New CEO for Novus and other key appointments from across North Staffordshire

Maintenance, compliance and construction contractor Novus Property Solutions has announced the appointment of Steve Davies as chief executive officer.

Steve has previously held managing director roles in Serco Group plc, Compass Group plc and Kier Group plc.

His last role in the construction industry was as group business development and customer service director of Kier Group plc and in his most recent venture, Steve was founder and managing director of two consultancy firms.

In his role as CEO, Steve will lead Novus towards achieving its ambitious five-year growth targets, which include doubling profits by 2026.

Steve said: “I am both excited and proud to be joining Novus at this important and exciting time in its history, and it is a real privilege and honour to be trusted by the Seddon family to be their chief executive officer.

“Having laid an impressive foundation in the key areas of housing, healthcare and education throughout its long history, I am very much looking forward to driving continued growth and profitability across Novus’ core business sectors and targeted new markets.

“I look forward to getting to know both our team and our valued clients so we can continue to work together in the next chapter of Novus’ story.”

Elswhere, digital agency Netbiz Group has added three new members to its team as part of its business growth strategy.

The Newcastle-under-Lyme company – which offers website design and development, PPC, search engine optimisation, social media and digital marketing as well as PR and branding – has welcomed Selina Talbot and Melissa Soleimani as account managers and Ian Bailey as digital marketer.

The recent recruitment drive is a result of a record sales year for Netbiz Group in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Netbiz has welcomed three new recruits. From left is Selina Talbot, Ian Bailey and Melissa Soleimani.
Netbiz has welcomed three new recruits. From left is Selina Talbot, Ian Bailey and Melissa Soleimani.

Will Hayes, managing director at Netbiz Group, said: “It’s fantastic to see new team members joining us.

“Their recruitment reaffirms our commitment to attracting and retaining top industry talent to support the growth of both our new and existing client base.

“We’re proud to have expanded the business despite the pandemic and are pleased to have Selina, Melissa and Ian joining us to help us continue to grow from strength to strength.”

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And the Newcastle-under-Lyme BID has welcomed Charlotte Pearce as its new marketing coordinator.

Charlotte, who started her new position at the beginning of July, has years of experience having previously worked in digital content creation for a national online gambling company.

She also runs a popular blog and Instagram, where she has worked on national campaigns with some of the largest UK household brands including Primark, Marks and Spencer and Next.

Charlotte Pearce is the new marketing coordinator at Newcastle-under-Lyme BID
Charlotte Pearce is the new marketing coordinator at Newcastle-under-Lyme BID

She said: “Highlighting our town centre and encouraging shoppers and visitors into the area is what I love to do the most, so working for the BID really is the perfect role for me. I am a local girl and have always been really passionate about our town centre and everything it has going for it.

“I am well used to creating content to showcase local events, awards and independents and, with the BID team expanding and all the exciting plans happening in the area, I am genuinely thrilled to have joined at this time.

“I can’t wait to help make a difference to our fantastic businesses.”

Charlotte will also support the BID’s new manager – Alex Taylor – who started last month.

Alex said: “It’s really great to have Charlotte on board. We have been busy making our way around all BID businesses to learn and understand their issues and plans so that we can showcase them all in the best possible way.

“We are urging shop owners, traders and town centre workers to get in touch with us too. Whilst we have lots of ideas for campaigns to run on our social channels, we are keen for their feedback.”

BusinessLive – West Midlands