HARDEN-based STRI Group has appointed two new directors to its board.

Following a period of growth for the sports turf company, head of consultancy Richard Stuttard and head of business development Andrew Brooker have both been promoted. They will also continue to manage their existing departments.

Mr Stuttard will lead the the group’s interests in delivering design, build and project management services to major sports projects across the globe.

And Mr Brooker will be central to ensuring STRI – which is based on the St Ives estate – continues to grow internationally, both within and outside the sports sector, through developing acquisition and investment opportunities.

The appointments are welcomed by the group’s chief executive officer, Mark Godfrey.

He said: “STRI has continued to grow as a business and it was the right time to expand our board. Richard and Andrew have been important senior figures at the group for a number of years and are helping drive change and growth across new markets.”

STRI spearheads the design, construction and management of sports surfaces.