Midas Construction has promoted Steve Russell to technical services director and Nalin Seneviratne to area manager in Plymouth and south Devon.

Andrew Friend, formerly with Macquarie Bank, has joined Laing as managing director of UK investment.

Building, civil engineering and utility contractor Lowbury Construction has appointed Richard Bryce-Smith to head its marketing and business development division.


George Burda has joined Westbury Homes’ Nottingham region as sales director.

Bruce McArthur has been appointed project manager of Crest Nicholson Properties.


David MacDonald has been appointed regional private finance initiative manager at Turner & Townsend’s PFI unit, covering Scotland and the North-East.

Building Performance Group has appointed surveyor Julian King to its research and development team. Micheál Lyons, formerly with the Building Research Establishment, joins as senior building service engineer.

International project and cost management firm Gardiner & Theobald has promoted Tony Nutt and Philip Rollason to partners.

Quantity surveyor Goyne Adams has appointed Jonathan White associate in its Bournemouth office. Chris Duff has been promoted to director of Goyne Adams Health & Safety.

Neil Perks, previously with Maunsell, has joined WS Atkins Transport Systems.

Sarah John, previously working in Hong Kong, has joined Exeter-based Penrose Architects.

Chris Paxford, formerly with Schal, has been appointed director of Solihull-based multidisciplinary consultant pcm.

Amanda Clack has been promoted to partner at management consultant Hornagold & Hills.


Terry Perry has been appointed area secretary of the Durham branch of the National Federation of Builders.