GARETH Williams has been made contracts director of Automatic Alarms in Bolton.

The Pilkington Street-based firm says his appointment is part of a plan to build on the management structure.

Mr Williams will be undertaking some of the duties previously carried out by Hugh Wilson, who is now managing director.

He will lead on aspects of contracting, including quality and accreditation, and will be involved in strategic planning to develop the company further.

Mr Williams has been with Automatic Alarms since 1997.