first_imgTrevor Richards, HR manager, Smiths GoreChartered surveyor and rural property consultant Smiths Gore has appointedTrevor Richards as HR manager, based in Peterborough. He is responsible for HRacross the company’s 17 UK offices and his role encompasses a wide range ofissues from recruitment and training policies, to the day-to-day management ofemployment issues. Much of his work is building best practice across thecompany. Where were you working before and what were your duties? Hegarty & Co Solicitors in Peterborough. As it was a smallerorganisation I wore many hats apart from HR including: health & safety,quality assurance and anything else that no-one else wanted to deal with. What will be the duties in your new role? This is a new position, so I have started with a blank sheet of paper.Consequently I will need to put in place a complete HR function across thefirm. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? To put in place a complete HR function across the whole firm, without beingfired! What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? I was once seen under the desk of the secretary to the senior partner. Allin the line of duty though – honest. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? I suspect it will become far more business-focused and move away from theperceived social worker image. What’s the best thing about HR? The ability to influence the business at all levels. And the worst? The inability to influence the business at all levels. How do you fill your spare time? What spare time? Do you network? Yes, through the local CIPD branch and on the golf course, which is muchmore fun. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? HR manager to the England Rugby team. Who would play you in the film of your life and why? Bob Hoskins. There is a certain similarity in appearance and he is veryversatile, just like me. Richards’ CV2002 HR manager, Smiths Gore1998 Office manager, Hegarty & Co Solicitors1997 Self employed1975 HR and administration in the Military PoliceOn the move– English Lakes Hotels has appointeda new group training manager, Lynn Riley. She is promoted to the role afternine years with the company. The firm is committed to training and recently wonan Excellence in Cumbria, new media innovation award for its e-commerce stafftraining. Previously she was personnel administrator.– Angela Mason has joined theDepartment of Trade and Industry as director of the Government’s women andequality unit. The unit is designed to ensure women’s concerns are representedat the heart of policy-making. Mason will co-ordinate the equality agenda. Sheis currently the executive director of Stonewall and will report to PatriciaHewitt and Barbara Roche.– David Morgan has joined trainingprovider Lexicon as operations director. He will be responsible for theday-to-day implementation of the group’s development plan and its overallbusiness performance. During the next 12 months the organisation will undergo amajor expansion programme, with staff numbers rising from 34 to 800. Prior tohis appointment Morgan was the director of strategy, marketing andcommunications at the Employment National Training Organisation in Leicester.– Christopher Lees has joined theInstitute of Public Finance’s training division and will design and delivertraining courses. He was previously a senior accountant at Birmingham CityCouncil where he was responsible for managing large trading accounts. He hasalso been a part-time lecturer at Halesowen College, delivering accountingcourses. PeopleOn 7 Jan 2003 in Military, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. center_img Related posts: Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img

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