People: Schofield Sweeney; BHP Corporate Finance; multitasking staff; and more

Rachael Brook has joined the private wealth and estates team at Schofield Sweeney in Huddersfield as a partner.

She will bring over 17 years of experience helping individuals protect their families, reputations and assets.

Her expertise includes charitable giving and philanthropy, working in conjunction with other professional advisors to advise clients on tax-efficient life and estate strategies.

She has significant experience in advising high net worth individuals in the preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, and in supporting farm families and equestrian business owners through diversification and generational planning.

Brook said: “I am delighted to join the Private Wealth Management team and further develop the farming practice.

“Schofield Sweeney has an excellent reputation and loyal customer base, which is a testament to the people in all areas of the business and the exceptional levels of service they provide.

“Succession planning is essential, and more widespread following COVID-19 and proposed inheritance tax reforms.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues to help individuals plan effectively to protect their legacy.”

Brook is regularly appointed as a professional attorney, executor and trustee, and handles all aspects of estate, estate and trust administration, often with cross-border issues.

Ashley Iredale, Partner at Schofield Sweeney, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rachael to our established team. As an experienced advisor, she will add to our wealth of talent across our three offices, providing a wealth of knowledge to our clients and contacts. »

The team was also recently joined by Amanda Saul, a paralegal at Bradford.

Saul has considerable experience in the area of ​​protection courts and regularly assists in the administration of complex estates. She will provide valuable support to the team in its growth.

The cabinet has also been bolstered by several other appointments. These include: Sabine Rodwell, Solicitor, who joined the Employment Team, Jon Exall, Solicitor, who joined the Litigation Team, Sadia Ali, Solicitor, who joined the Commercial Property Team and Liz Coe, attorney, who joined the Residential Team Conveyance Team.


BHP Corporate Finance has strengthened its team with the addition of three new full-time staff to its Leeds and Sheffield offices.

The team welcomed Luke Harrower, who has just qualified as an ACA with one of the top four companies, Zaryab Hussain, a graduate who will be studying for his ACA exams, as well as Charlotte Chaplin who has joined the University of Leeds for an internship.

In addition, Jovindra Hussnain benefited from a summer internship with the team.

BHP Corporate Finance provides a range of advisory and transaction support services for corporations, management teams, investors and lenders. The new hires bring the total number of employees working in BHP’s corporate finance team to 20.

All three newcomers join at the executive or analyst level, continuing the team’s investment in the future stars of corporate finance.

Kevin Davies, Partner at BHP Corporate Finance, said: “With a healthy pipeline of deals, we feel very positive coming out of the last 18 months of the pandemic.

“As we continue to devote our energies to the future of the team, we believe that bringing in these newcomers at this level is a great investment for the future.

“We look forward to helping each of them grow into their new roles.”


Multitask Personnel, a specialist recruitment consultancy based in Rotherham, has strengthened its construction office with the appointment of Mark Taylor as a new recruitment partner.

Taylor, who has several years of experience in the building construction and maintenance industry, brings an additional client-side skill set to the team as it continues to grow amid a renewed activity in the sector.

Working on permanent positions under construction, he will be responsible for growing the candidate database.

He said: “I am delighted to join Multitask Personnel and develop a career in recruitment.

“My work experience in the construction industry gives me additional knowledge of how companies in the sector work, which will help not only employers because I know how they operate, but also candidates because I will be able to identify personality traits keys and skill set required to work in the industry.

“My goal over the next six to 12 months is to become a versatile recruitment consultant using my contacts and understanding of the industry, while learning from experienced recruiters here at Multitask, to reward the trust that Claire and the team have put in. I savor the opportunity.

Claire Lee, Managing Director, said: “Mark joins the construction office at a key time as the industry begins to experience rapid growth again.

“We must always stay ahead of the curve when it comes to recruitment to ensure we can meet demand and exceed our customers’ expectations, and with the forecast for increased growth in the industry, we have identified the need to strengthen our team.

“Mark brings a new skill set to the team as he has worked on the client side. So while the extended team can teach him recruiting, he can also advise our more experienced recruiters on some of the key traits of the role. industry. .

“We look forward to developing our combined knowledge for the benefit of employers and job seekers and wish Mark a very warm welcome to the team.”


Card factory based in Wakefield has appointed Robert McWilliam as an independent non-executive director with effect from November 1, 2021.

He will be appointed as a member of each of the societiess Audit and Risks Committee, Appointments Committee and Compensation Committee upon appointment.

And he will assume the role of president of the companys Audit and Risk Committee from November 30, 2021, succeeding David Stead who has announced his intention to leave the management of the firm plank.

McWilliam served as Asda’s Chief Financial Officer from 2018 to 2021; and between 1997 and 2012, held several management positions within the Asda Group, including Director of Commercial Finance and Strategy and Director of Commercial Change.

Between his two periods with Asda, he served as Vice President, UK, Chief Financial Officer and then Vice President of Consumables at Amazon UK.

He is currently a non-executive director and director of Jisc, and a non-executive director of Venture Simulations Limited.

He was an independent director of YPO (from 2017 to September 2021) and was previously a non-executive director of Ten Entertainment Group plc where he was also chairman of the risk and audit committee.

Paul Moody, President of Card Factory, said: First, I would like to express my thanks and personal appreciation to David Stead, who has provided unwavering service and, always, insightful and valuable advice to the Board of Directors, the management team and the whole of the Card Factory business, since joining the board just prior to the company’s IPO in 2014.

“All of his colleagues sincerely thank him for his contribution to the company and wish him continued success in his non-executive career.

We are delighted to welcome Rob to Card Factory. Rob brings extensive retail and digital experience, which is aligned with Card Factorys the strategic priorities, which were recently shared with the.

“Rob will bring deep and broad knowledge and business insight that will add skills and capabilities to the board.

“Besides, Robs financial expertise ensures he has the relevant credentials to be appointed Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, to succeed David in this crucial role.”


Pet food maker Inspired Pet Nutrition – home of the Harringtons and Wagg brands – has appointed Will Bushell to the newly created role of chief marketing officer – dog.

Bushell will focus on continuing to disrupt the category and establish Harringtons as the undisputed category leader through dry and wet food.

He joins after a successful 11-year career at L’Oreal – the world’s largest cosmetics company – where he held various senior marketing positions, culminating in Kiehl’s UKI Marketing Director, in the luxury goods division. of the group, which achieves a turnover of approximately 46 million pounds sterling.

He successfully led the brand through the COVID-19 lockdowns by launching a range of digital services that allowed it to significantly outperform the market and also achieve triple-digit e-commerce growth.

Chris Wragg, Chief Marketing Officer at IPN, said: “Will shares our agile, disruptive and rapid growth mindset and has proven expertise in driving innovative product launches, accelerating the growth of established brands and the implementation of innovative means of communication with consumers via digital media.

“His sustainability background will be a huge asset as IPN strives to become the UK’s most loved and sustainable home to pet food brands, having recently become the first major pet food manufacturer to be carbon negative.”

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