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Trading (OFT), where she was invited to join the civil service’s internal audit leadership group. As one of only 11 group chief internal auditors in the civil service, Mrs McQuade won the OFT’s Merit award in 2014 for making an outstanding contribution to internal audit services on behalf of the OFT.

Fracino MD Adrian Maxwell (left) with Peter Atmore, head of sales and marketing

Chris Mitchell (top) and Beverley James (above) have joined Drayton Manor Park

Drayton Manor Park Drayton Manor Park has announced two key senior appointments, with a new zoo manager and guest engagement manager. Chris Mitchell takes over as zoo manager, bringing a wealth of experience in animal and zoo management spanning more than two decades. He previously spent eight years in

Cameroon as founder and director of Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (now Ape Action Africa), which rescues orphaned gorillas and chimpanzees. In his current role, he is

responsible for every aspect of managing and developing the zoo, including understanding and creating awareness on animal behavioural issues and ensuring proper animal care and nutrition. Meanwhile, Beverley James joins

the park as guest engagement manager from National Express, where she served as contact centre manager and general manager responsible for the organisation’s seven coach stations at Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Oxford and Norwich. In her new role she will be

responsible for the overall call centre and guest services operations.

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Fracino Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has bolstered its team with ten key appointments – including a new head of sales and marketing. Peter Atmore brings over three decades of sector experience to his role at the third generation family business, which exports to over 70 countries and manufactures over 5,000 machines annually. Customers include Subway, Patisserie Valerie, Druckers coffee shops and Pathfinder pub chains. The ten new appointments

further enhance the expertise of the firm’s 60-strong team, which span research and development, service and stock control.

David advises investors, landlords, public sector bodies and occupiers on a broad range of complex property law including right to light, dilapidation, property insolvency, lease renewals and forfeiture. Trowers & Hamlins has also announced the appointment of regeneration expert Chris Plumley as a partner in the public sector commercial team based in Birmingham. Prior to joining the firm Chris

was a lead partner in the local government practice at Anthony Collins Solicitors specialising in public sector property development and regeneration projects.

Sukhjinder Bhamra and Keith Shead

Bilfinger GVA The Birmingham office of real estate advisory firm Bilfinger GVA has appointed a new Associate, Sukhjinder Bhamra, to its building team. Sukhjinder will be working in

collaboration with the MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) Services Director to support the national operation of building surveying functions across industrial, commercial and retail properties. Sukhjinder will be engaged in an

extensive range of engineering projects serving clients such as Ardstone Capital, the Department for Education, NHS, Brindleyplace Estate, and South and City Colleges Birmingham.


Brinckerhoff Birmingham professional services consultancy WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff has made three senior appointments as part of an intake of seven new recruits. Rob Early (pictured) has been

appointed as technical director to the environmental team, Phil Allcock as senior technician to the building structures team and Yousef Majeed as principal engineer to the highways and bridges team. Rob has been a heritage

Grant Thornton The Birmingham office of business and finance adviser Grant Thornton has appointed top internal audit specialist Marina McQuade (pictured) as associate director to its business risk services team. Mrs McQuade has held a number

of high profile roles specialising in internal audit and risk assurance for over 15 years. Her previous local and national employers include the NEC Group, Selfridges and Claire’s Accessories. Mrs McQuade also spent five years at the Office of Fair

Trowers & Hamlins International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has unveiled a string of key appointments at its growing Birmingham office. David Marsden (pictured),

previously head of property litigation at the Cheltenham office of Charles Russell LLP, has joined the legal outfit as partner in the property litigation team in Birmingham.

professional for 27 years, having worked for Oxford Archaeology, Historic England (formerly English Heritage) and the National Trust. He has worked on a number of landmark projects in the UK and internationally including HS1, Jubilee Line Extension, Green Park Station, Reading Regeneration project and a range of national highway projects as well as the Canal Seine Nord project in France, the Birecik Dam in Turkey and the Daming Palace Urban regeneration project in Xian, China. Rob said: “I am looking forward

to developing a range of large infrastructure projects that we’re involved with, such as Crossrail 2.”

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