People: Law firm boosts corporate team; Senior hire for accountancy firm; and more

Langleys has strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of Oliver King.

King joins Langleys from Walkers Commercial Solicitors in York where he qualified in 2013. He studied at the College of Law in the city.

He has extensive expertise in working alongside business owners and management teams on mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and corporate governance matters.

Christian Hunt, partner and head of corporate at Langleys, said: “Oliver is an excellent addition to our team. He brings with him considerable commercial experience and technical expertise, and will be a great asset in providing straightforward and cost-effective advice to our clients.”


Rick Sherman

Harrogate-based chartered accountants and tax advisors Howard Matthews Partnership has welcomed on board an experienced senior advisor to its tax team.

Rick Sherman joins the firm as a senior tax manager from a large North London accountancy firm where he was a tax director.

A knowledgeable mixed tax advisor, Sherman brings more than ten years’ experience to the role. At Howard Matthews Partnership, he will work with the tax team to drive business development and help manage client relationships.

He said: “I am excited to join one of the leading firms in Harrogate with such a great reputation amongst the business community. And, as I’m originally from Leeds, it’s also a great pleasure to be able to bring my young family back to Yorkshire.”




Chris Wright

Automotive data expert cap hpi has promoted Chris Wright to the role of managing director over its global operations.

Wright will report to parent company Solera as he leads the continued expansion of the Leeds-based business in the UK and globally. He joined the company in 2015 as sales director.

He said: “cap hpi is leading an unprecedented period of change in the automotive sector. Technology is changing the vehicles we drive, how and when we drive them and how we own them. Data underpins a lot of the change and will be the new oil that drives the sector.

“We are investing in our people, technology and data to ensure we can deliver valuable insight and new tools across the industry.”



Rebecca Fuller

The Urban Transport Group, which represents the strategic transport authorities for the seven largest city regions in England and is based in Leeds, has appointed a new assistant director.

Rebecca Fuller, already policy and research manager at UTG, will deliver policy and research initiatives for its members.

Jonathan Bray, director of UTG, said: “Rebecca’s keen interest in public policy, combined with her strong analytical and communication skills, gives her a proven ability to influence decision makers at the highest level.

“She has already been responsible for some of our strongest policy documents, so I expect her to deliver projects and policies that will have a real and lasting impact on the urban transport debate – and policy decisions – in this country.”

Fuller said: “The next few years are going to be critical for urban transport across England. From the new metro mayors, increased calls for further rail devolution to the practical implementation of the Bus Services Act there are very large issues to be dealt with, and the Urban Transport Group is at the heart of all of them.

“Our role is to advise all stakeholders – government, members and service providers – on the best possible solutions to transport questions. And we do that from a position of strength through rigorous research and highly effective policy documents.

“I am delighted to be helping Jonathan and the team to deliver what our members want and what urban transport in England needs.”