Construction portal Asite has strengthened its executive board as it tries to break into profit.
Asite has doubled the number of executive directors to four, with Nathan Doughty promoted to technology director and Brian Austin joining as business development director. The current executive directors are chief executive Tom Dengenis and finance director Gordon Ashworth.

Ashworth said: "We were looking to strengthen our business development capacity."

The company posted a £5.5m loss in 2002; Dengenis has worked on a strategy to revamp the business since then.

Doughty has been head of research and development at Asite since 2002. He has experience in software product development in the construction and property industries.

Austin has previously held roles with Babcock International and Esso Petroleum.