personal injury team, with a remit to promote a relationship-based service that lets clients keep 100% of their damages.

Qualified as both a solicitor and a barrister, Tanzeela takes up a role involving managerial responsibilities. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), as well as an accredited senior litigator.

Tanzeela, who lives in Prestwich and is based at the firm’s Bury office, was recruited by WHN Solicitors from Sheldon Davidson Solicitors where she was head of clinical negligence and industrial disease.

Tanzeela Aslam

Previously, Tanzeela worked as an advocate at LPC Law from 2003 to 2010, when she handled a broad spectrum of cases including personal injury, mortgage possession, consumer credit act litigation, and insolvency proceedings.

Tanzeela, who will work under director Michael Shroot, said: “WHN is a local firm that focuses on building strong relationships with clients through a determination to achieve the right result.

“Unlike many personal injury firms, which take up to 25% of the client’s damages towards their costs, WHN do not ask for a cost contribution or deduct a success fee from the client’s damages, underlining the firm’s ethos.”

Michael added: “We are delighted that Tanzeela has joined WHN and our senior team are confident she will make a valuable contribution to the ongoing expansion of our practice.

“She brings a highly impressive skillset, including wide-ranging management acumen and highly specialised technical knowledge.”