Brick manufacturer Ibstock Kevington has appointed a new Acting Factory Manager.

Sarah Clewlow has been promoted to the role at the Newcastle-Under-Lyme factory. Prior to this Clewlow had been Sales and Production Administrator since joining the firm in 2015.

Her responsibilities will include managing staff and overseeing production and the introduction of new technology and machinery, as well as maintaining relationships with customers.

She said: “I am excited by the prospect of the new challenge - it is a great opportunity for me to progress within the company. I enjoy the management side of the role and working with customers and suppliers so we can offer the best products possible.

Iain Durrant, Operations Director at Ibstock Kevington, said: “Sarah has exceeded all expectations since joining the company, and has risen to challenges with great competence and professionalism. We have every confidence that she will rise to challenge of managing the Midlands factory and ensuring we meet our customers’ requirements.”