Stephenson Harwood
The law firm has strengthened its projects team by hiring Jonathan Cripps and Rebecca Carter (pictured) as partners. Cripps and Carter join from Eversheds, where they acted for public and private sector infrastucture clients including the Ministry of Justice, the North London Waste Authority and the Office of Government Commerce. The firm has also recently hired four new associates, all also from Eversheds: Jennifer Westall, William Lewis, Phil Harris and Ian Pumfrey.

Ashcourt Rowan
Buzz West, Jonathan Polin and Steve Haines have been appointed as non executive chairman, group chief executive and non executive director respectively of the wealth management group. West and Haines join with immediate effect; Polin, formerly an executive director at Ignis Asset Management, will start on 2 September.

Ernst & Young
The accountancy group has hired Tim Cooper as a director in the Manchester office to boost its nuclear specialism. Cooper, who has more than 20 years experience in the nuclear sector, joins from Babcock International.

BT Wholesale
Nigel Stagg has been appointed as chief executive of BT Wholesale, effective from 1 September, in a promotion from his current role of managing director of BT Business. Stagg takes over from Sally Davies, who is stepping down for personal reasons after leading BT Wholesale for the past four years.

Audi UK
Alison Jones has been appointed as head of operations for Audi UK. Jones joins from Volkswagen Group Customer Services, where she was most recently head of contact strategy for brands including Audi and Skoda.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth manager has hired Anne Luke as managing director, head of client solutions for Asia to extend the focus on ultra high net worth clients in the region. Luke, who will be based in Singapore, spent a large part of her 20-year career at UBS, where she led wealth management solutions for ultra high net worth clients.

Baring Asset Management has hired Ajay Argal as head of Indian equities, based in Hong Kong. Argal moves from Birla Sunlife AMC, where he was head of offshore equities.

Skagen Funds
The specialist asset manager has appointed Alain Moyeuvre as UK compliance officer. Moyeuvre joins from Aviva Investors, where he was senior compliance manager.