Appointments: MHA Lighting, Mersey Maritime and DWF

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MANCHESTER LED lighting specialist MHA Lighting has appointed two new starters to strengthen its sales and communication teams.  

Jim Williams joins MHA as regional business manager (Northern) and Anthony Monks, who joins as senior communications executive.

Managing director Tom Harrison said: “I’m delighted to welcome both Jim and Anthony to MHA Lighting’s ever-growing family. They’ve joined MHA at a very exciting time, as we’ve secured a number of new exciting projects.”

MHA now employs more than 40 people at the company’s headquarters in Atherton.


Mersey Maritime strengthens business engagement team (with attached pic L-R Tim Morgan, Martha Francis, Sarah King, Jim Teasdale Chief Executive, John Weatherall, Annette Parker).

BIRKENHEAD trade body Mersey Maritime, which represents more than 1,700 firms supplying the maritime sector, has made two hires to strengthen its business engagement team.

The public and private sector-funded group recently gained a three year extension of its European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding to drive business growth and job creation in maritime SMEs.

It has appointed marketing coordinator Sarah King from international shipping firm Atlantic Container Line (ACL). And John Weatherall joins as business coordinator from a finance position with Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW), which is also part of the Mersey Maritime Group (MMG).

Chief executive Jim Teasdale said: “Sarah and John will play key roles in our new, re-energised business engagement team.

“Their assistance will enable Mersey Maritime to offer a more comprehensive service to the industry’s SME community on Merseyside, bringing these businesses together with larger maritime firms to promote stronger local supply chains.”


ALISON Lui, senior lecturer in law at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), has completed a staff work placement with DWF’s employment team.

Simon Price, a professional development lawyer in the litigation practice group, helped to organise the placement as part of DWF’s partnership with LJMU and its “World of Work” programme.

He said: “Alison’s placement is part of a long-term partnership with LJMU. Last year over 20 DWF lawyers from our Liverpool office trained to be World of Work coaches and will be helping LJMU students in the coming months and years to maximise their employability chances by passing on their own experiences from practice.

“Alison’s placement presented us with a different challenge as she is already qualified, so we put together a programme that would help Alison benefit from her time with us.”

Alison spent her time at DWF working in the employment team, primarily with senior solicitor, Clare Young, and her colleagues.