Armoury Group has announced the appointment of a new business development director to help facilitate its continuing expansion across the UK.

Construction-specialist and architect, Jim McEwan joins Armoury as the company prepares to launch its new northern office in Sheffield.

Mr McEwan has more than 20 years of experience across a number of construction disciplines in both the public and private sector and was formerly with Keltbray and Controlled Demolition, where he worked with a number of major blue-chip companies including Westfield, Balfour Beatty and Bovis Lend Lease.

Tony McLean, managing director of Armoury Group, said: “Jim’s appointment is a significant move for Armoury as it clearly highlights our intention to strengthen our position within the industry and initiate new business growth throughout the coming year and beyond.

“Jim joins us with an excellent pedigree and impressive cross-sector experience which will provide us with increased flexibility to gain an enviable market advantage. With his remarkable credentials, he will make an outstanding addition to the team.”