• 01 September 2019
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Movers & Shakers | September 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 September edition, we heard from the following Movers & Shakers:


Movers & Shakers September 2019

Suzie Hunter at BreatheHR:

Breathe provides easy-to-use HR software to help SMEs spend less time on HR admin, and more time with their people. Born in 2012, Breathe now helps over 6,000 companies manage their people with over 200,000 employees in the system. Breathe is also sold through a successful partner network now supporting 500 HR partners.

Suzie Hunter is Breathe's latest recruit following the firm's significant growth. She joins as the Head of People and prior to this, she worked at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation for 14 years in the HR department working initially as an HR advisor then progressing into HR business partner. Suzie was hired due to her experience in the space and alignment with the firm's culture and values.

Emma Hardwick at Plus Accounting:

Plus Accounting announces Emma Hardwick’s promotion to head up a new department for the firm focusing on cloud accounting.

Emma said: "When I left college I really didn't know what career path to take but with a keen eye for numbers, I decided to look into becoming an accountant. I joined Plus Accounting in June 2008 as a trainee accounting technician and three years later in 2011, I passed my AAT.

I continued my training to be a chartered certified accountant, qualifying in 2015. I was promoted to Assistant Manager in April 2015 and to Manager in a newly created Plus Advisory department in April 2017.”

Fraser Rickman at Buss Murton Law:

Leading South East law firm Buss Murton Law have welcomed Fraser Rickman to their Cranbrook Office. 

Fraser is a Solicitor in the Property department, specialising in both Commercial and Residential Property. Having trained and worked at a well-known Tunbridge Wells based firm, Fraser then worked in the Real Estate department of a leading City firm before joining Buss Murton in June 2019.

Kerry Carter, Partner and Head of the Cranbrook Office said "We are delighted that Fraser is joining our team. His extensive experience in Commercial Property will be an asset to commercial clients in the local area and shows our ongoing commitment to offering high quality legal advice to both individuals and businesses."

Eric Evison and Georgia Pedrick at ViiSana:

Eric Evison has been appointed Health Insurance Specialist at ViiSana. Eric joins the team with a wealth of experience and will be working with businesses of all sizes to review their existing policies, or implement new schemes. His focus is to deliver cost savings, service enhancements and improvements in a market that is traditionally complex.

Georgia joins the team as Key Account Manager nad comes directly from Vitality, where she worked in a similar capacity. Georgia's role is to manage the ever-growing list of Key Accounts at ViiSana, making sure that members unlock the full potential of hte benefits of their policies.

Clare Silva and Chris Oxlade at Manor Royal BID:

Manor Royal BID has appointed two new team members to support the delivery of its second five-year term (2018-23).

Clare Silva joins as Operations Manager and comes with 11 years experience in the business and management sector having previously worked in business development with Crawley College.

Chris Oxlade joins as Marketing Officer having previously been the voice of Radio Mercury for 20 years, ten of which were based on Manor Royal.

Both Clare and Chris look forward to getting to know Manor Royal businesses and contributing to the continued success of the area.

Lesley Alcock at Platinum Publishing Group:

Experience and commercially focused business development professional, Lesley Alcock, has been promoted to Commercial Director at Platinum Publishing Group.

At a time of expansion at one of hte region's leading media and events companies, Lesley has over 20 years experience working in the media industry having worked at both The London Evening Standard and The Observer, and running the creative partnerships team at Capital Radio.

Lesley said: "Platinum Business Magazine is essential reading for business leaders whilst our Awards celebrate the hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship that exists in the region, and I am delights to be part of the company at such an exciting time."

Gabriella Tricarico at Gatwick Diamond Business:

Gatwick Diamond Business has recently appointed Gabriella Tricarico as Events Executive to their team. Having previously worked for a family business providing specialist support to the food industry, Gabriella's new role includes design, marketing, and delivery of the membership events programme with guidance from the Operations Manager and Chief Executive.

Gabriella will also work closely with the company's Membership Executive to ensure a joined-up approach across the membership and events operations. She said: "I am so happy to be part of such a great team and am looking forward to helping with further developing the event programme and working with gdb members."


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