Appointments: January 2013


Lancashire law firm Napthens has made a string of recent appointments across its offices. Charlotte Nuttall joins the Blackburn office’s employment team to assist Oliver McCann, legal executive Sally Calvert joins the Fylde coast residential property team, Mandy Adamson and Deborah Stanners both join the commercial property team and a dedicated litigation service for East Lancashire has been established, with the appointment of Stephen Crossley. James Allison has been named head of the firm’s East Lancashire office in Blackburn.

Andrew Goldwater

Daisy Group, Nelson, has appointed Andrew Goldwater as managing director for its retail business. Andrew, who previously held the role as commercial director for the business communications provider, is now wholly responsible for product, marketing, sales and pricing for Daisy Retail.

Mark Alexander

Vincents Solicitors, Preston, has appointed Mark Alexander as head of  commercial legal services. He will be involved with Vincent’s offering in the areas of commercial transactional work, commercial property, as well as banking finance.


Marc Appleton has joined the Forbes Solicitors commercial property team as associate solicitor, and will operate out of the company’s Preston office. Liam McArdle joins the Blackburn office as a solicitor after completing his training contract.

Colin Corder

Preston-based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm, Moore and Smalley, has increased its VAT team to four with the appointment of Colin Corder to VAT manager.

Andrew Derbyshire

Burnley-based MendIT, the repair centre and IT warranty provider, has appointed Andrew Derbyshire as business development manager. Andrew moves into the position having worked previously in the hospitality and hotel sectors in a range of roles.

John Kersey

The Institute of Directors North West has named John Kersey as the new chair for the Lancashire branch. He is the founder and director of Preston-based Kersey Hairdressing, and takes responsibility for around 300 members across the county.

Ben Clarkson

Ben Clarkson has joined accountancy firm Champion’s audit & accounts team at its Blackpool office. He will be involved in carrying out bank reconciliations as well as analysis of payments and deposits.

Darren Winterbottom

Burnley-based IT specialist Lanway has appointed Darren Winterbottom as education sales consultant. He is tasked with driving new business and advising schools and colleges on IT solutions.

Alex Singer

Farleys Solicitors has appointed Alex Singer as a trainee solicitor. Alex has been awarded one of only three coveted training posts available at the firm each year and is currently working in the commercial department, assisting in company and corporate law matters.


Altham design agency Creativeworld has appointed Natalie McGlynn as PA to partner Simon Swindells and Jack Dyson as business development executive.

Stephen Jarman

Commercial law firm, Taylors, which operates from offices in Blackburn and Manchester, has appointed Stephen Jarman as corporate partner. He joins from Manchester-based firm, Stripes Solicitors.

Jim Goulden

Petty Commercial has bolstered its Preston-based team with the appointment of Jim Goulden as senior surveyor.  A highly respected RICS valuer, Jim joins the team from Lancashire County Council where he was an estates surveyor for over six years.


Preston-based creative and digital marketing agency every1 has taken on front-end web designer Mike Foster, web developer Dave Johnson, and PPC and Google AdWords consultant Iain Brough.

Katie Kozlowska

Katie Kozlowska, from Penwortham, has joined Harrison Drury after completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at University of Central Lancashire. Katie also gained a first class honours law degree at UCLan.

Runshaw Business Centre

Chorley-based Runshaw Business centre has appointed two new heads of school to manage a number of growing areas of provision. Liz Duncan has been appointed as head of school for basic skills and service sector studies for hair and beauty, hospitality and catering, housing, engineering and cleaning. Poyee Chan has been recruited to the position of head of school for adult, social care and childhood studies.

PHX Training

Danielle Smith joins PHX Training as assessor whilst Caroline Haigh has been appointed as an administrator apprentice. Paul Farrell, who previously held the role of project manager has been promoted to contracts manager for apprenticeships and NVQs.