Expansion and development at Ecolight E
colightingUK has announced some new strategic changes to its management structure with a number of newly appointed senior managers. Steve Gardner, previously business development director at Ecolighting has been appointed managing director, and Martin Needham, the company’s former MD now becomes chairman. The company has also recruited Tony Smith as its new area sales manager, Michael Woodfield as an additional project manager to complement the existing team, and promoted Steve Jones to estimations manager and Phil Jenner to service manager.
The new management changes are designed to build on the company’s ongoing success and will further increase innovation and product development in LED and drive more sales for a greater market share.
Ecolighting MD Steve Gardner is delighted with the company’s progress, commenting: “Last year we won some significant projects around the country. To accommodate the increasing demand for Ecolighting’s products, we have made changes to our management team which include new sales, project and customer services managers, and all of these will strengthen our company in these key areas.” Ecolighting has its own team of lighting and electrical installation engineers as well as carrying out the lighting scheme design with Relux software in the early stages of
Brymec appoints business development director
Leading building services supplier, Brymec has appointed Peter Grierson as business development director.
client lighting projects. The company also manufactures its luminaires in the UK and uses UK-sourced Osram control gear and LED chips.
J S Wright apprentice wins top training award
n apprentice design engineer with mechanical and electrical services specialist, J S Wright has won a major award for his outstanding commitment to training.
Danny Buckley, who works from the Birmingham HQ of the 129-year-old company that also has offices in Bristol and London, was presented with the Higher Education Construction award at the annual South and City College’s Sir Doug Ellis Apprenticeship Awards, held at the city’s Macdonald Burlington Hotel.
The 22-year-old from Solihull received his trophy in front of 200 guests from the local business community at the glittering ceremony, which celebrated the key role of apprenticeships in the UK’s skills and employment strategies. Buckley completed his BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering through South & City College and is now in the first year of his Level 4 HNC course in Building Services Engineering at the Birmingham college. As well as being supported by his college tutor, Mark Price, Buckley has been a member of the J S Wright Academy since joining the company three years ago. He is also being mentored by design engineer Tom Hollywood on J S Wright’s industry leading ‘Experience’ programme, which helps the company’s technical apprentices fast-track their way up the career ladder.
Grierson joins from SIG where he held the position of regional sales director. He also has a proven track record of success for major businesses, including Alumasc & BSS Group, where he rose to the position of regional director. Grierson said: "The job principally involves talking to the key M&E and MEP contractors and explaining the benefits of using the
Brymec supply chain. The company's service is exceptionally strong and the breadth and quality of products we stock and sell are outstanding. Brymec's people are knowledgeable and very well qualified."
EuroSite Power expands
execuve team EuroSite Power, an on-site utility solutions provider, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to healthcare, hospitality, housing and leisure centers in the UK and Europe, has announced expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Paul Hamblyn to the role of chief operating officer and Chris Marsland (pictured) joining the company in the role of UK general manager. As COO, Hamblyn will lead the
uDanny Buckley receives his award from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito, in the company of Neil Walters, chairman of the Naonal Federaon of Builders
IGEM announces creation of new Executive Board T
he Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has announced the creation of a new Executive Board, which it believes will help the institution be more agile in its strategic decision- making. Chief executive officer, Neil Atkinson announced the board at the institution’s recent 156th AGM.
The agreement to establish the board follows an intense review of IGEM’s governance arrangements, which commenced in June 2018, and comes into effect immediately. The new board will primarily act as a steering group to Council and will streamline decision- making. In addition, it will have responsibility for monitoring the overall performance of the institution. IGEM’S CEO Neil Atkinson, said: “These strengthened governance
arrangements will help free Council for greater discussion of strategic matters by ensuring membership and learned society matters can be discussed more fully.
“This improvement to our
organisation’s structure and processes will in turn aid the delivery of the institution’s public benefit obligations. The expertise of our membership extends right across the gas sector and IGEM must leverage this to the full at this time of huge change for the energy sector.”
Antony Green, who was elected as IGEM’s president for 2018-2019 at the same meeting, added: “I am really excited to see all this hard work come to fruition. Executed well, our Council will not just be able to perform with excellence its primary collective accountability for
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Unitrunk appoints Newcastle
governance, but will now have a greater focus on delivering what matters for the institution and its members.”
The following officers will serve on the new IGEM Executive Board: president, Antony Green; vice president, Duncan Wong; president elect, Ben Clarke; past president, Steve Edwards; honorary secretary, Gordon Davies; and CEO, Neil Atkinson.
In addition, following elections, Council has appointed the following trustees to the Board: Phil Jenkins, GATC, representing Industrial Affiliates members; Martin Alderson, NGN, representing the gas networks; and David McLeod, ULC Robotics, representing IGEM’S Young Persons Network. There will also be two co-opted advisers, to be announced in due course.
commercial lead Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has appointed sales manager, Sean Raymond, to the newly-created post of commercial lead for its Newcastle depot,
continuing the company’s strategic focus on leveraging its depot network to strengthen relationships across the supply chain.
Raymond joins an
established Unitrunk team in Newcastle, which is one of the company’s seven depot locations in the UK and Ireland. The depot network, which also includes stock holding and sales bases in Harlow, Bristol, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Livingstone and Dublin, is designed to offer wholesalers and contractors a local point of
contact with next day delivery to site or same day collection from the depot. Alongside his sales
responsibilities, Raymond’s role also includes developing relationships with both wholesalers and contractors to provide specification support, technical assistance and access to Unitrunk training.
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company’s strategic and new business
development, while Marsland will lead the UK operational company and direct its operational and administrative functions.
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