John Matthews has been appointed business development manager at the Newcastle office of construction firm Gleeson. He joins Gleeson from builders’ supplier James Burrell.

David McLean Contractors has promoted John Farr to director.

The Morris Group has promoted Garry Goodwin to planning and design director, based at the company’s head office in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

Country & Metropolitan has appointed Paul Kearton managing director for the southern region.

Miller Homes has appointed Margaret Cumming and Brendan McShane managing directors for the Scotland East and Scotland West regions respectively.

Mike Wain has been made quality assurance manager at Westbury Homes for the southern region.

Sally Lewis has been appointed urban designer at London-based architect Fitzroy Robinson. She was previously an independent consultant to CABE on the design coding programme.

Architect Sheppard Robson has promoted Gareth Banks, Rick Bowlby, Conor McCabe and Rebecca Mortimore to associates.

Katie Penwarden has joined design and project management consultant TPS Consult as a graduate mechanical engineer based in the Croydon office.

Planning, design and management consultant Halcrow has appointed Andy King market sector director for its property business.

Staffordshire-based highway maintenance, concrete repair and flooring products manufacturer Instarmac Group has appointed Karl Brannigan training manager.

Insulation board manufacturer Celotex has appointed Andrew Gill product manager.