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Five facts about...Nigel Hosker, Hemsley Orrell Partnership associate director

1 Nigel Hosker is the new associate director at Hemsley Orrell Partnership (HOP) He will be responsible for developing and expanding the HOP "Cousteau Team", which specialises in coastal engineering works including harbours, marinas, lifeboat stations and seaside piers

2 Hosker aims to be one of the first to be accepted onto the ICE Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Register to demonstrate his professional competence in line with the recently revised CDM 2007 regulations.

3 As chairman of the University of Brighton industrial advisory board he is also active in improving training within the firm and externally. As a graduate engineer he participated in the Henry Palmer Award promoting the civil engineering industry to young people.

4 Hosker has worked in bridges and coastal works for 10 years and has particular experience of difficult structural problems involving piling and temporary works, often in tidal situations with environmental and political constraints.

5 In his spare time, Hosker enjoys and adjusts to being a new dad, biking, shooting, camping and will try anything at least once.

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- Consultant Card Geotechnics has appointed Cathy Swords as regional manager to head its new office in Cambridge. The office will support existing clients and projects in the East Midlands, East Anglia and London. Swords returns to Card Geotechnics from Royal Haskoning.

- Grant Thornton has appointed Peter Gamson as the new head of its professional practices group. He replaces Roger Zair who retired at the end of 2007, after 33 years with the firm.

- Cost and project management consultant Davis Langdon has recently recruited three people at its Norwich office. Garvan Smith rejoins the firm as a project surveyor after four years in contracting. Amanda Cooper joins as an assistant project manager with over three years experience. James Phillips joins as a graduate quantity surveyor.

- Interserve has appointed two new executive directors. One is Bruce Melizan, managing director of Interserve Facilities Management. He joined the group in 2003 to run the PFI Investments division before being appointed to his current position in 2006. The other is Steven Dance who joined Interserve from ERICO in 2004 to take over leadership of the Equipment Services division.

- Anser Project Managers has appointed Lee Atkinson as a project site co-ordinator based its Central London office. Atkinson has extensive site management experience and will be working across all aspects of the business; although his main areas of responsibility will be commercial and residential.

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