Hempsons has expanded its Harrogate real estate team with the appointment of Simon Massey as partner. He qualified with City firm CMS Cameron McKenna and has 11 years' experience in commercial real estate.

BUSINESS advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its reorganisation services team in Leeds. With the recent appointments of Martin Barron as associate partner and Kristian Shuttleworth as director, the team now comprises four partners in Leeds, supported by two directors. In addition, a further three assistant managers have joined the Leeds office.

A YORKSHIRE coffee company has made a new appointment to its senior management team. The Wicked Coffee Company, based at Wetherby, has recruited national sales manager Karen Young, who will be responsible for developing its client portfolio.

ROLAND Clark, of Baker Tilly, has formally handed over the presidency of Bradford Society of Chartered Accountants to Ted Fergusson, of Fergusson & Co, who will stay in the role until May. Ted is a licensed insolvency practitioner who formed his own accountancy practice, with an office in Cleckheaton.