Qdos Event Hire, part of the Newship Group has appointed James Thomas as the company’s new commercial director. Thomas will be responsible for spearheading business development, driving new opportunities and strengthening relationships with existing customers.

He joins the team at Qdos from Arena Structures, where he served as business development director and played a key role in the delivery and management of high-profile contracts and clients.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Qdos team,” commented Thomas on his new appointment. “My entire career has been spent within the events industry and I’m incredibly passionate about it. I’m joining a growing team with a great product and fantastic service ethos. I’m looking forward to helping Qdos grow and develop.”

Nigel Brice, Newship Group divisional chief executive, added: “We are very excited to welcome James to our expanding team here at Qdos. We have enjoyed significant growth this year and James will play an important part in the future development of the business.”