Recruitment specialist greenbean has appointed Louise Reed to director of client solutions alongside several internal promotions to future proof the firm’s growth.

Ms Reed joined the RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) business at its launch four years ago and has been instrumental in several high-profile client wins such as Tesco Bank, Ocado Retail, NewDay, FIS and Erwin Hymer Group.

The promotion will see her take responsibility for client development throughout the UK under the direction of managing director Leanne Chambers.

She said: “My passion lies in working with businesses to really get to the crux of their talent acquisition challenges and together creating unique hiring solutions which are sustainable and bring long term change. I’m delighted to be able to do this every day at greenbean with such an impressive and diverse client base and look forward to working with both new and existing clients as we continue with our exciting growth plans.”

Two senior business leaders specialising in talent acquisition, learning and organisational development have joined Global Procurement Group.

Terri Lewis and Megan Hofmann
Terri Lewis and Megan Hofmann of GPG
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Terri Lewis has joined as global talent acquisition director, while Megan Hofmann is the company’s new global organisational development Director.

Prior to joining GPG, Ms Lewis supported Newcastle Building Society as a consultant within the recruitment division and prior to that, she managed the national recruitment programme with EE.

She said: “It’s exciting to have joined the business at the start of its transformational journey. I love a challenge and it’s great that I will get to have a direct impact on the organisation during this period of change.”

Ms Hofmann started her career with Orange in the learning and development function and then spent 14 years at Barclays Plc, rising to global leadership trainer.

She said: “I have a passion for helping people reach their potential both professionally and personally. I’m excited to be able to join the business at a point in its journey where I can have a substantial impact on the Learning and Development function.”

Planning and development consultancy Lichfields has made key changes at its flagship North East office in Newcastle.

Senior director Harvey Emms has been appointed as office leader in Newcastle, taking over from senior director Jonathan Wallace, who takes up a position on the firm’s main board.

Harvey Emms with Jonathan Wallace
Harvey Emms with Jonathan Wallace
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Mr Emms joined Lichfields in 2014 from Newcastle City Council, with a wealth of experience working with both public and private sectors, delivering development plans and large-scale infrastructure projects across the region and Scotland.

He said: “While it’s an honour to replace Jonathan and become head of office, it will remain business as usual. Jonathan and I will continue to be client facing and will continue to focus on our strategic projects.”

Digital marketing agency Wriggle has appointed Mitchell Harrison as managing director.

Mr Harrison, who started at an entry level role with Wriggle Marketing in 2017, brings a wealth of knowledge in the digital sector, as well as specialist skills in SEO strategy, testing and business development.

Mitchell Harrison, managing director at Wriggle Marketing
Mitchell Harrison, managing director at Wriggle Marketing
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The internal promotion will also see current managing director Nick Gianfreda move to the role of CEO as part of the reshuffle to support the accelerated business growth.

Mr Harrison said: “After working with Nick over the past four and a half years, it’s been amazing to see both the business and our partnership grow. From day one starting in the business as an SEO executive I have been consistently working towards pushing myself further in knowledge and responsibility within the company. The MD role is the next logical step as the business continues to grow at an exponential rate.”

North East manufacturer Ebac has appointed Graeme McGregor as its new managing director.

Mr McGregor will work closely with the firm’s founder and chairman, John Elliott, to take advantage of the economic recovery following Covid to build and sell more Ebac products.

Graeme McGregor is appointed new MD of Ebac
Graeme McGregor is appointed new MD of Ebac
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He has spent nearly 27 years as a leader with the sustainable technology company Johnson Matthey and over the course of his career has been MD of different Johnson Matthey businesses in the chemical, industrial processes and oil and gas sectors, most recently heading up the new business division. .

He said: “Ebac is exactly the type of business that the North needs to help our economy reach its potential. It is locally owned, with specific objectives in its constitution to deliver manufactured products from factories in County Durham. Its focus is on designing and manufacturing great electrical products that are popular, reliable and affordable in the UK market and beyond.”

Bitcoin venture Mine One Blockchain Inc has appointed an experienced financier to drive forward its growth plans.

Mat Lee, CFO of Mine One Blockchain
Mat Lee, CFO of Mine One Blockchain
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The venture, launched by County Durham businessman Alex Lineton with has ambitions of floating on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has appointed Vancouver-based Mat Lee as its new CFO.

Mr Lee is a chartered accountant with more than 13 years’ experience in audit, finance, public company financial reporting and operations management. Before setting up his own CFO services specialising in the mining and technology sectors, Mr Lee held the position of financial controller for a private real estate investment firm.

He said: “I’m extremely excited to be involved. The management team Alex is putting together is quite talented. I like the fact we’ve already had some initial success in raising capital and we have a good line of clean energy.”

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