Gerry Sims has been appointed engineering sales manager of Amec Construction.

Lawrie Pirie has been made director and general manager of the firm's new building services mobile maintenance division.

MJ Gleeson has appointed Eric Stobart non-executive director. He will be chairman of the main board's audit committee. Vincent James has been made business development manager at the firm's southern division.

Christopher Laing has been appointed group director of environmental affairs at Laing.


Social housing specialist Tarmac Contract Housing has made Allen Hickling managing director.


Mark Farris and Dominic Judd have formed a recruitment company, Judd Farris, specialising in construction professionals. Lucy Pickford joins the firm as consultant.

Norrie Hunter has joined Hyder Consulting as public and media relations manager.

Gregory Havens, formerly with Leavesden Developments, has joined Derek Lovejoy Partnership's masterplanning team.

Reading-based engineer Gibb has appointed Ron Moncrieff head of its building services team.


Nicola Winter has become commercial director of the Chartered Institute of Building's commercial trading subsidiary Englemere.

Suppliers Manuel Pombo has been appointed joint managing director of panelling supplier CSC Forest Products.

Lois Williams has been made operations manager of Mitsubishi Electric's environmental control systems division.

David Burroughs has been appointed managing director of South Wales-based roofing and building materials distributor GR Speaker & Company.