People: Restructuring services team strengthened; New hires at insurance broker; and more

Deloitte has strengthened its restructuring services team in Yorkshire with the appointment of a new director.

Martin Chapman has joined as a director from another big four firm where he was the national sector expert for restructuring in education.

His experience includes working with higher education institutions, further education corporations, independent schools, private training providers, lenders to the education sector and the principal Government funding agencies.

The Yorkshire & North East restructuring services team based across the Leeds and Newcastle offices is now 25 strong and made up of two partners – Clare Boardman and Adrian Berry – plus seven directors, one of which has been promoted and another of which has re-joined the firm.

Kate Rosie has been promoted to director and is the regional leader of Deloitte’s corporate simplification national team focusing her time across the regions.

John Berry has re-joined Deloitte after two years working in industry at a private equity owned business going through a major turnaround.

He specialises in providing hands-on advisory support to companies and his experience includes profit and cash improvement projects, accelerated strategic and operating model reviews, cash and working capital optimisation and developing business plans and forecasting processes.

Clare Boardman, partner and Yorkshire & North East restructuring services lead at Deloitte, said: “We continue to invest in the team both in terms of headcount and sector specialisms as we lead clients though periods of financial and operational challenge to establish a path to turnaround.

“We have the depth of sector and technical expertise to drive success for our clients right here in Yorkshire.”


Insurance broker Gallagher has welcomed three new insurance specialists to its Leeds office to support recent growth and further strengthen technical expertise.

Gallagher’s centre of excellence for corporate clients is based on East Parade. Its team of risk management and insurance specialists partner major clients including large private and public companies and multinationals.

Sarah Murfin has taken on the role of key account manager. Bringing over 17 years’ experience, having held roles at a number of global insurance brokers, she will be supporting large corporate clients with their risk and insurance needs, including some of Yorkshire’s most prominent businesses.

Eleanor Slater has joined the team as senior account executive.

She previously worked for major global insurers including Allianz and Liberty Mutual in both property and casualty underwriting. In her new role, Slater will be specialising in supporting global companies to manage their risk exposures.

Will Barnett has also joined from Allianz, where he began his career as an underwriter in multiple classes of insurance.

As an account executive, he will be working with some of the office’s largest clients, primarily in logistics and manufacturing.

James Murray, Leeds branch director, Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, said: “Gallagher in Leeds is going from strength to strength – providing tailored risk management and insurance broking services to a diverse range of major clients throughout Yorkshire and beyond.

“Our new hires are prime examples of our commitment to attracting and developing the industry’s top talent, as well as maintaining high standards of technical expertise.”


Commercial interior design, build and delivery specialist, ADT Workplace has appointed Jonny Phillips to the role of account director.

His recruitment marks a significant step for ADT Workplace, as the company commits to providing workplace consultancy to businesses across the Yorkshire region.

Having previously held positions with CBRE and Brackenridge Hanson Tate, Phillips has a wealth of experience. He joins from Leeds-based Headoffice3 where he was a director.

Phillips is also a co-founder of Yorkshire Property Charity Football, a well-known annual event which has raised over £400,000 for charity since its launch in 2005.

In his new role, he will work closely with the senior leadership team to help execute the company’s ambitious growth plans across the Yorkshire region.

MD David Clemetson said: “We were looking to invest in our senior team with someone who could help us drive forward with our progression plans in the Yorkshire and North East regions.

“As a qualified surveyor with impressive experience and an enviable contacts network, I’m confident Jonny will be a valuable addition to the team as we continue to provide first-class workplace consultancy to our clients.


Sheffield-based PCL has promoted Owen McCaughey to the post of technical sales executive for UK and Ireland, just under seven years after he joined PCL’s customer service team as an office junior.

McCaughey was just 17 when he first arrived at PCL, which is a manufacturer of tyre inflation and compressed air products.

His very first role involved answering phone calls for pricing, delivery dates, order tracking and general enquiries, along with order and data entry.

He progressed to customer service administrator, looking after the internal account management of European customers and prospects, whilst dealing with worldwide queries.

Two years later he replaced a retiring colleague in the role of technical sales support. He spent the next few years dealing with technical issues for customers and end users of PCL’s tyre inflation and compressed air products, and also the TECALEMIT brand of fluid and fuel dispensing products.

PCL sales director, Simon Shorter, said: “Owen’s well-earned promotion gives him responsibility as the main sales and technical support for the TECALEMIT products and accounts, as well as UK Sales for PCL’s petrol forecourt market.

“His ambition, commitment and determination, matched by extensive product knowledge, means he is well-equipped for this role, so we are excited to have Owen on board.

“We are confident he will successfully drive business forward, developing new opportunities for the fluid and pneumatic ranges of TECALEMIT and PCL.”