Hanson has appointed Andrew Simpson as packed products director, adding operational responsibility to his commercial remit.

Simpson is responsible for sales of all of the company’s packed products, including cement, ready-to-use concrete and aggregates, and will now also look after manufacturing at Hanson’s ready-to-use production site in Nuneaton as well as the company’s construction aggregates packing plants across the country.

He started his career with the company in 1997 when he was appointed Area Sales Manager for Castle Cement, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which bought Hanson in 2007.

Since then Simpson has held a number of sales roles and gained a first-class degree in Business Studies from De Montfort University in Leicester. In 2017 he was honoured with the freedom of the City of London and installed as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants in recognition of his work within the builders’ merchants’ industry.

Commenting on his new appointment, Simpson said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for me to broaden my experience and continue to raise the bar so that we deliver service excellence – not just in terms of the product but our customers’ whole interaction with Hanson from production to delivery.

“I will also focus on our commitment to health and safety and offering high quality innovative products while still being closely involved with our merchant customers.”