In brief: Culley signs for Sheffield Wednesday

Solicitor Howard Culley has joined the management team at Premiership soccer club Sheffield Wednesday. Culley, managing partner of Irwin Mitchell, is a lifelong supporter of the club and has been its legal adviser for 10 years. David Richards, club chair, says: “Howard's background enhances the board.” Culley is also governor of Sheffield Hallam University, secretary of Sheffield City Trust and non-executive director of engineering firm Hattersley and Davidson.