October 23 2014 Latest news:
Friday, October 19, 2012
DEBORAH Tullett, 34, an accomplished manager and team leader within the quality hotel industry, has been appointed as restaurant manager at the 15th century Swan at Lavenham.
She took up the position after spending more than two years in a similar post at the four-star Runnymede Hotel & Spa, Staines.
Previous positions have included assistant restaurant manager at the AA two rosette City Café in London’s City Inn (now DoubleTree by Hilton) and three years working at management level at The Grove, a five-star resort and a member of Leading Hotels of the World, near Watford.
: :The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Kevin Hancock of Yutree Insurance to its board of directors
Kevin, who is managing director of the Newmarket-based firm, has also recently been confirmed as chairman of BIBA’s general insurance brokers’ committee which represents the interests of the association and BIBA members in the general insurance sector across the UK.
Kevin Hancock set up the new commercial insurance brokerage earlier this year with Leigh Smart, Laura High and Simon Miller. Kevin was previously nanaging director of The Davis Group plc.
“I am delighted to be selected for this role,” he said.
“I’m pleased to be able to commit to the ever changing and developing UK broking sector and help enhance the representation of our profession. Increasing transparency within the insurance sector is a key driver for my involvement as well as continuing to work towards raising industry and professional standards.’
: : Ginny Idehen been appointed as head of business development at West Suffolk College.
She will lead the college’s team of business-focused co-ordinators, creating and providing services for business.
Ginny said: “I am delighted to be working at the college. We have exciting plans to further extend our services to businesses in Suffolk, including more one-day workshops in a number of areas. We are also looking to offer even greater flexible delivery at times that suit businesses.”
Ginny has worked as a small business adviser for Business Link for the past 10 years, visiting around 150 businesses a year to provide advice and the tools to help them increase profitability and add genuine value to what they do.
Ginny’s commercial knowledge and excellent track record in helping businesses develop are a vital component in the college’s mission to create and deliver first class training, responsive to business needs.
: : Barclays has bolstered its wealth and investment management division in East Anglia team with two senior appointments to its Ipswich office.
James Wood has joined as a corporate wealth adviser at Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions, and will focus on advising local entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and smaller corporate clients on a range of solutions to meet their business continuity and succession planning needs.
Andrew Spivey has joined as a portfolio manager to run discretionary portfolios in the East Anglia portfolio management team, which forms part of the central Global Research and Investments department.
James joins Barclays from HSBC where he has worked as a commercial financial planning adviser since 2008. Andrew has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, most recently as a private client manager at Killik & Co in Ipswich, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.
Simon Smith, regional director for the Wealth and Investment Management division of Barclays in East Anglia, said: “We are delighted to welcome James and Andrew to our expanding East Anglia team.
“With their calibre and excellent track record, their appointments demonstrate our continued commitment to deliver superior local service and tailored wealth solutions to our clients.”
“As one of the largest wealth managers in East Anglia, we’ve opened three new offices alongside Ipswich in the past year, in Norwich, Cambridge and Peterborough. We remain dedicated to hiring the best talent across the whole of the region to ensure we can support our clients in close proximity to where they live or work.”
: : Chartered accountants and business advisers Larking Gowen is continuing its student recruitment programme with the creation of two new positions at its Ipswich office.
James Caley is joining the team based at the Claydon Business Park, having completed his A-levels at Thomas Mills High School. He is joined by Hayleigh Alden who comes from West Suffolk College after achieving three distinctions in her BTEC Business course.
James and Hayleigh will be studying towards their AAT, Association of Accounting Technicians exams. Also joining them in their studies will be Julia Dickens, who is already working at the firm.
Human resources executive Julie Best said: “I’m delighted to welcome James and Hayleigh to the firm and look forward to seeing them develop with us and take on more responsibility.
“They both join 14 other trainees we have appointed throughout our offices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
“The calibre and number of the trainees we have recruited is a positive reflection of our vibrant and growing business. By continually investing in new recruits and staff training we continue to offer the exceptional client service we pride ourselves on.”
James lives in Wickham Market and plays for the town’s football club in his spare time. Hayleigh, who is from Stowmarket, enjoys practising martial arts and is currently training for her black belt.