Team changes at Wates signals regional growth

Team changes at Wates signals regional growth
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Wates has appointed Kyle McGrory as Regional Commercial Director, becoming the latest in a line of team changes as the contractor eyes further growth across the North East and Yorkshire.

Kyles appointment closely follows a host of internal promotions, which recently saw the business former Regional Commercial Director, David Wingfield, take the helm as Business Unit Director for North East and Yorkshire.

Taking on the mantle from David, Kyle will now be responsible for the commercial strategy for the region, leading the business 35-strong commercial team and overseeing all commercial aspects of pre-construction and project delivery.

Kyle joins Wates from Mace where he was Associate Director for three years, having joined the business as Cost Manager in 2011, working across a range of retail new-build and fit-out projects.

Alongside Kyles appointment, the region has also seen a raft of internal promotions, including:

Paul Dodsworth, Managing Director of Wates Construction North, commented:

Kyle joins the business at a very exciting time. We have recently taken up residence of our new office at Thorpe Park, a base from which we intend to grow our project portfolio and build upon our strong industry reputation. The resource in our team is the cornerstone of our growth strategy and Kyles appointment, in addition to the promotions within the business, will undoubtedly enhance what is already a very solid regional team.

Kyle added:

Wates is a leading presence in the region in terms of its reputation for quality, its project pipeline and the teams expertise and Im very proud to be joining such a well established team. The construction industry in the North East and Yorkshire has a great deal of opportunity as investment in new projects continues to come through. Wates place as an expert contractor puts us in an extremely strong position for further growth and I look forward to being a part of the business ongoing success.

Wates was recently appointed to build Teesside Universitys Cornell Quarter following the teams completion of the universitys National Horizons Centre in Darlington. The contractor is also currently the sole contractor on site at Wellington Place, MEPCs major commercial development in Leeds as well as Leeds City Colleges new Quarry Hill Campus.