People: CPW; Mills & Reeve

Jim Buckley, Hazel Andrews & Jon Willmott

Solihull-based CPW, the international building services consultancy, has promoted three team members to director roles.

The promoted individuals are Hazel Andrews from the sustainability team, Jim Buckley from the public health team, and Jon Willmott, who leads the acoustics team.

Andrews, who joined CPW in 2012, has played a crucial role in establishing the sustainability team, assisting clients in achieving sustainable designs, navigating accreditations, and developing successful energy strategies with a fabric-first approach.

Buckley joined the firm more than seven years ago, growing the public health team and its services. He said: “We have some really exciting plans in the pipeline for the team – including our own research and development commitment to focus on innovative and sustainable engineering within the sector. I’m therefore so pleased to become a director – it is further proof that CPW truly invests in its people and what they have to offer.

“It was CPW’s work culture and values that drew me in, and my expectations have honestly been exceeded” added Jon – who established the acoustics team following his arrival two years ago. “The team has grown in size since its formation, and we have been incredibly well supported in meeting the growing demand across multiple sectors for acoustic input. This promotion is a fantastic way to round off the year and I’m proud to be in great company with Hazel and Jim.”

Andy Hill, director at CPW, said: “We are so pleased for Hazel, Jim, and Jon as their promotions to director not only celebrate their fantastic contributions to the business and a milestone in their careers – but it also marks a really exciting moment of growth for CPW.

“We now have nine specialist teams, including sustainability, public health, acoustics, innovations, vertical transport, and more. This highlights our strengths as a multi-disciplinary sustainable engineering consultancy. Hazel, Jim, and Jon have been a key part of this success and I wish them the best of luck in these new roles and look forward to seeing what they do next.”


Dan Braithwaite

Dan Braithwaite has joined Mills & Reeve as a principal associate, transitioning from Pinsent Masons.

With over 11 years of integral involvement in Pinsent Mason’s healthcare sector and four years of prior experience within the in-house legal teams of Craegmoor and the Priory Group, Braithwaite brings sector knowledge to his new role at Mills & Reeve.

He will collaborate closely with health & care M&A lead partner Julian Smith, alongside Natalie Wade and Paul Krivosic, on the team’s engagements with clients undertaking corporate projects, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, and shareholder collaborations within the health & care sector.

Throughout his career, he has been engaged in a diverse portfolio of transactions spanning major providers of adult residential care, children’s care and education, fostering services, learning disability services, social housing, mental health, fertility services, and life sciences.

Julian Smith said: “Dan is a great addition to our team and brings exceptional sector and deal know-how to our healthcare mergers & acquisitions practice. Our clients will benefit greatly from this recruitment, and we look forward to working closely with Dan on a range of future projects”.

Braithwaite said: “I’m excited to have joined the firm and to be working with the fantastic and passionate health and social care experts that the team at Mills & Reeve boast, the breadth and depth of health and social care expertise in this firm is really impressive and hopefully I can contribute to the growth and success of this great national practice.”

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