From left: Tony Chell, chief executive, and Chris Casey, managing director, the Casey Group

Casey appoints new managing director

David McCourt

Owner Peter Casey has appointed his son, Chris, as managing director of Rochdale-based building and environmental development firm, the Casey Group.

To make way for Chris, who will begin his new role on 8 April, Tony Chell has moved to the position of chief executive and will concentrate on strategy and special projects.

Peter Casey said: "In a total re-appraisal of our present management structure we have assessed who would be best placed to take the business forward to the next dimension."

Chris Casey said: "The past few years have been a really challenging time for us but I am excited about taking on this responsibility.

"Casey is a family business and this allows us to think and act with the long term in mind. As Peter has said previously, long-term business friendships are more valuable than short-term business gains. I am committed to maintaining those relationships and ensuring that we continue to grow our reputation and presence in the construction, environmental and ancillary sectors."

The Casey companies have a history of projects in construction, land reclamation, public realm and environmental works, developments and construction plant hire.

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