Movers & Shapers - November 15

Events management and business engagement specialist, Kim Brown has joined the team at the Eastern Enterprise Hub as Business Enterprise Manager.

In her new appointment, Kim will be responsible for the development of the Enterprise Academy programme, in partnership with Suffolk One and for the EE Hub’s unique student to business network The 5th Floor Business Club.

Kim has spent the last six years running her own event management business in Suffolk, organising large-scale corporate events. Prior to that, she held senior positions with Lloyds and BT at Adastral Park.

Well known on the Suffolk business scene, Kim has served as a Committee Member, Deputy Chairperson, and is currently Chairperson for the Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association.

Celia Hodson, Chief Executive of EE Hub, welcomed Kim: “We are thrilled to have someone of Kim’s caliber, with her skills, enthusiasm and extensive connections joining the team at the EE Hub.

“Business engagement is crucial to our success and at the heart of everything we do. Kim’s expertise will really benefit our students and help our unique student to business network to grow.”

Nikki Barker has been promoted to Client Services Director at Spring, Suffolk’s fast-growing creative communications agency.

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Since her appointment as Account Director in March Nikki has worked closely with clients including Active Web Solutions, The Eastern Enterprise Hub and Sirius Products.

In her role as client services director Nikki will sit on the executive management board as well as taking on responsibility for setting up client accounts and mentoring the agency’s account handling team.

Nikki’s experience and work ethic has impressed her colleagues at Spring. In particular it is her background in marketing new products and introducing them into the market which has widened Spring’s account management skillset.

“I was thrilled to accept the role of Client Services Director at Spring,’ said Nikki, “Spring already has great client-agency relationships, but I’m hoping that I can take these even further in this role.”

Tuddenham Mill are delighted to announce that The 2012 Good Food Guide has awarded its talented young Head Chef, Paul Foster, the prestigious ‘Up and Coming Chef of the Year award.’

Every year, The Good Food Guide team award special ‘Editors’ Awards’ to restaurants and chefs who they feel deserve the highest recognition.

Following on from the coveted Acorn Award, Tuddenham Mill’s Head Chef, Paul Foster is delighted to be recognised once again.

He adds: “I am delighted to be part of the Editors Awards in The Good Food Guide, it was a very surreal moment when the editor Elizabeth Carter phoned me on my mobile to tell me the good news.

“The Good Food Guide is a guide I have always respected, so to be recognised in the Editors Awards with some of the other big names is very exciting.”

Tuddenham Mill was also awarded a Cooking score of five which is the highest score achieved by a restaurant in Suffolk.

Charles Fraser & Co - the Bury St Edmunds-based firm of solicitors specialising

In residential property law - has strengthened its team with a new appointment.

Graham Woodhouse has joined the niche firm after 20 years of specialising in property law in Suffolk, most recently at Kester Cunningham John (KCJ).

In his new role he will be smoothing the way for people to buy and sell properties in the region.

Speaking about the move he said: ‘I am very pleased to join Charles Fraser Solicitors, a company with a solid reputation for great quality service.”

Graham started training as a legal executive at Gross & Co in 1986 and later qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1997.

The Partners of TW Gaze LLP are delighted to announce the formation of a Licensed Trade division with Alan Crowest FAVLP MBII, formerly of Britannia Business Sales (East Anglia) Ltd, who has joined on a consultancy basis.

With over 25 years’ experience specialising in the sale and valuation of pubs, hotels and restaurants, Alan is widely respected as one of the leading professionals in East Anglia and will be a consultant to the Commercial Property department at TW Gaze LLP, overseeing the establishment of a Licensed Trade division.

Oliver Chapman MRICS, a Partner in the commercial property department, said: “I am delighted that Alan is joining us, and it is clear from working with him on a number of deals over the last few years this new division will fit in well to the wide range of services that we already offer at TW Gaze LLP.”

Alan said: “The move had been discussed informally over the past few years but approaching retirement, now seemed the ideal time for such a move”.

He will look forward to continuing a working relationship with existing contacts and clients, emphasising that it will be beneficial to all, given the longstanding reputation of TW Gaze LLP.