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4 South Midlands announces duo of award-winning appointments Don Burley has been promoted from area construction manager to head of construction in our South Midlands division, based on Waterside Way, while NHBC Award winner and site manager Alan Cooke has been named as his successor. After starting out as a brick layer 36 years ago, Loughborough local Don worked his way up in the industry, winning several NHBC Awards in the process, both as site manager and area manager. Throughout his career, which includes 26 years of management experience, Don has overseen a host of developments within the South Midlands area and is looking forward to continuing to develop the region’s provision of high-quality new homes. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Alan, who received his second NHBC award this year for his work as site manager at Leestone Park, in Leighton Buzzard, will take the role of South Midlands’ new area construction manager. Alan has worked for Redrow for 13 years, also working his way up the ranks after starting as a site operative. Kubota UK makes double appointment KUBOTA UK has strengthened its aftermarket team with two new appointments. The first is Martin Tyler, who has been appointed as business development manager for service. Martin has been with the company for seven years, formerly as field service manager, and this new role will see him heading up the aftermarket service team. His responsibilities include working closely with the dealer network resolving technical queries and warranty claims, and to further develop Kubota’s front-line support through technical training. The second appointment is that of Simon Chadbone, who takes up the position of business development manager for parts. Simon joins Kubota following 25 years at the Turney Group, where he joined as an apprentice technician and latterly held the position of group service manager with responsibility for agricultural and ground care equipment. Overseeing the aftermarket parts team, Simon is responsible for working in partnership with Kubota’s dealer and distributor network to deliver competitive and cost-effective solutions with original parts. Mobius Works Ltd Mobius Works Ltd have appointed Adam O’Driscoll as Divisional Director Adam has years of experience in the construction industry, taking on multiple job roles such as quantity surveying, managing health and safety policies and procedures, producing construction phase plans and RAM’s. Joining Mobius as Divisional Director managing projects, Adam overseas performance of design and construction phase of contact commitments, manages and directs day-to-day activities of policies, practices and directs day-to-day activities of policies, practices and procedures and presents the company in new business opportunities, building new relationships with clients. New construction minister announced after shortest- ever stint Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been named as construction minister – just a month after the appointment of Kwasi Kwarteng to the post. At just one month, Kwarteng’s stint in the role is the shortest in history, beating fellow Conservative Lord Henley who held it from October 2017 to January 2018. Trevelyan has served as MP for Berwick-on-Tweed since 2015 and has previously served as secretary of state for international development and on the public accounts committee. Prior to joining parliament, she worked as a chartered accountant. NEW CONSTRUCTION APPOINTMENTS Simon Chadbone (left) and Martin Tyler (right)