Richard-WardUK: Former Carrier man Richard Ward has been appointed membership director at contractors’ group B&ES.

Previously holding director roles with Carrier and HRP, in his new role Richard will be responsible for B&ES member recruitment and retention, development of the Association’s member benefits and services package and the management of it’s nationwide regional management network.

Richard Ward is best known for the eight years he spent within the Carrier organisation, first as md of Carrier Holland Heating, then the four years spent as commercial director of Toshiba Carrier UK. He was commercial director at HRP for nearly four years and, most recently, sales director of air handling unit manufacturer the Orange Climate Group.

“Richard joins us with an excellent track record in the sector and is clearly passionate about the Association, having begun his career as an engineering apprentice with a B&ES member company,” commented B&ES chief executive Paul McLaughlin.

“Membership decline is a key issue for the Association at this time, and I am delighted that Richard will be tackling this key challenge head on,” he added.