HallmarkHulme appoints new head of employment

Worcester’s oldest law firm HallmarkHulme has strengthened its business team by appointing a senior lawyer as head of employment. Claire Cole arrives at the 224-year-old practice following six years with major international law firm Ashurst in the City of London and eight years as senior employment counsel for logistics giant DHL. Mrs Cole, originally from Birmingham, will offer advice on a wide range of specialist areas including workplace restructuring, TUPE,…

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Social care careers in the spotlight at Bishop Perowne

Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester is playing a key role in an exciting initiative to encourage more young people to consider careers in adult social care. As part of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire-wide project, funded by the Association of Care Training (ACT), the college is hosting a workshop today (January 30) which aims to challenge students’ perceptions of what opportunities the sector can offer. Pupils from Pershore High School,…

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All round communications showcased at relaunch expo

Chris Green Media celebrated its restructuring into an all round communications company with a relaunch expo. Staged at the city’s Wild Wood Rooms on January 23, the event showcased CGM’s range of services including media relations, media training, design and branding, photography and video production. It was also live streamed onto this website. Attended by guests from the business community and charities, the expo featured presentations by managing director Chris…

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Further expansion for Worcestershire accountants

Two experienced professionals have been appointed to Worcestershire accountancy practice Ormerod Rutter’s increasingly busy Bromsgrove office. Due to the firm’s continued expansion, senior accountant Peter Collins and management accountant Sue Wright will be based full-time at its office in The Strand. Mr Collins, a qualified accountant who has been with the company for five years, said: “I’m looking forward to working closely with the community and helping local businesses and…

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Worcester law firm appoints new commercial solicitor

The commercial department of Worcester’s oldest law firm, HallmarkHulme, has welcomed a new solicitor. Shelley Bonney will work alongside Tom Bartley-Smith, who is head of commercial law at the 223-year-old practice. Miss Bonney will be focusing on transactional work for a wide range of clients, which includes setting up businesses, liaising with lenders and agents, franchise agreements and disposal of shares and assets. “I’m looking forward to working with existing…

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