Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: December 2022

Eyes might have increasingly been drawn to Christmas from early December, but appointments have continued apace.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
There has been plenty afoot in December 2022 from promotions and appointments due to growth, a bid to reach sustainable targets as well as new faces to drive businesses forward.

From a cyber firm recruiting due to growth and a new face at county property experts Bruton Knowles to a new face at county law firm Willans, appointments continued in the county through December 2022. 

Nicole Boon

Nicole Boon

Willans has welcomed solicitor Nicole Boon to the highly regarded wills, trusts and probate team at the Cheltenham-headquartered firm.

Boon qualified in 2019 after completing my law degree with honours at Aberystwyth University and masters at Cardiff University.

Today her expertise is advising clients on drafting wills, estate administration, trusts, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship order applications.

Joanne Moore

Joanne Moore with Andy Moon, chairman of The P&M Group

The P&M Group Limited, which includes Gloucester firm ISD Solutions, has appointed Joanne Moore to the new position of group sustainability manager.

The appointment comes as the group – which employs 190 staff and has a turnover of £59 million – launches Project Acorn, to further improve its sustainability performance throughout its operations and supply chain.

Moore will help the firm implement the recent findings of a holistic review by sustainability consultancy Warwickshire-based Wylde Connections, covering everything from a full supply-chain audit to a roll out of social value activities to encourage the next generation into the construction industry.

Claire Knight

Claire Knight 

Claire Knight is the new marketing and business engagement lead for Gloucester BID, taking over from Lesley Sainty.

Knight is a chartered marketer and brings with her 20 years' of marketing communications, event organising and social media management experience, working in both the service and product sectors.

‘I'm looking forward to helping support the businesses of Gloucester and encouraging more people to visit our wonderful and vibrant city,’ she said.

Gloucester BID represents businesses in the city centre.

Martin Westwood

Martin Westwood

Leading chartered surveyors, Bruton Knowles, has appointed Martin Westwood as an in-house recruiter within its human resources team to bolster the firm’s efforts to bring additional talent into the business.

Westwood is based out of the firm’s Gloucester office on Olympus Park in Quedgeley and has two decades of experience in the recruitment sector across a variety of sectors.

A former recruitment manager at the Mears Group, working with stakeholders to meet the staffing requirements of the Gloucestershire-headquartered housing and social care provider, he will report to HR director, Neil Young and help Bruton Knowles implement its graduate, placement, apprentice and technical engagement programmes.

Anna Baker

Anna Baker

Kier has appointed Anna Baker as head of sustainability at its construction business, which has a major base at Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth.

The firm said the appointment would help it build the group’s newly formed responsible business team and underlines its commitment to sustainably delivering infrastructure across the UK.

Baker will be responsible for delivering Kier Construction’s targets, which include achieving net zero carbon across business operations by 2039; eliminating avoidable waste by 2035; the delivery of 30p in every pound of impactful social value; and helping customers deliver on their sustainability targets; working with them to co-create sustainability solutions.

Prior to joining Kier, Anna was at Wembley-based Careys where she headed up the firm’s sustainability team.

Owen French

Owen French

Architects Roberts Limbrick, which has its headquarters in Gloucester, has promoted Owen French to senior associate.

Owen, works across healthcare, commercial, and defence teams for the firm, with major projects including the Ministry of Defence Cyber Training School.

The new senior associate is based at the firm’s Newport office

Andrea Wilson

Salus Cyber welcomed Andrea Wilson to its team as the Cheltenham-headquartered business continues to grow.

Wilson has become executive assistant to the firm’s founder Jason Kalwa, and Chantelle Bowring, its director of operations.

She joins the business from the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, where she also continues as a volunteer cyber ambassador and point of contact for the town’s business group.

Carla Booth

Skyborne has announced the promotion of Carla Booth to group head of airline business, a new position responsible for growing the Gloucestershire-based academy’s relationships with key global airlines.

Booth, who joined Skyborne as head of recruitment in early 2019, will be tasked with building airline pathways for prospective Skyborne trainees, alongside customer support and pilot selection.

Lee Woodward, chief executive officer, Skyborne, called her an ‘indispensable member of our team over the last four years’.

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