Movers and shakers: an exceptional roundup of appointments from all over Staffordshire
A growing water safety company has appointed a new COO in an effort to expand its customer base across the UK.
Nick Hemmings joins Leek SAS Eau Ltée after having held successful managerial positions in the construction industry.
SAS Water supports businesses in the vital area of controlling Legionella and other waterborne bacteria that threaten public health, and also has a commercial plumbing division.
The company has continued to thrive, despite the pandemic, and has customers in a wide range of industries, from factories to vacation parks and nursing homes.
Managing Director Lizzie Ward said, “The COO position is new and part of our plans to strengthen the internal operations of the company to drive growth. We welcome Nick because he brings additional management expertise to our team.
Nick, 42, from Leek, said: “I see this as a huge opportunity. It is a challenge that I am really passionate about and which with the time and support of the SAS team I am all for. very confident that we can also progress.
“I am committed to building on all the experiences and skills acquired in my previous leadership roles, which can help develop, strengthen and develop what is already a successful and strong business platform at SAS Water. . “
Meanwhile, the software company TOR systems has named Gabriel Leatham as the head of its growing development team.
The 27-year-old joined the Trentham company – which provides ticketing, booking and CRM solutions to tourist attractions such as the National Memorial Arboretum and the British Museum – after a successful career as a software developer.
Gabriel’s appointment is part of the company’s ambitions to develop a “feature-rich, cloud-based ticketing solution”.
Sarah Bagg, Head of Business Development at TOR, said: “Having someone with this level of experience will bring huge benefits to the company, its development and our customers.
“We are the oldest and most successful ticketing provider in the tourist attraction industry and our recruitment of Gabriel reflects our position in the industry.
“We offer the best of both – personalized service with the development of global standards.”
Maintenance and construction contractor Novus Real Estate Solutions took two new appointments.
Festival Park Company welcomed Claire Bailey-Jones as the new Business Development Manager, while Aine Girn was hired as Marketing Manager.
Claire, who will be responsible for continuing to drive the company’s growth in its target industries nationwide, said, “I am delighted to join Novus at an exciting time as we move forward to lead ambitious growth plans.
“I aim to achieve business growth through strategic goals in the private and social housing sector by focusing on long-term, sustainable construction and renovation projects with key clients across the UK . “
Aine, who already oversees the company’s internal and external communications, said: “My move to Novus could not have come at a better time, as the company enters the next exciting step in its journey.
“Novus has a strategic growth plan in place and I will work hard to support it through tactical marketing, improving market engagement and brand awareness, and supporting a number of events and exhibitions nationwide.
Elsewhere, Keele University welcomed Glenn Handforth as New Entrepreneur in Residence.
Glenn joins a team of talented professionals who are the cornerstone of Keele Gateway’s Innovation Leadership Program, providing program participants with years of combined business knowledge, one-on-one mentorship, and real-world leadership and strategy insight.
Glenn is a Qualified NLP Coach and Master Practitioner, Member of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the YMCA North Staffordshire.
For more than 30 years, he has helped a wide range of people – from entrepreneurs to SME managers – to meet their leadership, vision and direction, strategy, brand communications and operational challenges.
In Glenn’s new role at Keele, he will help empower individuals, teams and organizations to grow by “bringing strategy to life through creative thinking.”
LendTech Company Divide Buy announced the appointment of three senior executives to support its ambitious growth strategy.
The Newcastle-under-Lyme-based Interest Free Credit Provider (IFC) has appointed Heather Goode as Head of Retail Risk and Oversight, Jarone Macklin-Page as Head of Business Development and Charlotte Bright in as a marketing manager.
Heather will lead risk management for DivideBuy and its retailers and Jarone’s extensive experience in data analytics and relationship management will be used to expand DivideBuy’s interest-free credit offering into new markets and sales channels. While Charlotte’s expertise in managing traditional and digital marketing channels will support DivideBuy’s overall multi-channel marketing strategy for 2021 and beyond.
DivideBuy CEO Robert Flowers said: “We are delighted to welcome Heather, Jarone and Charlotte to our team here at DivideBuy, where they will be instrumental in our plans for 2021.
“As we begin this year with these new team members, we are uniquely positioned to continue to revolutionize the payments industry, redefining the possibilities of LendTech and enabling retailers to take advantage of the many benefits that interest-free credit offers. can offer. “
And the Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District (BID) appointed Alex Taylor as its new manager.
Alex Taylor is very experienced in engaging businesses and employers and has been engaged to help the IDB deliver even more engaging projects, events and activities as part of its rolling five-year business plan.
His past experience includes organizing successful employer engagement events and initiatives at Stoke-on-Trent College and his work at Abbey Hill SEND College to develop a new supported internship program.
Alex started his new BID role earlier this month and has already started setting up steering groups, meetings and Q&A for companies.
Alex said: “I am a real local and a real person, which is why I feel so passionate about bringing the community together, especially as the city center is starting to recover from the pandemic and with all foreign investments that also occur in Newcastle.
“I have supported businesses through training, development and networking throughout my professional career, and I know that listening to and responding to issues is the key to building meaningful relationships and making a real difference.
“I want people to get to know me and feel that they can come and share their concerns and ideas with me – both businesses and members of the public. We have a wonderful sense of community and a history. fabulous in our downtown area, and I want everyone to feel that they can contribute to our BID events and projects. “
Waste and recycling company Willshee’s has appointed Simon Lowe as Commercial Director after a “very successful year”.
Simon joined the Burton company with over eight years of experience in the recycling industry.
He has specialized knowledge of Waste Derived Fuels (RDF) production and was responsible for securing recovery routes in the UK and Europe in his previous role as Senior Project Manager at Geminor.
Dean Willshee, Managing Director of Willshee’s, said: “Simon has an excellent knowledge of the waste and utility industries. He is competent in matters of environmental awareness, waste management, transformation of waste into energy as well as operational and project management.
“We are delighted to welcome Simon to the team, further strengthening our specialized in-house skills and thus our customer service.”
Simon added: “Willshee’s has great potential to increase its market share as so many companies are placing increasing importance on reducing their environmental impact and finding a zero waste solution to landfill.”