HBG Construction has appointed James Wimpenny construction manager in the North-east.

Midas Group has promoted John Alton to Cornwall area director. Keith Hosen and Graham Hosking have joined the Cornwall team as contracts manager and commercial manager respectively.


Persimmon Homes (North East) has promoted David Jenkinson to land director. Brendon O'Neill has been appointed managing director of Persimmon Homes (South East).

Westbury has promoted David Simpson to managing director of Westbury Direct. Sue Hull has been promoted to regional sales director in Northampton.

Arthur Milson had been made head of Redrow Homes' Scottish operation.


John Parry has joined engineer De Leuw Rothwell as divisional director. He will lead the firm's structural and civils unit.

King Sturge & Co has appointed Julian Mason head of its Leeds building consultancy department. Craig Robinson has joined the department as an associate, John Fyfield has been made senior surveyor and Martin York has been made associate in the London building consultancy team.

Mouchel chief executive Jim Hardinghas been appointed chairman of the firm. He succeeds Colin Coulson, who retires as a non-executive director.

Ian Buchanan has been appointed managing director of railway infrastructure maintenance firm GTRM. He replaces Mike Casebourne, who has been made director-general of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Cyril Sweett has appointed Simon Harris senior quantity surveyor in its mechanical and electrical department.


Philip Cornish, deputy director of construction and building control at the Scottish Office, and Paul Everall, assistant secretary of building regulations at the DETR have been awarded honorary fellowships of the Institute of Building Control.

Robert Osborne has been appointed director of internal affairs at the Association of Consulting Engineers.


Andrew Macdonald joins Louisiana-Pacific Europe timber products supplier as Europe sales and marketing director.