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Appointments: Hickman in charge of BMTR flagship.

Birmingham-based tyre wholesalers and distributors BMTR GROUP have announced the appointment of Gary Hickman as director and general manager, based at their flagship site in Perry Barr Celebrating their 85th year in business, BMTR operate throughout the Midlands and are founder members of Group Tyre UK. Subsidiary Bike Tyrestore is the UK's leading motorcycle tyre wholesaler and distribution partner of Bridgestone.

Joint managing director Peter Smith said: 'Gary has been general manager for several years and has helped us to expand our activities and increase retail and wholesale market share at all of our sites. He joins the board at just the right moment to mark the anniversary of our establishment by my grandfather JJ 'Jack' Smith in 1919 and to take forward our plans for 2005 and onwards.'

At the same time, finance director Terry Pauley takes on the additional responsibilities of company secretary at BMTR's finance department in the city centre New recruits to the Birmingham office of construction and property consultancy BUCKNALL AUSTIN include senior building surveyor Harvey Stokes and associate Rhys Williams.

Project manager Anton Cramant joins the Manchester team, as does quantity surveyor Gerald Jacques, while assist-ant cost engineer Karan Smith and technical clerk Kayleigh Wise are earmarked for the firm's BNFL site.

The Wokingham office wel-comes Man Ching Tsang as quantity surveyor while David Kelly joins the London office as technical advisor.

A new adviser has beenHelen Harvey appointed to boost the workforce development team of BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER & BUSINESS LINK.

Vicci Allen, aged 33, was previously a business adviser on Investors in People for the former Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce Training & Enterprise.

Andrew Williams, who has been with Birmingham technical presentation services company PSP since its creation in 2000, has been appointed to the board.

He joins PSP's founders Ian Willcox and John Woodcock as the company's executive team.

PSP, which has just opened a London base, completed a record number of events during September including work for TNT and Cadbury.

The ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND has further strengthened its Birmingham commercial banking team with the recruitment of Adam Flanagan to the position of business development manager.

He joins from the bank's asset finance subsidiary Lombard, where he worked as an account executive.

Solihull-based IT and computer software development consultant, MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MODELLING, has appointed David Newman as sales director.

Civil engineering contractor BARHALE CONSTRUCTION has made Steve Martin chief executive.

He joined the company as commercial director in March from Amey Rail, where he worked in a similar capacity. Based at the company's Walsall headquarters Mr Martin, aged 38, will spearhead a programme to extend further Barhale's range of clients and services.

The expansion of a Birmingham housing organisation has led to the new position of head of operations being created.

Helen Harvey has joined CASTLE VALE COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION, to fill the post, which takes overall responsibility for housing and property maintenance.

Previously a tenancy services manager with Birmingham's Trident Housing Association, she also worked for Friendship HA, also based in the city.


Steve Martin; Vicci Allen; Adam Flanagan
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Oct 30, 2004
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