Chartered surveyor appoints Steve Wright to oversee expansion across the UK.

Wolton has appointed a new managing director to oversee a major expansion programme. Steve Wright was previously the national surveying director at the chartered surveyor.

Wright said that Wolton had expanded significantly in recent years and was now ready to venture into Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Wright will be responsible for 300 staff in 47 offices across the UK. The company said it was aiming to carry out 120,000 surveys during the forthcoming year.

Other new management appointments, all internal promotions, include: Graham Cooper as national business development director; Wayne Baxter as national operations director; and Tim Wood as regional operations manager.