People: The latest West Midlands hires

Philip Viner

Birmingham-based shower firm Triton has made a trio of additions to its board of directors.

Emily Johnson has been appointed to the position of sales director – retail and export.

With over 20 years’ experience specialising in product management and development, Philip Viner becomes commercial director following a move from Wolseley UK’s plumbing and heating division.

Completing the trio, Stuart Lane has been promoted to trade sales director, having previously worked for the manufacturer for over 20 years, most recently as head of trade sales.

David Tutton, managing director at Triton Showers, said: “I am delighted to welcome Emily, Phil and Stuart to the board. In the months ahead, their combined knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to build on the foundations of 45 years in the British bathroom industry.

“As well as making major contributions toward shaping a sustainable business that is fit for the future, their individual skill-sets will also be hugely beneficial in the areas of product design and accelerating sales-related performance. I wish them all the very best of luck as they each begin another rewarding chapter in their professional lives.”

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PwC has welcomed 219 new graduates to its Birmingham practice, including graduate level, higher apprentices and school leavers in its autumn intake.
With a further 31 recruits into PwC’s East Midlands office and 25 into Milton Keynes, PwC’s total recruitment reaches a record 275 new joiners across the Midlands.

The professional services firm has taken on 197 graduates from universities across the country, including from the University of Birmingham, Aston University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Wolverhampton, University of Leicester, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Loughborough University, De Montfort University and the University of Wolverhampton.

PwC is also welcoming over 130 students who are participating in the Flying Start programme – a degree course run in conjunction with PwC, ICAEW, University of Nottingham Business School, University of Reading, Newcastle University and the University of Manchester Business School. The programme allows students to study at university, as well as gaining practical paid work experience with PwC.

In addition, 42 students joined its third cohort of the technology degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Birmingham, where students enjoy a fully-funded degree, work placements with PwC and employment beyond.

Matthew Hammond, senior partner for the Birmingham office and Midlands region leader, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our annual intake of graduates, higher apprentices and school leavers in Birmingham, despite so much instability for young people and in the midst of Covid-19 restrictions. It demonstrates our commitment to safeguarding opportunities for those at the outset of their careers. I am pleased to see how the ‘Class of 2020’ has adapted so quickly with virtual inductions and immediately learning new ways of working.
“We recruit local talent including school leavers, higher apprentices and graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds, because we want to actively invest in the next generation of future leaders from our region.”

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Jennie Lindehoff has been appointed as head of PR and outreach at Birmingham digital performance marketing agency ClickThrough Marketing

Lindehoff joins from Search Laboratory where she has spent the last eight years focusing on search and digital PR.

At ClickThrough she will be responsible for driving the PR and Outreach service by helping identify and create creative campaigns for their clients and supporting the agency’s ambitions to grow the PR department.

“I am very excited to be part of the ClickThrough family and help grow their PR offering and to create exciting campaigns for their clients,” said Lindehoff.

“My Digital PR and Outreach experience will support the great work already being done by the teams in driving customer engagement, brand awareness, and positive SEO rankings for our clients.”

Director of client services Chris Roberts added: “It’s really exciting to see our agency continue to grow, and for our product offering to keep being improved upon. I’m looking forward to seeing how this product offering develops over the coming months and seeing Jennie inspire and challenge our clients.”

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