The Timperley Band has announced the signing of ex Sellers and Yorkshire Imps flugel soloist Sian Carradus, in time for their assault on the Preston Contest and the North West Areas in 2008. This comes after a hatrick of wins in 2007 and the band breaking into the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time in their history. Professional Conductor David Evans described the capture of Sian as a "major coup" and is looking forward to renewing their partnership, having worked with Sian at the Yorkshire Imperial Band during his tenure. The band has thanked Stuart Black for his services helping to win the North West Areas 1st Section, Tameside Open and the Wilkinson Northern Open Contest this year. They wish him all the best for the future, and especially with his new conducting career with Greenfield Band.