Caroline Slinn

BATOYLE Freedom Group has appointed Caroline Slinn  as an additional development chemist for the firm’s specialist lubricant divisions.

Ms Slinn, the winner of the 2008 UK Lubricants Association’s Young Employee of the Year award, has spent six years in the industrial sector working on lubricant formulation and development and will be responsible for developing and expanding current product ranges.

Her appointment strengthens Batoyle’s existing product development resources. The Milnsbridge-based company’s existing ranges of specialist lubricants include more than 400 products designed for use by manufacturing and industrial businesses, including wire and tube drawing, engineering, glass and textiles.

Conroy Brook

Richard Conroy

RICHARD Conroy has been appointed chief executive of Brockholes-based Conroy Brook (Developments) Ltd.

Richard (right) takes over the reins from his father Ivan who, as founding director, will still have a significant role in the business concentrating on land acquisitions and home sales.

Before joining the family business in 2005, Richard gained an honours degree in surveying at Reading University, then spent 10 years in property development in London – first at Taylor Woodrow Plc, then working alongside renowned developer Sir Stuart Lipton at Stanhope plc.

He also holds a masters degree in design from Harvard University, where he graduated top of his year. Richard is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Despite the current economic climate, turnover for Conroy Brook has risen from £2.9m in 2007 to £5.8m in 2009 and the company has remained in profit.

The firm focuses on developing high specification properties across Yorkshire .

RM Water Services

Rob Marshall and Phil Wright

TWO experts in the water industry have been headhunted to launch a new enterprise.

RM Water Services, which aims to help business users cut their water costs, improve water efficiency and achieve environmental compliance, have recruited Rob Marshall, of Brighouse, and Wakefield man Phil Wright (right) .

The two men have more than 40 years of combined experience in the industry – having worked with Yorkshire Water’s business services and Cawthorne-based Naylor Drainage.

RM Water Services, operating from office in Wakefield, has been launched by Ruddle Merz, a commercial property business rates specialist which was formed in 1996 by Tony Ruddle, former chairman of Ruddles Brewery.