Project management capability expands with two new recruits

Aug 31, 2021

We have strengthened our project management team with two new recruits, as we look to ramp up our development activity across the Northern Powerhouse.

Andrew Udall has been appointed as Head Building Inspector and will be working with the various construction teams principally responsible for examining and reporting on all of the Group’s current and future construction projects to help maintain the highest quality standards and mitigate any potential risk.

Having spent the majority of his career in the Building Control team at Sheffield City Council, Andrew has a wealth of experience in ensuring that construction projects comply with the latest Building Regulations. He has also had stints as Head of Operations at Sheffield United Football Club and Chair of the Safety Advisory Group at Sheffield City Council.

Joseph Udall joins as Project Manager and will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of the Group’s construction projects across the UK in a timely and cost effective manner.

He brings with him over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, having run a successful building company, which he set up in 2010 after securing a start-up Grant from the Princes Trust.

The newly created positions enhance the Group’s in-house project management capabilities following the recent appointment of Jon Anderson as Project Director and Apprentice Project Manager, Jake Hall who joined earlier this year.

Not only do the appointments reflect the Group’s strategic growth plans to become the leading developer across the Northern Powerhouse, they also support its ambition to drive up safety standards across the UK construction industry.

Chief Executive of SGI, Simon McCabe, said:

“The property industry is coming under increasing scrutiny in respect of construction standards, and rightly so given the level of risk involved. We want to ensure that all of our projects not only meet but exceed the health, safety, environment and quality requirements placed upon us so that we can continue to deliver transformational developments for people to interact with.

“Given the scale of the projects we have underway and, as we move forward with our ambitious growth strategy, we felt that now was the right time to continue our expansion of our in house project management capability and I’m very pleased to welcome Andy and Joe into the Group.”

Andrew and Joseph will both be based in the Group’s Sheffield office but will work across its projects at Thorpe Park Leeds, Sheffield Digital Campus, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and Middlewood Locks in Salford and variety of other projects where the Group operates throughout the UK.

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