People on the move: EBP Building Products; API Group; Bromleys; Fisher German; Integra People

From left: Jess Brooke, Sam Brooke, Abbie Mosley

A North West-based building products supplier has recruited a business development manager to spearhead UK-wide growth.

Abbie Mosley will be instrumental in EBP Building Products’ expansion from its base in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Abbie, 22, from Huddersfield, has a business background working for multi-national companies in Yorkshire and the North West.

Enterprise car rental firm and retailer Mamas & Papas are two of the companies she has worked for prior to gaining a degree in business and supply chain management at the University of Huddersfield.

A management buyout, led by Philip Brooke in 2015, saw the long-established Ensor Building Products business, founded in 1929, enter a new era, in addition to a change in trading name and redefined style of business at the beginning of 2017.

EBP Building Products is one of the UK’s largest specialist importers and distributors of roofing, drainage and building materials to builders’ merchants and the construction industrye.

Abbie’s recruitment is integral to the next phase of EBP’s expansion and has enabled owner managing director Philip Brooke to consolidate his team, with Jess Brooke joining in June 2017 as head of sales and customer service and Sam Brooke joining in October 2017 to spearhead developing new commercial and market opportunities for the business.

Mr Brooke explained: “Abbie is talented and ambitious and brings valuable experience of working closely with customers as well as the manufacturing, logistics and distribution side.

“She is looking to take her career to the next level and EBP is the perfect platform for her to achieve this as we aim to consolidate and build upon our position as one of the UK’s leading challenger providers to the construction industry.”

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Manchester-based brand empowerment specialist API Group has strengthened its presence in the US with the appointment of Michael Frederick to business unit president and general manager API Americas.

Based from API’s US headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas, Michael will oversee the company’s North American foils and laminates businesses and will be responsible for driving forward API’s long-term growth strategy in the US.

Michael Frederick

Michael holds more than 30 years’ experience in the paper and packaging industry and was previously president and CEO of privately-owned Commercial Lithographing Company that specialises in labels, greetings cards and envelopes.

Prior to this, Michael was vice president of Huhtamaki’s Food Service packaging business in North America.

With many years of knowledge and experience in sales and market development for the paperboard, folding carton and packaging industry, as well as creating new product lines to secure extensive revenue growth, Michael joins at a time when API has made significant investments in its US capability as a platform for growth.

Dino Kiriakopolous, API Group chief executive, said: “This is a key appointment for API Americas, and Michael’s extensive experience in the packaging sector will be invaluable as we seek to strengthen our presence in the US.

“He has a proven track record for delivering results and identifying new opportunities and we look forward to welcoming Michael to the senior management team.”

Michael added: “API is quickly gaining traction as a key player in the US packaging market, which makes it an exciting time to join.

“My role will be an opportunity to use my knowledge and experience, to develop API’s international presence even further, working with the senior management team to increase revenue opportunities across the board.”

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Law firm Bromleys has made two key appointments to its childcare team.

Anthony Theakston and Daniela Maggioni have joined the Tameside practice as associate solicitors from AFG Law in Bolton.

The duo are specialists in representing children and parents in care proceedings and are accredited by the Law Society as experts in children law.

Anthony Theakston and Daniela Maggioni

Partner Olivia Bell, head of the childcare team, said: “Having worked on opposing sides to Anthony and Daniela for many years, I have been impressed with their professionalism and abilities as advocates and solicitors, and I’m delighted they are joining our team at Bromleys.

“Their arrival marks further expansion for the team as we focus on recruiting experienced solicitors who are accredited and recognised for their expertise in representing children in often complex proceedings.”

Anthony said: “I am excited and proud in equal measure to join Bromleys.

“The firm has an excellent reputation for its standard of legal advice, matched by high standards of client care and service. I am looking forward to being part of a talented and committed department and firm.”

Daniela said: “I am delighted to join Bromleys. In my years of practice I have always been impressed with the approach adopted by the firm’s childcare solicitors.

“I feel privileged to be joining such a skilled and experienced team who value their clients and are wholly committed to achieving the best possible outcome for them.”

The Bromleys team advises on all aspects and stages of childcare proceedings, including interim care and supervision orders, wardship, parental responsibility orders and contact orders.

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A property consultancy has expanded its regional planning team in Chester to help service the firm’s expanding client base as a result of strong growth across the North West.

Fisher German has appointed Nial Casselden as a planner at its regional office in Chester as it sees an increase in work in the area.

Nial has almost 18 years’ experience in local authority planning and joins the firm from Cheshire West and Chester Council, where he led the development management team to become one of the best performing in the region.

He appeared on the BBC2 series ‘The Planners’ and ‘Permission Impossible’ in 2013 and 2014, where he presented a number of interesting planning and enforcement cases in Cheshire.

Nial Casselden

He will lead on planning in the Chester office, working on a range projects across the residential, commercial and agricultural sectors.

The expansion is on the back of a large number of successes which will see the department also welcome another planner in September.

Nial, who has been a chartered planner for 10 years, said: “I am extremely pleased to join Fisher German and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s ongoing success.

“The North West will be one of the key growth areas in the country over the next few years and I am very keen to expand our range of influence and win new customers, whilst providing an exemplary service to our existing clients.”

Liberty Stones, partner at Fisher German, added: “We are continuing to grow the planning team in the North West as we see an increase in work across the region.

“Nial has an excellent knowledge of the area and a wealth of experience which will help strengthen the service we offer to our clients.”

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National recruitment agency Integra People has announced the appointment of Debbie Unsworth as head of education for its existing growing division.

David Lewis, managing director at Integra People, said: “Integra Education was launched in response to client and market demand, and we are pleased and excited to pay considerable attention and invest in growing the team, to ensure we continue to provide a quality service.”

Debbie joins the business with almost 20 years of recruitment experience, specifically in the education sector, and is based in Integra People’s head office in Warrington.

She said: “I still love finding the perfect role for my candidates, and I get a huge buzz from knowing that I did a great job and provided the best service to one of my schools and teachers.

Debbie Unsworth

“I think that the education sector is currently facing many challenges, and there is a shortage of teachers. When this is combined with budget restrictions, it makes for a difficult time for schools.

“I chose Integra People to work with as they empowered me with a certain level of freedom to do what is right for the schools and not just the agency. I want to make our service affordable to the schools whilst still providing outstanding service.”

Also joining her team this month is Jackie Edwards, a SEND consultant, who has not only recruitment experience, but after more than 10 years as HLTA in primary school, she also has an excellent understanding of how schools operate and how best to help them with their requirements.

Speaking about her new opportunity, Jackie said: “I have had such a warm welcome from everybody here at Integra, and I am very excited to get started.”

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