Monday’s movers and shakers – Promotions and appointments round-up - Business Leader News

Monday’s movers and shakers – Promotions and appointments round-up

Business Leader Magazine looks at the last week’s promotions and appointments from across the South West…

Bath Business Improvement District

Bath Business Improvement District have appointed Allison Herbert to the newly created post of communications and commercial manager to continue developing and supporting projects, and to create new opportunities.

Allison has extensive private and public-sector experience, having worked for Mendip and Somerset councils and B&NES.

Speaking about the appointment, Louise Prynne, Chief Executive at the Bath BID said “We are delighted to welcome Allison to the team. This new position has been created to help us move the BID forward and to re-enforce our communications and commercial capability.

Deloitte (South West)

Business advisory firm Deloitte has made six senior appointments within its South West practice.  It has strengthened its leadership team by promoting three of its people to partner and appointing three directors, a new tax director and new financial advisory director via internal promotions and the third a newly appointed risk advisory director.

The newly promoted South West partners are David Clements in risk advisory, Duncan Milne in consulting and Adam Powell in tax.

The three new directors are Nick Comer in our indirect taxes team, Louise Durkan in restructuring services and Iain Leith who has joined the firm as a director in our risk advisory practice.

Martyn Gregory, senior partner for Deloitte in the South West, said: “I’m delighted to be announcing these promotions as they are a clear example of how we are investing in our region and further strengthening our capabilities in the South West. As partners and directors, they’re now part of the leadership of our firm.”

Shaw & Co

Bristol-based advisory boutique Shaw & Co are delighted to announce that Mike Jackson has joined its team in the role of director to help scale-ups accelerate growth and generate value.

Jackson had been helping businesses in the region for the past few years through Webstart, a tech incubator based in the Engine Shed.

Jackson said: “Joining the team at Shaw & Co presents a fantastic opportunity for us to bring an enhanced programme to support scale-ups in the region.”


OpenGenius, the creators of iMindMap and DropTask, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Niall Daly. Niall is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in IT and software businesses.

Chris Griffiths, CEO, OpenGenius, commented on the appointment: “We feel very lucky to have recruited Niall into this role. This is such crucial time for the business as we look to accelerate our growth and prepare for a flotation in 2018. The next 12 months is going to be an exciting ride for OpenGenius and we are thrilled that Niall is going to be part of it. He also brings more than the traditional CFO skillset with him and will be involved in developing product concepts, branding and messaging.”

On his appointment, Niall said: “This is a great opportunity to join a company with ambitious growth plans. Open Genius Mind Mapping software is used by over a million people worldwide and that number is growing all the time. I’m looking forward to getting started and helping Chris and the team on their path to flotation in the next couple of years.”