New manager to help drive growth at Walsh Taylor

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Business support and insolvency practitioners Walsh Taylor has announced a key promotion at its Bradford office.

The new manager, Rhys Wordsworth, will drive growth at the firm’s Peckover Street premises. The offices, based in the recently renovated City Hub, are owned by the Business Enterprise Fund, a social enterprise which lends money to companies who are unable to source bank funding. Mr Wordsworth joined Walsh Taylor in 2008. Since then, he has managed more than 200 Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations and a portfolio of Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and bankruptcies.

Founded in Leeds in 2008 by managing director Mary Taylor and fellow director Kate Breese, Walsh Taylor’s 20-strong team has also expanded to premises in Middlesbrough and Harrogate in the last year.

Charlie Binns has joined Sytner Volkswagen Harrogate as dealer principal. Mr Binns has been hired by Sytner after eight years with another Volkswagen dealership.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, based in Thixendale, East Yorkshire, has strengthened its team with a sales appointment. Zoe Palmer, the sister of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s founder, Adam, has joined the team to develop sales of the company’s oils, dressings and Yorkshire mayonnaise in London and the South East of England.

Harrogate-based business to business specialist Quest PR has expanded its team of PR consultants with the appointment of Shelley Ross as account manager.

An ex-reporter who trained with Thomson Regional Newspapers, Ms Ross is experienced in delivering integrated PR and social media campaigns for small and medium-sized enterprises, membership organisations and charities.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of its new chief finance officer.

John Somers, originally from Sheffield, joins the Trust from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, where he is currently the chief financial officer for the integrated trust.

He has more than 15 years of board level experience in both the public and private sectors.

He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Account-ants.