Appointments: Barber Harrison & Platt names specialist partners

Chartered accountancy Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP) has appointed two specialist partners. Hamish Morrison joins the Leeds-based firm as a corporate finance partner, while Amanda Waterhouse joins as a tax partner. They both previously worked at Baker Tilly.

Marisa Kapp has joined asset recovery and insolvency support group Winterhill Largo to head its strong credit control team, part of its debt recovery division. She joins the Wakefield-based firm with 13 years’ experience in credit management, eight of which were spent working for KPMG’s Receivables Realisation Group division and three running her own Yorkshire-based credit management company.

Daniel Binks has joined insurance firm Gallagher Heath as a client executive. He joins the Leeds-based team from Henderson Corporate.

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Civil and structural consulting engineers Alan Wood and Partners has appointed Peter Drenon as director with responsibility for business development and improvement. Mr Drenon, who will work across the firm’s York and Hull offices, joins from Leeds-based Aecom.

KPMG has appointed Alister Turnbull as financial services director in its northern practice.

He rejoins the firm where he started his career before gaining in-house experience.

He will lead the firm’s financial services sector internal audit service in Yorkshire and the North East, working alongside existing director Katie Clinton.

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Business adviser Grant Thornton has appointed Calum Lynch as director. Mr Lynch joins the Leeds-based firm from a FTSE 250 business based in the North where he spent three years as group head of risk and audit.

He has previously worked at KPMG, AXA Insurance and The Amulet Group.

HSBC Commercial Banking has appointed Andy Follington as area commercial director for North Yorkshire. Mr Follington, who was previously senior international commercial manager for HSBC in the Thames Valley, will lead the commercial banking team to support businesses in the area with a turnover of between £2m and £30m.

Menswear specialist Skopes has appointed Rob Wells to the newly created role of divisional head of wholesale. Mr Wells recently completed a consultancy contract with the Leeds-based firm.

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