Actis has appointed a new regional specification manager to work with builders and specifiers in the South East.

Jason Docherty brings more than a quarter of a century of construction industry expertise to the role, having managed branches of two of the UK’s largest and best-known merchants – B & Q and Jewson.

Docherty will be working alongside Actis sales managers for the East of England, Steven Ellis, South East and South London, Liane Bayliss, South Central, Leah Rose and national specification manager Dan Anson-Hart.

His role will include providing technical advice and specification support to architects, specifiers, timber framers, other offsite specialists and mainstream housebuilders.