Wakefield-based GNG Group, manufacturer of performance foam products for the healthcare, sports and bed markets, has announced that Darren Potterton (pictured) has been promoted to the permanent post of group MD.

This follows an internal promotion from his position as MD for GNG's Healthcare Division.

As a result of this change, Philip Whittell now takes up the reins as chairman of the group. He comments: "We are delighted that Darren has accepted this position. During the last 12 months he has worked exceptionally hard, along with the whole GNG team, to achieve great results and offer vital support to the NHS supply chain. He will bring his enthusiasm, knowledge and vast experience to help GNG move forward to a new chapter of growth and success, and to keep innovation and opportunities at the forefront of our business."