Business developments 06 May 2020 • By Rob Panter Well ahead of the current Covid-19 situation, we had started planning for our new financial year, which begins on 1st May. This involves a slight tweaking to the way our technical groups are organised, together with several staff promotions. It is very important to us that we continue to move forward and develop the business, even if the current method of communication is virtual rather than physical! We are delighted to confirm the following promotions: Michelle Robinson has been promoted to director, responsible for the projects group. Michelle has previously headed up the pre-planning team, which will now form part of the projects group. Michelle is organised, driven and highly supportive to her colleagues! Michelle has very recently become a Mum for the first time, and we have measures in place to develop the Group during her period of maternity leave. We are delighted to recognise the outstanding contribution Michelle has made to the business and look forward to Michelle playing a leading role in the future. In support of Michelle, we have promoted Ian George and Lance Poole to team leaders within the projects group, leading multidisciplined teams. Nigel Evans has also been promoted to director, responsible for the property and construction group. Nigel has worked for the business for 17 years, initially as a technician, then engineer, senior engineer and more recently as an associate. Nigel has a wealth of experience and enjoys leading a multi-disciplined group of engineers and surveyors, in the diverse and reactive environment of property and construction. In support of Nigel, we have promoted Jack Powell to team leader; Jack will lead a group of design structural engineers. It has been a delight to celebrate our staff successes, to embrace career development and to continue to plan strategically, despite the challenging situation we all find ourselves in.