A NEW process manager has been appointed to spur on a Bury cable and pipe seal manufacturer's growth plans.

Roxtec UK, based on Waterfold Park, has brought in Ross Mannin from another manufacturer to mirror the firm's international expansion performance in this country.

His role will see him develop relationships with oil and gas customers from Grangemouth Refinery down to Plymouth.

Mr Mannin said he knew, before his arrival, of Roxtec's repuation as a "progressive company" and admired their product.

He added: ""Roxtec has a really strong ethos for engineering excellence and I was very impressed by its growth plans outlined by Clive Sharp, the managing director."

One area of growth is expected to be cable and pipe transit systems for cabinets.