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Thames Valley-based Grundon Waste Management has started the new year with two new additions to its board of directors. Simon Arnold (left) has been appointed finance director, while Jonathan Harris (centre) takes over as technical director, a role previously held by Stephen Roscoe (right) who has moved to the newly-created position of compliance director. This will see Roscoe maintain responsibility for Grundon’s health, safety and environmental compliance, alongside his commitments as technical director of Grundon subsidiary OCO Technology. The move brings the total number of directors to eight for the company.

KPMG in the south has appointed two partners and an associate partner among 70 promotions across its Reading, Bristol, Southampton, Plymouth, and Cardiff teams. Richard Hall (left), has been appointed as a tax partner covering Reading and Southampton, Paul Desrosiers as a consulting partner based in Cardiff, and Sunil Bharadwa an associate tax partner specialising in working with Japanese headquartered businesses. Senior promotions also include six director promotes: Sarah Haynes (tax), Jonathan Hart (consulting), Craig Stritch (financial services), Cerys Doughty (audit), John Levis (deal advisory), and Emma Drew (tax).

Stevens & Bolton LLP has appointed five new hires to its successful litigation practice: senior associate, Jack Bailey (from Penningtons Manches Cooper) and associates Kate O’Callaghan (from Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Butler (from Field Seymour Parkes), Alasdair McDowell (from Mundays) and Hayley Robinson (from Moore Barlow). Both Bailey and Robinson are specialists in contentious trusts and estates disputes, while O’Callaghan, Butler and McDowell have a breadth of expertise advising clients across a range of commercial disputes and sectors.

CBRE’s Southampton office has strengthened its national valuation advisory team with the appointment of two new directors. Emma Eaglestone has been appointed a senior director and Stephen Knight a director. Eaglestone and Knight joined CBRE from JLL. Eaglestone has over 20 years’ experience providing valuation advice for the private sector, registered social landlords and local authorities across the South Coast. Knight has worked closely with both the affordable housing sector and major funders of residential schemes throughout the South Central region.

Leading accountancy firm HWB has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of two new audit and accounts business advisers, Fiona Jones and Geninne Ball. Ball ACCA joined the firm having worked in accounting and finance for more than 10 years. She specialises in advising owner-managed businesses that do not require an audit. Jones ACA joined HWB from a mid-tier firm. She advises owner-managed businesses that require an audit, she also has a charity specialism and will enjoy advising the firm’s growing not-for-profit client base. She is fluent in French which may be useful with Brexit completed.


Business turnaround specialist Claire Burden has joined financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson LLP as a partner in its national advisory consultancy business. Burden spent 10 years in industry, leading turnaround programmes and supporting high- growth and working- capital constrained businesses.Based in the Southampton office, Burden will develop both Smith & Williamson’s advisory and turnaround offering, supporting businesses that are experiencing under- performance or financial pressure. 37

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