People: Recruitment firm fills newly created role; Solicitors bolsters criminal defence team; and more

E3 Recruitment (E3R), the Huddersfield-based engineering and manufacturing recruiter, has appointed Chrissie Gale as Head of People and Organisation Development.

E3R has worked with Gale since 2013 following the creation of Mooncas, an events business operating across Yorkshire and Humber working within the manufacturing and education sectors, organising and managing events Educated Yorkshire, Techtrade and Manufactured Yorkshire – an event sponsored by E3R since 2015.

Mooncas events was later bought by the Made in Group and became Made in Yorkshire with Gale leading the manufacturing support group.

Prior to Mooncas, in 2011 Gale set up her own business as a sales training coach and mentor to both the private and voluntary sectors working with SME’s.

Her newly created position will see her work in partnership with E3R employees to deliver creative solutions, manage and lead change, provide coaching and guidance, working towards a high performing inclusive culture.

Tracie Norton, E3R Director, said: “Chrissie is a very driven, focussed, professional business woman with energy, passion, and a desire to make things happen.  Chrissie has been instrumental throughout her career in driving business strategies, revenue and people development through coaching, mentoring and implementing key processes and procedures, managing and leading sales teams, budgets, and increasing revenue outputs and streams.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Chrissie to E3R. She will play a key role in delivering key elements of Evolution, our five-year strategy for growth by assisting in the delivery of robust systems to achieve our vision and goals within our organisation.

“This role will lead on the design and delivery of leadership, people and talent development and engagement initiatives to support E3R’s strategic priorities and ensure we remain at the forefront of our industry.”


Jordans Solicitors has announced the appointment of John Ozyer as criminal defence solicitor advocate.

Specialising in motoring and road traffic offences, Ozyer’s other areas of expertise include serious crime and fraud offences.

Across each legal area, Ozyer will be representing clients in both magistrates and crown court.

Based in Jordans Solicitors’ Wakefield office, Ozyer will also be liaising with clients across the other office sites in Dewsbury, Horsforth and Selby.

He will be reporting directly to Sukhbeer Shergill, partner at the firm and head of both family and crime departments.

This new appointment takes Jordans staffing team up to 60 in total across all four offices.

Christine Sands, managing partner at Jordans Solicitors, said: “John is a fantastic addition to Jordans. His expertise and accreditations in criminal litigation for advocacy and fraud will help provide additional legal advice and support for our clients both in Yorkshire and across the UK.”


Absolutely Cultured, the Hull-based arts organisation, has announced the appointment of two new board members and a new corporate partner.

Georgia Allenby and Ben Norman have recently taken up their roles as members of the board while Hull-based legal firm Rollits LLP recently signed a three-year partnership agreement to support the company.

Allenby is the director of Hideout Hotel, and design and marketing manager of her family’s property business, Allenby Commercial.

Bank of England official Norman has also joined the team offering his risk and governance expertise.Currently, Norman is working in the Prudential Regulation Authority part of the bank, leading its relationship with the Nationwide Building Society.

Lee Corner, chair of Absolutely Cultured, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Georgia, Ben and Rollits to our team as we continue to bring ambitious, surprising, compelling and artistic work to Hull.

“This first year for Absolutely Cultured has seen some great work brought to the city and we’re excited for our next event – Urban Legends: Northern Lights – as we finish the year with sights and sounds that will be remembered for many years to come.

“We’re confident the support Georgia, Ben and Rollits will give us will help us continue on our journey to commission and produce more world-class programming.”