Sheffield broker continues to grow with two new appointments

Chartered insurance broker IFM has announced the appointment of James Kulagin-Lepp and Michael McGregor.

The new appointments signify IFM’s commitment to recruit and invest in its staff based in Sheffield and the surrounding area.

James has worked for a national broker for over five years and deals with all classes of commercial insurance. He brings with him his Cert CII qualification and is currently studying towards his Diploma in Insurance.

Michael made the move to IFM from a local broker after spending over three years in the industry. He joins IFM’s SME team and is working towards his Cert CII qualification.

Mark Barlow, managing director of IFM said: “James and Michael are a key part of our growth strategy.

“They are both talented individuals with a good knowledge of the challenges faced by local business and are a great addition to our growing business.”


Accountancy firm invests in team with talented new hire

Hentons has appointed an experienced learning and development professional as part of the chartered accountancy and business advisory firm’s ongoing investment in its people. 

Kuljit Kaur joins Hentons from an FTSE 250 listed financial lending firm, with more than 15 years’ experience.

Managing director at Hentons, Peter Watson, said: “Hentons is a great place to work with plenty of opportunity. Kuljit’s appointment as learning and development manager demonstrates our continued investment in our team, as we propel the business forward.”

Kuljit said: “I was keen to join Hentons during this very exciting time. The company employs 120 of some of the industry’s finest.

“The new frameworks I will be working on will form firm foundations from which we will continue to attract, keep and train the very best industry talent.”


Sheffield agency introduces five new staff members

Hydra Creative has added five talented digital experts to the team following continued growth.

The award-winning digital agency is rapidly expanding to meet the ongoing increase in demand for their digital services following the pandemic.

Jess Beever and Alexandra Knowles join the agency as part of Hydra’s award-winning client services team. The agency has previously ranked number one in the UK for client satisfaction in The Drum’s Digital Agency Census.

Tyler Gayle and Izzy Hackney join Hydra’s creative departments, bolstering the agency’s well-known video and design services. Most recently, Wesley Campbell joins the website development team with over ten years of freelance industry experience.

“The new additions will help provide strategic marketing support to our clients in and around Sheffield,” said MD Ryan Daniels.

“They’re all highly creative and committed professionals with a huge passion for their specialisms. They are fantastic additions to our team.”

The company’s increasing client base includes some of the biggest names in city, including Sheffield FC, OCF, and Sheffield Hatters.