Bardsley hires eight to support new contract wins

Appointments at family-owned Bardsley Construction include director Adrian Rooney, returning to the company after a six-month spell at John Sisk & Son.

The £50m-turnover business based in Tameside, Greater Manchester has hired eight staff in the last month, including three that previously worked at Bardsley.

Those returning to the company also include site manager Mike Banks who was at Bardsley from 2000 before leaving for Mayo Civils; and contract manager Keith Huntington who worked for Bardsley until 2014 when he left to join Kier Living.

New arrivals are senior project manager Jim Flannery who joined from Bilt Group, and buyer Steve Albinson and health & safety adviser Helene Watson who both join from troubled contractor Forrest.

Quantity surveyor Ronnie Kennedy has moved from Mason Lord, while Curtis Huynh has arrived from Renaker Build.

Roly Bardsley, chairman of Bardsley Construction, said: “The influx of talent takes our total workforce to more than 200 people and is reflective of the breadth and depth of skills and expertise that Bardsley Construction can offer to its ever-growing client base.

“We start 2017 with a flurry of contract wins so it’s all hands to the pump for our new and existing colleagues as we look forward with confidence to a strong and successful year in a reviving construction sector.”

The new hires support a series of contract wins, including a £3.3m contract with Halton Housing Trust to provide 28 affordable homes and apartments on the site of the former Victoria House healthcare building in Runcorn, Cheshire; a £4.7m design-and-build project for Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to replace residential and retail properties at The Strand; and a contract with Venture Property Group to deliver a £6.2m six-storey student accommodation block in Sheffield.

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