Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Castle Hill. Ian Smith joins Baskin Robbins

Ian Smith, formerly group chief executive for Gloria Jean's Coffees International based, in Castle Hill, has joined Baskin Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, where he will oversee operations, marketing, supply chain, training and business development activity in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, he will be focused on building franchisee relationships and working with them to grow the brand's presence in the market.


Liverpool. Legal firm takeover completed

Listed law firm Slater & Gordon Ltd says it has completed its $35 million acquisition of personal injuries litigant Keddies Lawyers, an exclusive personal injuries litigant, with an office in Liverpool. It has branches also in Redfern, Ashfield, Wollongong and Brisbane. Slater & Gordon announced the acquisition in October last year, subject to due diligence, and on Tuesday confirmed the takeover had been completed.