Philip Lanigan joins from Ashtead to replace Graham Clark, who retires from the retail fit-out firm

Retail fit-out specialist Styles & Wood has appointed Philip Lanigan as its new finance director.

He replaces Graham Clark, who is retiring from the company following the completion of its refinancing deal in April.

Lanigan, 45, moves from construction equipment rental group Ashtead, where he was finance director.

Jim Martin, chairman of Styles & Wood, said: “We are delighted to welcome Philip Lanigan to the board and are confident that his extensive commercial experience will be invaluable as we continue to manage the business in the current economic environment and take advantage of the opportunities which will arise, particularly as the group broadens its services and moves into new market sectors.”