Craig James (image right), who joined Hillfoot in 1994, has become managing director – continuing his long association with the company.

Simon Taylor (image left), another long-serving member of the team, has been promoted to the position of executive director. He returned to the company for a second spell in 2009 and has since overseen its purchasing operation.

Kasia Jesiolek (image centre), who joined the company in 2009, has also stepped up to become Hillfoot’s new technical & quality manager.

James says: “It’s an exciting time for Hillfoot and these changes will help us to continue growing, while improving service levels and developing even more cost-effective steel supply solutions for our customers. I’m delighted to see the hard work and expertise of Simon and Kasia recognised, and both our long-standing customers and new clients will benefit from the skills they bring to their new roles.”