News, Products, Services UKQAA appoints new Director

and suppliers. During his directorship, Dr. Carroll has also been vital in developing sources of ash supply following the continued closure of coal- fired power stations in the UK, including supporting the growth of importation and ash recovery.

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has announced that Dr. Nigel Cooke will replace Dr. Robert Carroll as the association’s Director.

The UKQAA is the country’s leading authority on the use of quality ash in construction and engineering applications and represents a range of members from across the construction supply chain.

Dr. Robert Carroll has led the UKQAA since 2012 and has helped to shape the association’s strategy, overseeing the expansion of membership to include overseas ash producers

Dr. Cooke will assume his responsibilities with more than 30 years’ experience of working within the building materials sector, including time spent at Blue Circle Industries and Lafarge. He brings with him considerable global experience, including involvement in a number of cementitious initiatives across Europe, Russia, South East Asia and Japan. During his time with Blue Circle/Lafarge in the UK, he was responsible for setting up ash benefication projects and logistics facilities with ScottishPower, EDF Energy, RWE nPower and Drax Power. This knowledge will be fundamental to the continued growth of both ash recovery and importation from new markets to meet UK demand for high quality ash.

UKQAA Tel: 01902 373365 WWW.UKQAA.ORG.UK

Kidde Safety Europe announces new Managing Director

Kidde Safety Europe - one of the world’s leading manufacturers of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms - has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins succeeds him as Managing Director.

Kidde is a member of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), alongside iconic brands such as Chubb fire and security systems, Carrier heating and

air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Power fuel cells. 2017 is Kidde’s centenary year and the company continues to innovate, while developing and manufacturing extensive ranges of carbon monoxide alarms, smoke and heat alarms, and other fire safety products.

Hambleside Danelaw strengthens marketing department with new appointments

Hambleside Danelaw has announced that it has relocated its marketing department from Waterlooville to its head office in Daventry. As part of the company’s move to help raise the profile of Hambleside Danelaw and retain its market leading position in the UK, Hambleside Danelaw has also appointed Ann Leeson as Marketing Manager and Keely Warren as Marketing Executive to manage all marketing communications.

With over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry, Ann has developed a comprehensive understanding to allow her to recognise the key issues in the market and effectively demonstrate how Hambleside Danelaw’s products can help provide solutions. Ann will be responsible for developing and implementing Hambleside Danelaw’s marketing plans.

Having previously worked in a regional marketing team for one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, Keely will work alongside Ann to help support her with the company’s marketing activity. Keely will also be responsible for the implementation of the company’s digital strategy to ensure that it has the platforms needed to communicate directly with its customers and become more active on social media.


RCM are proud to announce that they are now fully endorsed and accredited by Constructionline as an approved supplier to the construction industry.

This achievement re-enforces RCM’s standards and capabilities in supplying quality building boards and facades, as well as offering complete through wall solutions.

Constructionline, which is part of Capita plc, brings together buyers and suppliers, helping customers achieve more. Building value from beginning to end in the supply chain and procurement cycle, Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services.

Sales and Marketing Director, Ian Weakford, believes that bolstering the marketing department demonstrates the company’s commitment to ongoing growth to ensure that it remains one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of roofing products, as he confirms: “Ann and Keely’s introduction has come at a crucial point in the company’s development. Due to the competitive market, the appointments will help us to raise awareness of our Danelaw, Zenon and Dryseal brands. Online and social media platforms are fast becoming the most effective ways of communication directly with customers, so by expanding our marketing team we believe that we have the skills needed to effectively communicate with our customers through various channels.”

Adding to the sentiment expressed by Ian, Ann said: “Having worked in the roofing industry for many years, I am delighted to join Hambleside Danelaw. The investment that has now been put into restructuring its marketing department will enable me to develop new routes to market, push brand awareness and ensure that Hambleside Danelaw remains one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of roofing products.”

HAMBLESIDE DANELAW WWW.HAMBLESIDE-DANELAW.CO.UK RCM achieves top compliance accreditation

Established in 2004, RCM is a major supplier of complete through wall solutions to the UK construction industry.

Supplying specialist building boards, facades, breather membranes and airtightness solutions, RCM offers a fully integrated approach to the building envelope, specifying and providing products to the correct specification for all building applications.


Tel: 0800 612 4662 54


RCM are a market leader in providing innovative products and solutions designed and tested to meet the demanding needs of construction. Specified for use in external facades, fire protection, acoustic, airtightness and decorative applications, their extensive portfolio has been installed on many of the UK’s largest projects.

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