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Movers and shakers: MD appointed for new plant nursery at Ipswich as first crop is planted

PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 January 2019

Jane Evans, Sterling Suffolk Ltd  Picture: STERLING SUFFOLK LTD

Jane Evans, Sterling Suffolk Ltd Picture: STERLING SUFFOLK LTD

Sterling Suffolk Ltd

A new tomato growing operation on the outskirts of Ipswich has appointed a managing director.

From left, Philippa Green, senior account manager, Emma Hart, business and finance manager, and Nicole Hogger, senior account executive of Genesis Picture: GENESISFrom left, Philippa Green, senior account manager, Emma Hart, business and finance manager, and Nicole Hogger, senior account executive of Genesis Picture: GENESIS

Jane Evans joins Sterling Suffolk Ltd (SSL), which operates the Blakenham Nursery, at Bramford, Suffolk.

Jane joined the SSL board in April 2015 and has been heavily involved in the development of the business since its inception.

She has a degree in biochemistry from Manchester University and qualified as a chartered accountant at Peat Marwick, now KPMG, working for the firm for 21 years.

She moved early in her career from audit to corporate finance where, as a director, she led project finance teams advising on major infrastructure projects.

From left, Birketts' Samantha Yeomans, Naomi Ashley, Lisa Cornish, Oliver Gravell, Denise Findlay, Ginny Colman and Debbie Lloyd  Picture: BIRKETTSFrom left, Birketts' Samantha Yeomans, Naomi Ashley, Lisa Cornish, Oliver Gravell, Denise Findlay, Ginny Colman and Debbie Lloyd Picture: BIRKETTS

Later she moved to Navigant Consulting and then to construction firm Wates. In 2013 she left the corporate world and, with a colleague, manages a business and a charity, running team building and leadership training workshops.

David Scrivens of Amberside Capital in Hemel Hempstead, and a fellow board director at SSL, said she had made a “valuable contribution” to the board.

“With her appointment as managing director, we are building the management team to take the business forward as we move into commercial operations at the Blakenham Nursery site, and look forward to the further development phases.”

Sterling Suffolk Limited has built and will operate a hydroponics glasshouse the size of 11 football pitches. The first harvest is due in February.

Stephanie Lake, a legal intern at Sizewell C  Picture: EDF ENERGYStephanie Lake, a legal intern at Sizewell C Picture: EDF ENERGY

Ipswich PR firm Genesis has made three new appointments.

Philippa Green has joined as senior account manager, Emma Hart as business and finance manager and Nicole Hogger as senior account executive.

Philippa, a former journalist, has extensive experience in business to business and business to consumer PR.

Marc Quilton, right, is presented with a watch in recognition of his 25 years’ service with Bloor Homes by company founder John Bloor  Picture: IAN OLSSONMarc Quilton, right, is presented with a watch in recognition of his 25 years’ service with Bloor Homes by company founder John Bloor Picture: IAN OLSSON

Emma has a strong background in business support. Nicole is a former marketing and PR professional for a regional professional services agency.

Ipswich-based law firm Birketts has appointed Lisa Cornish and Denise Findlay as senior associates in the family and matrimonial team.

Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience, handling cases relating to private family law including finances, children and cohabitation and has developed a specialism for financial matters.

Jane Dearing, bar manager Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel, and Hannah Scott, apprentice chef at the Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa  Picture: TA HOTELS

Picture credit/copyright TA HotelsJane Dearing, bar manager Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel, and Hannah Scott, apprentice chef at the Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa Picture: TA HOTELS Picture credit/copyright TA Hotels

Denise has operated exclusively in private client cases since 2002 and qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2008.

She primarily deals with divorce and finances.

A law student from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has joined the Sizewell C project as a legal intern.

Stephanie Lake, 22, graduated from UEA in July.

She is currently providing legal support for the Stage 3 consultation documents which will be used at the Sizewell C public exhibitions which started on January 4.

Julia Pyke, EDF Energy nuclear development director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stephanie to the Sizewell C project.”

A Bury St Edmunds construction boss has been honoured for his long service.

Marc Quilton, a contract manager for Bloor Homes’ eastern region, has been with the firm for 25 years and gains entry to its Silver Club.

His father, Bloor Homes Silver Club member Kevin Quilton, rose to become regional managing director during a 30-year career with the company, and says building is in his blood.

He was presented with a watch by company founder John Bloor at a celebration in Newmarket.

Two members of Suffolk hotel group TA Hotel Collection have achieved distinction after undertaking their apprentice-ships with specialist trainer HIT Training

Jane Dearing, bar manager at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, was the group’s first apprentice standards, gained her Level 3 Hospitality (Bar) Supervisor.

Apprentice chef Hannah Scott of the Swan at Lavenham has completed Level 2 Commis Chef.

Training manager Deborah Tullett said she was very proud.

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