EMPLOYMENT law specialist Howarths has expanded is team with three new appointments.

The Cleckheaton-based firm has appointed Charlie Spalding (centre), who has more than 20 years experience in the legal and customer service industry, along with Sophie Smith (right) and Heleena Egan (left), who bring sales and marketing skills to the business.

The appointments foreshadow further expansion plans for 2013 at the family-run company, which provides employment law advice, tribunal representation and management training to businesses throughout Yorkshire.

Business development director Tracey Craven said: “As always, is it very exciting working at Howarths and the entire team is dedicated to continually building the business and improving our service to clients. To do this we understand the need to have the right people with the right skills in the right positions, and we are confident that we have found this in Charlie, Sophie and Heleena.”