Exhibition Traffic Management Services (ETMS) has announced a raft of management changes that will prepare the company for continued development and growth.

With immediate effect Tony Hawkins now takes on the role of group managing director, Sam Dalton is events director and Martin Metcalfe is the new director of highways operations.

Former head of traffic and security at Earls Court and Olympia, Hawkins joined ETMS in late 2015.

Dalton has worked his way up through the business, having joined 14 years ago.

Metcalfe, who joined ETMS in 2011, has developed ETMS-Highways into what has now become a serious player in the highways TM industry. He was instrumental in achieving ISO 9001 status for the company.

These new appointments enable Gerry Kilsby, chairman, to focus on company strategy and development, as well as take a further step towards retirement.