July 6 - UK based Ainscough Group division Ainscough Wind Energy Services has appointed Neil Thompson as head of operations.

Bringing over 25 years of industry experience to his new role, Thompson will be responsible for overseeing the division's nationwide services to the wind energy market.

As well as wind energy expertise, Thompson also has experience working in the nuclear, power generation and oil and gas industries.

Ainscough Wind Energy Services provides services to the onshore and offshore wind energy industry, including installation services, inspection, maintenance services, rope access, blade inspection, repair and decommissioning.