10 May 2023

Caddick appoints new Operations Director

Caddick appoints new Operations Director

Caddick Construction is continuing its team’s strategic growth with the appointment of Steve Bell as Operations Director, becoming the latest in a line of senior hires as the business eyes expansion across the north.

Steve will fulfil a remit to oversee the business’ portfolio in the North East and Yorkshire, ensuring consistently high standards across all aspects of project delivery.

Based in Knottingley, Steve will lead Caddick’s operational delivery, including health and safety, supply chain partners, client relations and build quality across the business’ core markets in the public and private sectors.

Steve becomes the latest new recruit at Caddick following the appointment of Sue Currey as HR Business Partner and Neil Trubshaw as Construction Group Commercial Director.

Recent team changes also include the promotion of Adam Tucker and Andrew Clarkson as Design Director and Construction Director respectively, both for Caddick Construction in Yorkshire and the North East.

Steve commented: “Caddick has an excellent reputation across the north, and I see my appointment as a chance to be part of the exceptional standards set by my colleagues. I’m really excited to get under the skin of Caddick, to understand what makes the business such a success and to be part of making sure we retain those successful elements as we scale our business and expand across the region.”

Paul Dodsworth, Construction Group Managing Director, commented: “I have worked with Steve for over 20 years and know the level of quality he strives for; Steve has a perfect balance between supporting his colleagues, working towards the very best quality and always looking at ways to improve and innovate. This combination is absolutely vital as we grow our business, making sure we hold on to what makes our business special while we keep a keen eye on our sustainable future growth.”

A plasterer by trade, Steve’s experience in the construction industry includes eight years at Wates Construction as Operations Director.

Prior to joining Wates, Steve worked for Bowmer and Kirkland Group, where he spent eight years working as a Senior Project Manager leading significant construction schemes across the North East and Scotland. 

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