People on the Move: Pannone Corporate; Roger Hannah; Bibby Financial Services; One; Base Architecture and Design
Pannone Corporate has made two senior appointments to its construction and regulatory teams.
Emma Judge has joined to lead the construction team as a director.
Emma, who advises employers, developers, purchasers and contractors on all aspects of construction and engineering law, joins from Turner Parkinson where she was a partner.
Prior to that, Emma has worked at Pannone LLP and Addleshaw Goddard.
Bill Dunkerley has been appointed as a director in the regulatory team.
Bill, who specialises in defending companies and individuals facing regulatory investigations and prosecutions, primarily in health and safety and environmental cases, joins from Keoghs in Bolton.
Pannone Corporate managing partner, Paul Jonson, said: “Emma and Bill are highly respected in their fields.
“Both have excellent reputations in their fields and have a wealth of experience in their sectors. I am delighted to welcome them to the firm.”
Angela Juszczyk has been promoted to director, and Steven Whittle to associate director, at Manchester chartered surveyor Roger Hannah.
Neil O’Brien, director of building consultancy said: “Steven is a highly experienced and committed member of staff, and this promotion is well deserved.
“He continues to be an integral part of the increased growth of the building consultancy department and company as a whole.”
Steven Whittle said: “I joined RH & Co as a graduate surveyor and it is testimony to the ethos of the company and the various people who have helped me along the way, to be made an associate director and share in the continued growth and expansion of the company.”
Director Simon Cook, said: “Angela’s promotion to director is very much deserved reflecting her knowledge and experience in the field of compulsory purchase where she acts for acquiring authorities and claimants nationwide.
“She has also made a significant contribution in the growth of the business and this promotion is recognition of all that she has achieved in the business.”
Angela said: “Roger Hannah is a forward thinking regional practice who are strong in the field of compulsory purchase.
“We have a great team and I’m looking forward to building on the success of the compulsory purchase department and business as a whole.”
Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Jim Davis as managing director for export finance as it looks to further grow its support for businesses trading internationally.
Joining BFS from Yorkshire Bank in 2011, Jim held the role of head of sales for the West Midlands since 2013 and was instrumental in the opening of BFS’s West Midlands Business Centre in 2014.
With more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, Jim has held a variety of commercial finance roles at HSBC and Yorkshire Bank, where he specialised in asset-based lending and invoice finance.
Jim said: “While exporting presents fantastic opportunities for businesses to grow, international trade brings with it challenges relating to extended payment terms and complexities surrounding selling goods overseas.
“Our export finance team help SMEs to overcome these challenges, providing certainty of payment, upfront payment against overseas invoices, and access to a team of export specialists.
“With the UK’s departure from the EU on the horizon, more than ever, SMEs need expert support.
“In addition to providing valuable support for existing exporters, we want to be able to help those businesses new to international trade to uncover growth opportunities overseas.
“I look forward to supporting the growth of thousands of UK SMEs in my new role.”
Kash Ahmad, head of specialist products at Liverpool-based BFS, said: “Throughout his time with BFS, Jim has put both clients and colleagues at the heart of his leadership, and this has led to fantastic results, time and time again.
“I’m fully confident that Jim will continue this trend in his new role, helping to further enhance the support we provide to SMEs trading overseas.”
With more than 40 operations in 14 countries spanning Europe, North America and Asia, BFS provides foreign exchange services and specialist trade, asset and working capital funding, helping businesses to grow in domestic and international markets.
Manchester-based integrated communications agency, One, has appointed Andy Wood to the position of creative director.
A well-known force within the creative industry and with more than 20 years’ experience, Andy has worked at a multitude of agencies across Manchester on a freelance basis for the past 14 years.
Throughout his career he has frequently worked alongside the previous creative director at One, Pete Johnston. Since retiring, Pete has returned to One as part-time creative consultant and continues to work alongside Andy.
After joining the One team as a freelance copywriter in 2016, Andy has now decided to take the permanent role of creative director at the integrated marketing agency in Sale.
He said: “Having worked as a freelancer for 14 years, moving into a permanent role was always going to be a big decision – one that’s not taken lightly.
“My time working with One became more frequent over the last 12 months and in this time the company has seen real change and has shown incredible initiative to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of marketing. This was a key influencing factor in me wanting to keep working with the team.”
Wayne Silver, managing director at One, added: “Andy’s work on every project he’s been involved in has wowed clients and colleagues alike. It was obvious that the chemistry between Andy and One was there right from the beginning and the time leading up to his appointment has felt like natural progression and growth.”
A Cheshire architectural practice has undergone a significant restructure to support its long-term strategy for growth.
Base Architecture & Design, which has offices in Chester and Shrewsbury, has promoted associate Ben Embrey to the new position of practice associate with a brief to oversee projects being carried out at each office.
Chelsea Wilkes has been hired as Base’s practice co-ordinator and will be responsible for administrative support for both teams, reporting to senior associate Bryn Jones, and will be based in Shrewsbury.
Adam Turnell has moved from architect to junior associate and will manage a team of four within the Shrewsbury office, while Dan James has joined the Chester team as a technologist.
With more than 220 commissions spanning the UK, the restructure supports the firm’s commitment to providing a high level of service to existing and future clients, said director Harry Reece.
“With the opening of the Chester office last year and a growing profile in Shropshire, the Midlands and beyond, we are experiencing an unprecedented demand for our services in the householder, residential and commercial sectors.
“Under the new structure Ben will lead the associate board to ensure our projects develop efficiently and are still achieving the high level of design and detail that we have based our reputation on. He will also support the directors on a day-to-day basis on lead design and practice management.
“As practice co-ordinator Chelsea will have an overarching brief across all sectors of the business and give the additional support we need to ensure we operate effectively as we grow.”
Ben, who is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, joined Base seven years ago. He said: “It’s a very exciting move for the firm and, personally, I’m delighted to have taken on this new position which will be vital for Base as we expand.”
Base was founded by director Carl Huntley in 2003 and now employs 16 people across both offices.