• 30 June 2019
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Movers & Shakers | July 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 July edition, we heard from the following Movers & Shakers:


Movers & Shakers July 2019

Sam Uwins at MHA Carpenter Box:

Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box has appointed the youngest Partner in the firm’s 95-year history, Sam Uwins. Sam was the youngest trainee ever to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant at the firm at just 22 and has now been appointed Partner in the Business Services Group at only 27.

Sam works within the media and entertainment sector providing tax and business advice to social influencers and online content creators. He now heads the firm’s new Brighton office in Ship Street in the South Lanes, and is joined by a team of experienced tax and wealth management advisers.

Kristy Underwood at Buss Murton Law:

Leading South East law firm Buss Murton Law are delighted to announce the appointment of Kristy Underwood to the position of Partner at their East Grinstead office.

Kristy, a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate, joined Buss Murton as an Associate in November 2015. She has over 25 years’ experience in family law, wills and probate, and employment law.

She lives locally and has built up many connections both with local businesses and residents in and around East Grinstead.

Laura Dand at Acumen Law:

Acumen Law is delighted to welcome Laura Dand to the business. A senior Family Law Solicitor with years of experience at a top specialist London firm; Laura is spearheading the new Family Law department at Acumen People. Laura has particular experience working with high net worth individuals and business owners, covering matters relating to relationship breakdowns, the financial provisions, property implications and child arrangement orders. Laura is one of several new additions to the Acumen team as the business expands on the services offered www.acumenpeople.co.uk.

Alison Kinnersley and Grant Parker at Mayo Wynne Baxter:

Mayo Wynne Baxter welcomes two new Partners! Alison Kinnersley and Grant Parker have joined the MWB team following the merger with Crawley based solicitors Russell & Co in May 2019.

Alison, Grant, and their team bring a wealth of experience to Mayo Wynne Baxter.
Alison has considerable experience in many areas of the law and is a formidable litigator. She also specialises in wills and trusts, tax planning and the administration of estates.

Grant’s focus is Family Law and deals with cases involving separation, divorce and cohabitation breakdown. He also specialises in advising and representing clients where there are domestic violence allegations.

Phil Harris at FRP Advisory LLP:

Specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP has announced the promotion of Phil Harris to director.

Phil has more than 15 years' experience working in the restructuring market and has spent his career helping businesses in sectors ranging from retail and professional services to manufacturing and technology. He will now work closely with restructuring partners Chris Stevens and Ian Vickers as they further support businesses that face financial and operational challenges across the South East.

Rosemarie Finley at St Barnabas Hospices:

Sussex-based hospices, Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House have appointed Rosemarie Finley as their new CEO.

Rosemarie has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. She is a registered nurse and health visitor and has held a number of senior leadership positions within NHS Trusts, the charitable sector and healthcare publishing. She was Chief Executive Officer at Myeloma UK immediately prior to joining St Barnabas Hospices as Interim Chief Executive in February 2019, leading to her appointment in May 2019.

Graham Potter at Brighton & Hove Albion FC:

Graham joined the Seagulls as Head Coah in May having spent the previous year at Swansea City. He first came to notice in football management at Östersund​ in Sweden, where he took the club from the Fourth to the First Division, winning the Swedish FA Cup and into European club competition all in the space of eight years.

Potter, who has yet to manage in the Premier League, also brought his entire backroom coaching team with him to Amex, and takes his place in the dugout for the first time in August away at Watford.


Read the full copy here and tune in next month for the August 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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