People: Arc Pensions Law; Leeds Community Foundation; 75Media; and more

National specialist pensions law firm, Arc Pensions Law, has welcomed associate Michael Wilcock to its Leeds office.

He joins from Walker Morris and has wide ranging experience working with clients on a range of pension matters involving both defined contribution and defined benefit schemes.

He specialises in advising on complex and high-value advisory and transactional matters involving schemes with assets ranging from £10m to £1.5bn.

Wilcock also has extensive experience advising on the provision of life assurance benefits, individual and bulk transfers, and also on communications to pension scheme members.

He delivers seminars and training sessions for trustees on various aspects of pensions law and legal updates.

Kate Payne, managing partner, said: “We are happy to have Michael joining us in Leeds. His broad experience across both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes makes him a great addition to the firm.”

Wilcock added: “I am extremely pleased to join the growing team of experts at Arc Pensions Law, with a longstanding reputation for delivering first-rate advice on all aspects of pensions law.”


Leeds Community Foundation has appointed its first chief operating officer.

Alex Ellis-White brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications and engagement, project management and business transformation roles in the public, private and third sectors.

Having previously held the position of communications business partner at NHS Digital for 10 years, Ellis-White is passionate about innovation and the use of technology to improve lives.

He is also founder and chief executive of volunteer-run charity Better Giving Partnership, which runs the Givto charity fundraising service he devised.

He previously volunteered as director within the commercial arm of Voluntary Action Leeds, supporting third sector organisations across the city.

Leeds Community Foundation is an independent grant maker, collaborator, and leader. It brings together organisations and individuals to invest in communities, building a fairer Leeds for everyone.

Ellis-White said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Leeds Community Foundation and being able to contribute to making Leeds and Bradford fairer and more equitable cities for all.

“Together, we can make a big difference to the hundreds of small charities and community organisations, and the communities and individuals they support.”

Steph Taylor, CEO, added: “Alex is a fantastic addition to our team and is already making such a positive impact as we embark on our new strategy.

“Alex and our brilliant team will help us to respond to the huge demand for grants in communities right across Leeds and Bradford; while also working closely with businesses and individuals who can make a difference to their local communities by giving through Leeds Community Foundation.”


Leeds-headquartered out-of-home advertising specialist, 75Media, has appointed a new head of programmatic.

In the newly created role, Jan Vimal will grow and scale the company’s programmatic department. She brings with her over a decade spent working in the advertising sector, predominately in programmatic and adtech.

Most recently she worked for six years within the advertising consultancy she founded, Progmatic Motion, helping advertising businesses to drive and scale business through sales, Ad Ops and tech.

Previous roles include positions in sales, account management, Ad Ops and tech for companies including AOL (now Yahoo), Adyoulike which was acquired by Open web and Mapp (now Audioplus).

Paul Inman, managing director at 75Media, said: “Given how much we’ve grown since we launched at the start of the pandemic, to now be the sixth largest out-of-home network in the UK, we felt it was the right time to bring onboard a specialist in programmatic (prDOOH) to help develop what will undoubtedly be a very important sales channel for our business.

“Jan brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise: she’s already doing a great job of working collaboratively with clients and building relationships throughout the programmatic chain, to help us create a meaningful footprint in the prDOOH space.”

Vimal said: “75Media has incredible talent and I am very much looking forward to going on a journey with them around digital out-of-home as the ad space grows.

“My aim is to develop the team’s understanding around the programmatic space and enhance what we are doing as a company.

“It’s an exciting time to be in this sector: 75 Media is at the forefront of prDOOH and is taking the initiative to lead and educate the market.

“The growth they’ve experienced in a relatively short space of time shows how they’re shaking things up in the sector.”


Hull-based pharmaceutical solutions provider, Origin, has appointed Michael McSorley as new managing director.

With almost a decade’s experience in the pharmaceutical section, McSorley joins Origin after serving as head of business development at AAH Pharmaceuticals, where he led a large, multi-disciplinary team and managed the route-to-market strategy, customer engagement, and external technology landscape.

His strategic leadership resulted in significant EBIT growth and enhanced market positioning.

In his new role as managing director, McSorley will be responsible for overseeing Origin’s strategic direction, operational management and business development efforts.

He will focus on innovating Origin’s market offering, enhancing customer satisfaction, and ensuring operational excellence across all areas of the company.

McSorley said: “Origin Pharma has established itself as a leader in pharmaceutical solutions, making this an exciting time to join the team.

“I look forward to strengthening existing client relationships and forging new ones to further advance our business vision.”

Keith Wade, sales director, said: “Michael’s extensive experience will be crucial in supporting our growth.

“He will enhance our service portfolio and play a pivotal role in our strategy to expand into new and developing markets.”