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Spinnaka appointment

Darrell Scholes has joined surveying firm Spinnaka’s management team. Previously he was head of corporate relationships at Ashdown Lyons and spent seven years as a board director with All Types of Mortgages. His responsibilities will include managing Spinnaka’s client relations team.

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