Midlands-based Weaver has promoted Jason Giles to contract manager and Scott Bryan to senior surveyor.

Paul Cooke has joined Higgins Construction to develop partnering, best value and long-term project maintenance contracts.

Karen Hawes has joined Henry Boot Developments as regional development manager for the South and South-east.

Country and Metropolitan Group has appointed Jean Atkins sales and marketing director. Norman Benn has been made operations director.


Kevin De’ath has been made a partner in quantity surveyor and project manager Castons. Matthew Norman has been appointed associate.

Alistair Finn has been made an associate at John Thompson & Partners.

Tony Bevan, formerly managing director of Bucknall Austin, has joined EC Harris as a partner.

Commercial law firm Shadbolt & Co has appointed Louise Barrington international arbitration consultant.

Lindsay McCombe and Simon Robinson have joined the management team in Currie & Brown’s Birmingham office.

Kier Western has promoted Peter Young to director in the Bristol office.

Solicitor Jan McCann has joined the construction team at Liverpool-based Cuff Roberts.


John Richards, sales and marketing director of Ibstock Brick, has been made chairman of the Brick Development Association’s commercial executive.

The International Association of Lighting Designers has made two appointments. Francis Rubinstein, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, and award-winning architect Theodore Ceraldi have been elected to the board.

Richard Barton of specialist product manufacturer Sika has been elected chairman of the Corrosion Prevention Association.


John Steadman has joined Spanish Slate Quarries as sales manager, England and Wales.

Fillcrete has appointed Frank Werling head of structural engineering based in Hull.