Individuals: M247; BDO; Voicescape; KM Actual Property; Meadow Meals; Lowry Authorized

Cloud options and connectivity supplier, M247 has additional strengthened its management staff with the appointment of Wealthy Hughes as HR director.

Wealthy brings vital expertise in quick progress corporations, having most lately led International HR for recruiter Oliver James, the place he efficiently lifted worker engagement and helped to enhance the enterprise profitability working mannequin.

He mentioned: “M247 is at an thrilling level in its journey following vital funding in its new 5G community and a profitable repositioning out there as a cloud and IT MSP.

“Together with M247’s lengthy standing heritage within the trade, these parts present an incredible alternative for present and new staff who need to advance their profession in a profitable and revolutionary tech firm. My purpose is to make sure we’re extensively considered THE place to work and a vacation spot for the most effective expertise.”

M247’s CEO, Darryl Edwards, mentioned: “Our dedication to our people-first technique has already delivered large enhancements to our enterprise with trade consultants becoming a member of in key areas to make sure our product providing is market main. I’m trying ahead to seeing the continued developments in expertise acquisition and worker engagement that he’ll implement.”


Accountancy and enterprise advisory agency BDO has strengthened its expat staff with the appointment of Mark Allsopp as affiliate director.

Mark is an skilled twin certified UK/US tax advisor with greater than 14 years’ expertise in expatriate areas, together with inbound/outbound advisory US to UK and UK to US, UK/US resident issues, and streamlined submitting for non-compliant US people.

Mark Allsopp

At BDO, he’ll primarily be accountable for helping US people who’re transferring to, or who’re primarily based within the UK, to navigate the complexities of each the UK and US tax techniques, permitting the person to be tax environment friendly in each international locations.

Mark will probably be a part of the agency’s North area expat staff, overlaying the North West and Yorkshire.

Ben Tarry, tax accomplice at BDO, mentioned: “Mark is a unbelievable addition to our Expat staff.

“His appointment marks an thrilling alternative for the agency, as we glance to unlock vital potential within the regional markets. Mark’s expertise in areas equivalent to expatriation of US people and related tax compliance, will probably be very important in serving to us to construct our presence exterior of London.”

At present, there is a chance for US residents primarily based within the UK to utilise the Streamlined Overseas Offshore Procedures, to turn into compliant with their US tax obligations. Nonetheless, the window to benefit from this ‘amnesty’ will probably be closed sooner or later.

Mark mentioned: “Navigating complicated twin tax techniques could be a daunting and sophisticated course of for any US particular person primarily based within the UK – notably for individuals who set up they’re ‘unintended Individuals’ and wish to fulfill their obligation to be compliant with US tax.”


Manchester-based Voicescape, a software program enterprise that gives tenant engagement options for social landlords and Council Tax collections for native authorities, has been appointed by Newcastle Metropolis Council to assist handle growing Council Tax arrears.

As a part of Voicescape’s ambition to strengthen its place within the public sector, it has appointed Sean Sutton as the brand new head of native authorities.

Previously head of public sector at Esendex, he brings greater than 11 years’ expertise in managing software program purposes in each central and native authorities, along with 15 years’ expertise working throughout a extra numerous cross part of industries. Working in each personal and public sectors, he has helped to extend market engagement and enterprise course of efficiencies by the usage of digital know-how.

Sean Sutton

Invoice Williams, chief income officer at Voicescape, mentioned: “We’re very happy to welcome Sean to the staff at a time of serious change out there. With a confirmed monitor file in taking a dynamic method to course of and system enchancment, notably throughout central and native authorities, we’re assured his arrival will assist us to amplify our core message of driving resident engagement by digital transformation inside native authorities equivalent to at Newcastle Metropolis Council.

“At a strategic degree, Sean has persistently proven the power to establish and maximise actual enterprise transformation alternatives. This, along with a eager sense of understanding buyer and workers wants, leads to concepts turning into sensible successful methods – one thing we’re very eager to faucet into for the good thing about our prospects.”

Previous to becoming a member of Voicescape, Sean additionally held senior positions at Civica Digital and boxxe. Throughout his profession, he has labored alongside the Welsh Authorities, The Ministry of Justice (MOJ), The Division for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DCLG), and NI Direct, to efficiently ship digital transformation initiatives.

He mentioned: “I passionately imagine that ‘digital’ needs to be on the core of each enterprise technique for shopper and workers engagement. Cellular platforms are ‘the route into change’. In all places you look, you see individuals shopping their cell gadgets. Digital is the language of at the moment, and for the longer term generations of residents.”


Michelle Cliff has been confirmed as head of residential property administration for KM Actual Property in a serious appointment for the property agency.

Michelle boasts greater than 18 years’ expertise within the property administration trade after beginning her profession at Regenda Houses as leaseholder administrator, earlier than a swift promotion to property supervisor.

Michelle would depart Regenda in 2014, being headhunted for different senior posts in block administration, increase unrivalled information and contacts inside the trade.

Michelle Cliff

She arrives at KM Actual Property as a number one determine of North West property administration and can assist drive development after the foremost alliance between Berkeley Shaw and Keppie Massie and the transfer to luxurious workplace area in Previous Haymarket in Liverpool metropolis centre.

Berkeley Shaw and Keppie Massie, two well-known Liverpool corporations who’ve operated within the property sector for greater than 50 years throughout Crosby, Formby, Southport and the town centre, joined earlier in 2022 to create a extra targeted and complete service for his or her residential company and administration purchasers.

Michelle Cliff mentioned: “At KM Actual Property I can already see a transparent imaginative and prescient of the longer term and I’m so excited to get began. I take into account myself to be revolutionary in thought processes behind firm tradition, have a robust price ethic and share the identical core values as KM Actual Property.

“Property administration is a problem, and day by day is totally different, however it is usually essentially the most rewarding of careers. Having the ability to make purchasers really feel protected and joyful of their eternally properties while fulfilling our guarantees is the most effective feeling on the planet.”


Meadow Meals has appointed Jack Hancock as mergers and acquisitions and technique director, increasing his earlier position as managing director of the corporate’s plant-based division.

Jack Hancock

This newly created place will see Hancock specializing in growing the strategic path of the enterprise by transformational progress alternatives and M&A.

Jack joined Meadow Meals in 2007 and since then has led a number of transformational initiatives throughout varied elements of the group. His most up-to-date position has been to steer the cutting-edge plant-based facility growing plant primarily based dairy alternate options.

With the plant-based providing now flourishing, Jack will proceed to supervise the plant primarily based division and is presently recruiting for a head of gross sales to bolster the staff.

Jack additionally continues in his position as an government and board member for Chester-based Meadow Meals.


Boutique high-net-worth (HNW) household legislation agency Lowry Authorized has recruited Michael Gregory as a accomplice. He has some 20 years of expertise advising HNW enterprise homeowners.

Michael Gregory

Michael additionally brings with him a specialist follow in surrogacy, fertility legislation and the fashionable household for the agency, which has places of work in Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester.

He’s a Decision accredited specialist with superior portfolios in complicated monetary issues and kids points.

Michael mentioned: “I’m trying ahead to turning into a part of a follow that’s making such an enormous headway in household legislation.”

Katie McCann, founding accomplice of Lowry Authorized, mentioned: “We’re so happy that Michael is becoming a member of the staff and bringing with him area of interest experience in surrogacy, fertility legislation and the fashionable household. It’s so thrilling to see how briskly the enterprise is increasing and Michael’s appointment will definitely make sure the continued energy and progress of the enterprise.”

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