The latest appointments from across North Staffordshire

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Law firm Bowcock & Pursaill has appointed a new legal secretary at its Uttoxeter office.

Kay Johnson’s recruitment comes on the back of the retirement of former legal secretary Gillian Ellis.

Kay has 35 years’ experience in the industry with specialisms in probate, wills and commercial and residential property.

She said: “I have covered all aspects of the legal field as both a secretary and legal executive.

“I’m excited to be working at Bowcock & Pursaill. They’re a modern, progressive firm and I was happy to see the friendly relationship between colleagues when I came into the office. I knew they’d be the perfect fit for me.”

Ian Naylor, partner at Bowcock & Pursaill, said: “We can’t wait to see where Kay’s career will take her as she continues to grow and progress with us.”

Wealth management firm Giliker Flynn has appointed Zoe Greenwood as an independent mortgage and protection advisor.

Zoe – who joins the Newcastle-under-Lyme business with more than two decades of experience in the industry – has previously worked for Lloyds Bank and New Homes Mortgages.

Zoe Greenwood

In her new role, she will be responsible for helping clients with their mortgage and protection needs across the residential, investment and commercial property sectors.

Company director Chris Flynn said: “We are all delighted to have Zoe on board with us, she is exactly what we were looking for and really fits the Giliker Flynn mould.

“This is another huge step in our business journey, and growing the business in the right way.”

A mum from Stone is helping to nurture businesses through the pandemic as part of her new role at a long-established accountancy firm.

Emma Whitehouse has joined Barringtons in Newcastle-under-Lyme as a senior client service manager where she is the ‘face’ of free online workshops offering advice to support business owners through the economic crisis.

The weekly events on Tuesdays at 9.15am focus on practical measures to help businesses to understand their financial data, plan for growth, retain customers and keep control of costs.

Emma – who is mum to two-year-old Oliver – said: “Barringtons are part of the ‘Accountants for Good’ network and I was attracted by the ethos of the company to go the extra mile for clients and do things a bit differently.

Emma Whitehouse is pictured here with her son Oliver
Emma Whitehouse is pictured here with her son Oliver

“The workshops we run offer practical tips while helping businesses understand their financial results and the impact they have on their future growth. By understanding that data on a real time basis, we can help them plan and forecast for the future.”

Emma, who was born and bred in Blythe Bridge, has considerable experience in specialist work including due diligence, forecasting, tax planning, company restructures and business valuations.

She added: “At Barringtons we are working extremely hard to help businesses emerge from the chaos being created by the pandemic and recent headlines of the UK entering a recession. The workshops aim to increase business resilience and the feedback has been amazing.”

Health and safety training experts BOHSA have welcomed two new recruits.

The Stoke-on-Trent business has seen Louise Fynney and John Hart join the company as training sales advisors to support SMEs and blue-chip companies with their national health and safety training needs.

Louise said: “I joined BOHSA as I wanted a new challenge and to learn new skills in an industry I have never worked in before, moving to BOHSA was the perfect opportunity to do just that.”

Louise Fynney and John Hart have joined BOHSA
Louise Fynney and John Hart have joined BOHSA

John said: “Having been made redundant from the motor trade due to Covid-19, I took the opportunity to work for a company that gives me a much better work-life balance.

“I am now home at a reasonable time for tea and I enjoy weekends off with my wife and 18 month-old-son for quality family time.”

BOHSA managing director Daniel Sale added: “As a growing company in a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, BOHSA was in a fortunate position where to be able to secure two highly-talented people with a wealth of experience.”


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