Actis has given directorships to two members of its senior team.

Architect and former technical manager Thomas Wiedmer has been made UK and Ireland technical director, while regional sales manager Mark Cooper becomes national sales director for the UK and Ireland.

The promotions follow the departure of UK and Ireland director Matthew King who, after 11 years at Actis, will be moving into another area of the wider construction industry.

Mr Cooper will oversee the commercial side of the Actis operation in the UK and Ireland while Mr Wiedmer will direct the technical elements of the business. Mr Wiedmer has been a senior member of the UK Actis technical team since 2014, while Mr Cooper has worked within the commercial arm of Actis for nine years.