Appointments: Berghaus adds to product team to increase focus on key category

Sunderland-based outdoor clothing and equipment brand Berghaus has appointed Paul Cosgrove as new product manager

Appointments: KPMG boosts its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group with new associate partner

Steve Blacker has joined KPMG’s Northern practice to head its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group

Appointments: Rural and farming insurance specialist joins Henderson on Teesside

Teesside insurance brokers Henderson have appointed Lisa Newman as an account executive

Appointments: Expanding horizons at strategic marketing company

Alison Cowie and Laura Nee have joined Horizonworks as client marketing manager and executive assistant/marketing coordinator respectively

Appointments: Nicholson Consultancy managing director appointed as growth coach for GrowthAccelerator

The GrowthAccelerator initiative has appointed Andrew Nicholson, managing director of Nicholson Consultancy to the growth coach role

Appointments: New director driving Banks Group plant plans

Durham-headquartered Banks Group has recruited Robbie Bentham as its new plant director

Appointments: Irwin Mitchell expands pensions team as investment continues

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has continued to boost its pensions team with the appointment of Kate Byers and Lucy Herbert into its Newcastle office

Appointments: Innovation and operational efficiency key to new expert role at Mobile Mini

Portable accommodation and secure storage solutions firm Mobile Mini has appointed a new product and technical adviser

Appointments: Siglion recruits asset manager and appoints Knight Frank to manage asset portfolio

Two new recruits have joined Siglion, the innovative joint venture company between Carillion and Sunderland City Council

Appointments: Patrick Parsons strengthens board of directors with two new appointments

Multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons has strengthened its board of directors by appointing two new members

Appointments: New dental staff raise smiles in Ponteland

A North East dental group has appointed a top team to run its new Ponteland practice

Appointments: North East law firm strengthens team

A solicitor’s professional journey has brought her back to the North East to join legal practice BHP Law

Appointments: New operations manager for restoration company

Nick Graham has joined Team Force Restorations after more than 26 years in the conservation industry

Appointments: Atlas Cloud appoints new head of 3D development to lead London operation

Cloud computing company Atlas Cloud has appointed a specialist in niche hosted desktop solutions as its new head of 3D

Appointments: VONNE appoints Jane Hartley as chief executive

Jane Hartley has been appointed as the new chief executive of VONNE, the regional umbrella body for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the North East of England

Appointments: North East agency expands following major rebrand

A North East creative agency is expanding as it makes its transition through a major rebrand

Appointments: Close Brothers steps up operation in the North with key appointment

Close Brothers Invoice Finance, part of Close Brothers Group plc, has appointed Edward Langham as a corporate sales director

Appointments: Manager appointment sets the pace at Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown Law Firm have appointed Andrea Hanna to the role of technical manager

Appointments: Vertu Motors appoints respected legal expert as general counsel

Our weekly round-up of professionals being promoted or recruited within the North East business community

Appointments: New apprentices spearhead skills investment at Gateshead’s Advantex

Advantex Network Solutions Ltd has linked up with City of Sunderland College and New College Durham to train seven new apprentices

Appointments: Further team expansion for leading contractor Surgo Construction

The latest duo to join Surgo’s growing team are Mike Pitchford and Grant Watson, both of whom bring with them immense industry experience

Appointments: Continued growth at Perfect Image IT consultancy

Five further appointments have been made at Cobalt-based IT consultancy Perfect Image

Appointments: Ice North East appoints first technician to chair graduates and students

The new chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East’s graduates and students committee (G&S) is the first engineer from a technician background to hold that role

Appointments: RICS North East expands its regional team

The Newcastle branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has appointed Helen Whitfield as member services coordinator

Appointments: New addition to BW Medical Accountants

BW Medical Accountants have taken on medical specialist accountant Mark Skinner

Appointments: Miller Homes grows its North East team ahead of new development launches

Miller Homes has welcomed four new faces to its North East sales team as the leading housebuilder prepares to launch a number of new developments

Appointments: Engineering specialist Haden Freeman expands with business development hire

Business management graduate Joe Gunton-Jones joins Haden Freeman, having spent four years specialising in the offshore gas and engineering industry

Appointments: Military officer joins Tyneside IT firm Forfusion Ltd

Forfusion Ltd has recruited former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long to work across many of the company's sectors

Appointments: New executive supports finance firm Clive Owen’s ambitions

A corporate finance business has appointed a new executive following growth and expansion over recent months

Appointments: Gospelware hire former corporate solutions manager as head of operations

A North East digital product company is strengthening its team with the appointment of an operations manager, ahead of a planned recruitment drive

Appointments: Tharsus Group appoint finance expert to promote efficiency

Tharsus Group has appointed experienced accountant, Michelle Donnan as its head of finance and company secretary

Appointments: Newcastle creative agency O PR continues expansion

Caroline Cockburn and Kayleigh Hepburn have joined Ouseburn-based multi-award-winning agency O PR

Appointments: North Tyneside print, packaging and supply chain firm Elanders expands

Print and packaging experts Matt Swift and Jonathan Clark have been recruited by North Tyneside's Elanders UK

Appointments: Fast Track grows to help more firms open up export to China

Fast Track China (UK) Ltd, specialist in supporting export sales to China, has grown its UK-based team with a number of key appointments

Appointments: Bradley Hall expands Gosforth operation with new appointment

Fast-expanding chartered surveying firm Bradley Hall has strengthened its Gosforth operation with the appointment of a new member of staff

Appointments: Growing Gosforth practice sparks major recruitment drive

Gosforth-based occupational health specialists Physiotherapy Matters has expanded its team with the recruitment of two more physiotherapists

Appointments: Learning Curve Group appoint new Sunderland Skill Centre manager

North East-based education and training specialist Learning Curve Group has recruited Richard Wright to the role of manager

Appointments: Clicksco Group welcomes finance and investment expert as shareholder

Teesside technology firm Clicksco Group has appointed John Townsend as a non-executive director

Appointments: North East PR executive returns to the region

Newcastle-based HFPR Ltd have recruited Leeds Metropolitan University graduate Lauren Hilary

Appointments: Perfect Image strengthens senior management with top-level appointments

North Tyneside-based IT consultancy Perfect Image has appointed Mick Keeble and Oliver Plumpton within its Managed Services division


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