Movers and shakers: an exceptional roundup of appointments from all over Staffordshire


A mortgage company has welcomed a new chairman of the board of directors.

Joanne Hindle has been appointed to the post of Stafford Railway Construction Company.

Since 2008, Joanne has held a variety of non-executive positions, including President of the Shepherds Friendly Society, a non-executive of Bank of London and Middle East and until recently, President of the Holmesdale Building Society.

Joanne succeeds Colin Lloyd who retired as president at the end of the company’s AGM in February 2021.

She said: “I am very much looking forward to having the chance to work with an organization that continues to grow.

“Growth comes in all dimensions, an increased product portfolio, new marketing channels and growing distribution channels. The building blocks are already in place and we will continue to drive the evolution, not the revolution of what we are. are already doing exceptionally well. “

Vice President Karen McCormick added, “I and the Board are delighted to welcome Joanne Hindle as our new President. His vast knowledge, experience and leadership in the financial services industry will be invaluable as we continue our journey towards sustainable and profitable growth. . “

Elsewhere, a law firm is now offering personal injury advice to its clients after appointing Jennifer O’Brien to head the new department.

Jennifer joined Beeston Shenton – which has offices in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Crewe, Sandbach and Knutsford – who has over 12 years of experience in the industry.

Jennifer – who previously traveled to Manchester – is delighted to be working so close to home.



Jennifer o’brien

She said: “I am really happy to have come closer to my roots and join the Beeston Shenton family.”

Manager Paul Shenton added, “We are very pleased that Jennifer has joined the team. She brings to the firm extensive experience and a new area of ​​law. This is in addition to the services we provide to our clients.

Beeston Shenton now offers a toll-free service with respect to personal injury claims to customers in Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Law office Bowcock and Pursail welcomed Joy Hancock as a partner.

Joy first joined the Bowcock & Pursail legal family as a partner in 2018.

Based in her office in Uttoxeter, she has extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Now Joy has said she is “excited” to take on her new role and looks forward to “several years” in the company.



The Bowcock and Pursail law firm has welcomed Joy Hancock as a partner.
Joy Hancock.

She added: “I am incredibly proud to be recently appointed a partner at Bowcock & Pursail and to represent such a renowned law firm.

“The team here is very friendly and approachable, while always maintaining a high degree of professionalism.

“They really care about getting the best results for clients and staff. In an ever-changing legal landscape, it’s rare to see a law firm maintain such outstanding core values, which I look forward to. to be a part of.”

Partner Catherine Whittles said, “Joy’s real estate expertise is a great strength for our team and we are delighted to have her as a partner in the business.

“We look forward to continuing to support our clients and providing sound legal advice with a friendly face.”

Meanwhile, veteran former banker Joanne Webster-Sisson has joined Beta CF.

Joanne will support the commercial clients of the Alton-based commercial finance company, ensuring that financing requests go from acceptance to completion.

She is the third new employee to join the company in just over 12 months.



Former veteran banker Joanne Webster-Sisson has joined Beta CF.
Joanne Webster-Sisson

Managing Director Tom Wilkinson said: “It’s great to welcome Joanne to our team. She comes to Beta with experience as a former investment banker at RBS and her role will be to guide clients through their transactions, from initial financing offers to finalization.

“Joanne’s appointment is a positive sign not only for our expanding business, but also because of the growing health and optimism in the UK economy. There has been a pent-up desire to grow during the lockdown of Covid-19 and it’s turning into real business now. “

Joanne joins a team led by Tom and Senior Account Manager Jacqui Wright. They were joined by Commercial Director Becky Kilday and Account Director Sue Matthews last year.

Tour operator Trip to Baie Bleue strengthened its team with the appointment of two new sales directors.

Abbie Heaton was promoted to Director of Sales – Personal Travel Consultants after six years with the company.

While Georgina Dawson joins the company as Director of Sales – Personal Travel Consultants, having held previous positions at TUI and Riveria Travel.

Nicola Holman, Sales Manager at Blue Bay Travel, said: “I am delighted to welcome Georgina Dawson and Abbie Heaton to their exciting new roles. I have no doubts that they will be a force of nature in advancing the success and growth of both sales team and personal travel advisors.

“I am delighted to be working alongside both of them on their new areas of interest within the Blue Bay Travel family.”



Abbie Heaton and Georgina Dawson have joined Blue Bay Travel as Sales Managers
Abbie Heaton and Georgina Dawson

Alistair Rowland, CEO of Blue Bay Travel Group, added: “This nomination duo marks an important milestone for Blue Bay Travel as we invest in our company’s growth ambition, striving to double its size in three years. to firmly cement Blue Bay Travel as one of the largest agents / operators in the UK.

“The new positions reaffirm our direction as we aim to become a market leader in personal home travel counselors. It’s a pleasure to have Georgina and Abbie on board as the new Sales Managers. “

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Experienced commercial property paralegal Emma Barnes has joined the team at Beswicks Legal.

Emma, ​​who is currently studying at CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) Law School to qualify as a Legal Executive, is passionate about supporting the Commercial Real Estate team and her clients.

She said: “Everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. I look forward to helping the team provide first class service to customers.”



Commercial Property Paralegal Emma Barnes has joined the Beswicks Legal team.
Emma Barnes.

The Stoke-based Beswicks Commercial Real Estate team assists clients with buying and selling commercial properties and farmland, property management, commercial real estate developments, landlord and tenant business agreements, and financing immovable.

Beswicks Legal Business Director Ryan Yates said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Emma to Beswicks.

“Our commercial real estate team is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable, responsive and profitable in the region. The addition of Emma allows us to support even more clients as the demand for commercial real estate services continues to grow. grow.”

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