Movers October 4, 2011 - Ipswich recruitment firm takes on new sector manager

A RECRUITMENT agency specialising in providing skilled staff to the construction sector has taken on a new sector manager at its Ipswich branch due to growth in the business.

New recruit Adrian Rolph-Wills has joined Jark Construction Ipswich to strengthen the offering of the branch.

Part of his role will be to successfully manage clients and temps on a daily basis.

“With a strong background in recruitment, I’m thrilled to be working with Jark Construction and help strengthen its specialist expertise and market-leading position,” he said.

“I feel that I can really get stuck in and make a difference in this new role and help provide positive solutions to local businesses and workers. I’m already planning how to improve our management systems to benefit the team at the branch and our temporary workers. The branch has been going from strength-to-strength in the last few months and I’m hoping to play my part in future growth.”

Divisional manager Anthony Quinn said Mr Rolph-Wills stood out from other candidates because of his “noticeable passion for delivering great service”.

“With an excellent knowledge of the construction industry and the local market, I believe he will quickly establish himself as a key member of staff – he is without doubt a high-quality addition to the team,” he said.

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ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Andrew Harrison, one of its most senior bankers from its Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) team, as managing director for the Midlands and East of England region.

Mr Harrison heads up a team of 150 staff which provides banking services to around 750 companies from its corporate offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Nottingham.

With 18 years’ experience at RBS working with businesses from SMEs to large corporates and most recently running specialist structured finance teams, he brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

“I’m very excited to be joining the RBS team in this dynamic region,” he said.

“My responsibility is to ensure that RBS is proactively there to help companies in the Midlands and East of England reach their strategic goals both domestically and internationally. I am very conscious of our responsibility to support the regional economy and am confident that we have the resources, people and expertise to do so.

“The economic environment is challenging but there are good opportunities for companies to invest and grow, for example by taking advantage of low interest rates. I’m therefore very positive about the prospects for the region and am committed to delivering the strength of the RBS Group.”

LONDON Stansted Airport has announced the appointment of Jonathan Crick as its new commercial director. Jonathan will join the board of the airport from easyBus, where he is currently chief executive.

His previous roles include 15 years’ experience at Monarch Airlines, including as commercial director and sales and marketing director.

Stansted Airport’s managing director Nick Barton said: “I am pleased to be able to announce that Jonathan is joining the senior team at the airport. Jonathan brings with him a wealth of experience of working in commercial environments in the transport sector, particularly aviation, and I have no doubt he will be a major asset to the team.”

Mr Crick said he was “delighted” to be joining London Stansted Airport at a “very exciting as well as challenging time”.

“I am particularly looking forward to helping Stansted take commercial advantage of its position as London’s third largest airport, with significant capacity to grow its business,” he said.

“These priorities include growing the number of airlines and passengers, ensuring we have the very best retail facilities, and maximising the commercial opportunities of the on-airport property portfolio, including car parks and other travel services.”

TIPTREE-based food company Wilkin & Sons Ltd has appointed Scott Goodfellow as managing director of Essex pudding maker Cole’s Traditional Foods.

“Scott’s enthusiasm and experience will be a great asset to the business,” said joint managing director of Wilkin & Sons Ltd Ian Thurgood.

“I’m sure he will build on the great reputation that Chris Cole developed for puddings in the UK and overseas.”

Cole’s has been making traditional puddings in their artisan bakery in Essex since 1939.

The range has been extended with a wider selection of festive puddings and a collection of popular traditional all year British puddings. The business was then developed by Chris Cole, the previous managing director, who will continue to advise the company during the next stage of its development.

“I am very excited about my new appointment as MD for Cole’s Traditional Foods. Cole’s have a great team who make a fantastic range of Christmas puddings and it’s all done in a very traditional manner. We even bake our own bread for the breadcrumbs - there’s not many people can say that,” said Mr Goodfellow.

“Cole’s focus on quality and provenance is strong. I look forward to developing a number of market opportunities for authentic and rather tasty puddings.”