Paul Redman, Divisional Director of Esh Build, said: “We have secured three staff in key positions which complement the experience and skillsets within our business. Our new team members will support our growth and bring in a wealth of technical and business knowledge.”
Brian Joyce, who joins as Operations Director, said: “The quality of the projects undertaken by Esh is of the highest standard. The company has a real focus on delivery and supports the communities in which it operates. It’s great to join such an experienced team.”
Gary Walker has been appointed as Commercial Manager, commenting: “I’m looking forward to helping Esh continue its growth. There are many opportunities for us to deliver high quality builds, value engineering solutions and an industry leading social value package.”
Joyce and Walker have over 50 years’ experience working within the industry, with Joyce spending 27 years with Laing O’Rourke and Walker working for Balfour Beatty for 27 years.
Ray Nugent takes up a role as Design & Bid Manager, bringing in a wealth of experience to the team with 30 years in the construction industry working for both consultants and Tier 1 national contractors.
Darren Warneford, Esh Group’s Customer Relationship Director continues his strategic role with a focus on identifying new opportunities for Esh Build.
The new additions will help Esh Build enhance and grow its reputation in the North East, having recently completed Cleveland Police’s Community Safety Hub in Middlesbrough, Newcastle Eagles Community Arena on the Scotswood Road, Newcastle Airport’s terminal extension and Northumbria University’s CIS and Sutherland buildings.
The future looks bright with the firm securing its place on important frameworks including NEPO — where they are the only regionally based contractor in the £5m+ commercial build category — and appointments to Pagabo, Fusion 21 and Sunderland University’s Major Works Framework.
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