Andy Smith, previously with Laing Construction, has been appointed business development manager at Midas Construction.

Andrew Clarke has joined Luff Construction to head its new division, Luff Heritage. Margaret Chelton joins the firm as marketing and PR executive.

Terry Day has been appointed managing director of Haymills Contractors.

Housebuilders Beazer Group has appointed Liz Morris group human resources manager.

Alfred McAlpine Partnership Housing has appointed Steve Peters director for the southern region.

John Tutte has been appointed group managing director of Wilson Connolly.


Liverpool-based Derek Hicks and Thew Architects has appointed Guy Jamieson partner. Katy Heath has been promoted to associate.

Official Referees’ Solicitors’ Association-approved adjudicator John Morris has been promoted to partner at law firm Clyde & Co.

Peter Primett has been promoted to chairman of partners at multidisciplinary firm Watts and Partners. He succeeds founder Ted Watts. Margarita O’Malley has been made partner in the London office. Brendan McGing has become a partner in the Dublin office. Amanda Banks and Andrew Gear have been promoted to associates.

Trevor Jones has been appointed divisional director of Dudley Bower Building Services.

Building consultant Unicorn Consultancy Services has appointed David Plester regional manager for Bristol.

Jon Forni has been promoted to technical director at engineer Thorburn Colquhoun in Bedford.

Multidisciplinary firm Edmond Shipway has promoted Chris Kirk to associate in the Nottingham office. Andrew Holmes has been made associate in Manchester and Chris Howard has been promoted to associate in Cambridge.

Howard Staight is to head consulting engineer Allott & Lomax’s Midlands business unit.

Planning specialist Julian Boswall has been appointed partner in the Cardiff office of law firm Morgan Cole.