A new Birmingham restaurant set to open in December has unveiled its top team.
Chapter, in Edgbaston, has recruited Sam Greenaway as senior sous chef who will work under chef director Ben Ternent and head chef Nathan Swift.
They will be joined by restaurant manager Ana Chiriac and bar manager Karina Koleva.
The team behind former city centre restaurant Opus announced in August that it was planning the new venture after they chose not to reopen their previous site in Cornwall Street following the lengthy period of lockdown brought on by the pandemic.
Owner Irene Allan said: “We have worked hard to ensure that we have a good mix of experience and skills joining the Chapter team and we are keen to develop them further.
“With Ben and Nathan at the helm and being able to support the new talent joining us, we know this is going to be a recipe for success when our doors open in December.”
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Another new night-time venue in Birmingham has appointed its top team ahead of its launch next month. Albert’s Schloss is due to open in Chamberlain Square on December 6.
It has recruited general manager Adin Memetovic, sales and events manager Eleni Constantinou, head chef Jack Cinense and entertainment manager Nathanial Valentino.
Mr Memetovic joins the venue from Bank Restaurant in Brindleyplace while Ms Constantinou was most recently at Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant in Birmingham where she was also sales and events manager.
Mr Cinense joins from Gusto Italian where he was head chef and Mr Valentino completes the line up following two years with Wild Events in Manchester.
Albert’s Schloss will operate three bars over two floors and have an outside terrace.
In other appointment news, Digbeth-based marketing and PR agency HDY has hired its first creative director.
Paul Power first joined the firm last year as art director but has now stepped into the new role, bringing more than ten years of creative and design experience.
Chris Lloyd-Smith, a family law partner at Birmingham-based Anthony Collins Solicitors, has been elected as chairman of Resolution’s West Midlands group.
Resolution is a membership organisation for family justice professionals in England and Wales and advocates a non-confrontational approach to resolving family law issues.
Mr Lloyd-Smith will lead the regional sub-committee of the organisation which currently has more than 250 members and provides training and educational resources to members.
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Financial services firm BDO has strengthened its Midlands team with the appointment of Greg Watts as audit partner.
He is the former chief financial officer at health products retailer Holland & Barrett and also spent 30 years at KPMG in its audit and transactions services team.
Mr Watts has considerable experience working alongside FTSE and private equity businesses in the region, with particular expertise in retail and automotive sectors.
The Solihull office of PR and marketing agency McCann has appointed a new strategy director.
James Bagan has been appointed to lead its strategic planning activity across a range of industries and sectors.
He joins the team from VCCP where he was a senior planner and brings more than 14 years of experience across a variety of brands including Compare the Market, Domino’s and Virgin Media.
Financial services and accountancy firm Mazars has appointed two new partners in Birmingham.
Elisa Howe has joined the audit team and Jim Dolan is now in the firm’s technology and digital team.
Ms Howe has joined from Cooper Parry and will be responsible for driving further growth with private business clients in the Midlands and across the UK.
She has an extensive network across the Midlands, having worked in the region throughout her career, and has particular expertise in the automotive sector.
Mr Dolan previously worked for KPMG where he was technology enablement managing director.
In his new role, he will focus on growing and developing Mazars’ fast-growing technology and digital practice which the firm said had doubled in size over the last year across the UK.