Ballast Wiltshier has promoted Alex Gaskill to managing director of its South-east business.

Mervyn Butler has been promoted to director of Ashe Construction’s Southampton office.


Charles Church has appointed David Hooper financial controller for the South Midlands and north London.


Surveyors Greg Millsopp and Paul Brewer have joined the Leeds office of building surveyor and project manager Chisholm Nurser & Partners.

Richard Bielski has been appointed business development manager for Shepherd Engineering Services in the South.

Doug Hill and Peter Betts have been appointed associates in the Rotherham office of quantity surveyor Auburn Ainsley and Partners.

The London office of Kohn Pedersen Fox has promoted Ron Bakker, Karen Cook and Fred Pilbrow to directors. John Bushell, Cristina Garcia, Lars Hesselgren, Mark Kelly, Steve King, David Long and James Outen have been promoted to senior associates. Eva Brumendorf, Silvia Busato, Simon Close, Matthew Crawford, David Doody, Ian Milne and Robert Peebles have been promoted to associates.

Jeanette Edmiston has joined KPMG as senior manager in the capital allowances team.

City law firm Kingsley Napley has appointed Michael Janney partner in the civil litigation department.

Edward Corrigan and David Mundell have been promoted to associates at Storrier & Donaldson.

Consulting engineer SVM has promoted Robert Keane, Bee Choo Lloyd, Agnes Rothery, Mark Smith and Tony Stark to principal engineers.


Mervyn Kirk has been appointed technical committee chairman for the Insulated Render & Cladding Association, formerly known as the External Wall Insulation Association.

The Brick Development Association has made Andy Hill marketing manager.


Bob Swarbrick has rejoined RK Timber to manage its facility at Stoney Stanton in Leicestershire.

Martin Turner has been promoted to marketing director at Marley Building Materials.