The number thirteen has spelled an auspicious start to the New Year for the north east offices of international project management and cost consultants Faithful+Gould – the company has just made an impressive thirteen new appointments to its Newcastle and Stockton offices.
A former employee of Faithful+Gould, Jeremy Robson has returned to the Stockton office to take up the position of managing surveyor. With 20 years experience under his belt he has been seconded to Northumbrian Water where he will act as project manager on both major and minor waste water treatment projects.
The Consult division within Faithful+Gould has additionally been boosted with the appointment of consultant, Gordon Heathcote. His role will involve client liaison on high profile PFI projects such as the £300 million hospitals PFI project for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust.
With 29 years experience within the building and construction industry, Malcolm Shiels is another key appointment taking on the role of planning supervisor and health and safety consultant. He will be responsible for business development of the CDM and health and safety team in the Newcastle office.
Ian Dunbar has re-located from London back to his home town of Newcastle and joins Faithful+Gould as a planning consultant and delay analyst. With a wealth of experience of international schemes in Thailand, Korea, Northern China and Japan, he is looking forward to assisting in training staff in planning techniques and passing on his expertise to younger members of staff.
Having been aware of Faithful+Gould’s reputation, growth and diversification for some time, Cliff Collings has joined its team after working for parent company Atkins for five years. He brings with him 25 years experience of the local civil engineering industry, having worked for both the public and private sectors, predominantly on schemes of regional and national importance.
George Murray, Faithful+Gould’s director in charge of Stockton and Newcastle offices, said: "The continued strategic expansion at both our Newcastle and Stockton offices is something we are keen to celebrate. These appointments signal an influx of highly experienced individuals to our already extremely skilled team. In addition, I am also very pleased to welcome our trainees who form a crucial backbone to our business and are the future talent who will take Faithful+Gould’s strategic vision into the future."
Furthermore, the utilities department has been boosted by the recent appointment of quantity surveyor Ian Liversidge. His role will see him liaising with contractors for the installation of new water mains on developments ranging from retail parks to new housing estates.
Barry Dakers has taken up the position of assistant planning engineer. Barry was particularly interested in starting a degree based career, and this was a major factor in him choosing to join Faithful+Gould, as it offers the opportunity to work towards chartered status with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Sharon Nahal is the latest addition to the property division as graduate project manager. Her new role will see her producing project briefs and cost calculation reports.
Having successfully run his own tree surgery and forestry business, Chris Wilson joins the Newcastle office as trainee quantity surveyor, having being attracted by the opportunity of working abroad in the future.
Assistant planning supervisor and health and safety co-ordinator Katherine Stabler will be providing internal support for the Stockton and Newcastle offices. She hopes to go onto further study which will enable her to become a planning supervisor in the future.
Looking for a career change and wanting to follow in the footsteps of his father who is a senior planner for Faithful+Gould, Ian Spencer has joined the Stockton team as a trainee planner.
The marketing team has also received a boost with the appointment of Erika Hartill as a marketing assistant who has made the move from Middlesbrough to take up the position.
Finally, Steven Horn, a year placement student, has joined the Newcastle office after completing two years of his Quantity Surveying degree at Northumbria University. Already working on a diverse range of projects including schools, hospitals and housing schemes, he is thriving on the sheer range of work open to him.