EV, the venture and growth capital fund manager which has a branch in Leeds, has announced that Stephen Ross has been appointed non-executive chairman.

GLOBAL property consultancy Knight Frank has strengthened its Yorkshire investment team with the appointment of Andrew Harrison as a senior investment surveyor.

LEEDS planning firm Turley Associates has announced the appointment of a four-strong heritage team which will work across all its offices. They are Roger Mascall as national head of heritage, associate directors Gareth Jones and Katy Lightbody and senior heritage planner Richard Brookes.

LEEDS-based One Medical and One Medicare group has appointed Stephen Peal as its new head of business development and marketing.

SIMON Briton has been appointed as senior tax manager with Clive Owen & Co LLP.

NINE previously unemployed people have landed apprenticeship positions after employment and skills specialists Working Links joined forces with NHS Leeds. Working Links, based at Technorth Family Learning Centre on Harrogate Road, has worked in partnership with Leeds City Council and St James Training and Development Centre. The nine undertook a course via Working Links' 1st Step Engagement programme.

HARROGATE PR agency Acceleris Marketing Communications has made a series of new appointments and promotions. Rachael Hunter and Ellie Smith have been employed as PR account executives, Chloe Ingham has moved up to senior account executive and Alessandra Gritt is taking up the newly created position of digital account executive.

INTEGRATED communications agency Turn Key, of Leeds, has appointed Michael Robinson as head of marketing.

BRANDING and marketing agency Bluestone Design of Harrogate has taken on Jonathan Robson as sales director.

MARK Walley has been appointed as the UK executive director of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

KEYBURY Fire and Security of Keighley has strengthened its installation team with the appointment of four new engineers. They include two new trainees, Jamie Pretty and John Hickman, and qualified installation engineers Andrew Bell and Richard Hunter.

Dixons Carphone is due to reveal its festive trading figures.

Mobile phone troubles to drag on Dixons Carphone festive sales