Patricia Murphy has joined BAM Construction’s Scottish business in a newly created senior buyer role.
After starting off as an office junior with a major house builder, where her duties included such inspiring activities as washing the site wellies, Patricia (Trish) has accumulated over 30 years of buying and procurement experience including a senior buying role with another national contractor and was, until recently, the procurement manager for a respected Scottish SME contractor.
Trish’s new role within BAM reflects the success of its Scottish regional business and BAM’s procurement policy of creating a strong supply chain of local Scottish businesses who currently undertake over 70 per cent of BAM’s entire workload in Scotland. Trish will be working closely with the regional buyer, Helen Fitzpatrick, to manage BAM’s existing supply chain partnerships and develop new relationships with local firms and manufacturers in all of its geographical areas.
Doug Keillor, regional director, BAM Construction, said: “It’s no secret that we have a number of significant projects lined up for 2015. Trish’s experience and industry knowledge will be a great asset to our team and help us continue to lead the market on innovative and sustainable procurement initiatives.”
Patricia added: “I’ve been blown away by the welcome I’ve received at BAM. I was aware of their reputation for the way they treat both their staff and their suppliers and this was one of the reasons I wanted to work here, but I can honestly say that not only is that reputation absolutely deserved, but the culture and approach is completely different to anything I’ve encountered before.”
Based in Stepps, BAM Construction is responsible for many award winning buildings across Scotland including the internationally acclaimed Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow and Scottish Water’s National Operations Centre in Stepps.