• 31 May 2019
  • Recruitment Room

Movers & Shakers | June 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 June edition, we heard from the following Movers & Shakers:


Victoria Jessup at PDT Solicitors:

Victoria Jessup joins PDT Solicitors’ successful Corporate and Commercial team. The appointment strengthens PDT’s commercial offering, which includes assisting clients with their commercial contracts and advising on issues of commercial law, including the compliance and enforcement aspects of data protection law, as well as protecting their intellectual property. 

As a solicitor and part-qualified Trademark Attorney, Victoria brings to PDT extensive in-house experience working for leading brands Jimmy Choo and Philip Morris. As such, Victoria is clients’ first port of call for advice on brand protection, including trademark and design filings, IP enforcement and copyright issues.

Sara McGrigor at DMH Stallard:

Top 100 law firm DMH Stallard has made another senior appointment at its rapidly expanding Guildford office.

Sara McGrigor joins the private client team as a senior associate and is very well known in Surrey having previously worked at Hart Brown in Guildford, Cranleigh, and Godalming.

Sara has also lived locally with her family for many years and is looking forward to building on the close relationship the firm enjoys with residents in the area.

Sara said: “With DMH Stallard growing so quickly in Guildford, it is a very exciting time for me to join the firm.”

Lorna Sizer at Galloways:

Lorna Sizer has joined Galloways, the leading Sussex accountancy practice, as Tax Partner.

Previously Director at Knill James, Lorna brings with her more than 25 years of specialist tax experience.

In her new role, Lorna’s focus will be on continuing to look after a growing number of private clients as well as expanding the current tax team of eight specialists.

Lorna added: “I’m thrilled to join the team at Galloways and look forward to working with our fantastic clients and wider team. Galloways has such a strong reputation across the county and I’m looking forward to growing our tax team and helping our clients to simplify and manage their tax affairs.”

Karen Lord, Sophie Macarthy, and Eleanor Richards at Healys LLP:

Healys LLP continues to grow its corporate and commercial offerings by welcoming three new highly experienced female partners to its Brighton team.

Karen Lord heads the corporate team and specialises in corporate transactional work for UK and International clients. Karen is a recognised leader in her field by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Sophie Macarthy is Commercial property specialist. She advises on all types of land and property transactions, business sales and acquisitions, leases and contracts, portfolio management and finance. 

Neil Gardner at PVL Ltd:

Burgess Hill-based PVL UK has appointed Neil Gardner to the new position of Marketing Manager. Neil joins the award-winning vehicle safety livery and brand promotion business at an exciting time, with a remit to drive forward strategic planning and tactical marketing campaigns that continue PVL's successful growth and maximise key business opportunities in target sectors.

Neil has over 20 years business-to-business marketing leadership experience, built within engineering consultancy, innovative product manufacturing and professional services across both SME and FTSE 250 environments. He is MBA-qualified from Warwick Business School and has been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for the past 10 years.

Rob Clare at Sussex Chamber of Commerce:

Rob Clare has been appointed Chairman of Sussex Chamber of Commerce, having already served two terms as a non-executive director.

Rob has lived and worked in Sussex for most of his life and, with the help of the Chamber's CEO and Board, he is keen to help the local business community and give it a voice on key local issues.

His career was in commercial banking, following which he co-founded Innovation Capital which provides corporate finance and business growth advice to local owner managed businesses with clients ranging from fintech to FMCG.


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