Capita Symonds has appointed Clifford Martin head of its architecture division, Capita Architecture. He joined the firm following Capita’s purchase of Percy Thomas architects in 2004 and now runs Capita Architecture’s defence sector team


Simon Moon has become managing director of Atkins’ design and engineering business. He was formerly Atkins’ business improvement director. His predecessor Paul Dollin has become WSP UK managing director and executive director of WSP Group.

Jon Herbert has joined the planning team at consultant Colin Buchanan. He was previously a senior associate at Urban Initiatives.


Derek Ginsberg, managing director of Wyn Construction, has been elected chair of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association’s regional office in north-east England. John Dickson, chair of Owen Pugh in Dudley, Northumberland, has been elected vice chair.

Manchester inward investment agency Midas has appointed Angie Robinson, chief executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, as its head.