Laing Homes has promoted Sarah Bailey (left) to managing director of the North Home Counties branch, making her the first female MD in the housebuilder's 150-year history.

She joined the company as sales and marketing director in 1999.

Also at Laing Homes, Sue Marjason, previously a cabin crew attendant at British Airways, has joined the South East Thames sales team as new homes sales adviser.

Consulting engineer Cameron Taylor Bedford has appointed Graham Twigg regional director based at its Midlands office. He was previously at Amec.

Shopfitter and solid surface fabricator Newcastle Joinery has made David Appleby and Ian Elliott directors.

Engineered board manufacturer Nexfor has appointed Andrew Francis its new northern area sales manager.

Derek Duffill has been promoted to UK managing director of global building management systems company TAC. He takes over the role from Steve Green.

Adrian Price has joined double-glazing component manufacturer UKae as logistics director. He previously worked at Guinness in transport logistics.

Marcus Smyth (left) has joined Reginox as a sales agent for the south-west of England. He will be based in Newton Abbot.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme has appointed John Barritt head of aggregates. John was previously managing director for Tarmac Recycling.

Gerry Griffiths and Phillip Ince have been elected to the council for the Shop and Display Equipment Association.

Colin Henderson has been appointed chief executive of the Building Centre. John Gibson has joined the board as commercial director and Christopher Newton becomes non-executive director.