Amanda Sweeney Miller

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This week’s North East appointments

Sunderland-based law firm Sweeney Miller has appointed Amanda McNabola to its wills and probate team.

Amanda joins Sweeney Miller from Newcastle law firm Pearson Caulfield, where she worked for six years prior to spells with BHP Law and Harvey and Marron Solicitors.

She said: “Sweeney Miller is a well established and expanding law firm with exciting plans for the future. My role will primarily be in wills and probate to boost the evergrowing demand for expertise in this area and due to a more aware ageing population”.

“I am pleased to be joining at a time when the property market is picking up and the economy in general is looking more positive.”

Stagecoach North East’s Stockton depot has welcomed a new operations manager, Abbey Pettigrew.

Glaswegian Abbey has completed Stagecoach’s graduate scheme, which has included stints at depots across the country such as Manchester and Oxfordshire.

Abbey’s role will include the day to day running of the depot, which includes 78 vehicles and over 200 members of staff so it can continue to provide a vital service to the Stockton community.

Matt Cranwell, operations director, Stagecoach North East said: “We’re delighted to have Abbey onboard at the Stockton depot. She brings with her a steely determination and approach which is sure to take the depot to the next level and help provide an even better service for the local community.

“We have welcomed her to the team with open arms and look forward to seeing what she does in the foreseeable future.”

Commercial property expert David Jackson been appointed co-agent for at Darlington’s mixed-use development Lingfield Point.

Mr Jackson, started his own firm Jackson & Partners after working for North East company Sanderson Weatherall for many years.

He said: “Some people may think that all commercial property is pretty much the same but that could not be further from the truth when it comes to Lingfield Point.

“There is a surprise around every corner whether it’s a quirky piece of art work, a yarn-bombed tree or a keep fit boot camp going on.

“Of course, the office space itself, is the biggest surprise. Each area has its own identity, themed on the site’s previous life as a wool factory. Design and end use clearly inform every stage of development.”

A deals expert, who ran, restructured and sold an £11million turnover London-based learning company under the age of 30, has joined the corporate finance team at business advisers UNW.

John Healey, 31, has joined the Newcastle-based professional services firm as a corporate finance senior manager after spending the last 12 years in London advising on a range of transactions for companies ranging from FTSE-100s to smaller owner-managed businesses.

UNW corporate finance partner Paul Kaiser said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of John’s experience and look forward to working with him on a range of transactions across a wide range of sectors.

“His experience is unique in that he has sat on both sides of the table, as an adviser and then as the CEO of an SME business. John joins us at a time when UNW continues to grow year-on-year and work on some of the region’s largest and most notable deals.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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