• 01 August 2019
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Movers & Shakers | August 2019

Harvey John are sponsoring a segment of the Platinum Business Magazine called Movers & Shakers. These instalments share the latest appointments and promotions across the business world; see who's doing what and where, including the ones to watch.

In the August edition, we heard from the following Movers & Shakers:


Movers & Shakers August 2019

David Welch at Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS):

David Welch has been appointed Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). A highly experienced leader with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors, David started his new role on August 1st.

AAKSS serves the 4.7m residents of Kent, Surrey and Sussex, as well as the huge number of people that travel through the area on business or pleasure each year. David said: “I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead and develop Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, an inspirational organisation with an excellent reputation and an incredible team of staff and volunteers.”

David Crowter at MHA Carpenter Box:

Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box has appointed David Crowter as Tax Partner following a career of nearly 20 years providing tax advice to clients of every size. He is a specialist in property tax and tax reliefs available to young, innovative businesses and currently oversees all of the work of the Tax Team at the Gatwick office. David also supports other fee earners at MHA Carpenter Box in resolving complex tax issues.

David said: “I feel honoured to have been made a Partner at such an exciting time in the firm’s evolution.”

Chris Dodd at asb law

The Corporate Finance team at asb law is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Dodd as Legal Director and Head of the Corporate Finance Team. Chris will work alongside newly promoted Partner, Daniel Tozer, who will continue in his role as team leader in the Kent office.

Prior to joining, Chris held the role of Legal Director and Company Secretary at one of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, OCS Group UK. Whilst there he also sat on the UK executive group, held a Managing Director role in one of the company’s most prominent subsidiaries, and led OCS’s alliance with like-minded companies in western Europe.

Mayumi Hawkes at Cognitive Law:

Top Sussex consultancy law firm Cognitive Law continues to expand its commercial offering with the appointment of consultant solicitor Mayumi Hawkes.

Mayumi joins the successful commercial team having previously worked in private practices in London. Mayumi advises individuals and businesses in all commercial property transactions, commercial contracts, business start-ups, share purchase and buy back, GDPR compliance issues as well as employment matters. Mayumi also acts specifically for Japanese and Japan-related business and individuals, and knows how to explain complicated matters in plain language in English and in Japanese.

Jon Chamberlain at Marshall-Tufflex:

Leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex has appointed its Sales Director, Jon Chamberlain to the Board of Directors. Jon brings a wealth of experience to the table, thanks to over 30 years in the electrical manufacturing sector. Jon has been with Marshall-Tufflex since September 2016, leading the sales operation and is well respected in the industry.

"Marshall-Tufflex is a market leading company with high quality, branded products.” said Jon.”It’s an exciting time with the company having a significant drive on sustainability. We used 80% recycled material in our manufacturing last year, we are trying to drive change in the sector and encourage others to follow suit.”

Rachel Regan at Gaydio:

Rachel Regan has been promoted to the Head of Commercial at Gaydio, with responsibility for income at all sites (including Brighton, London and Manchester) across the UK. In her new role she will continue to lead the sales team, offering on-air advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Rachel’s role will also expand into new income generation opportunities by partnering with core key clients, adding value and doing things differently. As part of her role she will also see the expansion of Gaydio’s networking event, Business Mixer in both Brighton, where it currently runs, and across other UK cities.

Richard Pollins at Gatwick Diamond Business:

Richard Pollins, Managing Partner of DMH Stallard, has been appointed to the Executive Council of Gatwick Diamond Business. The Executive Council is made up of some of the most senior business leaders within the area and works to promote the needs of members.

Richard said: “I am honoured to have been elected to the Executive Council. I am looking forward to sharing my experience and skills with my colleagues on the executive and championing the cause of businesses within the Gatwick Diamond.”

Under Richard’s leadership DMH Stallard has successfully achieved three mergers and dynamic growth of the firm, with turnover now in excess of £30m.


Read the full copy here and tune in next month for the September instalment.

If you're based in the Gatwick Diamond regions and have recently taken on a new middle management / senior level hire or promotion within your business, don't hesitate to contact us to be involved in upcoming Movers & Shakers features.

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