Azzurro Associates has announced it has appointed Karen Savage as Chief Operating Officer. In her new role Savage will oversee the company’s business operations. She will also assist the company’s CEO in accelerating the company’s external partnerships and origination opportunities, ensuring the alignment of progress towards fulfilling Azzurros strategic objectives. Prior to joining Azzurro in…

Henry Howard Finance is expanding its network of account managers in the Midlands three-fold in response to increasing demand for personality-led SME finance solutions nationwide. Ian Kavanagh and Aaron Khatkar join the UK finance provider as it looks towards continued investment in ‘people power’ and to help more businesses than ever grow, thrive and survive.…

Challenges facing UK businesses in the next five years have heightened the need for employee resilience, according to new research from recruitment specialist Robert Half UK. As businesses adapt to an ongoing period of change, more than nine in 10 (94%) CFOs think developing resilience amongst their employees will be important over the next two…

Eighty percent of business owners admit they worry their work-life balance is negatively impacting relationships with family and friends, research has revealed. To compound the issue, more than a third (36%) of UK SME leaders feel that they struggle to spend enough time with their children, with 46 percent having missed a special occasion and…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Gary Griffiths as Managing Director for Trade Finance as the company. Griffiths joins BFS with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He has a strong track record of creating and leading top performing trade businesses across Europe, the USA and Asia. Prior to joining BFS, Griffiths…

Law firm Freeths has announced it has appointed Isobel Callaghan as a senior associate to its restructuring and insolvency team in Sheffield. Callaghan has joined from Lupton Fawcett, bringing more than nine years’ experience in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. Callaghan has advised on corporate insolvencies, including administrations, liquidations and CVAs, and…

United Trust Bank has announced that it has appointed Avison Warren as its new Mortgage Operations Manager. Warren, who has 15 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, joins from Accord Mortgages, where he held the position of Operations Manager for lending shared services. Previously he worked at Future Mortgages, Citi Bank and Genesis Home Loans.…

Onguard, the FinTech company that offers a platform which streamlines the entire order-to-cash process, has announced the appointment of Colin Sanders as senior business executive as it continues to invest in its UK growth strategy. Sanders appointment comes after a successful year at Onguard which saw record sales which has continued into 2019. Thanks to…

Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximises value for clients, today announced that Tyrone Courtman has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Restructuring Advisory practice. Based in Birmingham, Courtman will focus on restructuring advisory for corporate clients based in the East Midlands. Courtman is a Chartered Accountant, a…

The Department for Education has some way to go before it can demonstrate that the apprenticeships programme is achieving value for money, with numbers of apprenticeships below pre-reform levels, says the National Audit Office (NAO). In 2017, the Department for Education implemented several changes to its apprenticeships programme to shift the focus towards meeting employers’…

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