SERIOS Group recently increased the number of its graduate and apprentice consultants to six as the expanding business continues to play a role in retaining tech skills within the North East.

Raymond Wu joined the Newcastle-headquartered boutique data analytics and testing specialist having recently completed his Masters in Human Computer Interaction at Newcastle University.

Raymond joins fellow graduate consultants Jake Wedge, who gained a Mathematics degree at Newcastle University, Elliot James, who has a Computer Systems Engineering degree and a Masters in Business Technology Management from Sunderland University, and James Carter, who has a Computer Science degree and a Masters in Business and Management from Northumbria University.

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Paul Davison, managing director of Seriös Group, said: “This is a dynamic business that continues to actively recruit graduates and apprentices in the North East.

“Previously many talented people felt they had little choice but to leave this region to find opportunities in the tech sector. As a company we are proud to play our part in helping to retain knowledge, expertise, and nurture future talent within the region.


MOTORVISE Automotive has expanded its team after securing 20 new clients in the past three months.

The Richmondshire-based consultancy, which offers a range of services to support car dealerships improve revenue, profitability, and customer loyalty, says its increased activity reflects a growing confidence in the automotive industry.

As a result of the client influx, MotorVise has appointed Jack Devenney as Business Delivery Executive, and William Atkinson-Browning as Training Administrator.

Jack, who previously carried out HR administration for a group of businesses, said: “It’s great to be part of a growing business, whose ambition is to be the best at what it does.”

William served with the Scots Guards for almost 25 years, becoming Training Colour Sergeant responsible for the training and continued professional development of 145 soldiers.

MotorVise currently employs 31 team members, and works with 26 brands across Europe, six of the top 10 UK dealer groups and directly for six OEMs. As well as multi-franchised dealer groups, it also supports single site and owner-operated franchises.


SPECIALIST technology company RMT Technology has taken on two new engineers to help it meet increasing demand for its IT services.

Izzath Sheriff and Daniel Allen have joined RMT Technology’s support team and are now providing remote support to the firm’s clients.

Izzath and Daniel both bring a wide range of service desk, networking and Office 365 experience to their new roles, and are also now involved with the delivery of project work relating to the IT strategy, network infrastructure, information security and data management services that RMT Technology provides.


A NORTH EAST solicitors has consolidated its position in having one of the largest Court of Protection teams in the north, following a number of new appointments.

EMG Solicitors, which is based in Durham and Newcastle and has a third office opening in Cumbria in 2022 has now strengthened its offering, with further expansion of its health and welfare arm which now has a specialised team of seven dealing with this specific area of law.

The COP health and welfare team is headed up by Senior Associate Solicitor, Eilish Ferry-Kennington, who has been with EMG since 2017.


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