Individuals: Freeths; Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber; and extra

Regulation agency Freeths has appointed Alison Ogley as companion in its planning and atmosphere crew.

She joins from Walker Morris LLP. Ogley has over 15 years’ expertise spanning all facets of planning and atmosphere regulation.

She brings along with her a longtime advocacy apply, representing a variety of developer shoppers in main planning inquiries, judicial evaluation and excessive court docket challenges, tribunal appeals and regulatory instances reminiscent of atmosphere allow appeals, planning enforcement and atmosphere company prosecutions.

Ogley has in depth expertise of advising on main initiatives together with nationally important power infrastructure, housing, retail, minerals and waste schemes.

With specific experience in biodiversity and guarded species regulation, together with biodiversity web achieve, she’s going to lead the event of a planning and atmosphere crew at Freeths in Leeds, in collaboration with the broader nationwide planning and atmosphere crew.

Managing companion of the North at Freeths, John Might, mentioned: “Extremely properly revered in her subject, Alison’s rent is key in serving to to strengthen our firm-wide providing and will probably be a recreation changer for shoppers within the area.”

Paul Brailsford, nationwide head of planning and atmosphere, mentioned: “That is an thrilling time for the Freeths Planning and Atmosphere Group and Alison’s arrival to ascertain a crew in Leeds will additional our continued enlargement all through the agency’s community of places of work.

“Alison is a first-class lawyer; she is very regarded throughout the business and brings a variety of data and expertise to strengthen our nationwide apply.”

Ogley added: “Freeths already has a powerful status in each planning and atmosphere and is considerably investing in development for this space, making it a wonderful time for the crew.

“I’m wanting ahead to launching the brand new regional planning and atmosphere crew at what’s a pivotal level for the event sector with rising challenges and regulation.”


Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has confirmed Carrie Sudbury, as successor to chief govt Andrew Denniff, as a part of the organisation’s future plans.

She is going to take up her new function subsequent 12 months, guaranteeing a easy transitional interval, forward of the deliberate retirement of Denniff, in June.

She will probably be answerable for representing the pursuits of greater than 1,100 members primarily based inside South Yorkshire, serving to to make sure the voice of native companies are heard, in addition to collaborating with Board members, council representatives, and regional strategic companions to assist construct and strengthen the native enterprise economic system.

Since becoming a member of the member-led organisation in 2013, she has labored as an integral a part of the Chamber’s crew, and overseen Chamber Expertise Options, which gives specialist coaching to companies.

Extra just lately, she has helped native companies put together for Brexit and supported native corporations to navigate their means by means of the pandemic.

Sudbury will turn out to be simply the third chief govt of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber and the primary girl within the function, following the merger between the 2 city Chambers in 2007.

She mentioned: “Chambers of Commerce are crucial in representing, supporting, and serving to companies to beat the challenges they face.

“Being appointed chief govt is an unimaginable honour, and I’m wanting ahead to constructing on the success Andrew has delivered, by serving to Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber to play a significant function in creating a powerful native economic system.”

Matthew Stephens, president of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, added: “On behalf of all our members, I want to want Carrie each success in her new function.

“Carrie isn’t any stranger to the native enterprise group, and below her management the Chamber will go from strength- to-strength, persevering with the numerous outcomes Andrew has delivered over the previous 12 years.

“Extra just lately, our Chamber has recorded a few of the highest ranges of membership retention within the UK, in addition to persevering with to develop as an organisation.

“That is as a result of onerous work of each Andrew and Carrie, and below Carrie’s management the Chamber will proceed in its mission to supply assist and illustration to the native enterprise group.”


FMG Restore Companies, has strengthened its senior management crew with the appointment of two devoted operations administrators.

Paul Wrigglesworth has joined the Huddersfield-based enterprise within the function of operations director – bodyshops, to guide the bodyshop groups and develop operational and monetary efficiency and greatest apply to safe restore capability for the long run.

He has a 35-year bodyshop profession historical past, together with key roles in a few of the UK’s largest accident restore teams.

The corporate has additionally welcomed Carl Manton to the function of operations director – change & assist providers, to guide strategic planning for the long run.

He takes duty for figuring out alternatives for enterprise enhancements and delivering options to optimise efficiency throughout the corporate.

A former head of motor claims at Co-op Insurance coverage and head of operations at Solus ARC, Manton has an enormous understanding of the automotive business and a observe report of main massive scale operational capabilities and delivering in depth programmes of transformational change.

Claire Owens, managing director, mentioned: “Welcoming Carl and Paul to the senior crew is a pivotal second as I proceed to set strong foundations in place for taking the enterprise ahead.

“Each Carl and Paul are vastly skilled, educated and properly revered figures within the business and will probably be large belongings to FMG Restore Companies as we plan and construction the enterprise to leverage our power, functionality and capability for continued development.

“It is a time of optimism, ambition and development for the FMG Restore Companies and an necessary step in aligning our strengths to make sure the enterprise continues to ship the very best ranges of customer support.”

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