Appointments: AMRC researcher takes on professor of machining role

Sam Turner has been appointed professor of machining practice, which reflects his leading role in supporting the growth of the UK's manufacturing sector.'He was also recently named the AMRC's chief technical officer.
Sam Turner has been appointed professor of machining practice, which reflects his leading role in supporting the growth of the UK's manufacturing sector.'He was also recently named the AMRC's chief technical officer.
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ONE of the researchers who helped to establish the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has taken on a senior academic role.

Sam Turner has been appointed professor of machining practice, which reflects his leading role in supporting the growth of the UK’s manufacturing sector.

He was also recently named the AMRC’s chief technical officer.

Prof Turner said: “It’s a great honour and it comes at an exciting time when big opportunities are opening up around digital manufacturing. I see our Factory 2050 development as the UK flagship for digital manufacturing.”

JM Glendinning, the Leeds-based insurance broking, financial and health and safety services group, has launched a new professional risks division following the appointment of professional indemnity insurance specialist, Jake Fox.

Mr Fox brings 15 years of professional indemnity insurance experience to the business. Mr Fox will head up the new division at JM Glendinning, and he will deliver specialist broking and claims support, with an initial emphasis on providing services to legal firms across the UK.

Hentons, the Leeds-based accountants, is investing in extra staff to support its growth plans.

The firm has appointed new graduates Tasmine Yelland, Oliver Stocks-Fryer, and Aisha Parpia, along with apprentices Chloe Lilywhite and Daniella Whitelow.

Hentons has a team of 60 staff, which support clients ranging from medical professionals and property investors to manufacturers, academies and charities.

The North Yorkshire-based estate agency, Ewemove York, has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new associates.

Jonathan Dawson, a former retail manager, and Simon Burbridge, a former operations manager, who also previously ran his own business, have joined the company’s York office.

JCI (Junior Chamber International) has appointed a new president to head up its Leeds branch.

Georgina Freeman, who is a trainee legal executive at Chadwick Lawrence solicitors, has been a member of JCI for the last two years.

JCI – a volunteer network for people in their twenties and thirties – was founded in 1915 in St Louis, Missouri.

Former US Presidents Al Gore, Bill Clinton and John F Kennedy were all members of JCI in the US.