Movers and Shakers: Brightwell tech firm Digital Tomorrow Today promotes three team members

From left, Jamie Baggott, Tim Davies and David Clouter of Digital Tomorrow Today.

From left, Jamie Baggott, Tim Davies and David Clouter of Digital Tomorrow Today. - Credit: Archant

Brightwell-based tech firm Digital Tomorrow Today has announced three promotions.

The appointments follow impressive growth and the expansion of the company’s social media marketing products, BirdSong Analytics and Tweetchup.

Lead ecommerce developer Tim Davies and lead developer David Clouter have been promoted to associate directors.

Meanwhile, Jamie Baggott, who joined the company as a trainee in 2015, has become web developer.

Tim joined the business two years ago to head up the client development team. He has since led a number of important projects, including work for John Catt Publishing, Pump Street Bakery and the East Suffolk Food Trails.

David Clouter joined in 2014 to lead the development of BirdSong Analytics, the company’s social media analytics tool.

Sales from this particular product have continued to grow rapidly, and companies and academic institutions around the world now rely on the data provided by its detailed bespoke reports.

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Chief operating officer Katherine Riddell said: “We are delighted to announce the promotions of Tim, David and Jamie. All three have made an invaluable contribution to our success in recent times.

“Tim has played a huge role in creating innovative technical solutions for clients and has the respect of everyone he works with. Dave has helped us to take BirdSong Analytics from a prototype idea to a global social media marketing tool in just two years. Jamie is a key member of the team and has quickly made an impact on our capabilities and growth.”

The company, which has a global client base, will be continue to increase its product portfolio from its Brightwell base over the coming year, she said.

“Having enjoyed terrific success in 2016 as a result of our product innovations and client delivery, we are very much looking forward to developing our portfolio and to continuing to support our clients with their own digital plans in the coming year,” she added.

•Suffolk law firm Gotelee Solicitors has welcomed Christina Staples to its conveyancing team.

Christina has a wealth of experience having worked in the field of residential conveyancing since 1989. She went on to qualify as a Part I Legal Executive in 1997, and then as a licensed conveyancer in 2012.

She joins Gotelee’s Woodbridge office, where she will help clients buy and sell freehold and leasehold properties, make transfers of equity, and carry out re-mortgages.

She specialises in giving full support and guidance to first-time buyers, helping them to navigate the process of taking their first steps on the property ladder.

Partner Oliver Ray said: “Christina has an impressive background in conveyancing and I am delighted to have her join the team here in Woodbridge to help with the growing demand of work in the local area.”

Christina said she was “thrilled” to join the firm and was looking forward to building relationships with clients and other professionals in Woodbridge and surrounding areas.

•Investment management and financial planning firm Brewin Dolphin has recruited a new financial planner to its Cambridge office, which is focusing on building its financial planning business.

He will work closely with Heather Sonnet, head of office at Brewin Dolphin Cambridge, and will primarily cover the Essex and East Anglian regions from a base in Colchester and Ipswich.

Adam has been a financial planner and wealth management adviser for more than 20 years, and has also run his own independent financial advice business.

He is considered a specialist on tax and trusts matters along with retirement planning and has a strong knowledge and understanding in most areas of financial planning. He is a chartered financial planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.

Prior to joining Brewin Dolphin, he was a private banking and advice manager for Lloyds Bank in Colchester, responsible for managing a large portfolio of clients across Essex and providing both private banking and financial planning support.

Heather Sonnet, head of office at Brewin Dolphin (Cambridge), said: “Adam brings a wealth of financial planning experience with him. I am personally delighted to welcome such a high calibre person in order to expand our presence, demand for which has grown beyond our expectations.”

•Neil Jacob has taken the reins at East Anglia-based Orwell Truck & Van.

Neil has been managing director of fellow Mercedes-Benz franchisee S & B Commercials, like Orwell a member of the Imperial Holdings SA Group, since 2015.

He is now heading both businesses, a promotion that reflects the impressive progress made by S & B under his stewardship. Law graduate Neil worked in asset finance before taking his first commercial vehicle industry job in 1995.

He worked as an area executive for a Swedish truck builder and went on to hold senior management positions with that manufacturer, and with another, before joining Imperial in 2011 to oversee key accounts and liaise with the Vehical and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) – now the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – on the development of its outsourced Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) programme.

One of Neil’s first moves on taking the helm at Orwell was to appoint Frank O’Connor and Ian Gray as service director and parts director respectively.

Both have spent most of their careers with the same Swedish manufacturer, and are looking forward to the customer-facing aspects of their new roles.

Meanwhile, Paul Simpson has been promoted to truck dales director, James Russell to van sales director, and Ryan Cory to customer service director.