Paul Upton has been appointed as managing director of Gibb Environmental.He was previously with Dames & Moore.
Michael Laycock has been appointed director and non-executive chairman of VHE Holdings.He was previously chairman of Taylor Woodrow Construction.
Stephen Poulter has joined Geo-Services International (UK) as business development manager, responsible for UK and international sales of the firm's brownfield engineering, landfill and unexploded ordnance noninvasive site investigation services. Jon Gascoyne has been promoted to technical manager.
EDGE Consultants UK has opened a Midlands regional office in Burton-upon-Trent.The new office will be headed by technical director Adrian Needham.
Fiona Chow, Helen Edmonds and Chris Menkiti have been appointed associate directors of the Geotechnical Consulting Group.
Thomas Heselden has joined Weeks Consulting as technical director in the consultant's occupational health and safety team.
Quest Environmental Services and Technology and Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants have changed their names to QDS Environmental. This completes the integration of the firms which merged in October 1999.
Ground engineering and waste services group Churngold has launched Churngold Remediation. The firm, headed by Peter Cooke, offers solutions for remediating and redeveloping contaminated sites.
Neil Walls has joined Hyder Consulting as sales and marketing director. He was previously worldwide business development manager for Schlumberger.
Peter Brooks of Edmund Nuttall, Hugh Speed of Northumbrian Water Group and Jim Moriarty of London Underground have been elected to CIRIA's council.