Faithful+Gould Four in New Major Roles

Dale Potts
The Stockton-on-Tees office of international project management and cost consultants, Faithful+Gould, has rewarded four of its high flying staff, Dennis Edwards, Sean Lynch, Mark Hopgood and Gary Marshall who have been key to the growth of the office.

Exceptional commitment and capability has led to Dennis Edwards being promoted to director of the Stockton-on-Tees office (the largest office of the Faithful+Gould North and Ireland region). Dennis will be responsible for the management of Stockton’s 125 employees who work in the transport, property and industry sectors, providing commercial, project management and consult services.

A highly driven team member, Dennis has used his extensive cross sector knowledge, coupled with over 25 years’ experience of working on and managing diverse schemes all over the world, to win a considerable number of projects which has, in turn, allowed the business to grow significantly in recent years.

Dennis, who joined Faithful+Gould as a managing surveyor 12 years ago, said:

"Faithful+Gould’s extensive client portfolio has seen me being involved in major projects worldwide which, together with excellent benefits, training and a great team atmosphere, have all been important factors in keeping my career exciting and challenging.

"The company has ambitious expansion plans and I look forward to working with the management team to promote the Faithful+Gould business locally, nationally and internationally."

A high profile figure of the water sector in the North, Sean Lynch, has also been promoted to director. In this new role he will be responsible for Faithful+Gould’s water sector clients in the North East, Scotland and Ireland. Acting as client director for Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL) and Scottish Water (SW), he has developed significant contracts since he joined the team in 2004.

Sean's new duties will involve him in business development responsibilities for the North and Ireland region.

He will be focusing mainly on maintaining and growing existing relationships with NWL and SW and investigating and looking to exploit the growth potential with the water business in Northern Ireland. To achieve this, Sean aims to double the water team within the next three years.

Due to the ever increasing specialised demand for Faithful+Gould’s services in the education sector, regional director Mark Hopgood has taken on new responsibilities and will be heading up Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schemes within the Northern region. Mark has developed a wealth of experience through his work on Private Finance Initiatives and Design, Build, Finance, Operate (DBFO) schools during the past 20 years and is currently involved in a number of prestigious BSF projects throughout the UK.

Relishing the challenge of his new position, Mark is looking forward to advancing the many high profile schemes Faithful+Gould has in the pipeline.

Gary Marshall has been promoted to regional director. Having joined Faithful+Gould 18 years ago as Junior Quantity Surveyor, Gary is one of the longest serving staff members in the Stockton office.

Gary led the project team which successfully carried out the Kings Academy at Coulby Newham, Teesside, the recently completed Trinity Academy in Doncaster and the £30 million Excelsior Academy in Newcastle, which is currently under construction.

As well as education schemes, Gary will also be looking to gain more experience of commercial, leisure, retail and health development, and to expand his team by a further 30% in the next two years.

Gary feels his career has benefited from the sheer variety and challenge of his work but most of all enjoys the friendly working environment and great team camaraderie in the Stockton office.

George Murray, managing director for the North of the UK and Ireland, said:

"I have worked closely with Dennis, Sean and Gary - they all bring exceptional aptitude, passion and dedication to their roles and have demonstrated great leadership qualities. All three have made significant in-roads into driving their areas of expertise forward and as a result of this, their areas have undergone growth in line with our strategic objectives. Their promotions are testament to their hard work and commitment to Faithful+Gould and well deserved recognition for their efforts.

"I am also delighted to appoint Mark to his new role, which sees him heading up the BSF schemes within the Northern region. Mark is highly experienced and will play a crucial role in developing this sector further."