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Names & faces

The Highways Agency has appointed Mel Quinn as finance director. Mr Quinn has worked for the Agency for more than 30 years.

Anthony Wong has been appointed director in charge of capital projects delivery in the Hong Kong office of High Point Rendel.

Martyn Tulloch, an engineer with Babtie Group, was named 2001 Young Consulting Engineer at the Association of Consulting Engineers' (ACE) annual awards lunch this week.

The 27 year old was awarded a silver medal and cheque for £1,000 after impressing judges with his 'insightful views on the industry' and a first class report exploring entrepreneurship in the profession.

Simon Smith, regional director at Whitby Bird & Partners, was runner up. Three commendations were awarded to Gregory Handle, senior structural engineer with Buro Happold; Tim Lucus, director of Price & Myers 3D Engineering; and Tim Stidwill, senior structural engineer at Oscar Faber.

Steve Seddon, associate director at Oscar Faber, and Nigel Thompson, Arup deputy chairman, were both awarded Outstanding Achievement awards.

Seddon was praised for his contribution to the long term Triangle project in the former Corn Exchange in Manchester. Leading the structural team, judges said he had showed innovation and a willingness to try new ideas to complete this demanding project.

Thompson was recognised for his work on numerous international working parties and in particular for his ambassadorial role in the redevelopment of Kuwait and Bosnia. Judges praised his 'outstanding contribution to the profile of the profession'.

Tim Simpson takes over as ACE chairman this week.

Outgoing chairman Brian Clancy's last duty in the role was to host the inaugural ACE client best practice awards at the annual awards lunch. Winners were the Timberyard Lane housing project for client Rydon Construction by consultant Tully De'Ath and the Ramsgate Harbour Approach Road for Kent County Council designed by Babtie Group.

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