People: ONS Group; Inspire North; Fox Agency; and more

Managed IT Services provider, ONS Group, has appointed Rebecca Warren as the company’s new account manager for its Channel Sales business.

This delivers a range of technical and support services to partner IT businesses which work with end-user clients.

Warren joins to help meet rising demand from a growing roster of partners seeking support for their clients’ needs.

Matt Allaway, channel director for Sheffield-based ONS Group, said: “It is gratifying that our business is able to recruit individuals of Rebecca’s calibre, with the range of skills she has readily displayed in her previous role, managing multiple accounts, ensuring a high level of customer retention and satisfaction was maintained.

“She has developed a great reputation for the quality of her client service work and it helps she joins from a role that has prepared her for the growth and number of new clients we will have to manage here at ONS in the years ahead.

“This latest appointment will support the growth of our channel sales business, but given the growing demand for our unique service offering, I’m confident there will be more.”

Warren added: “This is a great time to be joining ONS, a business very much on the up, with record revenues in the last two years expected to be bettered this year.

“The team here at ONS have a very clear growth strategy and my experience will stand us in good stead as we strengthen existing client relationships, whilst connecting with prospects hoping for a different approach to servicing their client’s needs.

“I’m confident that by combining my experience and knowledge of the challenges faced by clients in the sector, with ONS’s excellent reputation, we will not only deliver the results the business is expecting, but ensure I achieve the personal targets I have been set.”


Inspire North, a Leeds-based charity providing mental health, wellbeing, and domestic abuse services across the north of England, has appointed Adam Miller as its new chief finance officer.

Miller joins from St Anne’s Community Services, where he was head of finance business partnering.

He will be responsible for the charity’s financial affairs and reporting across the Inspire North group, which includes mental health and wellbeing services provider, Community Links, and Foundation, a Registered Social Landlord which supports people at risk of homelessness and associated issues, and perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.

Miller said: “I’m happy to join Inspire North at such an exciting time, as our group of charities continues to push forward with finding innovative and results-driven ways to deliver vital mental health, housing and wellbeing services to adults across the north of England.”

Ruth Kettle, chief executive officer, said: “Adam’s finance experience in the charity and non-profit sector will be play an important part in helping shape our growth moving forward and ensuring Inspire North is able to continue delivering support services to people who are experiencing some of the most vulnerable times of their life.”


Global B2B technology marketing specialist, Fox Agency, has made six new Leeds-based appointments following a series of strategic client wins.

The hires grow key services at Fox Agency, including copywriting, creative and PR, while bolstering the agency’s operational capabilities to deliver against increasing demand for its integrated offering.

Bringing years of experience from agencies including cain&abelDBB and Havas CX Helia, the new team members have worked with clients such as The Economist, WWF, Halifax, Audi and Visa.

Their arrival takes Fox Agency’s total hires in FY23 to 15, bringing the agency’s total headcount to 60.

The appointments follow a series of client wins with significant integrated marketing briefs, including Gamma, PHINIA and OneStream.

The agency welcomes Tom Sulley as senior art director, Richard Jefferson as senior conceptual copywriter, Lucy Bristow as PR director, Steve Crookes as studio and traffic manager, Will Greaves as project manager and Leyton Williams as finance assistant.

Ben Fox, CEO, said: “Integrated agency partners with extensive knowledge and expertise are critical in ensuring success in a time where CMOs are under increasing pressure to do more with less.

“These six new team members are vital in ensuring we are positioned to adapt and evolve with the growing needs of global marketing teams.

“Our new colleagues bring a wealth of experience from across the industry, and all contribute unique and valuable skills to the team.”



Law firm Switalskis has appointed five new trainees, bringing its total number of trainee solicitors to 14.

It has taken on Cyman Kaur, Hannah Nagle, Ben Harding, Sarah Loxley and Charlotte Henshall. Henshall has become a trainee from her role as paralegal within Switalskis’ Child Abuse Litigation team.

The new cohort will undertake a two-year Career Development Programme, gaining experience at one or more of Switalskis’ 12 locations across Yorkshire and in London.

Nagle and Loxley will take their first seats in Switalskis’ clinical negligence department whose work involves representing clients with extremely complex and sensitive cases.

Kaur joins Switalskis’ commercial property team, while Henshall and Harding take their first seats in the personal injury team.

Amy Clowrey, a director and solicitor in the Child Abuse Litigation department and the firm’s dedicated training principal, said: “It’s a privilege to welcome our new trainees. They are an impressive cohort and I am in no doubt that our bespoke Qualifying Solicitors Programme will provide a strong foundation on which they’ll build a successful legal career with Switalskis.”

Tim Halstead, chief operating officer, added: “We’re a people business so recruiting and retaining great people is a top priority.

“So too is developing our talent from the early stages of their career right through to director level.

“Our robust Career Development Programme gives our trainees, associates, senior associates and directors a clear vision of how they can achieve the next step in their legal careers.

“They’ve already impressed us during the recruitment process and I look forward to watching them develop their careers further with us.”