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CareTech Holdings PLC has appointed Gareth Dufton as Interim Group Finance Director.

The boss of construction contractor Kier has stepped down from the company with immediate effect.

Effat Chowdhury, aged 28, of Chiswick, West London, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 12, on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Isleworth Crown Court. She pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud by false representation after she conned an elderly woman out of more than £13,000. It was heard Chowdhury committed the fraud while working as a carer for the 87-year-old woman. Chowdhury was employed as a carer for the elderly woman, who lived on her own in Chiswick, after answering an online advert placed by the woman’s daughter in February 2017. At her trial at Isleworth Crown Court, Chowdhury pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud by false representation. She was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment which was suspended for 12 months. Chowdhury was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay £1,200 in compensation.

Building group CCG has announced David Wylie as the new managing director in charge of its construction division CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

Chris Wall has been appointed the new chief executive of Shropshire’s largest independent care provider, Coverage Care Services.

Denise Scott has been appointed manager at Meallmore’s Culduthel Care Home in Inverness.

The Healthcare Homes Group, which provides residential, nursing and domiciliary care services across the East and South of England, has appointed Anthony Beorby in the newly formed position of ‘Operations Director – Care Homes’.

University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chair.