People: Chief commercial officer appointed; New vice chair named at Wakefield organisation; engineering firm bolsters procurement team; and more

Bradford-based Kings Secure Technologies has announced the promotion of Tim Goodwill to the position of chief commercial officer.

Goodwill first joined Kings in 2014 to oversee the mobilisation of one of the largest account transfers within Kings Secure Technologies; the Post Office.

From there, as a National Accounts Manager, he oversaw business development for the company’s major accounts. More recently, as director of strategic accounts, he led the teams responsible for Kings’ UK-wide sales.

Bob Forsyth, CEO of Kings Secure Technologies, said: “Tim has played a critical role in bringing our strategic roadmap to life across all aspects of business development.

“As we look to our next ambitious chapter, working alongside myself and our Senior Leadership Team, I have every confidence that Tim’s efforts will continue to carry us forward.”

Goodwill has more than 25 years of experience in the fire and security industry, having worked in multiple parts of the security industry and specialising in customer delivery, innovation and sales strategies. He said: “Kings Secure Technologies has always been passionate and focused in customer service, delivery and staying ahead of the Innovation curve, I am really pleased to be leading the sales strategy and expanding new clients to our current portfolio.”


Wakefield Bondholders, the not for profit membership organisation created to help in the growth and regeneration of the Wakefield district, has appointed Lanie Green as Vice Chairperson.

Green is Creative Director of Our Agency, which specialises in design and marketing from its base at Nostell Priory. She takes over the role from Graham Howarth, who remains a member of the steering group.

Green said: “I am incredibly honoured to be a representative for Bondholders and an ambassador for the Wakefield district.

“I originally joined Bondholders to make a positive difference to our ‘home turf’ and believe that to achieve change we must work together, encourage prosperity and promote Wakefield as a viable place to invest, live and visit.

“I am very much looking forward to bringing these principles to my new role and to keeping the spotlight shining on our district, after all attracting development and investment into our area will ultimately encourage prosperity as a whole and bring advantages to all.”

Adrian Spawforth, Chair of Wakefield Bondholders, added: “Lanie and her team at Our Agency have been heavily involved in Wakefield Bondholders from the very early days; this combined with her background in design, marketing and business development makes her the ideal person for this role.

“She is already a natural advocate for our region and for Bondholders, her passion for making a difference is palpable and we are certainly looking forward to seeing how this can continue to help realise our vision and drive our ambitions for Wakefield.”


Britcon Engineering Services (BES), a division of Britcon Limited, has appointed Peter Redfern to lead its bid and procurement team.

Redfern, who has joined BES as Estimating Manager, brings over 40 years’ experience in the structural steel industry, 18 of which were spent in senior sales for a UK market leader.

His expertise includes complex architectural and logistically demanding projects.

At BES, Redfern will take a senior role in overseeing commercial tenders, market testing and managing client/supplier relations. He will drive a dedicated pre-construction service for clients and maximise early engagement with design and solutions during procurement of projects.

Nick Evans, Director at BES, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the team at BES. His long history and reputation in the industry will be a great asset to the business.

“As a qualified personal trainer Peter also fits in with our company ethos to support wellbeing amongst the team.”

BES,which has offices in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire provides design, supply, fabrication and installation of structural and bespoke steelwork for clients across all project sectors in the UK.


Dacre, Son & Hartley, Yorkshire’s largest firm of independent surveyors and estate agents, has appointed two new Chartered Surveyors.

Nathan Smith and Jon Egan have joined Dacre, Son & Hartley’s survey department, which provides a full range of surveys and professional valuations on all sorts of residential properties throughout Yorkshire.

Smith is a Chartered surveyor who trained at Sheffield University before working in Leeds and London, and has recently returned to his roots in Scarborough.

He will be responsible for professional valuations and surveys on the Yorkshire Coast, from Whitby to Bridlington, extending into Ryedale and parts of East Yorkshire.

James Wattrus, director and senior surveyor at Dacre, Son & Hartley, said: “In addition to Nathan’s wide range of experience, he also has excellent and developing practical knowledge, as he is in the middle of extending and restoring his house in Scarborough.

“We are delighted that he has joined us and are confident that he will continue to develop our business in these parts of Yorkshire, which is a big growth area for us in recent times.”

Egan is also a Chartered Surveyor, and joined the survey team earlier this year to provide professional valuations between Northallerton, Darlington and into Cleveland.

Dacres survey department provides a full range of valuations and surveys on residential properties over much of Yorkshire for a wide number purposes including mortgage valuations, tax, probate, matrimonial and expert witness reports, plus a full range of surveys.


Rudding Park in Harrogate has appointed Charlotte Monkman to the team as Business Development Manager.

Responsible for developing the MICE and luxury travel market on a regional and national level, Monkman will also support the management and development of key accounts.

Monkman returns to Rudding Park having worked in the sales and marketing teams for four years before moving to join the Rugby Football League as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board for the last six years.

A privately-owned luxury hotel, Rudding Park has 90 bedrooms and suites, a destination spa, two restaurants and a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and an extensive conference and events space.

Monkman commented: “Rudding Park has an outstanding reputation for service which is paramount for any event organiser. Experiential events are increasingly popular within the industry and with the diverse range of facilities available at Rudding Park the possibilities to WOW delegates and design bespoke events are endless.

“Rudding Park continues to invest and evolve its offering, most recently, the opening of Rudding Park Spa, voted as the Best New Spa in the UK. I am really excited about this new challenge. It is fantastic to be back and to have such a wonderful product to showcase”.