Martin has been the group’s senior sales representative for two years, having stepped up from the company’s healthcare titles in 2007. He has been integral to the commercial success of the group’s print and online products, in addition to its Middle East Cranes conference.

He said: “I am delighted to take over the new position and look forward to building on the strong foundations laid by Mark and the rest of the team in recent years.”

Martin will initially work with Group Editor, Richard Howes; Deputy Editor, Will North; Reporter, David Pittman; and Classified Advertisement Manager, Kate Hearn. The company is expected to unveil additional members to the sales division in due course.