People on the Move: Deloitte; CLEVR Money; RMS; CBRE; HLF Berry Solicitors

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Deloitte’s new North West practice senior partner Andy Westbrook has announced details of his new senior leadership team, to support the business advisory firm’s activity in the North West.

The seven-strong team consists of Jo Ahmed, who will take responsibility for employee engagement, Sean Beech, who will be responsible for driving the firm’s market strategy, with Heather Crosby overseeing strategic projects and Steve Nuttall, who will focus on talent.

Jodi Birkett will drive Deloitte’s private markets agenda across the North West, while Damian Sanders will head up the firm’s business development activities.

Formed to build on the impact Deloitte has in the North West market, the firm’s senior leadership team will focus on maintaining strong relationships with plcs and large privately-owned businesses across the region.

Andy Westbrook said: “The North West region has continued to flourish in times of uncertainty, and it is Deloitte’s priority to ensure that businesses in the region remain prosperous.

“This is the role of the senior leadership team – to add value to our clients and make an impact on the wider economy.

“Each member of the team has an excellent track record in helping growing businesses achieve their growth prospects. I’m excited about Deloitte’s future under the guidance of the new leadership team.”


CLEVR Money, the Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Preston credit union, has welcomed back a familiar face as one of its new managers, among a raft of new appointments.

Anthony Brookes has been appointed business development and collection manager at the Blackpool-based credit union in Birley Street.

Previously a loans officer for seven years with the local credit union, Anthony has returned to the not-for-profit business after three years away.

He said: “I have had an incredible welcome, and it has been wonderful meeting up with so many of the members I’ve worked with before.

The Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Preston team, from left: Anthony Brookes, Michelle Swain, Kenny Connelly, Jordan Moorhouse, Andrew Moulding, and Jackie Colebourne

“Over the next few weeks I’ll be setting up appointment sessions in community hubs throughout the area, hopefully making it easier for people who struggle to get to the branch in Blackpool and for those who prefer a face-to-face meeting rather than applying online.”

The credit union has gone through a number of changes during Anthony’s absence, including the appointment of Jackie Colebourne, who was the first member of staff, to governance and administration manager.

The team has also recently expanded, with the arrival of new loans officer Kenny Connelly and apprentice business administrator Jordan Moorhouse. They join assistant manager Andrew Moulding and loans officer Michelle Swain at the Birley Street office.

Between them, Anthony and Jackie will head up the credit union operation and hope to increase the number of people CLEVR Money helps with fair and affordable loans.

These are available to people who live or work within the ‘common bond area’, which involves Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Preston.


Vikki McCrindle and Jack Fisher

Altrincham PR agency RMS has grown its headcount with the appointment of Vikki McCrindle as senior account manager and Jack Fisher as digital marketing executive.

Vikki has a solid track record in professional services PR and marketing, while Jack was offered a permanent position after proving his worth during a stint of work experience in the agency’s digital marketing team.


CBRE has appointed John McHugh in a new role as director of customer experience and placemaking within its property management team.

Based in the Manchester office, John will lead CBRE’s regional customer experience and placemaking offer delivering tailored services to both clients and occupiers.

John’s role will provide clients with a range of services including research, event curation, development and planning, all with a focus on attraction, engagement and retention of occupiers, supported by CBRE’s agency and professional service lines.

John has more than 13 years’ experience in a variety of marketing and brand roles including, Bruntwood, and most recently as head of strategic & commercial marketing within the property division of MAG (Manchester Airports Group), which involved leading the marketing strategy and placemaking activation for the flagship £1bn Airport City Manchester Joint Venture.

Jenny Smith, senior director, property management at CBRE, said: “I am thrilled John is joining the team, his appointment will help to create a real point of difference for CBRE and help to support our clients across the North West and beyond.

John McHugh

“We’re always looking for new ways to drive better value for our clients and the untapped potential of providing placemaking strategy and activation is really important to us.”

John Ogden, executive director and managing director of CBRE’s Northern business, said: “We’re delighted John is joining the CBRE team in the North West at this really exciting time for our business.

“We strive to attract and recruit the best talent available in the region to support the service delivery to our wide range of clients.

“We’re looking forward to John and the team working on a variety of high-profile projects over the coming months, as well as taking our strengthened placemaking proposition to new clients across the UK.”

John McHugh said: “Placemaking is becoming increasingly important to landlords and developers and it’s vital our industry explores new and smarter ways of identifying, communicating and delivering a location’s proposition and sense of place.

“I’m delighted to be joining CBRE to help further develop their placemaking offer for the benefit of their wide range of market-leading clients.”

CBRE manage more than two million square feet of mixed use and business park instructions in the North West, with a remit to provide placemaking, marketing and place activation to key schemes, including First Street, Towers Business Park, Exchange Quay and the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool.


The Chorlton office of local law firm HLF Berry has appointed specialist Louise Walls to be part of its team looking after residential conveyancing clients in the area.

“Chorlton has a buoyant first-time buyer market and lively property market generally, so we’re delighted that Louise has joined us and will be specialising in residential conveyancing,” said Paul Hannam, HLF Berry Solicitors partner.

HLF Berry has been providing professional services across Manchester for more than 100 years, spanning family law, commercial law, charities and not-for-profit law, education law, ecclesiastical law, wills, powers of attorney and probate services, and conveyancing.

A qualified legal executive with a degree in law from Sheffield University, 34-year-old Louise has worked for legal firms in Leeds and Manchester before joining HLF Berry Solicitors.

Louise Walls

Paul Hannam added: “Louise has extensive experience of working in a range of legal areas that includes business restructuring and insolvency as well as conveyancing.

“She is specialising in work for our residential conveyancing clients, ensuring that their home sale or purchase, land buying, re-mortgage, home build, or other property transaction, goes as smoothly as possible.”

Louise Walls said: “Since joining HLF Berry I’ve been able to put my experience of conveyancing to good use by helping clients in the Chorlton area with an array of property-related legal matters.

“The firm is committed to the local area and the team is client-focused, with everyone working hard to best meet the needs of every client.”