Ryan Bannon (pictured)
Commercial Property lawyer Ryan Bannon has been promoted from fixed share partner to equity partner at Mincoffs Solicitors.
Ryan joined the Newcastle-based firm in 2013 and has extensive experience in the full range of commercial property transactions including development, investment and landlord and tenant. Ryan also acts for residential developers.
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Andrew Lewis has been announced as the managing director of the recently launched Tees Valley Combined Authority. Andrew joins from Newcastle City Council, where he was assistant chief executive and played an important role in securing deals with government on funding and devolution. A former senior HM Treasury economist, and director of the Northern Way, he brings considerable experience working on economic strategy, transport, inward investment and the delivery of complex projects.
Sarah Cockerill and Victoria Burton
Recruitment consultant and resource
A Tyneside recruitment specialist has strengthened its team with two key appointments. Sarah Cockerill has joined Ken Wilson & Associates (KWA) as a recruitment consultant and will be responsible for sourcing workers for permanent roles, while Victoria Burton has joined KWA’s parent company, Direct Recruitment, as a recruitment resourcer, and will carry out a range of administration duties.
Silver Bullet Marketing has appointed Mark Brooks as an account manager.
Mark has a vast amount of specialist marketing experience having previously worked with some of the largest builder’s merchants and engineering groups in the UK, where he planned and implemented shared marketing strategies to increase sales and brand awareness of a variety of products.
Newcastle Law Society
Solicitor Christian Butler from Silk Family Law has been appointed to the committee of the Newcastle Law Society. Christian, who qualified as a lawyer almost three years ago, is a former chair of the Junior Lawyers Division for Newcastle and the North East, and is also press officer and training co-ordinator for Young Resolution North East which, promotes non-confrontational approaches to divorce.
One of the North East’s most prestigious junior schools has announced the appointment of a new head teacher. Sally Harrod will take the helm at Bow School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham, at the start of the new academic year in September.
Sally will join Bow from Lincoln Minister Preparatory School, where she is currently deputy head teacher.