This week's movers and shakers
Refurbishment and fit-out contractor Acorn Projects has appointed John Mitchell commercial director. He will be responsible for marketing and corporate development and based in the firm's London office.

Construction and facilities management company Clugston Group has appointed Howard Bales (left), formerly of Finnish manufacturer Uponor, as group finance director and company secretary.

David McLean Homes has appointed Philip Palmer and Marc Hourigan to its planning team in the North-west. Palmer, formerly a housing consultant at RDHS, joins as land buyer. Hourigan, previously with Insignia Richard Ellis, joins as strategic planning manager.

Property company Brixton has appointed David Scotland to its main board as a non-executive director.

Assael Architecture has promoted Niall Cairns to senior architect. He will be responsible for design of large-scale urban regeneration projects.

Cost consultant and management services provider BDB has appointed Keith Taylor and Mark Freestone associate partners.

Chartered surveyor Malcolm Hollis has appointed Steve Page senior surveyor. George Evangeli and James Byrne have been appointed chartered surveyors.

Multidisciplinary consultant Barton Willmore has appointed Alasdair Mackenzie senior planner in the London office.

Justin King has joined architect and engineer Aukett as an associate.

Nick Watkin has been appointed director of business development at supplier IR Architectural Hardware .

Brian Makepeace and Peter Adams have joined modular building specialist Wernick Buildings as contracts managers based in Wickford.