People on the move

The Gateshead Housing Company has appointed two of its employees to new roles that will see them looking to improve housing services in the borough.

The Gateshead Housing Company has appointed two of its employees to new roles that will see them looking to improve housing services in the borough.

JAMES MOODY has been appointed as older persons' housing manager. He will also work closely with the recently launched Link Up in Gateshead scheme, which offers over-50-year-old residents services such as free labour for household tasks which they cannot manage themselves.

HAYLEY HARLE has taken up James's previous role as tenant involvement officer. She will involve customers in improving future housing services, including the Moving Forward programme, which offers free training and development sessions.

Newcastle-based Robinson Landscape Design has announced the promotion of USUE RUIZ-ARANA to the position of associate. She joined RLD six years ago after graduating from Newcastle University and played an instrumental role in RLD's success in the BilbaoJardin 2007 competition.

The practice also welcomed new starter BEN CROSS, an honours student in architectural studies at Newcastle University. He used to be a professional photographer.

Newcastle-based GFI Consulting Ltd has appointed SIMON COATSWORTH as partner. The ex-British Army officer served in Iraq and Kuwait in 1991 and worked as a United Nations peacekeeper in Cyprus. After nine years, he was appointed as head of the North of England and Scotland for Penna, one of the UK's leading human resources consultancies before moving to Howie-White Resourcing in Boldon, as managing director.

The North of England P&I club appointed ALBERT ENGELSMAN of Dutch shipping group Wagenborg as its new chairman. He replaces Bill Thomson of Scottish tanker owner Forth Tankers plc, who has just completed his three-year term of office.

Albert has served as a club director since 1992. He was elected vice chairman in 2004, then chairman on May 18 May at the club's board meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

He brings international maritime and legal expertise to his role. He is general and legal affairs director of Wagenborg Shipping, whose fleet of 160 ships trades globally.

Experienced finance professional SPENCER GLANVILLE has taken up a new role with Banks Developments to drive growth plans that he helped draw up.

He has joined the County Durham-based property, energy and waste management business as its new financial controller, with responsibilities across all those sectors.

Originally from Cornwall, he studied a business and economics degree at Sheffield University, and decided to move to the North after visiting for a friend's birthday party.

NOF Energy has recruited DAWN TINDLE as a new industry intelligence researcher to assist members with business opportunities.

Dawn, 24, is the latest addition to the Washington-based business development agency for the oil and gas and related energy sector. Joining the company initially as an information co-ordinator, her role is set to grow into service and product development.

She joins from Cobweb Information where she was a senior researcher. In her new role she will produce newsletters and reports for NOF Energy members.

Consett-based training and personal development company Aurora Training has appointed PHIL WIGGINS as sales director. The move sees an expansion of the Nicola Cook group which Phil joined in January, following eight years as a sales manager with Bang & Olufsen where he received awards.

STEPHEN QUIGLEY has joined Aycliffe-based cost management specialists Auditel as a consultant. Auditel gives independent advice to help organisations review and manage essential services expenditure on a no-win, no-fee price structure.


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