PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 02 | NEW APPOINTMENTS
POLICY EXPERT JOINS THE BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Matthew Lowe to the role of Policy and Lobbying Manager.
Matthew has been working in Chambers across the West Midlands since 2017 and was the British Chambers of Commerce Transport Fellow - focusing on transport policy discussions at a national level with stakeholders across the UK network. Matthew, a former secondary school teacher, who taught Geography and Government & Politics, will build on the work started over the last two years whilst developing the representation offer to members.
LEGAL EXPERTS IN FAMILY AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY JOIN THURSFIELDS' BLACK COUNTRY TEAM
A specialist in family law and children issues and a former legal ombudsman for residential property have been recruited to join Thursfields Solicitors’ team in the Black Country.
Sandeep Sandhu, who has practised in all areas of family law since 2006, has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the leading Midlands law firm’s Sedgley office.
Meanwhile, Darren Cox, who has spent the last seven years handling and deciding the outcome of residential property complaints about the Legal Ombudsman, has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the same Sedgley office.
BLACK COUNTRY FESTIVAL GETS PROJECT MANAGER
Gemma West has joined Associate Events as Project Manager to head up and manage the Black Country Business Festival.
Having previously worked at Imperial Corporate Events, Gemma has a wealth of experience in the events and hospitality industry and has regularly organised events across the world. Gemma said, “I am really looking forward to managing the business festival and am particularly pleased to be working with all the lovely people in the Black Country, having heard all about how enthusiastic the business community is.”
NEW LAWYERS FOR HIGGS & SONS
Leading Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons has welcomed six new legal trainees. Victoria Boucher, Laura Hackett, Jagdeep Lall, Elizabeth Owen, Charlotte Tsang and Lucy Williams are the latest recruits to what is regarded as one of the leading training programmes in the region.
SON RETURNS TO ZAUN AND TAKES OVER DAD'S OLD ROLE
An experienced steel fencing industry salesman has returned to his first proper employer – to take on the same role his dad held for many years.
Chamber Platinum Group member Zaun has appointed Andy Holloway as Internal Sales Manager. The mesh fencing manufacturer previously employed his dad Paul for 10 years until his untimely death in October 2012. In tribute, Zaun named their second factory in Wolverhampton the Paul Holloway Manufacturing Facility and also called one of their vertical railing products the Holloway Railings.