Thomas Dudley's award-winning foundry division has appointed a new business development manager.

Dave Edmunds has joined the company to help develop its surface box and manhole cover portfolios. He brings with him a wealth of expertise within the municipal castings market and will support existing and new customers nationwide.

Mr Edmunds has over 15 years' experience in selling manhole and grates into UK and Ireland, as well as the Middle East and Australia, where his previous role helped build a division which turned over £20m in those specific regions.

Foundry director Mick Cramphorn said: "Dave brings a raft of knowledge to our award-winning foundry and will increase our expertise in a number of areas. His understanding of the market and experience will be invaluable as we look to define more innovative solutions for our customers and grow our presence within the utility and construction castings market."