Former B&K boss boosts Wates northern push

Grant Prior 9 years ago
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Wates Construction has boosted its northern operations with the appointment of Paul Dodsworth as Business Unit Director, Yorkshire and North East.

Dodsworth will help drive Wates’ campaign to grow its presence in new markets in Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and Durham, building on its portfolio of projects across Yorkshire.

Dodsworth joins from Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd where he spent eight years as Construction Director overseeing projects in the North East and Scotland.

Dodsworth will now lead the delivery of Wates’ projects including Haribo’s new £35m Wakefield production facility and the £5.6m XP School in Doncaster.

Phil Harrison, Managing Director, Wates Construction North, said: “Wates Construction has an extensive portfolio of excellent projects in Yorkshire both past and present, which places us a reputed contractor across commercial, manufacturing and public sector markets.

”Paul’s appointment marks a step forward in our strategic growth plan for the region, which will see us drive the business further afield whilst building on our long-standing position as a trusted and innovative contractor.”

Dodsworth added: “This is an exciting opportunity and I very much look forward to leading an already strong Wates Construction team in Yorkshire and developing the opportunities in the North East.

“I bring with me a keen focus on delivering exceptional quality for our clients, as well as a passion to grow the business into new markets.”

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