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Cotswold career power moves

PUBLISHED: 15:22 21 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:24 21 May 2019

Simon Marklew (c) Dave Perry Photography

Simon Marklew (c) Dave Perry Photography

Dave Perry Photography

We find out whose career is going places in the Cotswolds...

Simon Marklew

Shackleton, Wintle & Lane

Simon Marklew has been appointed as the new MD of Cheltenham-based heating, plumbing and electrical specialists, Shackleton, Wintle & Lane, as it looks for new growth.

Simon joins the award-winning, 40-year-old business after a decade with Wolseley UK, where he most recently held the position of National Sales Director for National Frameworks and Drainage Category Sales.

Previously, he worked in National Account Manager roles at Jewson and Wavin.

Simon will work closely with current MD John Rogers during a transfer period before he moves to Chief Executive in June.

Ellie Crofts

Lodders Solicitors

Dispute Resolution law specialist Ellie Crofts is one of six new hires at Stratford-upon-Avon law firm Lodders. A Property Litigation specialist, Ellie joins as Associate.

The firm has also made appointments in Real Estate, Private Client, Corporate and Commercial and Family Law.

Ellie joins Lodders from Wright Hassall, Leamington Spa, where she worked for 14 years and was most recently a Property Litigation Associate Solicitor.

Others joining the firm are Priscilla Macleod, Alexia Haines, Katie Mann, Matthew Harris and Kate Farrelly.

Ellie CroftsEllie Crofts

Cliff Dare

Harwell Science & Innovation Campus

Ex-Royal Marine Cliff Dare MBE, FRICS, has been appointed COO and Head of Real Estate at Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

He will oversee the campus management team which has responsibility for development, construction, leasing and asset management, and marketing.

Over the past 30 years, he has mixed a career in the Royal Marines with that of a chartered surveyor running a property development and consultancy company, with a track record of commercial property delivery.


Duncan Eyre

CM Downton

Gloucester distribution and warehousing company CM Downton has made a series of key management changes.

The business, which became part of EV Cargo last November, has been successfully managed by the Downton family for over 60 years. Now Duncan Eyre has been appointed as the new MD in a move which will see brothers Andy, Richard and John Downton transferring to non-exec roles.

Duncan started his 35-year career as a transport planner before moving on to executive roles at Norbert Dentressangle and Bibby Distribution.

Duncan Eyre (c) Alexander CaminadaDuncan Eyre (c) Alexander Caminada

Laura Herbert

Whitley Stimpson

Laura Herbert has been appointed as the new director of accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson's Bicester office.

She takes up the role following the retirement of Stephen Payne and Penny Parmar.

Laura began her accounting career in 2005 as a book-keeper before starting her first role in accounting practice. She joined the Hale Partnership in 2006, which became Whitley Stimpson through a merger in 2010.

She gained her ACCA qualification in 2011, achieved her FCCA accreditation in 2016 and has a particular interest in group accounts together with related corporate tax issues.

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