Movers and Shakers this week...


Mick O'Farrell has been promoted from managing director of Allison Homes to managing director of Kier Residential, the housebuilding division of the Kier Group encompassing Allison Homes, Bellwinch Homes, Kier Homes and Twigden Homes.


Pitmans, the Thames Valley commercial law firm, has appointed a new solicitor to the corporate team. Philippa Sturt joins Pitmans from Barlow Robbins.

Multidisciplinary consultant Calfordseaden has appointed John Blighton partner, specialising in regeneration.

Martin Shields has joined Newcastle-based international project and cost consultant Faithful & Gould as a senior project manager.

Property consultant Drivers Jonas has appointed Kristina Engesaeth marketing assistant in charge of direct marketing.


John Bacon has been inaugurated as president of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors for the year 2005/06.

Scottish Building, the trade body for construction in Scotland, has announced that its new chief executive is Michael Levack, previously regional managing director of Mansell.


Malcolm Brown has joined fire protection and alarm supplier Aico as sales and marketing director.

Sheffield-based working at height specialist The Access Group has appointed Rikki McCrorie account manager for the fall protection division's Scottish region and Ian Rennie testing and maintenance operations manager.

Jonathan Cook has been promoted to design services manager at Tensar Internation, manufacturer of solutions for soil reinforcement and ground stabilisation.