People: Big intake at PermaGroup; Trio of new faces at M-EC; Associate director joins property agency

Adrian Buttress

Supplier of specialist building products PermaGroup has taken on host of new staff at its head office in Alfreton.

These include Neiah Slater, customer service advisor, Lee Bingham, operations manager, Charlotte Caddick, telephonist, and Rob Hunt in PermaRoof Commercial. technical manager.

Adrian Buttress, managing director of PermaGroup, said: “We’re proud to be starting the new year with such strong additions to the PermaGroup team. Our priority is to ensure we hire the right people for the role that are not just experts in what they do but are passionate about what we offer. The latest people to join PermaGroup exemplify our company culture and I’m thrilled to welcome them to the team.”

“We’ve really focused on what areas of the business we can improve with regards to recruitment. For example, taking on extra support in customer service was essential to enhance our customers’ buying journeys, and Lee joining as operations manager ensures the efficient delivery of our products. Our goal is to maintain quality as we expand, and not lose the fantastic experience we offer customers, merchants and stockists from start to finish.”

Adam Walker

M-EC, the technical development consultant, has made a trio of appointments at its Leicestershire head office.

M-EC has added Lance Poole to its structures department as associate strucutural engineering, acoustic consultant Adam Walkerto acoustic air department and civil engineering technician, James Brant, its civil engineering business.

Alex Bennett, director of M-EC said: “It is an exciting time at M-EC and we are really pleased to welcome three new team members to further strengthen our civil and structural engineering and acoustics offer. Lance Poole brings a wealth of global expertise from large international projects and has a good eye for cost effective buildable details in all structural materials. Adam Walker joins us with a varied career to date and innovative ideas for the air acoustic team and James Brant has a specialism in drainage design which will also boost our civils team. We look forward to what the future holds.”

Commercial property agency Innes England is off to a flying start for 2022, welcoming new associate director Kartar Soar to its Nottingham office.

Kartar Soar

Kartar joined the building consultancy team in January after moving from Birmingham, where he was a qualified building surveyor with Savills after joining the firm in 2018. Prior to this, Kartar spent a year with Prologis in the regional project management team.

He said: “When the opportunity came to discuss the work and the future of the firm, it was hard to resist – the business has such a great reputation. On top of that, being able to return to my hometown just felt right.

“With the market thriving in this region, it just felt like the right time. I’m also looking forward to passing on my knowledge and experience to graduates, particularly with the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) – a major step to becoming chartered.”