Tarmac undergoes a comms reconstruction

Building materials group Tarmac has replaced head of group communications Sean Bruen with John Denning, a seconded senior civil servant who has become head of group corporate affairs and communications. Tarmac is also understood to have moved its pounds 100,000 financial account to Brunswick.

Building materials group Tarmac has replaced head of group

communications Sean Bruen with John Denning, a seconded senior civil

servant who has become head of group corporate affairs and

communications. Tarmac is also understood to have moved its pounds

100,000 financial account to Brunswick.



Shandwick had held the account for four years.



John Denning’s two-year secondment from the Department of Environment,

Transport and the Regions began in January, with a spell as development

director for both the engineering and quarry products divisions.



He became head of group corporate affairs and communications a week ago,

but refused to confirm the appointment of Brunswick.



On his own appointment, Denning said: ’It is a change for me, I am more

used to being a faceless civil servant.’ But he is no stranger to the

media. His involvement in the previous government’s motorway expansion

scheme put him in the firing line in the early 1990s. His last job in

Westminster was as head of railways, corporate affairs and safety for

the Department of Transport.



Tarmac underwent a major restructuring last year when it swapped its

housebuilding arm for the construction and minerals division of Wimpey

in a deal worth pounds 600 million. It made cost savings of pounds 38

million and 1,500 people redundant.



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