THE Tees Valley office of property solutions company Rok has created a new position as part of expansion plans in the area.

REBECCA PHELPS has been appointed customer care and business development manager.

She joins from Loughborough University, where she has spent the past three years working as a project manager in the engineering department.

Her responsibilities will include supporting Rok's sales and marketing team.

The 30-year-old, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, previously worked in the Tees Valley area for Styles Precision Engineering.

She spent six years at the company after graduating from Humberside University and before taking up the post at Loughborough.