Heather Hill has joined property consultancy MK2 Real Estate as client accountant in the firm’s property management team.
She has more than 20 years’ experience handling finances for commercial property clients, having worked in the role at Cushman & Wakefield, Orbit Property Management and latterly Pennycuick Collins.
Heather’s appointment brings MK’s growing property management team up to 33. The firm has 5.25m sq ft of commercial property under management and a rent roll in excess of £35m.
Marcello Della Croce, who heads the team, said: “As our client base continues to grow it’s great to bring in another senior hire to ensure we can continue to deliver the first-class service MK2 has become synonymous with.”
National land promoter Richborough has made two appointments to its technical team as part of its drive to deliver better value for landowners and development partners.
Charlotte Gilham has been appointed Technical Coordinator and supports Richborough’s Western Division on the lifecycle of its projects, from planning stage through to disposal.
Charlotte has a HND in Construction Management and the Built Environment and has joined from Piper Homes, having previously worked at Spitfire Homes, Bellway Homes and Persimmon Homes.
Leo Gee has joined as Technical Administrator and helps collate site constraints and information to help prepare planning applications. He also supports the production of the extensive sales and technical packs Richborough provides to its purchasing development partners.
Leo has an undergraduate degree in accounting and business management, and an MBA in sports governance and leadership.
Dean Knight, Group Technical Director, said: “Known as the ‘Richborough Way’, the amount of due diligence we invest in proposed developments makes Richborough unique in the land promotion sector and we are always looking at ways to improve.
“I am excited to have Charlotte and Leo on board to help support on our site assessments, which is essential for driving value, de-risking and creating high quality, responsive masterplans that can be easily delivered by our development partners to leave a positive legacies for generations to come.
“They have both already made a positive impact and I look forward to seeing their careers progress at Richborough.”
Law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced the promotion of Birmingham-based partner Elaine Huttley to the role of National Head of Employment.
Elaine has been at Irwin Mitchell for seven years and as part of her new role, she will lead the firm’s award winning 14 partner, 70-strong national team.
Expressing her excitement about her promotion, Elaine stated: “I am truly honoured to have been promoted to the position of National Head of Employment at Irwin Mitchell. It is a testament to the support and opportunities I have received during my time with the firm. I am eager to continue working with the talented team and delivering exceptional service to our clients.”
She added: “My approach has always been to work in partnership with clients and to understand their business so that the advice I provide is relevant, practical and commercial. Our success as an employment team is because we aren’t just good at the law, which is a given, but more importantly our clients consider our lawyers to be trusted advisors and an extension of their own internal team. As we move forward, I look forward to building on these successes and to continue to grow these important relationships.”
Fergal Dowling, Director of Legal Services (Commercial Advisory & Disputes) at Irwin Mitchell, commented: “Elaine’s promotion to National Head of Employment is a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding skills and contributions, and reflects her exceptional skills, dedication, and long-standing commitment to the firm.
“She has considerable experience in advising on all aspects of the employment relationship and her expertise in handling complex employment matters has been instrumental in the success of our team. I have no doubt that Elaine will continue to excel in her new role and further strengthen our capabilities.”