Sisk appoints from Halcrow

The construction group has appointed Linsay Drinkwater as business development manager for its northern England region based in its office on Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Greater Manchester.

Drinkwater joins John Sisk & Son having previously been business development manager at the Halcrow Group.

At Halcrow, she was responsible for identifying and developing business opportunities across the European Union.

Drinkwater will work alongside Tina Taylor who is now focussing exclusively on the Midlands and South West, having previously overseen the northern region.

Drinkwater is also looking after the Scotland regions and is one of three business development managers appointed by John Sisk & Son.

Jeremy Collett, who has 30 years experience in the construction industry, joins from Wates, where he developed business in the hotel sector. Collett will focus on increasing Sisk's presence in the south of England.

Max Soudain joins Sisk from Coffey Geotechnics where he was responsible for business development for the consultant in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to this Soudain worked in construction media for 10 years. He will also be working in the south of England.

Chris Dyer, Sisk pre-contract director, said: "We want to maintain and build on the revenues achieved last year and I am delighted that Jeremy, Max and Linsay are joining to help us reach our goals. These are exciting times for Sisk as we continue to grow in the UK."

John Sisk & Son reported an increase in revenue to £278m in 2010 from £161m the previous year.

The construction group is part of the Sisk Group of construction companies based in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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