Movers and shakers this week

Ashford Construction has appointed two senior managers: Nigel Newman becomes contracts manager with the special projects unit, and Darryl Melbourne joins as a senior estimator.

The Oakapple Group, based in Leeds, has made three apointments: Gillian Sabin joins as sales and mareting director; Simon Kernyckyi becomes company secretary and in-house lawyer; and David Marsh becomes group financial director.

South-east roofing contractor Maguire Brothers has appointed John Hunt contracts manager.

Jill Bancroft has joined fit-out specialist Overbury as business development manager at its Manchester office.

Regional building contractor Killby & Gayford has appointed Roger Poulton and Jon Coles to the board of directors.

Charles Church has made two appointments at its South Midlands office based in Leamington Spa: Karen Kilbridge becomes a senior buyer and Adam Wagstaffe has been made technical manager.

Architect Stride Treglown has promoted Dominc Eaton, David Hunter, Martin Pease and Richard Philipson to the board of directors.

Dr Michael Benfield, managing director of timber frame company Benfield ATT, has been appointed visiting professor of research in construction and civil engineering at the University of Wales in Newport.

Dave Wilson, consultancy director at facilities management provider Macro, has been elected as chairman of FM cross-organisational body the Euro FM Practice Network Group.

Washington-based sealant systems manufacturer Alfas Industries has appointed Jim Chapman business development manager.