Individuals: JM Glendinning Skilled Dangers; Corridor Brown; Nexus Automobile Rental; and extra

Yorkshire-headquartered JM Glendinning Skilled Dangers has promoted consumer director Gareth Milner to develop into its new managing director.

Milner, who joined the skilled dangers insurance coverage dealer enterprise in January 2020, succeeds founding MD Jake Fox who stepped as much as develop into group managing director at JM Glendinning Group Restricted.

Milner has performed a major function within the enterprise’s progress and success throughout his two-and-a-half years within the enterprise.

He gained 16 years’ expertise advising on Skilled Indemnity and associated insurance coverage covers for skilled companies companies, together with prior roles at nationwide and international insurance coverage brokers AON, JLT Marsh and PIB earlier than he joined JM Glendinning Skilled Dangers.

Since 2015, the enterprise has grown from a standing begin to putting £15m of premium into the insurance coverage market, now using ten individuals in Yorkshire and the Midlands.

It has develop into some of the profitable companies within the JMG Group, serving to regulation corporations {and professional} practices handle danger while bringing them the widest and best insurance coverage choices.

Beneath his management and with help from funding from Synova, Milner plans to double the dimensions of the enterprise over the subsequent 5 years and develop geographically past Yorkshire and the Midlands.

He stated: “I’m inheriting a unbelievable enterprise at an thrilling time for each our crew and the broader JMG Group.

“It’s a privilege to tackle the accountability and guarantee we proceed to supply finest in school service to all our shoppers and develop our footprint.

“JMG is a superb place to work and I plan to take care of that tradition because the Skilled Dangers enterprise evolves.”

Fox stated: “Gareth has the imaginative and prescient, starvation and keenness to drive this enterprise ahead, which shone by means of within the rigorous recruitment technique of inner and exterior candidates.

“Each myself and the JMG Group board have large confidence that Gareth will lead the enterprise to future success.

“Gareth’s promotion is nice information for us and for shoppers and demonstrates that alternatives are there for our workers ought to they want to pursue them.”


South Yorkshire-based Corridor Brown Household Regulation has made one other senior rent.

The boutique agency has recruited Zoe Spherical as a advisor at its Sheffield workplace. Previous to her becoming a member of Corridor Brown, she led Irwin Mitchell’s household regulation crew within the metropolis.

The transfer sees Spherical reunited with former colleagues Alison Fernandes and Martin Loxley. The trio had beforehand labored collectively at Irwin Mitchell for greater than a decade.

Fernandes, a accomplice who heads Corridor Brown’s Sheffield crew, described the newest appointment as a “main coup”.

She added: “Zoe is extremely well-known amongst shoppers {and professional} contacts, and is very revered by her authorized friends.

“Her arrival is one other indication of the progress which Corridor Brown has made, not simply since opening in Sheffield solely two years in the past however for the reason that agency started in 2016.

“We now have assembled an immensely gifted and constantly award-winning group of legal professionals and administrative workers.

Spherical joins Corridor Brown having already amassed 30 years’ household regulation expertise, coping with excessive worth monetary claims on divorce and a wide range of advanced circumstances involving preparations to guard the well-being of kids.

Since opening within the first weeks of the pandemic, Corridor Brown’s Sheffield operation at The Stability growth on Leopold Sq. has grown in measurement and significance.

Fernandes now heads a time of eight workers, together with newly-appointed solicitor Hayley Jetson and trainee Rachel Cocker.

The Sheffield workplace was the primary of two Corridor Brown workplaces in Yorkshire to open. A second, in Leeds, launched in April this 12 months.

The agency additionally has its headquarters on the Grade II-listed Ship Canal Home in Manchester and a London crew primarily based at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.


Leeds-headquartered Nexus Automobile Rental has appointed Alex Cook dinner as finance director to help the enterprise by means of the subsequent stage of its progress.

His promotion from the function of head of economic finance now sees him lead Nexus’ finance operate.

He additionally joins managing director John Ellis, Ian Cherry, who strikes to the function of finance board advisor, and David Brennan, govt chairman, within the enterprise’s Government Crew.

As a professional chartered accountant, Cook dinner started his profession with Ernst & Younger in its TAS crew earlier than making the transfer to work inside the business finance crew at Asda, finishing up a variety of roles throughout his eight years on the firm.

Brennan stated: “Following one other 12 months of sturdy progress for Nexus in a difficult market I’m thrilled to see Alex promoted into the function of finance director.

“His expertise and experience bolsters our sturdy administration crew, reflecting the continual evolution of our enterprise and the need to advertise our expertise wherever we will.

“Nexus has all the time been on the forefront of innovation, remodeling enterprise mobility in the identical means Uber remodeled taxi companies and we’re dedicated to steady growth of our companies and merchandise to supply higher options to our prospects.”

Cook dinner added: “Nexus is a novel enterprise with a passionate crew of people that always try to search out the very best options for our prospects.

“I’m wanting ahead to main the finance crew on this subsequent section of our progress and contributing to the knowledgeable administration crew we now have in place steering the enterprise ahead on daily basis.”


Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors has made two new appointments to its increasing authorized observe.

Property solicitor Afreen Mhar, 33, started her authorized profession after graduating and finishing her Authorized Follow Course on the College of Huddersfield.

Since then, she has retained shut ties with the college’s Regulation College the place she mentors the subsequent technology of authorized professionals.

She specialises in all points of residential conveyancing, together with property gross sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of fairness.

Trainee solicitor Grace Smith graduated with a First in 2021 after finishing her Diploma, Masters and Authorized Follow Course at Northumbria College.

She not too long ago accepted a coaching contract with Wilkinson Woodward and is at the moment primarily based within the agency’s Wills and Probate crew, dealing with a mixture of Will writing, Probate issues and Lasting Powers of Lawyer. She is because of qualify as a solicitor in June 2024.

Each are primarily based on the agency’s workplaces in Halifax.

Managing director Maureen Cawthorn stated: “We’re happy to welcome Afreen and Grace to the Wilkinson Woodward household. Their appointments are in response to unprecedented demand for our companies and mirror our ongoing plans to develop in Kirklees and Calderdale.”

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