Double promotions at Urbana

Sheffield and London based town planning consultancy Urbana have made two key promotions, further bolstering their team.

Progressing from the position of senior urbanist, Chloe Parmenter has become the first female associate within the business, made more timely with it occurring within Women’s History Month.

Mark Boyd, who has been with Urbana since its inception as an urbanist, has progressed to senior urbanist.

On her promotion, Chloe said: “I am so excited to become an associate within Urbana and to enhance my role here, tabling urbanist ideas among the industry. Since joining the business in 2021 we have gone from strength to strength, building a formidable team and this is only set to continue.”

Mark added: “We take a less traditional approach at Urbana, ensuring quality urbanism is at the heart of everything we do, something I will continue to champion in my new role as senior urbanist.”


New team members for Glu Recruit as ‘year of growth’ continues

Glu Recruit, the South Yorkshire based specialist recruitment consultancy, has added three new members to their team as they continue their ‘year of growth’ to meet the increasing recruitment requirements of businesses across the Sheffield City Region.

Sally Taylor joins as team leader to head up the permanent recruitment division, alongside recruitment consultant, Lauren Robinson, whilst Oliver Race bolsters the business development team after joining as strategic partnerships executive.

Following a strong start to the year, Glu is gearing up as demand for talent continues to rise.

Rob Shaw, managing director of Glu Recruit comments: “We always try to be ahead of the curve at Glu Recruit by planning, so with our predictions for further business growth in 2022 we want to make sure we have the best resources available within our team to capitalise on this.”

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David Robinson promoted to tax partner at Shorts

Shorts are delighted to announce the promotion of David Robinson to the position of tax partner. David will join Chris Chambers and Scott Burkinshaw in leading the firm’s tax offering and will divide his time working across the firm’s Sheffield and Chesterfield offices.

An experienced chartered tax adviser, David joined Shorts in 2015 as senior tax manager and was promoted to director in 2018. The promotion to partner recognises David’s continued commitment to growing the department.

David will advise his clients on all areas of UK taxation with a particular focus on transactional work, including acquisitions & disposals, corporate reconstructions, and advising international businesses on their expansion into the UK. Going forward, he will take a more active role in the leadership and strategy of the firm.

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