Fit-out firm Paragon Interiors Group has hired Andy West to head up its Manchester office from rival Medlock Interiors.
Paragon opened its regional office in Belvedere in the city centre in November 2010 and has been actively recruiting for the role since. The company's regional client base includes O2, Adidas, Bupa and JD Sports.
West has 30 years' experience and previously spent 11 years at Styles & Wood, responsible for the retail and leisure business, clients including Boots.
Mike McKeown, senior group director at Paragon Interiors, said: "Andy's appointment represents an exciting time for Paragon as we continue to grow the Manchester office and commit to the region.
"Andy's technical experience and skills at managing large scale projects will better position the team to offer our clients a fully integrated service, from design and planning, right through to project management and completion."