Movers & Shakers: Trio added to growing team at Creative Intent

Raelle Goates, Luke Tubby and Rachael Woollard of Creative Intent.

Raelle Goates, Luke Tubby and Rachael Woollard of Creative Intent. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich-based design and web development consultancy Creative Intent has welcomed three new employees to its expanding team.

The team, based in Epsilon House, have been joined by Raelle Goates who will take the role of account manager. Raelle joins the team from a head of projects role at another creative agency and is relishing the challenge of providing an interface for all of Creative Intent’s clients.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of the clients and ensuring our customer service is second to none,” he said.

Raelle will also assist director Paul Mayne on new business development.

Rachael Woollard, 23, has joined the team as a web designer, after completing her graphic design degree and undertaking an internship to gain business experience.

Rachael said: “Creative Intent are a company I’ve admired for a while so to have been appointed above all other applicants is very exciting. I’m looking forward to being able to express my creativity and bring my designs to life.”

Luke Tubby, 21, becomes front end web developer and will work on both current and new client websites.

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Luke said: “I’m keen to learn from the team here and expand my knowledge and skills base, working on some really exciting website builds.”

: : Affordable housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell has appointed Justin Coote, who lives in Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, as development manager for its East Anglia region.

Justin, who joins Lovell from construction consultancy AECOM where he was the associate responsible for affordable housing, will have a key role in the continuing expansion of Lovell’s affordable and open market housing business across the region.

Based at Lovell’s Norwich office, he will lead projects during the pre-construction phase, co-ordinating all activities from design through to the start of construction on site.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining Lovell with the company working on a growing number of high-profile new-build housing schemes in East Anglia,” says Justin. “I look forward to helping maintain and build on the company’s reputation for delivering high-quality affordable and open market residential developments working collaboratively with our clients and partners.”

Lovell regional director Tony Tann said: “Justin has impressive development and design expertise in the sector with a strong track record of successfully developing and delivering major housing schemes. We’re delighted to have further enhanced our strong senior management team through his appointment.”

: : Laurie Clark has joined Ipswich-based insurance brokers Woodward Markwell as an independent financial adviser from Mattioli Woods plc. He will be providing corporate financial advice to clients.

Laurie has more than 26 years of experience with the corporate financial services sector, specialising in pensions, life insurance, income protection and private medical insurances. Laurie will be working alongside the firm’s existing corporate independent financial advisers, Davina Olson APFS and Daryl Franklin Dip PFS.

Managing director Andrew Johnson said: “I am really pleased that Laurie has joined the Woodward Markwell family to continue to provide our clients with the high service standards that are expected of us.”

: : Genesis Landscapes, based in Bury St Edmunds, has been voted Marshalls’ Contractor of the Year by leading landscapers from across the UK.

Owner Mike Long beat off strong competition from 240 skilled contractors and 600 project submissions to win a new Toyota Hilux pickup truck at the prestigious Marshalls Register Awards held at Rookery Hall, Cheshire.

Marshalls is the UK’s leading landscaping manufacturer and hosts the event, widely considered to be the industry’s most prestigious, each year to celebrate the very best garden and driveway projects designed and installed by members of its national accredited register scheme.

This year, for the first time, all the award finalists were able to cast their vote for the category winners and choose their overall contractor of the year through an anonymous online poll.

Genesis Landscapes’s project won in the Best Engineering category. Its garden makeover features an extensive, ethically sourced Fairstone Natural Slate patio and many bespoke features including a curved water feature.

“I am stunned and delighted to have been voted the overall winner by my fellow landscaping professionals on the Marshalls Register. It really does mean a lot to me that my hard work has been recognised by the best in the business,” said Mike.

“I thank Marshalls for their support and for my brand new Toyota Hilux which I will drive with pride.”

David Jessop, operations manager of the Marshalls Register said: “Huge congratulations must go to Mike and his team. The winning project was absolutely stunning and really has the ‘wow’ factor. The standard this year was the highest yet and so it really is a fantastic achievement.

“Congratulations must also go to all of this year’s winners and runners up, these awards really do demonstrate the incredible workmanship that you can expect from a Marshalls accredited contractor, you are all a credit to us, keep up the good work.”

: : Essex estate agent Beresfords has expanded its country homes team through its existing branch network, with specialist advisers now operating in its Great Dunmow and Colchester offices. Ruth Doyle, who is covering west Essex, has more than 12 years of experience and a strong background within the country homes market. Alison Taylor, covering the north Essex region has more than 20 years of local experience within the property market.

Managing director Paul Beresford said: “Given the recent growth in demand, we feel the time is right to expand.

: : Chartered accountant Gary Flatt is celebrating being made partner at East Anglian accountancy firm Lovewell Blake as part of the continued expansion and development of its Lowestoft office.

Gary, 42, has more than 24 years of experience in the profession since joining the firm straight from Sir John Leman High School, Beccles.

Since then he has developed his role to include the provision of accounting, audit and taxation advice to a wide range of clients and has become a respected member of the business community in the town.

Gary will work alongside the three existing partners as part of the senior management team at the firm’s offices on Quay View Business Park.

“I’ve worked for the firm for a long time, so it’s nice to be recognised for the work I’ve put in and to be able to play a more active role in helping develop the business with my fellow partners,” he said.

Gary’s promotion comes just over a year after Lovewell Blake demonstrated its commitment to the Lowestoft area by moving into new purpose built offices at Quay View Business Park.

Senior partner Russell Leggett said: “Gary is a vital member of our team at Lowestoft and fully deserves his promotion to partner. We have worked in Lowestoft for more than 100 years and look forward to serving the town for many more years to come.”

: : Bibby Financial Services has appointed Thomas Ludden as business development manager for East Anglia and the East Midlands, to drive further growth in the region.

Thomas brings 11 years’ experience in invoice finance and will be based out of the funder’s Leicester office.

Tom said: “Bibby Financial Services remains the most proactive asset based lender in the market and the team take great pride in the solutions we provide.

“It’s great to be working amongst such a strong team with real growth ambitions for the region.”

Kelly Hamill, head of sales for East Anglia and the East Midlands for Bibby Financial Services said: “We’re currently providing upwards of £100million to businesses across the Midlands and East Anglia, helping them to grow by supporting recruitment and investment plans.

“With Tom’s tenacity and commitment to the business, I’m confident that his expertise will benefit our efforts further, enabling us to increase the vital support we provide to businesses.”