09 Jan 2024

Caddick Civil Engineering Targets Growth with Leadership Appointment

Caddick Civil Engineering Targets Growth with Leadership Appointment

Caddick Construction Group has appointed Simon Martin as Managing Director of Caddick Civil Engineering as the civils business looks to expand across the North East, North West and Midlands.

The new leadership represents a strategic move to grow Caddick Civil Engineering in line with its parent company’s geographical presence, building on the civil engineering contractor’s extensive portfolio in Yorkshire.

Simon joins Caddick Civil Engineering following 18 years as Group Business Development Director at Durham-based MGL Group with a drive to maximise opportunities for repeat business and an overarching involvement in all projects.

During his time at MGL Group, Simon led a team that gained positions in a number of public sector frameworks and more recently was involved in securing a major contract on the delivery of SeAH Wind, the largest monopile factory in the world at Teesworks.

Simon, a Chartered Surveyor (FRICS), brings over 30 years of experience in the built environment to his new role at Caddick Civil Engineering having worked across every stage of the construction project lifecycle, from inception to post construction.

As MD, Simon will be responsible for growing Caddick Civil Engineering’s current Yorkshire footprint, working alongside Caddick Construction in the North East, North West and Midlands.

The business’ growth strategy will also include work in new sectors, building on the current portfolio of residential and commercial contracts to also include industrial and logistics as well as exploring work in ports and defence. 

Simon commented: “I am very excited about this new chapter in my career and to be entrusted with the incredible opportunity to grow Caddick Civil Engineering. My first priority has been to visit all of our sites, meet the teams and see for myself the knowledge, high standards of work and commitment to health and safety that make this such a fantastic business.

“Caddick Civil Engineering’s success in Yorkshire is something we’re very excited to replicate in the North East, North West and Midlands. Fundamental to this are our people. My priority is nurturing the team, and building on the business’ achievements to ensure we retain our high quality and operational standards.

“Our growth will be organic and sustainable as we expand our availability to key clients in targeted regions where there is appetite for a solid, financially stable and expert civil engineering partner to work alongside both our colleagues at Caddick Construction and the wider industry.”

Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group’s Managing Director, added: “Offering ourselves as a construction partner with a civil engineering business under one umbrella creates value, efficiency and continuity for our clients. Simon will be a true asset as the new MD of Caddick Civil Engineering; he has extensive knowledge in remediation and regeneration, he operates with integrity and enthusiasm and is passionate about delivering quality for our clients. I’m delighted to welcome Simon to the team and look forward to working with him to expand our civil engineering offer across our key regions.”

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