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May 4, 2021
The latest East Midlands promotions and appointments Jobs news at NatWest, Nelsons, Triumph, Ford & Stanley, 200 Degrees, Cooper Parry, Pall-Ex 03:00, 4 MAY 2021 Sign up to FREE email alerts from BusinessLive - East MidlandsInvalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Here is our regular round-up of the latest appointments, promotions, award winners and more. Triumph: Hinckley’s Triumph has appointed Jeremy Appleton as its global racing manager. He has experience across the motorcycle racing world, including in MotoGP, WSBK, MXGP and AMA Supercross, and also premier automobile racing with F1 and Nascar. Triumph said his appointment reflects its commitment and growing investment in motorcycle racing, where his focus will be on building global brand awareness and demonstrating Triumph’s credentials. He will report to chief product officer Steve Sargent and will help to co-ordinate its successful Moto2 engine partnership and its new factory-supported 2021 British Supersports collaboration with PTR racing. The 117-year-old motorcycle manufacture has been based in Hinckley for the past three decades after the name was rescued by Leicestershire-based housing developer John Bloor. Today it builds around 60,000 bikes a year, which include the high performance Street Triple 765RS, Scrambler 1200 and the Triumph Bonneville family. The business employs around 1,800 people worldwide and has operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, Benelux, Brazil, India, China and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. NatWest: Sara-Jane Harris has been appointed to the role of senior relationship manager at NatWest in Northamptonshire and the East Midlands. The new role will see her managing a portfolio of commercial customers with turnovers between £2 million and £25 million. Sara-Jane Harris has is a senior relationship manager at NatWest Sara has more than 13 years experience in banking and finance, and joined NatWest in 2014, most recently working as a business relationship manager for RBS Invoice Finance. Sara has been involved with the bank’s people forum, serving as chairman for the Midlands and East during the last year, and will continue her work with it. She is also a wellbeing champion for the bank and a member of its internal gender, and women in banking & finance networks. Her passions outside of work include the performing arts as she has a BTEC National Diploma in musical theatre achieving at triple distinction. Nelsons: East Midlands law firm Nelsons has welcomed a new associate to its employment team in Leicester as part of its continued expansion in the city. Sonia Tumber has more than eight years’ experience, having worked at national law firm Weightmans LLP as a paralegal and trainee solicitor. Sonia Tumber from Nelsons She specialises in areas such as settlement agreements and discrimination in the workplace, but has been brought in to particularly focus on employment tribunal litigation as well as supporting with the increase in enquiries Nelsons has experienced this year due to the pandemic. She said: “Despite starting a new role remotely as everyone is still working from home, I already feel part of the team. “Nelsons has ensured all its employees have the necessary technology to enable agile and secure working and provided an in depth induction to ensure I felt at ease immediately.” Sonia graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA in law before going on to achieve her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School in 2008. She has since gone on to work at law firms across the Midlands, working her way up the ladder from legal assistant to associate solicitor. Laura Kearsley, head of Nelsons’ employment team, said: “The past year has been an incredibly busy one for our department, meaning we’ve been on the lookout for someone who we think would make a perfect addition to our Leicester office.” Ford & Stanley: Derby specialist talent services company Ford & Stanley has boosted its executive and blue-collar recruitment divisions with the appointment of two senior managers to help meet a surge in demand for new people. Phill Machell re-joins the company after seven years away as head of Ford & Stanley Executive Interim, while Ricky Wright, who also previously worked at Ford & Stanley, returns as managing consultant for Talentwise, its trades and technical recruitment arm. Ricky Wright, from Ford & Stanley Daniel Taylor, director for Ford & Stanley Executive, said the appointments are a direct response to market demand for all group services and represented a significant landmark as employers look to get back on track post-pandemic. He said: “Recruitment in particular is always a good barometer for business confidence, and we are delighted that market confidence has returned and that were able to welcome these two outstanding, well-respected people back into our business. “Phill returns with a wealth of knowledge of the vital manufacturing, logistics, supply chain sectors which means we can further support the increase in client demand and accelerate our own growth plans, while Ricky will give Talentwise the extra level of experience and expertise at a time when we are winning major new supply contracts”. The Ford & Stanley Group provides recruitment, leadership, mental fitness coaching and team development services to the rail, digital, manufacturing, infrastructure and public service sectors. 200 Degrees: Specialist coffee roaster and wholesaler 200 Degrees Coffee has welcomed Will Kenney as commercial director. Nottingham-born and now Leeds-based, Will brings with him 20 years of experience in the coffee sector, having held senior positions at some of the high street’s best loved coffee operators. 200 Degrees Coffee commercial director Will Kenney His responsibilities at 200 Degrees include managing and driving all commercial aspects of the business, particularly its wholesale offer and the online sale of beans and coffee machines. Nottingham-based 200 Degrees – which recently announced its 12th coffee shop in Manchester – also has five barista schools, as well as wholesale, subscriptions and e-commerce. Will said: “Since the first 200 Degrees coffee shop opened seven years ago, I have admired the company from afar – watching as it expanded from its Nottingham base to new locations, into wholesale and e-commerce markets and evolving into the much-loved household name that it is today.” Set up by Tom Vincent and his business partner Rob Darby in 2012, 200 Degrees has its roast house near Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The new Manchester coffee shop includes a barista school and will be opening in The Hybrid Building in Mosley Street at the end of May. Cooper Parry: James Peck has joined Cooper Parry’s CP Futures Scale Up team as tax partner after eight years in the fast growth technology/media team at Grant Thornton. James brings with him more than 15 years’ experience supporting high growth, VC and PE-backed businesses as they scale, building structured tax strategies and helping them to anticipate challenges from day one, all the way through to a fundraise, sale or IPO. James Peck has joined Cooper Parry’s CP Futures Scale Up team The news follows a string of exciting announcements for CP Futures – part of the Castle Donington-based group – including partnerships with growth ecosystem leaders like Tech Nation and Crowdcube. James said: “I am looking forward to bringing a wealth of experience to the table (along with a few battle scars) and continuing to support high growth businesses.” Manufacturing Technology Centre: A Manufacturing Technology Centre apprentice has won the Best of British Engineering Award, the top accolade at the 2021 Enginuity Skills Awards, and has also been named as SME Apprentice of the Year. The two awards recognise 19-year-old Davina Kaur’s inspirational personal and professional transformation through her apprenticeship, as well as marking her commitment to the manufacturing sector as an ambassador for STEM careers and apprenticeships. Davina Kaur Now in the final year of her training, Davina joined the MTC’s apprenticeship programme in September 2018. At the time, she was battling severe mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, having attempted to take her own life earlier in the same year. With the support of the team at MTC Apprenticeships, she has overcome her challenges and exceeded even her own expectations to become one of the training provider’s highest performing and most ambitious learners. She was also the first female technician on the shop floor at local employer, RNA Automation. With the help of a personal mentor and a programme of mental health support, Davina transformed from being a quiet and withdrawn school leaver into a confident engineering professional and passionate advocate for apprenticeships. As a registered STEM ambassador, she regularly promotes the benefits of taking on apprentices to employers at national events and encourages schoolchildren to consider engineering careers and apprenticeships through workshop tours. She also takes part in regular charity events, focusing particularly on fundraising through sporting challenges and working with the homeless. The cutting edge skills she gained through the MTC’s future-focused apprenticeship programme, such as additive manufacturing and advanced automation, have also supported RNA to identify opportunities to innovate and become more efficient and competitive. Davina’s commitment to professional development have also seen her winning the MTC’s Apprentice of the Month award twice, and she was named Apprentice of the Year in LeicestershireLive’s 2020 Education Awards as well as reaching the final of the GTA England apprenticeship awards. Davina lives in Stoney Stanton, near Hinckley and is a former pupil of Lutterworth High School. She said, “My apprenticeship literally changed my life! I’d like my story to inspire others to believe that you can achieve anything with the right support, attitude and commitment. It’s much easier to imagine yourself somewhere when you can see someone like you already there – if I can do it, anyone can.” The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd, with industrial members including some of the UK’s major global manufacturers. Pall-Ex: Pall-Ex Group has appointed a new network development director to help grow its pallet network membership. Mark Barlow brings more than 20 years of logistics experience to the position, including extensive knowledge of the sector, having previously held roles in other UK pallet networks. Mark Barlow has joined Pall-Ex as network development director Based at Pall-Ex’s head office, in Ellistown, Leicestershire , Mark will be tasked with strengthening network membership across the group, with a focus on building the Fortec Distribution Network membership in several strategic locations across the UK. The appointment follows the launch of Fortec’s shareholder model in late 2020, which has already seen over 50 per cent of its independent depots become shareholder members. Mark said: “As network development director, I will be driving forward member recruitment through specific projects to reinforce and build on Pall-Ex Group’s already solid foundations. “Building volume within the Fortec operation is one of my key aims. By creating greater drop density and opportunity for the members, along with capitalising on the synergies available within the Group, we can reinforce Fortec’s position as a major player in the pallet sector. Pall-Ex Group is a network of hauliers comprising two UK pallet networks – Fortec Distribution Network and Pall-Ex UK four subsidiary UK logistics businesses and 10 European networks. It moves more than 40,000 pallets across the globe every day. Most Recent Most Recent
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When was TalentWise founded?
TalentWise was founded in 2006.
Where is TalentWise's headquarters?
TalentWise's headquarters is located at 19800 North Creek Parkway, Bothell.
What is TalentWise's latest funding round?
TalentWise's latest funding round is Merger.
How much did TalentWise raise?
TalentWise raised a total of $25M.
Who are the investors of TalentWise?
Investors of TalentWise include Sterling.
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