Author: Jessica

Tots Landing Wins BIG at Merton Best Business Awards 2016

On 22nd September 2016, Rob Palmer Williams walked away with three awards at the annual business awards hosted at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon. His business – Tots Landing – was nominated for ‘Best Business in Wimbledon Town Centre’, ‘The Extra Mile’ and ‘Best Customer Service’ – the only business to be up for three awards. Through showing initiative, boldness and sound management skills, he was able to demonstrate sustainable growth whilst linking the platform he has created with being able to give something back to his local community. He has donated thousands of pounds to...

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Martin Gammon Joins The Grichan Partnership Board

The Grichan Partnership, a specialist executive search and contract bidding support agency, has appointed industry figurehead, Martin Gammon as Chairman to its Board. The strategic appointment signals a sea change for the business as it gears-up for ambitious growth. Martin was previously Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe for OCS Group from 2009 to 2014, and Chairman of Leisure Support Services, London, from 2008 to 2011. Martin has also subsequently been appointed as an independent non-executive director at Principle Cleaning Services (August 2015), is Chairman of Positive Response Communications (July 2015) and is a Strategy Partner at Live Strategy...

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Eddie the Eagle to present at 2016 National Achievers Congress

Eddie Edwards will be one of the speakers for Success Resources, present at this year’s National Achievers Congress, taking place from 22-23 October at the ExCeL in London. The plasterer from Gloucester and his short jumps have caught the attention of the media again, only this time it’s without his trademark spectacles. The biographical movie ‘Eddie the Eagle’, staring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, was released in UK this spring 2016 – seventeen years since the idea for the movie was first discussed. Although Eddie admits that the movie is only about 5% factually accurate, the essence of the...

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Virgin Group Appoints Amy Stirling as CFO

The Virgin Group has announced the appointment of Amy Stirling to become its Chief Financial Officer. As CFO of the Virgin Group, Amy will be responsible for the Group’s overall financial and risk positions as well as accounting, tax, treasury and key portfolio matters. Amy will use her expertise and experience to manage the Virgin Group finances as the brand continues to expand in five core industries – mobile telephony, travel and transportation, financial services, leisure and entertainment and health and wellness. Most recently Amy was the CFO for The Prince’s Trust, however much of her career has been...

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Eight Roads Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Eight Roads, the global investment firm, has appointed John Patrick (JP) Moorhead as Chief Operating Officer. JP joins Eight Roads from Virgin Group where he was Group CFO. JP began his career at Goldman Sachs in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory. In 2005, JP joined Virgin working in portfolio management before taking on the role of Virgin Group CFO in 2011. Among other responsibilities JP supported the management of Virgin’s extensive global portfolio including as a Board Director of Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Care and Virgin Rail. Cyrus Jilla, CEO at Eight Roads commented: “We’re delighted to welcome...

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