Building contractor Colmore Tang expands management team with ex-Carillion team

By Simon Penfold | Business Picks | Published:

The building contractor that converted offices at The Waterfront in Brierley Hill into luxury apartments has hired a handful of former Carillion staff for top management roles as it gears up to handle even bigger projects.

From left: L-R Gillian McQuade Head of Procurement, Nicola Markall Compliance Manager, Andy Robinson Group CEO, Steve Underwood Chief Operating Officer, Louise Perry Head of Sustainability, Paul Reynolds Operations Director

Birmingham-based contractor Colmore Tang Construction (CTC) has appointed Paul Reynolds as operations director for the Midlands, Gill McQuade as head of procurement, Nicola Markall as compliance manager and Louise Perry as head of sustainability - all of whom previously worked for Carillion.

The company has also hired Steve Underwood from the Aldridge-based Shaylor Group as chief operating officer

The appointments follow the contractor’s continued growth, having flourished from a team of just three when the business was established in 2013, to one of the region’s fastest-growing companies with 103 employees and a projected turnover of £85 million this year.

Andy Robinson, CEO of the Colmore Tang Group, said having the right management team in place is crucial if the company is to continue driving business development.

“We have a pipeline of work through until 2021, so we felt the time was right to expand and bring in highly-qualified senior managers who share our vision and values,” he said.

“It’s a real coup to know that Paul, Gill, Nicola and Louise have joined us from Carillion, as well as Steve moving over from Shaylor Group to take the reigns. It proves how strong CTC has become and we now have a team of very experienced people who share our intention to grow the business.”

To date, the contractor has delivered 1.45 million square feet of construction projects across 1,500 residential units, a 253-bedroom four-star hotel – the first Park Regis hotel in Europe – 100,000 square feet of industrial units and substantial high-end interior refurbishments.

CTC has several major projects upcoming, including Connaught Square in Digbeth – one of Birmingham’s largest city centre regeneration projects – and a 17-storey apartment complex next to the Park Regis hotel in the city. Meanwhile, it is developing two schemes in Slough which will benefit from new Crossrail links to Central London.

“The business is going from strength to strength and we have some huge, exciting developments coming up,” added Andy. “We are always looking for innovative ways to move forward, be that through bringing on board the best talent in the market or through our £10 million innovation fund ConstrucTech, in which we’re working with Virgin StartUp to find disruptive technologies that will impact construction. I’m confident that with our new management team in place, we can only get stronger.”

Colmore Tang completed its conversion of the former Point North office block at The Waterfront two years ago, creating 181 apartments that have all been snapped up since then.

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.


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