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Jane Deane, programme director, mediacity:uk

1 Deane is one of two senior executives responsible for delivering the UK's first purpose-built media city – mediacity:uk – at Salford Quays in Greater Manchester.

2 She joins mediacity:uk from New East Manchester (NEM) where she has been Project Director since 2000. Her role included lead responsibility for Sportcity and the regional casino bid.

3 Before NEM, Deane led Manchester's review of education infrastructure which saw the creation of 19 new schools and over £100M of public investment.

4 "The delivery of mediacity:uk will be a transformational driver in the regeneration of Salford, the North West and the future of the UK's media and creative industries," says Deane.

5 mediacity:uk is a partnership of Peel Media, Salford City Council, Central Salford (URC), and the North West Regional Development Agency.

6 The mediacity:uk centre will house several creative industries. including designers, programmers, advertising agencies and music production. It will be a base for 1,150 media, and related businesses.


 Card Geotechnics has promoted senior engineers, Ian Cutler and Deanne Gibbs to associate director. Cutler has been with the company since 1999. He is a Surrey University graduate with more than 10 years experience in civil, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering consultancy. Gibbs has been with Card since 2001. She is a chartered engineer, and was educated in Canada.

 Gifford has appointed two new specialists. Brendon Gilbert is an energy expert, providing energy management services to industrial companies and government agencies, in the UK and overseas. He is an expert on renewable energy and sustainability. Clive Everett is a buildings façade specialist.

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 PB Power has appointed David Rutherford (below) as senior director for its Europe Africa region. He will be responsible for managing all of PB's activities in power generation, power networks, energy and utility consulting, and quality services. Rutherford, 44 comes from Scottish Power, where he spent 21 years. Starting as a distribution engineer, he was promoted to a number of management roles, culminating in director, energy networks.

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