Movers and Shakers: Ashley Clinton joins Mistley-based Edme as sales manager

Sales manager Ashley Clinton of Edme.

Sales manager Ashley Clinton of Edme. - Credit: Archant

Ingredients firm Edme, based at Mistley, near Manningtree, has taken on Ashley Clinton as its new sales manager.

Haverhill based research and development (R&D) tax credits specialists, Fiscale Ltd, has recently ap

Haverhill based research and development (R&D) tax credits specialists, Fiscale Ltd, has recently appointed Pauline Prockter to its new business development team. - Credit: Archant

Clinton previously worked with Sukrin, who produce natural, low sugar, low carb, gluten-free easy-to-bake mixes and ingredients.

“Ashley’s experience with retailers and consumer brands will be a great asset, especially since it relates to the rapidly growing sectors of free-from and gluten-free sector,” said sales director Mike Carr.

Clinton said he was delighted to be joining the firm.

“I’m enjoying digging my teeth into wholegrain and malt products – and getting the inside track on their applications and nutritional values. I’m looking forward to using my experience with retailers and consumer brands to the advantage of Edme’s customers,” he said.


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•Haverhill-based research and development (R&D) tax credits firm, Fiscale Ltd, has appointed Pauline Prockter to its new business development team.

Tim Mendes da Costa has been promoted to partner at Greene & Greene Solicitors

Tim Mendes da Costa has been promoted to partner at Greene & Greene Solicitors - Credit: Archant

Pauline is an experienced business adviser, coach and mentor with a career spanning more than 35 years. She spent 21 years with Barclays Bank progressing through various departments and culminating in a management position.

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She joined Business Link as a business adviser helping clients access finance and growth and innovation grants. In 2012 Pauline moved to Pera Consulting Ltd to work on the Growth Accelerator programme, latterly known as The Business Growth Service.

Her new role will draw upon her many years of experience building relationships with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and providing advice and support on accessing grants and funding to help raise awareness of research and development tax credits in the eastern region.

“There are still far too many SMEs who have either never heard of R & D Tax Credits, believe the scheme sounds too good to be true or think it is just too complex to bother doing,” she said.

“I am on a mission to change these perceptions.”

Fiscale was set up in 2014 by John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting and now employs 14 staff.

Richard Bertram and David Wass

Richard Bertram and David Wass - Credit: Archant

•Colchester-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has welcomed Kelly Williams and Ray Hughes to its internal sales team. The experienced recruits join from Kent Blaxill.

Ray, who is from the Lake District, has lived in Colchester since 1983. He brings a wealth of experience from working not only in the builders’ merchants’ sector but also in engineering and managing a drain centre.

Kelly, who was born in Harwich, previously worked at E H Smith and Warren Insulation.

Managing director Tim Rowbottom said: “We know it is people who make the difference and we believe that Ray and Kelly will enjoy, not only their new jobs but also the opportunity to share in the success of the business.”

Family law expert Muntech Kaur has joined Birkett Long�s Basildon office

Family law expert Muntech Kaur has joined Birkett Long�s Basildon office - Credit: Archant

•Tim Mendes da Costa has been promoted to partner at Bury St Edmunds solicitors Greene & Greene Solicitors having joined its commercial property team in 2014.

Tim qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and was previously a partner with a firm in London. He specialises in commercial and high-value residential property transactions and acts for a broad range of clients, from individual purchasers and sellers, to developers, landlords, lenders and investors.

Senior partner Chris Thomson said: “When Tim Mendes da Costa joined us two years ago, we quickly realised that he would be a valuable member of the commercial property team.”

•Ipswich-based commercial property managers and chartered surveyors Beane Wass and Box is set to say goodbye to one of its founders.

David Wass will be retiring from the business, which was established by the amalgamation of Beane & Wass with Box Commercial in September 2000.

In March 2014, Richard Bertram acquired the business. David has stayed on as a consultant and for the past three years he has managed various commercial and residential properties for a number of long standing clients. That role will now go to new appointee Julian Haywood Smith.

Julian brings with him more than 29 years’ experience working in the commercial property sector, and will focus on professional work including valuations, landlord and tenant, rent review and lease renewals. He will also be involved in investment and letting agency generally in Suffolk and north Essex.

Julian, who qualified in 1988, has worked in Southend and Bury St Edmunds for Abbotts and Will Hire and has enjoyed a variety of roles as both agent and client in regional and national roles. He spent 12 years with Shell UK before returning to Suffolk. He has also worked for Whybrow as head of professional services.

Director Richard Bertram wished David a “well-earned and enjoyable retirement”, and added that he was “delighted” to announce Julian’s appointment.

“Julian is a highly experienced chartered surveyor who has a wealth of knowledge in the local commercial property market,” he said.

•Family law expert Muntech Kaur has joined law firm Birkett Long’s Basildon office, where she will be supporting families with cases relating to children, divorce, finances, cohabitation and domestic violence.

Muntech, who has worked in the legal profession for 15 years, said she was “delighted” to join the firm.

She started her legal career at a high street practice in Essex, and qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Scheme, covering specialist areas of family law work.

Her caseload has included private and public law children proceedings, child abduction, divorce, financial matters including freezing foreign assets, domestic violence and helping vulnerable individuals seeking protective orders.

She is a member of the Society for Asian Lawyers, speaks Punjabi and understands Urdu and Hindi.

She has undertaken pro-bono work for organisations including Romford Independent Legal Advice Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau, Shepherds Bush Housing Association and Latin American Women’s Rights Service. Muntech is an active charity fundraiser, and volunteers within the Asian community.

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