Frank Philippin and Julia Pitts have launched a new company called Brighten the Corners Studio for Design. They can be contacted at 180 Bedford Hill, Number 6, London SW12 9HL, tel 0208 675 5645.
Pawson Williams has promoted Jeremy Browne and Richard Brown to associates. Nick Fleming becomes senior architect.
Robert Firth, partner at Austin-Smith: Lord, has been made the first chairman of cic (Construction Industry Council) Wales. Firth was a founder member of the Academy for Design in Wales, and was elected president of the Royal Society of Architects in July 1999.
Gensler has changed its number to 020 7330 9600, fax 020 7330 9630.
Butlin Design has moved to 3 Power Road Studios, Power Road, London W4 5PY, tel 020 8987 2980, fax 020 8987 2981.
Marley Roofing Products has appointed James Toal as its sales director, roofing.
Decorative surfacing specialists Wilsonart International has appointed Dale Alexander as deputy managing director of its uk operation.
Dr Norman Schofield has been appointed non-executive chairman of William Bartlett furniture.
Geoff Brigginshaw has retired as chairman of Trent Concrete. He had been with the company for 25 years, and became chairman in 1994.
Derbyshire-based Paragon, contract supplier of tufted carpets and carpet tiles has appointed Adrian Simpson as area sales manager for Scotland.
Tom Ogilvie has become managing director of Hartington Conway, manufacturer of rooflighting products. He succeeds Peter Ogilvie. who remains group chairman.
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