Cotswold career power moves
PUBLISHED: 13:22 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:22 12 September 2017
We find out whose career is going places in the Cotswolds...
Theresa Troupe and Shelbie Williams, Moore Allen & Innocent
Estate agent Moore Allen & Innocent has appointed two new professionals to its expanding lettings department.
Theresa Troupe has joined the firm as a property manager and will look after landlords and tenants and will oversee maintenance of properties.
Theresa has 14 years’ experience in property, working for Cain & Fuller and Perry Bishop.
Shelbie Williams joins Moore Allen from CJ Hole, where she worked in lettings for four years.
As lettings administrator, Shelbie, who studied at Cirencester College, will prepare tenancy agreements, source references and deal with payments.
Theresa said: “I am delighted to be working as part of the already successful Moore Allen & Innocent. My local connections have provided a very good insight in to what local landlords are looking for in terms of their lettings and management.”
Paul Oughton, Partner, said: “We’re continually growing and are delighted to have secured Theresa and Shelbie to continue our successful development.”
Moore Allen & Innocent’s managed portfolio now extends to nearly 300 properties throughout Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
Nigel Bostock, Crowe Clark Whitehill
Audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has appointed Nigel Bostock as Chief Executive.
He takes on the role after four years as Managing Partner of Crowe’s London office and this year celebrates 27 years with the firm, having joined as a graduate trainee.
A partner in the Corporate and Professional Practices groups, he advises a range of large, private and SME clients.
He said: “It is an honour to have been chosen to lead Crowe and I look forward to building on the strong market presence that we have today.
“During my time with the firm I have seen many positive changes. We have grown significantly to become a member of the eighth largest global accountancy network while also developing a position as a recognised leader in the UK for audit, tax and advisory services across our five areas of focus: corporate business, non profits, pension funds, professional practices and private clients.
“I have always been proud to work for Crowe – we have a unique consistency of culture and values which allow us to develop long-term relationships and continue to deliver the highest quality services to clients.”
Nigel succeeds David Mellor, who after 11 years in the top job will continue to provide input, support and counsel to the firm up to his planned retirement in March 2018.
Sandeep Sandhu, Spratt Endicott Solicitors
Oxfordshire-based Spratt Endicott Solicitors has bolstered its family law department with the promotion of Sandeep Sandhu to Associate.
Sandeep has practised family law since 2006 and joined Spratt Endicott as a solicitor in 2015, having worked for leading law firms in Yorkshire.
She will offer clients specialist legal advice on all family-related matters, including divorce, separation and issues relating to child contact and property.
Sandeep said: “I am absolutely delighted to become an Associate at a growing Legal 500 firm and I look forward both to developing the department, and continuing to work closely with my clients to achieve the best possible outcome for them.”
Sandeep puts particular emphasis on working with parents and grandparents to resolve disputes involving children and has been a guest legal adviser on the BBC’s Asian Network.
Patrick Mulcare, Director and Head of Family Law, said: “I am delighted that the firm has recognised Sandeep’s hard work, but has acknowledged this with promotion.”
Spratt Endicott is headquartered in Banbury with offices in Brackley, Bicester and Buckingham.
John Rouse, Constantine Berry, Jessica Beddows, Victoria Longmore, Sarah Hawkins, Lodders
Law firm Lodders Solicitors has made a raft of senior promotions and appointments. John Rouse has joined as Partner in Lodders’ private client practice and, as a leading advisor to farmers on estate, tax and succession planning, shores up the agricultural and landed estates team.
An experienced wills, tax and trusts lawyer, John joins Lodders after 17 years at Wright Hassall LLP of Leamington Spa, where he had been a partner since 2004. He is a former Chairman of Warwickshire Farmers Ball, Kenilworth & District Agricultural Society, and Coventry & Warwickshire First.
Jessica Beddows, a wills, trusts, estates and probate legal specialist and advisor to elderly and vulnerable clients, has been promoted to partner less than 12 months after joining the firm.
Commercial property lawyer Constantine Berry and planning and highways specialist Victoria Longmore have both been elevated to Senior Associate.
And Sarah Hawkins, a specialist in trust and estates administration and a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, is promoted to Associate.
Lodders’ senior partner Martin Green said: “Jessica, Constantine, Victoria and Sarah have each made a significant contribution to the firm and thoroughly deserve their promotions in recognition of and testament to, their hard work.”
On his appointment, John said: “The firm has worked with individuals and businesses living and working in the countryside throughout its 230 years, and this specialism and expertise, combined with a shared ethos to deliver the very best client service and legal advice, make Lodders the perfect fit and professional opportunity for me.”
Lodders now has 25 partners and employs more than 130 staff across offices in Stratford upon Avon, Henley in Arden, Cheltenham and Birmingham, following its merger with the Divorce and Family Law Practice.
Dorian Wragg, Bruton Knowles
Bruton Knowles continues to grow is commercial team with the appointment of Dorian Wragg as Partner in the Gloucester team.
Dorian, a former Director at Grice Collins Long, brings a wealth of expertise across a range of business sectors and specialises in managing complex, multi sector property assets.
Drawing on a wide and diverse range of skills and experience Dorian provides strategic consultancy services to help clients unlock value and potential from their commercial property holdings.
Managing Partner Patrick Downes said: “We are delighted to be joined by such a highly regarded commercial asset management specialist.
“Dorian’s arrival at Bruton Knowles adds experience and relationships that will be a very good complement to our existing commercial offering which is dedicated to improving income and capital growth for our clients.”
Dorian was previously responsible for a number of commercial portfolios throughout the UK including the transformation of destination locations such as Brick Lane, Wardour Street and Brewer Street in Soho, the Royal Naval College in Greenwich and the development on the south bank around Tower Bridge now known as Butlers Wharf and Spice Quay.
Dorian said: “I’m very pleased to join Bruton Knowles where I aim to enhance the commercial offer across the firm’s portfolio of managed properties by providing innovative, dynamic and measurable solutions that can drive business transformation.”
Paul Nurden and Paul Whitehead, Brewin Dolphin
Paul Nurden becomes Head of Office while Paul Whitehead takes the position of Divisional Director. Hal Catherwood, Regional Director (Islands and the South West), Brewin Dolphin said: “Our aim is to help clients to achieve their life goals, be that saving enough to get on to the property ladder, saving for their children’s education or accumulating enough wealth for a comfortable retirement.
“The promotions of Paul Nurden and Paul Whitehead will enhance the Cheltenham office’s remit of providing a comprehensive wealth management service to its local clients, and further consolidates the breadth of experience and talent we have in our team.”
Paul Nurden, who has been with Brewin Dolphin since 1985, will now be responsible for the overall profitability and success of the team, building on the office’s 32-year history in Cheltenham.
Having worked for firms in both London and Cheltenham, he has experience of managing portfolios for private clients, pensions, trusts and charities. Paul is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Fellow of the CISI.
Paul Whitehead joined Brewin Dolphin over six years ago, and is responsible for managing investment portfolios for private clients and trusts. He also works closely with the legal and accountancy communities to provide investment solutions for mutual clients across family law, corporate advisors and private clients. Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and a Chartered Wealth Manager.
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