Mansell appoints new Scots boss

Mansell today announced it has appointed a new boss for Scotland.

Eberlin named king of Castle

The cement firm names Mike Eberlin as its new managing director.

Doing it for the girls

Building maintenance firm Jackson Lloyd is blowing away the construction industry’s macho image by employing its first women plasterers and plumber.

Celtic Technologies

Brownfield reclaimation expert Terry Dean has been appointed as Director of Engineering at Celtic Technologies. He will be based at the northern offices, joining the 15-strong team at Newton-le-Willows, near Warrington.

The company, which was established in Cardiff, began as a specialist contractor in soil and groundwater remediation technologies, but has now broadened its capabilities to provide a "design and construct" solution to anyone with interests in brownfield sites.

Dean previously worked as Director of Engineering and ManagingDirector of Woodford Consulting Engineers.

Galliford Try announces three new appointments

Galliford Try, this week announced three senior appointments.

Andrew Osbourne

has stepped down as chief executive of contractor Osbourne. He will be replaced by Mark Heasman. “Mark has a wealth of experience in construction as a client and latterly as a contractor,” said Osborne chairman, Simon Murray.

Ruth Kelly

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has confirmed Judith Armitt is the new chief executive of Thames Gateway. Judith, currently chief executive of Medway Council, will be responsible for the Thames Gateway programme and its Strategic Framework.

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2017-05-10 10:47

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2017-03-29 10:31

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2017-03-21 09:31

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