Carol Nicholson (pictured)
Deputy director of innovation and wealth creation, AHSN NENC
The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) has welcomed a new deputy director of innovation and wealth creation.
Carol Nicholson, who has worked within the NHS for 30 years, will be helping NHS organisations and SMEs to navigate this complex landscape through the implementation of the AHSN’s Innovation Pathway initiative.
Centre manager, The Hub
The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has appointed Jillian Coleman as manager of its newest centre, The Hub, in Washington.
Jillian will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the new building, which opened its doors in July, as well as attracting new tenants, working with existing tenants and organising key conferences and functions.
Group head of people, HarperCo
South Tyneside-based incubation company, HarperCo, has appointed Norman Heaviside as group head of people, following a sustained period of growth across the group.
Norman has previously worked as global human resources manager with Chemson Group and boasts a career covering the many aspects of personnel management and development, project management and quality assurance.
Financial accountant, Ringtons
The head office of Newcastle-based tea and coffee company Ringtons has strengthened its financial team with the appointment of Peter Malone as financial accountant. Peter is helping to oversee the financial activity of Ringtons Holding Limited, the company’s franchise division, Ringtons’ own Charitable Trust Foundation and the pension plan.
Solicitor, Gordon Brown Law Firm
Solicitor Laura Brydon has joined Gordon Brown Law Firm’s wills, trusts and probate team and will work closely with partner Rebecca Harbron Gray.
Laura graduated in law from the University of Sunderland and has a masters in law from Northumbria University, specialising in the private client arena.
Partner, Tait Walker
Tait Walker has appointed a new partner: Andy Hallam. Andy, who has more than 26 years’ experience in accounting, has taken over the reins from long-standing partner Gordon Goldie (left) to head up the firm’s turnaround and insolvency team, which provides advice and support to SMEs across the North East.