People: New recruit to help Robertson reach £55m turnover; Audit manager hire for accountancy firm; and more

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ROBERTSON Yorkshire and East Midlands, part of the £300m turnover infrastructure group Robertson, has promoted from within to fill the role of commercial director for the business.

With 18 years of experience in a range of national construction contractors, Rebecca Southworth will be tasked with reaching the ambitious growth targets of the newest business in the Robertson Group.

She said: “I am delighted to have this new challenge within such a dynamic business. We are very confident we can achieve the goal of being a £55m turnover business in five years.”

Robertson Yorkshire and East Midlands, based at Thorncliffe Business Park, Sheffield, says it has already secured 85% of the revenues it needs to hit its targets for 2016/2017.

A number of new projects have contributed to the company’s rapid growth, including the 444 bed £20m student accommodation at Talbot House, Nottingham and 115 bed £6m student accommodation at Lawrence St, York.


Hawsons Mark CousinsHAWSONS Chartered Accountants has hired Mark Cousins as a manager within the firm’s Doncaster office.

Mr Cousins has more than 20 years’ experience in the accounting profession qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1999 in Grimsby. He moved to Sheffield to join Holmes Widlake and this firm merged with Hawsons in November 2013.

He is now an FCA and has a mixed portfolio of clients but is mainly engaged in acting for the firms’ larger corporate assignments.


Mark Reed AffectoA SOUTH Yorkshire-based tech recruitment agency has made the latest in a series of new appointments this year, adding to its senior team.

Mark Reed, formerly of Elevation Recruitment, joins Affecto, a multi-division technology recruitment agency, as a senior technology recruiter.

He brings with him more than 10 years’ experience working within the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Affecto MD, Daniel Koseoglu, said: “The technology sector is unrecognisable from where it was 10 years ago, both here in Yorkshire and across the globe. To that end, there are very few recruitment consultants that have more than a few years under their belt specialising solely in filling roles in the industry.
“What Mark brings to the business is a decade of experience working in a similarly specialist area, and one that has led the way in terms of embracing technology to help it advance and improve operations. We’re delighted to have him on board. His contribution to helping continue to build the brand and establish Affecto as a leading agency focused on supporting clients and candidates within the sector is already having a positive impact.”