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Chief Financial Officer

  Our client is a highly innovative business that has created an app and platform that is genuinely disrupting the temporary recruitment market.   Through the app, businesses can harness a network of over 10,000 fully-vetted workers “on-demand”, to help with busy periods and urgent requirements.  The technology uses an algorithm to match the job to the most suitable person (based on live location and competencies).  As such, it offers these businesses a flexible solution to staffing and hasalready proven extremely popular with companies in the Retail and Hospitality industries.   The business has built an extensive and growing customer base comprising a lengthy roster of major high street names.  The focus is now on expansion, initially across the UK but with international ambitions beyond that.  Alongside this, the company is pursuing new verticals that will continue to grow and diversify the customer base.   In order to facilitate that growth and ahead of its next fundraise,...

Sunamp appoints new Chairman

Thermal storage company Sunamp has named Martin Bloom as Chairman, succeeding founder Chairman, Bob Pettigrew.   The appointment comes as the heat battery manufacturer gears up, having closed its late seed round at just over £3 million.  Headquartered in East Lothian, Scotland, Sunamp expects to almost double its staff to 50 this year.   Martin helps build high-growth technology and renewable energy companies, assisting them in driving forward their strategies, and developing strategic partnerships. He has experience of six public listings (New York Stock Exchange and London Main Market and AIM), extensive global M&A activities, and considerable exposure to North American and Asian markets.   His other roles include almost ten years as chairman of Chinese solar company, Renesola (increased revenues from $5 million to $1.2 billion over five years), Chairman of air filtration and clean air solutions company, MayAir Group, and Group CEO and Commercial Director of global fuel cell and energy company, Intelligent Energy.   Sunamp CEO, Andrew Bissell...