People & Appointments

Recruitment, HR and training sector news in Swindon and Wiltshire.

Lockdown hire for web designer

Written by Peter Davison.


Web design firm Black Nova Designs has taken on a new team member in response to a growing number of enquiries sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Richard Tydeman has become the sixth permanent member of staff offering customer-facing tech support at the Calne-based company, which saw a spike in enquiries for new website design and hosting projects in March and April.

Law firm makes two senior appointments

Written by Peter Davison.

Natalie Day and Gavin Smith


Commercial law firm Thrings has appointed two senior associates - commercial property specialist Natalie Day and succession and tax expert Gavin Smith – to advise the firm’s fast-growing portfolio of land development and private wealth clients.

Wiltshire Council appoints chief executive, dismisses 'bankruptcy' claims

Written by Peter Davison.

Terence Herbert


Wiltshire Council has named experienced local government officer Terence Herbert as its new chief executive, as the authority reduces the number of officers at the top from two to one.

Terence will take up the role on 1 July and will be working with the elected leader and cabinet to shape the organisation moving forwards and lead the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Property expert joins Trowbridge-based law firm

Written by Peter Davison.

Joanne Ayrton


Property expert Joanne Ayrton has joined Trowbridge-based law firm Forrester Sylvester Mackett as a chartered legal executive.

Jo qualified as a legal executive with her last firm after leaving school, and has been a chartered legal executive since 1999.

New team member joins accountancy firm during lockdown

Written by Peter Davison.

Julia Halliday


Technology-driven accountancy firm Purple Lime has welcomed new office manager Julia Halliday during lockdown.

Julia was appointed to her role prior to lockdown in March however when she went into her workplace for the first time it involved working virtually in an office at home from day two.

Law firm appoints new head of IT

Written by Peter Davison.

Andrew Burchell


Law firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas has appointed experienced leader Andrew Burchell as its new head of IT.

Andrew has a lengthy and proven track record within IT management, operations and support, service delivery, project management, contract negotiation and procurement including key vendor account management.

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