Hinkins & Frewin has appointed Phil Brand, previously with the Laing Group, managing director of its Oxford office.

Contractor Lawrence has made two appointments in its commercial divisions. Mark Wakefield

joins network distribution and Geoff Bosley joins process plant. Both as will take up positions as commercial managers.


Nicholas Brown has been promoted to commercial manager of residential developer Fairbriar. Bruce Walker, previously with Johnson Fry, has been appointed corporate and finance director. He takes over from Gordon Wright.


Clare Peart has been promoted to divisional director at the Lichfield office of consultant JMP. Roland Craig, Matthew Ridout, Mary Gillett have been promoted to associates and Greg Hart to principal engineer.

Tully De'Ath consultants has promoted Jonathan Blake, Andrew Picton and Julian Turner to associates.

Neil Mortimer becomes associate director.

International construction and property consultant Jackson Rowe Associates has appointed Bob Hearnden partner, based in its London office.

Alan Bramwell has been appointed chairman of the Lancashire and Cheshire Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers. He takes over from Peter Dorber.


Martyn Clamp, operations director of Ibstock Brick, succeeds Richard Manning of Hanson Brick as chairman of the Brick Development Association.

Chris Sneath has been appointed chairman of the Plumbing and Heating Industry Alliance.


PermaGrain Products has appointed Renee Pecquex territory sales manager for New York City.