RED hires Midas director for south west expansion

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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London main contractor RED Construction has hired former Midas director Derek Quinn to lead expansion in the south west of England.

Derek Quinn leaves Midas after 16 years to become MD for Red South West
Derek Quinn leaves Midas after 16 years to become MD for Red South West

The move ushers in a new corporate structure for the business consisting of RED Construction Group, RED London, and the newly-formed RED South West.

Founded in 2016 by two former McLaren Construction directors Graham Sturge and Ian Hopkinson, RED Construction Group has established itself as an alternative to main stream builders for medium-sized jobs in the capital.

The Bristol-based RED South West team will be led by Quinn as managing director who has ambitions to grow the business in the region where he was born.

He brings 35 years of experience having first qualified as a quantity surveyor at John Laing, following which he worked internationally before 16 years at Midas.

Sturge, managing director of RED Construction Group, said: “The creation of the group structure, including the launch of RED South West and the appointment of the highly-regarded Derek Quinn as MD, will allow us to continue our expansion, but without over-reaching or compromising on the quality of what we achieve with our clients.

“Derek and his counterparts in RED London are experts in their fields with unique insight, with the support, innovation and values that drive everything RED Construction does.”

Quinn, added: “The new business has been created to respond to the significant need in the region for a main contractor with the depth, breadth and reliability that RED is renowned for from its work in London.

“I look forward to working with Graham and the board to grow another successful business as part of the Group, drawing on the team’s experience in high-profile projects in the region.”

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