Lydia Sharples has joined the Encon Group as its new head of marketing and communications as it continues to grow the business.

With over 15 years marketing experience and formerly working at Knauf Insulation for eight years, Ms Sharples brings a wealth of marketing knowledge and communication expertise, with particular relevance from the construction industry.

“We are really pleased to have Lydia on board with us,” said Stuart Moore, chief executive officer of the Encon Group. “She is responsible for developing and driving forward our marketing strategy and messaging as ‘distributor’ and ‘employer of choice’. The role of marketing is critical to the Group and I have no doubt that her experience will be invaluable to us as we move forward.”

Ms Sharples added: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining the Encon Group. With forecasts optimistic for the construction sector this year, there is much opportunity to strengthen our marketing activities and offering for customers and suppliers. I’m looking forward to working with the Encon team to build on the already outstanding service and value that we provide.”