Peak District Foundation announce three new staff appointments

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The Peak District National Park Foundation has welcomed three new members of staff to help develop its work in raising vital funds for biodiversity, landscape restoration, and engagement.

Roisin Joyce joins in a new director role, with Hayley Grainger as fundraising manager and Faye Smith as communications and admin. The foundation is the official charity of the Peak District National Park Authority and helps care for the landscape and wildlife, fight climate change, and connect people from all backgrounds to nature and the outdoors.

Before joining the Foundation as director, Roisin was development director for HOME in Manchester, the largest arts centre outside London.

Roisin said: “The Peak District National Park is the oldest and most visited park in the country – a place that means so much to so many people, including myself.

“The Foundation is at a unique point of growth, and I am hugely excited at the opportunities to build philanthropy and partnerships within and for the Peak District National Park.”

Fundraising manager Hayley has lived all over the world, working in events, travel, and tourism for the last ten years.

Faye previously ran an award-winning communications consultancy supporting the region’s non-profit and start-up sector and is now looking forward to supporting the work of the foundation and growing its media presence.

Chair of Trustees Jen Lowthrop added: “We are delighted at these key appointments which couldn’t come at a more opportune time in the Foundation’s development.

“Under Roisin’s leadership, we are confident the Foundation will have a growing impact in increasing biodiversity, habitat restoration, and widening inclusivity in the park, especially among under-represented and marginalised groups.”

New Appointment at Glade Consulting

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Sheffield-based consultancy service Glade are pleased to announce the arrival of Julia Watts, who has joined the organisation as ISO Consultant.

Julia joins the consulting company at a time of significant growth and, having managed teams and worked in quality assurance in a fire and security business, will help to provide more support for companies looking to become certified to one of the ISO standards, or to realise the benefits of effective ISO implementation.

Glade Consulting Services Managing Director, Richard Dolman said: “It’s great to have Julia on board. As our name and reputation has grown, not just locally but across the UK, we needed to have someone with a background in assurance as well as being able to take a pragmatic approach to implementation. Julia stood out with her attention to detail and her ability to understand a process approach. She has already met a wide range of businesses and is proving to be a real asset.”

Sheffield law firm welcomes renowned corporate partner

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South Yorkshire law firm Shakespeare Martineau welcomes corporate partner Ryan Fitzpatrick to its Sheffield hub.

Formerly with local firms Taylor Emmet, Ironmonger Curtis, and Bell & Buxton Solicitors, Ryan has garnered more than 10 years of corporate legal experience, advising businesses across the region.

As well as dealing with buying and selling companies on behalf of entrepreneurial clients, Ryan has accumulated a wealth of experience dealing with transactions in the healthcare sector, including working with dental practices, care homes, GP surgeries, pharmacies, and opticians.

Ryan said: “I am proud to have joined Shakespeare Martineau. The firm has an outstanding reputation for investing in its people and clients, resulting in a high level of service, which is clearly evidenced by its numerous awards and accolades, including its prestigious B Corporation status.

“Sheffield is a vibrant city and is celebrated for its innovative technology companies and strong commercial market, which makes it an inspiring place to work as a corporate lawyer.

“I am looking forward to being part of a team responsible for expanding the Shakespeare Martineau brand and footprint in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and beyond by offering first-class corporate and healthcare legal services.”

Michael Stace, partner and head of corporate at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “We are continuing our investment in the Yorkshire market, a region in which we see a lot of potential, and we are thrilled to welcome Ryan to the Sheffield team, a move that will help to boost this commitment.

“Ryan has a strong reputation in Sheffield, and his technical knowledge and broad experience will be a real asset to our team as we look to enhance our transactional offering and cement our reputation in South Yorkshire.”

Vigo Group expands team with key addition

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Doncaster-based property company, Vigo Group, has made an important appointment to bolster its financial team.

Christopher Hardy, who comes with a wealth of experience in finance from across the region, joins the company as financial controller.

Chris has previously worked at a variety of organisations including his last position as financial controller at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and before that Recyoal, Ltd, RJB Mining Plc and AF Budge (Contractors).

Vigo Group is a third-generation family business grown over 50 years specialising in transformational property projects, taking under used or decaying assets and breathing life into them.

Chris said: “I am really pleased to be joining Vigo Group as financial controller at this exciting time as the business enters a period of growth.

“My experience has been gained over the years in a variety of sectors including aviation, coal mining and recovery, and from construction.”

Tariq Shah, director of the Vigo Group, said: “Chris will be working across the Vigo Group and is a vital appointment for us adding to our stability and longevity by further developing our financial reporting and monitoring processes.

“It’s an exciting time for our company as we look to diversify and expand what we do, and Chris’ expertise will play an important part in this work as we look to the future and build on our growth plans.”

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