Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies according to a new research study released by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The majority (over 50 percent) of finance leaders globally say the competencies of their…

Ultimate Finance has announced that it has appointed Josh Levy as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Levy succeeds Ron Robson who has served as CEO since 2015. Josh, a serving Board Member of Ultimate Finance, has been working alongside Ron and the leadership team over the last year on the strategy for the growing business and now…

Big firms will feel the pain of the Apprenticeship Levy this spring when the first wave of levy payments will be wiped from their accounts unless they have invested them in training apprentices according to apprenticeship provider Develop Training Limited (DTL). Companies with payrolls above £3 million have been paying into the scheme since its…

Workplace pressure is a major contributing factor to mental health issues among business leaders, according to a new survey from the Institute of Directors, published on Time to Talk Day 2019. Among the 500 directors and managers polled, more than half said they had experienced poor mental health that was in part connected to factors…

Graydon, a provider of business data, insights, analytics and data-solutions has announced that the business is to launch in Ireland. Graydon has appointed Jonathan Cushley to spearhead its strategic growth in Ireland, where he will be focused primarily on Graydon’s innovative new onboarding platform, an AI-based, turnkey solution that simplifies credit, fraud and compliance processes…

Haydock Finance has announced the appointment of John Jenkins as Chief Executive Officer Jenkins brings with him over 30 years of experience in finance, having held very senior positions within a number of industry-leading companies including Lloyds TSB, GE Capital & Amicus Finance plc. Jon Wilkinson, Chairman of Haydock Finance, said: “The Board carried out a…

Henry Howard Finance Group (HHF) has appointed a new Analytics Manager, to help support the independent funder’s continued growth. Rachel Davies will drive the development of data processes within the company, with a particular focus on reporting and business insight. Davies joins the business from Which? where she held the role of Lead Analyst, where…

Shawbrook Bank has announced it has appointed John Eastgate as its Managing Director (MD) for its commercial mortgage business. Eastgate will join the specialist lender in the summer. He is currently Sales and Marketing Director at One Savings Bank and has been at the lender for more than six years. He will bring nearly 30…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Sue Pengelly as Business Development Manager (BDM), South West of England, as it looks to expand its support for small and medium-sized businesses in the region. In her new role, Sue will primarily focus on securing new business opportunities for BFS, with a focus on Devon, Cornwall and Somerset,…

CVR Global has announced two new senior promotions. CVR Global’s Robert Starkins and Bai Cham have both been promoted to Partners after helping to drive annual turnover and expand the firm’s offerings in existing and new regions. Starkins’ decade-long experience in international asset tracing, fraud investigation and recovery has seen him involved in a number…

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