Gladstone Software

Steven Scales has been promoted to chief executive officer at Gladstone Software, a leading supplier of leisure management software in the UK and Ireland. He has succeeded Claire Rollins. Rollins said: “Steve has had a significant impact since joining a little over 12 months ago, and I’m one of many people to have learned a huge amount from him. His pride and passion for Gladstone’s 2025 Vision has been stand-out – but it’s the vision he has for Gladstone and our industry beyond this that I am most excited about and that I can’t wait to see come to fruition.”

i6 Group

Suraj Singh has started a new position as marketing director at TransportTech 50 firm i6 Group. He previously worked as head of strategic partnerships and marketing communications at Thrive Media Group.


Tom Parsley has been promoted to principal at global consulting firm Credera, which is the consulting arm of Omnicom, one of the world’s largest advertising networks. He said: “I’ve also formally started a new role as Omnicom channel lead this year, which means I help our colleagues in the wonderful agencies in the Omnicom network find the right MarTech, data, AI and business change experts in Credera to solve client challenges which sit a little outside their day-to-day services.”

Cambridge Future Tech

Cambridge Future Tech (CFT), the leading venture-builder dedicated to fostering DeepTech innovation, has appointed Michael Beer and Jem Davies as non-executive directors to its board. Their extensive experience and profound expertise in the tech industry will bolster CFT’s strategic direction and accelerate its mission to drive innovation in transformative technologies. Beer recently announced his new role as chief financial officer at Energy Vault, a leader in sustainable grid-scale energy storage solutions and brings a wealth of financial expertise to the board.

InPost UK

Neil Kuschel has started a new position as CEO at InPost UK, which is Europe’s leading automated parcel machine (APM) service provider. He said: “The more I learnt about InPost UK the more incredible I realised the opportunity is. We are on a journey to revolutionise the way the UK consumer sends and receive parcels.” He previously worked at Global-e, which  simplifies global eCommerce.


Vypr, which provides global brands with quick and actionable consumer insight to either help bring successful new products to market, has appointed Glenn Porter as chief commercial officer. The Manchester-based business has quadrupled revenues since YFM Equity Partners invested in 2021 and supports major international brands in sectors including retail, food and drink, health and beauty, automotive, and professional services. Porter joins Vypr to lead an ambitious phase of customer growth spanning the UK and international markets. He brings extensive experience from previous roles as chief revenue officer at global digital identity and fraud solutions specialist, GBG, and chief commercial officer at consumer financial product and market intelligence firm, Defaqto.


PR and comms agency Refresh has promoted two key members of its team into strategic roles as the agency evolves its structure to prepare for more growth and expansion in the next 12 months. Lucy Moore, previously associate director, is now director of strategy and partnerships; while Libby Zbaraska, who heads up Refresh’s London office, has been promoted to client services director.


Charlotte Massey has started a new position as partner at RSM – 12 years after starting at the firm as a graduate.

UHY Hacker Young Manchester

Hannah Davies has started a new position of director of business development at UHY Hacker Young Manchester. Stephen Kerrigan has also started a role as tax partner.

Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts has promoted Dan Walker to director at its North West corporate finance team.

Cegidem Rx

Chorley-based Cegidem Rx has appointed Phil Galt as its new managing director in the UK.


Max Perry has been promoted to associate partner at HURST after being involved in a string of transactions.