Yorkshire Air Ambulance appoint regional fundraising manager

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) appointed a new regional fundraising manager which sees Vickie Bowden promoted to manage the whole of West and South Yorkshire.

YAA serves five million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,300 missions every year. The charity operates two state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopters and needs to raise £12,000 every day to keep saving lives.

Vickie joined YAA in 2016 and her move into fundraising and the Charity sector was accidental but she has never looked back.

Businesses large and small play a critical role in raising both awareness and funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and this year, Vickie will be focusing on building relationships within the South Yorkshire area. There are many ways businesses can get involved from sponsorship opportunities to fundraising initiatives, volunteering opportunities and employee engagement schemes.

To learn more, visit: www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk


Bhayani Law see growth up to 40 per cent

National staff shortages and employees seeking a better work-life balance have led to growth at Sheffield-headquartered employment and HR law firm, Bhayani Law.

The company, launched by former Yorkshire Employment Lawyer of the Year Jay Bhayani, has recently grown by 40 per cent, employing new staff to keep pace with demand at its branches in Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester and Barnsley.


Further expansion for Simpson Millar’s ‘formidable’ Court of Protection team

Law firm Simpson Millar has further cemented its reputation as a leading player within the Court of Protection with a flurry of new appointments.

Spearheaded by Co-Chair of the Court of Practitioners Association (CoPPA), Melanie Varey, the team oversees the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Further to growing demand for its services, the firm has welcomed Radek Wojtylko, Pete Myers, Alex Kimpton and Holly White in the roles of paralegal, senior paralegal, legal administrator and Solicitor respectively.

Their arrival follows several senior hires for the team including Kate Edwards who is known as one of the leading authorities on Court of Protection (CoP) in the country, and Kayleigh Smith, who has been involved in some of the leading cases to be reported in the last few years.