Jo Heselton – Arco safety, health and environmental manager

Jo Heselton – Arco safety, health and environmental manager

A Q&A FOR WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK Jo, could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background? I’ve been working at Arco for just over eight years, but I have been in the health and safety industry for over 30, working in a variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail and distribution. What are your specific responsibilities at Arco? My main priority is to...

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Rose James, director of development at HEY Children’s University

Rose James, director of development at HEY Children’s University

As she enters her ninth year at local charity HEY Children’s University, Rose James is stepping up into the role of director of development, heading up the fundraising and businesses development at the charity. Hi, Rose, congratulations on your new role! You haven’t always worked in the charity sector, though. Tell us about your background… Well, joining HEY Children’s University and the charity...

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Rachel Smurthwaite, head of communications at Sewell Group

Rachel Smurthwaite, head of communications at Sewell Group

Rachel took on the role of head of comms in January, and what a busy first year it has been so far. From starting her diverse role covering all 11 Sewell Group brands during lockdown, promoting the group’s highest accolade, and doubling the size of the comms team, Rachel has certainly hit the ground running.   We caught up with herto talk about all things comms, and what’s next for recent...

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An Appointment With… Jo Barnes, Sewell Estates managing director

An Appointment With… Jo Barnes, Sewell Estates managing director

At the start of the year, Jo Barnes stepped into a new role as MD of Sewell Estates, the estates collection of businesses under the wider Sewell Group. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, this appointment signals a new era for the Yorkshire-based company which is growing from strength to strength. Tell us a bit about your background. Originally from Lancashire, I came to East...

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An Appointment With… David Thompson – celebrating 15 years at The One Point

An Appointment With… David Thompson – celebrating 15 years at The One Point

David Thompson had worked in various job roles ranging from customer service to telesales when he found The One Point’s job advert in a newspaper back in 2006. David (since nicknamed Tommo) decided to ring the number on the advert and bagged himself an interview with The One Point’s then office manager. By the time Dave had got off the bus home, he’d received a call offering him a trial day at...

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