The Business Solutions Group of TRADA Technology has broadened the range of services it provides with the appointment Duncan King as senior project manager.

For the past 10 years Mr King was the UK & Ireland director of APA – The Engineered Wood Association and prior to that he worked in Ghana, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and the Fiji Islands in integrated timber complexes. On his return to the UK he joined Meyer International to set up a new timber wholesale outlet on a green field site near Salisbury before joining APA.

Jo Bell has joined the team as web/IT analyst and is responsible for developing and managing clients’ internet services. She will work closely with business development executive Stefan Dyke, an internationally experienced consultant providing IT and internet.

Also new to the team is Martin Christy who takes up the role of business support analyst. He has worked on international development issues and sustainable forestry in a diplomatic capacity in South-east Asia.

Head of Business Solutions Philip Becker said: “With such a strong team in place we can expand on both the research and consultancy service we provide to the furniture, timber and construction industry.”