A RYEDALE firm has appointed a new technical director.

Ellis, in Rillington, has promoted mechanical engineer Stephen Walton to the post.

Stephen joined Ellis in 2015 and has since played a key role in the development of a large number of new and improved products, as well as the positioning of the company as the first port of call for contractors and developers.

Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis, said: “Over the last couple of years the cable cleat market has become increasingly competitive.

“Stephen has played a vital role in establishing a service that really does differentiate us from the rest of the market.”

Stephen added: “Moving to Ellis was the best career decision I’ve ever made. The business is forward thinking and innovative; the senior leadership team has always supported creative thinking”