People: Business change consultancy adds to team; Trio bolster recruiter’s growth; and more

Birmingham-based change consultancy Entec Si has recruited a consulting director and an assistant consultant.

Entec Si has strengthened its operational board with the appointment of Sarah Towers as consulting director.

As well as heading up the business’ local government sector, one of its key focus areas, she will play an important role in shaping the business’ strategic direction.

This will include working with CEO Eman Al-Hillawi and chair Peter Marsden to identify future growth areas and in driving operational improvements. She joins the business following 16 years at Capita Technology Solutions and Capita Public Service and brings with her extensive experience in business transformation and project and programme management.

With a strong background in the delivery of internal projects, David Walker has been appointed as an assistant consultant. His role will focus on supporting the wider Entec Si team with business analysis and project delivery for a variety of different clients.

Al-Hillawi said: “These appointments mark a positive start to 2022, building on the successful implementation of our new operating model last year. The sky’s the limit for us this year and we already have plans to make more key hires over the coming months.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with Sarah and David and seeing their careers go from strength to strength on this next stage of our growth journey.”


A Birmingham-based specialist accountancy recruiter has cemented its flying start to the new year with three new recruits as the business continues to grow.

Following a strong 2021 performance, Sheridan Maine, on Hagley Road, part of the Pertemps Network Group, has taken on Daisy Williams, Caitlin Smith and Will Dakin as associate consultants.
Managing Director Jamie Rodden said: “Last year we secured supplier status with a significant number of clients within our region, coupled with an increased demand from our existing client base. We needed to expand our team.

“I am delighted to welcome Caitlin, Daisy and Will to our well-established transactional/part-qualified recruitment team. They have hit the ground running and are already making a positive impact.”



CEO and founder of Birmingham PR agency spottydog communications, Rachel Roberts has started her tenure after being appointed Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) president for 2022.

With more than 20 years experience within PR and communications, Roberts has worked with a range of clients including Mitchells & Butlers pubs, McDonalds, Cancer Research UK, Yellow Pages, Bristan and the NHS.

She said: “My key focus in my year as president is broadening the representation of practitioners who engage with CIPR from across the PR industry and this mission is reflected within the composition of this year’s CIPR Board which features a wealth of talent representing the diversity of PR practice and practitioner community.”