Movers & Shakers: Adina Erbicianu joins Thompson Smith and Puxon

Adina Erbicianu

Adina Erbicianu - Credit: Archant

COLCHESTER and Clacton-based law firm Thompson Smith and Puxon has appointed Adina Erbicianu as a trainee solicitor with the firm.

Adina, who is Romanian by birth and brings fluent written and spoken Romanian skills to the firm. has lived and worked in Colchester all her adult life. She studied for her LLB in Law and Human Rights at the University of Essex, graduating in June 2011, and went straight on to pass her Legal Practice Course (LPC) with Distinction in June 2012.

Adina said: “I was particularly attracted to working for Thompson Smith and Puxon because of the breadth of practice areas the firm has to offer and in particular its expertise in corporate and commercial and employment law.

“Whilst undertaking my LPC I was a member of the Legal Advice Centre within the employment law department at the college.

“This allowed me to gain valuable experience in this area of the law, and I am particularly looking forward to building on that experience.”

HR director Richard Porter said: “On behalf of all of the directors and staff at TSP I would like to welcome Adina to the firm and wish her every success in her training to become a qualified solicitor”

: : FRAMLINGHAM-based cloud telecoms and mobile telephony provider X-on has announced the appointment of Claus Hansen as chief technical officer.

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Bringing with him a wealth of international experience, Claus has worked as a general manager for telecoms industry giant Ericsson for more than 20 years. His experience includes leading several product development initiatives, as well as product management, innovation management and project direction.

Managing director Paul Bensley said: “As chief technical officer, Claus will play a key role going forwards, allowing us to take a strategic view of our technical operations, spanning across development, solutions and operations.

“This appointment is a major step for the company and I have no doubt he will prove to be an excellent addition to the team.”

Claus said he was “very pleased” to be joining X-on.

“I have no doubt that together we can continue to strengthen our position as a market leader in cloud telecoms and mobile telephony,” he added.

: : IPSWICH-based integrated digital agency Crafted has appointed Laura Tipp as senior PR consultant.

Laura joins Crafted’s expanding public relations team following a number of significant business wins in recent months.

Combining online communications with print promotion, she will co-ordinate campaign activity for new PR clients Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, IT provider Corbel and haulage marketplace returnloads.net, in addition to managing the agency’s existing public relations contracts.

Crafted welcomes Laura from the East of England Co-operative Society, where she worked as public relations officer. In her time at East Anglia’s largest independent retailer, she handled communications across a variety of areas, from media relations to reactive press enquiries. Engaging with organisations such as New Anglia LEP, Suffolk Constabulary and Ipswich Town Football Club, she worked to promote the Co-op’s charitable donations, financial performance and business activities in the local, trade and national media.

Previously holding positions at DanceEast and Archant, Laura has more than eight years’ experience across public relations, communications and journalism. She brings with her a raft of industry know-how and strong regional connections, making her ideally placed to handle both online and off-line PR for Crafted’s expanding client base.

She said: “Joining the team at Crafted has given me the opportunity to take the next step in my PR career, and be part of a modern, forward thinking digital agency working with an eclectic mix of clients.”

Laura is joined by Abigail Williams, who has recently been hired as PR assistant.

Brad Warwick, commercial director and co-owner, said: “Digital marketing is an ever changing landscape in which the rise of online PR blended with traditional PR has become a huge component within the marketing mix. Over the past year, we have benefited from winning several new PR accounts, which is a trend we expect to continue.

“I am delighted to welcome Laura and Abigail to our team. The pair provide true value to our clients, helping to promote them across online as well as within East Anglia and beyond.”

: : ANIMAL feed manufacturers BOCM Pauls International has increased its representation in the Russian Federation with the appointment of Ilya Vysotsky as new business manager working from the Moscow offices of their subsidiary company, OOO BOCM PAULS.

He will be joining general manager Mikhail Kondrashov, sales manager Sergey Golubchenko, commercial nutritionist Viorica Popa, and business development manager Gwyn Jones.

Initially he will be involved in the company’s established business in pig nutrition while identifying opportunities in the ruminant feed market.

A graduate of Moscow Veterinary Academy, he joins the company, which has its UK headquarters in Ipswich, from dairy products manufacturer Danone, where he was responsible for sourcing milk from the Chekhov plant collection area covering more than 11 regions.

: : IPSWICH law firm Kerseys has elected Kimat Singh to its equity partnership and promoted associate Leila Murray to salaried partner with effect from July 1.

Managing partner Anthony Wooding said: “I am delighted to announce two partnership promotions in thriving areas of our business which are a testament to the outstanding talent, expertise, and client care demonstrated by Kimat Singh and Leila Murray, and to Kerseys’ continued commitment to the development of our lawyers. We congratulate them for their achievement”

Kimat Singh specialises in commercial property transactions for retailers, landowners and farmers, and is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, whose membership includes leading practitioners in rural affairs in the UK and Europe.

Kimat joined Kerseys’ commercial property department shortly after qualifying as a solicitor in 2003.

He was appointed salaried partner in 2006 and has built an enviable reputation over the last 10 years for his swift and accurate handling of client matters. He speaks Punjabi, Hindu and conversational Urdu.

Leila has a degree in law and German, and has good conversational and written German skills. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined Kerseys Solicitors in 2007.

Leila joins fellow partners Peter Awad and Geoffrey Sutton to form one of the strongest private client departments in Ipswich where she specialises in the preparation of wills, lasting powers of attorney, estates and trusts, and court of protection work.