Woolf appointed senior partner at Levy Gee

Woolf joined the firm in 1964, becoming a partner 10 years later. He was responsible for setting up the firm’s corporate recovery and turnaround groups, and was a founding member of the Society of Turnaround Professionals. He will take over from Leon Nahon who will return to general practice within the firm. At the same time Levy Gee promoted six members of staff to the partnership.

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Eleven charities have been shortlisted from among hundreds of entries to the Charities’ Annual Report and Accounts Awards, sponsored by the ICAEW and Charities Aid Foundation. The Passage, CARE International UK, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Prisoners Abroad, Hope and Homes for Children, The Fairtrade Foundation, St Katharine & Shadwell Trust, Write Away, Maiden Lane Community Centre, Doncaster Advocacy and African Children’s Educational Trust have all been selected for the final stage of the awards.

The winning charities will be announced on Monday 23 April 2001. For more details of the awards go to

Rene Carayol, 42, has joined the departmental board of the Inland Revenue as a non-executive director. He is chief executive of the Voodoo Group and until recently chairman of digital photography company ‘’.

The Voodoo Group advises the boards and senior management of major companies on how to get the most from the digital economy.

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More than half of today’s online marketplaces will die as serious business models replaced the ‘gold rush mentality’, according to new economy analyst Gartner. Research director Petra Gartzen, speaking at Gartner’s spring symposium in Florence, said Europe had probably reached the peak in online marketplaces, at around 500.

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The Accountancy Age/ADVFN share index, launched last week, has continued to slide. The index – based on a basket of 10 accountancy-related recruitment, software and business services stocks – finished its second week on 95.11 points. An adjusted FTSE-100 index was on 104.06, based on rises over the last fortnight.

For this week’s index, see Business Week, page 6.

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