Movers & Shakers - Fisher Jones Greenwood expands immigration team

ESSEX-based Solicitors Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP have expanded their Chambers and Legal 500 recommended Immigration team with the appointment of new Senior Immigration Advisor, Ashlee Campbell.

Ashlee joins FJG with over 10 years’ experience in Immigration law and brings with her a proven track record of success. With experience in all areas of immigration law, she has particular expertise in corporate immigration. In addition, Ashlee can advise education providers on tier 4 compliance and is able to provide in-house training to employers on UKBA compliance and illegal working issues.

Ashlee said: “I am excited to have been given the opportunity to join FJG’s successful Immigration team. With such a strong reputation, I look forward to being able to contribute to the continued growth and success of the team.”

Tony Fisher, senior partner said: “I am delighted to welcome Ashlee to our immigration team. With the experience and expertise that she is able to bring, I look forward to seeing the team go from strength to strength.”

SARAH Gooch of Abbeygate Lighting, Felixstowe will shortly be taking the role as the new secretary for the Chamber. In 2005 Sarah joined the family business after having spent many years in the background looking after the accounts. During the last six years, she has made a significant impact to Abbeygate Lighting with the latest venture being the implementation of an E-Commerce website, which is her most noteworthy achievement so far. Sarah’s main aim whilst being on the committee of the chamber is to promote Felixstowe.

Louise Berrill is stepping down after over eight years in the role to enable her to pursue other work, family and voluntary commitments.

Andrew Rowdon, chairman said: ‘I am delighted that Sarah will be taking on the role. I feel that it will be a real asset to the chamber to have Sarah as the new secretary. Last year she showed commitment and exceptional skills in producing a town guide for Felixstowe and these organisational skills will be a big part of this role.”

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COMMUNICATIONS agency Lexia Media has expanded its team for 2012 with the appointment of an award winning PR director. The Woodbridge-based company has welcomed Helen Rudd, former winner of the CIPR Outstanding Young Communicator accolade.

From Felixstowe, 28-year-old Helen brings a wealth of client-side and PR agency experience within the region. Prior to a successful four year term directing accounts within another PR agency here in Suffolk, Helen was corporate affairs officer for Hutchison Ports UK.

In her new role as senior account director for Lexia, Helen will be directing existing agency clients and helping with the company’s ongoing business development.

“I am thrilled to be starting the year by joining such a vibrant and ambitious team at Lexia. I’m looking forward to bringing my own experience and skills to enhance Lexia’s already established client base and ensuring the agency takes strides to becoming one of the most widely respected in the region,” said Helen.

Director of Lexia Media, added: “Helen’s arrival in the Lexia team comes at an exciting period for the agency. “We are looking forward to growing our specialism in certain industry sectors, at the same time as continually enhancing our client offering and holding hands with some great East Anglian businesses through their own business development journey.”

LAURA Downing has risen from being a Saturday girl six years ago at building supplies company Kent Blaxill to becoming the new showrooms assistant manager.

In her new role Laura, aged 22, will be concentrating on developing the Colchester showrooms along with manager Peter Last.

Laura said: “I am lucky to be working with a very skilled team, but I hope to bring some fresh new ideas and make some positive changes. I had input into our current television advert which has a contemporary feel, which reflects my style.”

Previously Laura was for four years the paint and lightside buyer, a role she took on aged 17, doubling up as the paint counter supervisor at weekends. She had become a full-time Kent Blaxill apprentice in 2006, working in several departments and studying for an NVQ in customer care.

In her own time, she has since completed an ILM level 3 Award and Level 3 Certificate, and is now working towards a diploma. She is also a health and safety representative and fire marshall at Kent Blaxill, and has been involved in organising school visits to the Kent Blaxill head office and events providing careers advice for school pupils.

THE Eastern Enterprise Hub has announced a new appointment due to the growth of its enterprise learning programmes throughout the East. Chanel Olding joins the team as programme co-ordinator to work on the delivery of the EE Hub’s School For Social Entrepreneur’s fellowship, short and specialist courses.

Chanel will be responsible for the smooth running of the SSE learning programmes, including a new programme of one-day courses focusing on social enterprise leadership, together with student recruitment and administration. With a background in banking, she will combine her part-time role at the EE Hub with her studies for a BA (Hons) Degree in Event Management.

EE Hub Chief Executive said: “Chanel brings a wealth of business, learning and administrative experience to the EE Hub at a time when we are expanding our learning offer regionally and through specialist courses in response to increasing demand for knowledge about social enterprise as a business model.”