Wates Construction has appointed Christian Bailey to its business development team to strengthen its presence in the private sector.
Making the move to Wates from Shepherd Construction, Bailey took up the role of business development manager responsible for building relationships with commercial clients and growing Wates' private sector project portfolio in the North.
Bailey has over 12 years' industry experience working for McLaren and Wilmott Dixon in senior business development positions and at regional board level.
Tony Shenton, business unit director for Wates Construction in the North West, said: "Christian's appointment forms part of our ambitious strategy for growth in the North and will serve to underpin our efforts to expand our private sector project portfolio.
"He brings with him a wealth of experience unlocking business development opportunities and I look forward to seeing the fruits of his labour whilst we remain focused on driving efficiency, maintaining high standards and offering our clients true value for money."
Bailey added: "Wates Construction has a proven track record of delivering excellence for a range of clients and I am keen to help channel this throughout the commercial sector. I join the company at an exciting time as an increasing number of opportunities emerge and Wates' forecast for growth is strong. I look forward to playing a part in that."