Actis has appointed Harsha Mistry, an architectural designer, to the newly created role of Technical Manager.

Mistry's appointment will enable the wider technical and specification team to offer support to Actis' growing customer base across the UK. She will be working alongside longstanding UK and Ireland Technical Director, architect Thomas Wiedmer

Before joining Actis, Mistry was involved in a variety of hospitality, residential and commercial projects in the UK and in India, working closely on-site with builders and craftsman, where her in-depth knowledge of materials, joinery and detail drawings were invaluable.

Actis UK and Ireland Sales Director Mark Cooper said: "Harsha's appointment means we can expand our technical resource as we enjoy continued growth. With the net zero target drawing ever closer, more and more specifiers are appreciating that our range of insulation solutions offer a quick, clean and easy way to create a thermally efficient building.

"Harsha and Thomas' technical backgrounds mean they understand the very complex issues faced by architects and specifiers. They have both worked at the coalface in the construction industry, so speak the same language as those aiming to build the energy efficient homes of the future as well as improve the thermal performance of existing properties through retrofitting."

Mistry added: "I'm passionate about helping the construction industry work towards net zero. It's great to join a company which shares my goals and values and is playing such a major role in helping the profession achieve this."