Sheppard Robson has appointed five new associates: Francis Charlo, Paul Harris, Alexander Hoffman, Elizabeth Partridge and Martin Sagar.
Lucy Marston has joined Catherine Burd and Buddy Haward to form Burd Haward Marston Architects, based at 73 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PE, tel 0207 739 7777.
London-based Michael Squire and Partners has appointed Robert Bochel and Marcie Larizadeh as associates.
Leslie Burgher has recently joined chartered architects and surveyors Stockan, Sloan & Sinclair, based in Kirkwall and Thurso.
Consulting engineer Cameron Taylor Bedford has promoted Wendy Gray and Nick McSpadden to associates within its London office.
The British Cement Association has appointed Mike Gilbert as chief executive, effective from the end of August. He succeeds Jim Stevenson, obe, who retires in August after 11 years with the association.
Croydon-based Stonewest has appointed Nick Wilson and Kevin Reuter as directors. Stonewest is a specialist building-restoration and stone-masonry company.
The world's largest insurance company dedicated solely to property protection has been formed: Factory Mutual Insurance Company. The anticipated merger of Allendale Mutual Insurance company, Arkwright Mutual Insurance Company, Protection Mutual Insurance Company and their jointly-owned affiliate Factory Mutual, is now complete, creating the new organisation. It will market itself under the name fm Global.
Shower manufacturer Triton has appointed Jon Davies as marketing director. Davies was previously with the Laird Group, where he spent two years, before which he was at Black & Decker and Rawplug.