Movers and shakers this week


Roger Hall has been appointed chief operating officer of Simons Construction in July this year.

He has been with Simons for more than 37 years, 32 of these as a director.

Building envelope specialist has promoted Tony Birkbeck to managing director.


National housebuilder McInerney Homes has appointed two sales negotiators in its North-west region. They are Julia Green and Sandra Hatton-Fearnley.

North-east housing contractor Frank Haslam Milan has recruited Tony Stafford contracts manager for retirement housing.

David Wilson Homes has appointed Andy Beasley divisional chairman of the company’s North-west and West Midlands regions.


Richard Farnell has been elected chairman of the shadow board of Midlands housing groups Keynote and Prime Focus. The shadow board is overseeing detailed business planning and due diligence.

Richard Clark has been appointed shadow chief executive of the new group and Tom Murtha becomes the shadow chief operating officer.


Currie & Brown, the international construction and management consultancy, has strengthened its PPP team in London with the appointment of Barry Dickinson as an associate.

Alan Harbinson and David Herd have accepted invitations to become partners of international multidisciplinary engineer Buro Happold.

The Liverpool office of CM Parker Browne, a practice of chartered quantity surveyors, project managers, building surveyors and planning supervisors, has recruited Graham Howell as senior quantity surveyor.