On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

John Carlin

Wates Construction Group, part of the Wates Group, has made a series of changes to its senior management team.

John Carlin is promoted to the role of regional managing director for construction Midlands, from his current position as business unit director. The move reflects the growth of the region, with turnover heading towards £160m for 2019, and a number of prestigious projects such as at Birmingham’s The Bank residential development and the £135m Axis Square development in the city centre.

Carlin will report to Mark Tant, the new managing director, Wates Construction.

Beki Bateson

Chatsworth House Trust has appointed Beki Bateson as its new director of Art Out Loud, Chatsworth’s festival of arts based talks and workshops which take place each year in September at Chatsworth.

Bateson will assume responsibility for the festival, continuing to build its influence in the art world and its audience reach. She joins Chatsworth from LIFT (the London International Festival of Theatre) where she has been executive director and joint CEO for the last nine years.