People: Contractor hires four; three new directors at architect

Yvonne Moseley, Jenny Knowles, Caroline Blanksby and Ann Jones
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Derby contractor The Input Group has made four new appointments.

Yvonne Moseley joins the firm as a senior quantity surveyor, Jenny Knowles has taken up a position as bid manager, and Caroline Blanksby and Anne Jones have joined the head office support as PA to managing director Chris Monk and office administrator, respectively.

Chris Monk, managing director at The Input Group, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Yvonne, Jenny, Caroline and Anne to the team. They are all highly experienced and knowledgeable and will be able to support our central functions to progress our existing processes and offer another layer of expertise to our teams.

“Increasing diversity in our workplace is one of our key objectives as we move forward. There is a well-documented skill shortage in the construction industry, and we are encouraging women and people from all backgrounds to consider a career in the sector. We’re therefore delighted to have all four women join the firm and continue to develop their careers with us.”

John Roberts, Ben Walton, Melvyn King

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has confirmed the promotion of three longstanding employees to directors.

Melvyn King becomes technical director, John Roberts is technical associate director for housing and Ben Walton is design director. Collectively the trio has amassed over three decades with rg+p, delivering some of the firm’s flagship schemes including Royal Warwick Square in Kensington and Chelsea, Leicester’s Sock Island waterfront regeneration, the award-winning Passivhaus homes at Heathcott Road and the 692-bed student scheme at The Bendigo Building in Nottingham.

“Melvyn, John and Ben are significantly talented architects, with a breadth of knowledge and expertise that the practice draws upon regularly,” said James Badley, rg+p’s director. “They each champion the creation of sustainable buildings through design quality and technical accuracy, and as such, have become well-respected by both our team and clients. My co-directors and I were pleased to reward these three professionals with well-deserved promotions and begin a new phase of business growth.”