Movers & Shakers - September 27

DAVID Morgan has joined Ransomes Jacobsen as product manager, reporting to Richard Comely, the company’s director of marketing and product management. In this role he will manage the development and enhancement of all Ipswich designed and built Ransomes and Jacobsen branded products and liaise with colleagues at the Charlotte facility in North Carolina, USA with regard to the Jacobsen product line. Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company and one of the leading manufacturers of commercial mowing and turf maintenance equipment, based at Ipswich in Suffolk

David graduated from Coventry University with a design and technology degree and is currently completing the final module of an MBA. On leaving university he worked as design engineer for Boniface Engineering in Thetford, designing specialist vehicle recovery equipment. Most recently he was an aircraft manager at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge, maintaining and modifying Lockheed Martin C130J aircraft for various European Ministries of Defence.

He will be based at the company’s International headquarters in Ipswich, commuting from Barrow in Suffolk where he lives with his wife Natasha.

Commenting on the appointment Richard Comely said: “David is the final piece in the jigsaw following the recent management changes at director level, backfilling the product management position. He has an excellent technical background and will be a great asset to the business, going forward. I am delighted to welcome David to the team.”

ONE of Essex’s leading cabling installation companies has expanded after landing new contracts with a large hotel, schools and local businesses.

CDT Ltd, based at Hythe Hill in Colchester, has appointed Jack Johnson to support its cabling and electrical installation operations, working alongside managing director Tim Dickens.

Tim said: “Jack has quickly become an integral part of the business and I am sure his hard work will help CDT to develop even further. All businesses need to ensure their communications and computer systems are structured correctly, to meet the demands of modern technology and future growth.”

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CDT is currently re-wiring and installing a complete structured cabling system at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa, incorporating admin, hotel and guest networks, together with CCTV and wireless networks. CDT has also completed 20 sites with Ruckus Managed Wireless Networks with excellent results.

The company serves East Anglia, the Home Counties and London. With over 25 years’ experience in the communications and electrical industry, ongoing contracts include commercial and educational networks as well as domestic electrical engineering. The company also offers a consultancy service.

THE Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Essex branch has bolstered its committee with four new members.

Paul Mackman, director of Mackman Group, has joined as the new branch chair alongside new recruits Rechenda Smith from i.send e-mail marketing, Alison Jones from Coast Digital and Marcia Baldry from Anglia Ruskin University.

New branch chair Paul Mackman said: “The new committee is striving to increase the number of CIM members in Essex to help promote best-practice marketing and to bring up new talent through grass-root engagement. In order to achieve this, we are putting together a robust programme of educational events to add value to marketers in the county, which we plan to roll out later in the year.”

JEREMY Barnes is now Client Services Director at two10 degrees, the new cloud computing consultancy at Ipswich-based, Active Web Solutions (AWS).

Since joining the company 12 months ago, Jeremy has helped to grow the business which is now a leading Microsoft Partner for Windows Azure services. Jeremy has recently been awarded UK Partner Azure salesperson of the year 2011 by Microsoft.

“Cloud computing is driving innovation in the Software plus Services space, and Jeremy’s appointment will keep two10degrees at the leading edge of this revolution,” said Rob Blackwell, R&D Director.

Jeremy said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to build on the company’s award winning expertise. We’re already working with some of the world’s leading independent software vendors and I look forward to growing the team and the two10 degrees brand”.

CHARTERED accountants and business advisors, Larking Gowen, is bucking the economic downturn by recruiting 15 new students. These include Jennifer Porter, who will train for her accountancy qualification, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), and Julia Dickens, who joins as an office assistant. Both will be based at the firm’s Ipswich office at 1 Claydon Business Park, Great Blakenham.

Larking Gowen chairman, David Whitehead, said: “While these are challenging times for many businesses we need to continue to make sure we grow as a practice. That is why we have taken the decision to invest in such a large number of new staff and we wish both Jennifer and Julia, along with all the others, well with their careers.”

Jennifer, who studied for her A-Levels at Colchester Sixth Form College, lives in Colchester and plays netball for a local team, while Julia, who took her A-Levels at St Albans Catholic High School, has recently moved to Kirton, plays netball and is a winner of a Junior Sports Leader Award.

The other new recruits are based at the Norwich, Dereham, Fakenham, Diss and Holt Larking Gowen offices.