Published: March 5, 2020 | Updated: March 5, 2020

Biz People: Trio join Inspire, Composite Profiles UK goes platinum, Trethowans increases in size

Rachel Hadfield, Craig Coda and Luke Sanders who have joined Poole-based Inspire.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Talented trio join Inspire

Poole-based accountancy firm Inspire has made three new appointments.

Rachel Hadfield has joined as Marketing and Events Executive, Craig Coda as Client Services Adviser and Luke Sanders as a Client Services Trainee.

They join a 40-strong team at the firm’s Commercial Road head office which has continued to grow since the firm launched in 2004.

Rachel, pictured left, has more than 15 years’ experience in marketing and communications in the private and public sector.

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for all aspects of marketing and a passion for communications.

Rachel will be responsible for driving forward the firm’s marketing strategy, during a period of continued growth.

Craig and Luke both join the client services team, Craig as Adviser and Luke as Trainee.

Craig, pictured right, is ACCA qualified and also has more than 15 years’ experience, some in practice, some in industry in addition to time in Bermuda on a secondment

He has broad experience to add to the team.

Luke, pictured left, joins Inspire’s client services team having already gained his Associate membership from the Association of Accounting Technicians.

He will now continue his studies, supported by the firm.

Chris Downing, Inspire Director said: “We’re delighted to welcome Rachel, Craig and Luke to Inspire.

“Rachel’s appointment is a great addition and her experience is just what we need to help continue to drive Inspire’s growth.

“Bolstering our team with new talent, both in the marketing department and with Craig and Luke’s appointments to the client services team, shows our focus on the importance of continuing to develop the offering at Inspire and the services that we provide for our clients.”


Composite Profiles UK goes Platinum

Composite Profiles UK has been recognised by Investors in People (IIP) with its highest Platinum accreditation.

IIP operates in 77 countries with Poole-based Composite Profiles joining a prestigious group of just 300 companies globally, collectively leading the way in valuing their teams as one of their most important business assets.

Mark Norton, Managing Director, pictured right, said: “We’re thrilled. It’s taken ten years of working closely with the Investors in People team and framework.

“We’ve taken their advice and guidance and added in a sprinkling of our own ideas and flare.

“For me, it’s not all about ticking boxes and creating policies in the boardroom though.

“Jonathan [IIP practitioner] interviewed members of the team and there were anonymous surveys to complete too, so you can only really achieve the Platinum standard if it’s genuinely embedded in the culture.

“I see it as a ‘thank you’ really from the team to the business for making it a happy place to work.”

IIP’s Jonathan Saunders said: “Their plans, values and talent assessment, and their supporting processes and documents are among the very best I have seen.”

Investors in People has helped improve the working lives of more than 11 million people within 15,000 organisations across 77 countries.


Trethowans doubles footprint two years after opening Bournemouth office

Law firm Trethowans has doubled its office footprint at Space House in Oxford Road, Bournemouth.

The firm, which also has premises in Poole, Salisbury, Southampton and Winchester, opened its Bournemouth office in March 2018.

It has now taken on the ground floor of the building to double its workspace, creating a brand new reception and a suite of client meeting rooms.

Mark Nixon, Corporate Partner, said: “Bournemouth has a thriving local economy, which has allowed us to establish a strong presence in the town.

“As well as corporate, we now have banking, commercial and residential property, commercial litigation, IT and family teams, all dedicated to providing a first-class legal offering and customer service.

“We want to be known as one of Dorset’s foremost law firms.”

As part of its ongoing expansion in Bournemouth, Trethowans has made several key appointments, with eight partners out of the firm’s total of 45 now based in the resort.