Movers & Shakers - Touchdown for Chris Shutt at Eastern Enterprise Hub

THE Eastern Enterprise Hub has appointed Chris Shutt to head e-touchdown, a new business incubation, hot-desking and business services enterprise based at the Hub.

An engineering graduate from the University of Bradford, Chris has extensive experience in technology start-up businesses.

In a career spanning over a decade in the technology sector, Chris joins the team at the EE Hub from US corporate NetScout Systems where he was A/V facility manager. At the EEHub, Chris will be responsible for all aspects of e-touchdown from developing the range of services on offer to businesses, facilities management of the space and business development.

Chief executive Celia Hodson said: “Chris’s appointment brings a whole new skill set to the team and means we can expand our offer significantly into hot-desking and business incubation.

“We understand the sort of support early stage businesses need to take them on to the next level and e-touchdown will offer that. We also think it will be a great base for business leaders visiting the town and needing a short-term base to ‘touchdown’.”

: : RECRUITMENT consultant Sophie Grimes and marketing manager Anna Hill are the two latest recruits to further strengthen specialist professional services recruitment consultancy Pure Resourcing Solutions’ Ipswich office.

Sophie, from Ipswich, has more than 14 years’ experience in recruitment roles. Having worked in London and Sydney for a multi-national firm, as well as running her own recruitment business, she was delighted to secure a role at Pure Resourcing Solutions.

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“I was attracted to the company because of its values and ethos,” said Sophie. “It’s an extremely professional business. I get on well with all three founding directors and I liked the way they were so visible and hands-on with the candidates.”

Director Gill Buchanan said: “We can only provide the level of service and expertise on which we pride our business through the recruitment of high quality team members.

“Sophie has a wealth of experience but more importantly understands and responds to the ideals of Pure as a company. We’re delighted that we can attract consultants of Sophie’s calibre to the team.”

The consultancy’s new marketing manager, Anna Hill, will work across all of Pure Resourcing Solutions’ offices in Norwich, Cambridge, Ipswich and Chelmsford.

Anna, from Cambridge, will be responsible for a wide range of activities across the marketing mix including brand, marketing communications, social media and direct marketing.

Gill Buchanan, added: “Anna brings a wealth of marketing experience with her having previously worked in a global marketing manager role for a Cambridge-based company. We are delighted to have her as part of the team to help ensure we are able to market the extensive range of services we provide to businesses across the region.”

: : HOPKINS Homes has increased the strength of its team with a further two new appointments.

Phillip Ashenden has been appointed as a design assistant to the design, planning and technical team.

Having studied architecture at Oxford Brookes University, Phillip started his career in his father’s architectural practice before going on to work on behalf of English Heritage where he was involved in projects that included Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St Paul’s.

He brings more than 10 years’ experience in a wide variety of high quality and exacting projects in both the commercial and residential sector.

Pretoria Lee joins the company as a graduate land buyer from the Royal Agricultural College, where she attained a degree in property agency and marketing and also undertook extra modules in planning and corporate finance. A work experience placement with East Cambridgeshire Council within its planning department provided a unique insight into her chosen field.

James Hopkins, executive chairman, said: “I am delighted with what Hopkins Homes has been able to achieve as a team and I am confident that the skill sets of our newest members will prove to be a valuable asset as we continue to lead from the forefront and strive to build upon our success”.

: : CWIND has recruited two new managers to further expand its business in the construction and maintenance of off-shore wind farms.

Keith Reid has joined CWind from Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity and heat, where he was UK development manager on the Thanet offshore wind farm.

He worked closely on the project with CWind and opted to join the company in August. Keith has worked as site manager for CWind on the Greater Gabbard wind farm off the Suffolk coast and has just taken on a position at the London Array project for CWind. He is primarily responsible for maintenance, construction and cable pulling support.

Dave Skeffington previously worked in health and safety for Dong Energy, one of Europe’s leading wind power generators. He has joined CWind as on-site operations manager, specialising in rigging and cable installation. He has just carried out his first project for CWind with success and has taken on the managing of the next CWind project on the East Coast.

CWind managing director Peter Jorgenson said: “We have previously worked closely with Keith Reid and Dave Skeffington on earlier projects and I am delighted they are now key members of our team.

“They fit well into the CWind culture with high focus on HSE, being transparent and remaining close to our operations”.