Board changes unveiled as CHAP Group pursues growth

Board changes unveiled as CHAP Group pursues growth

 (from left) Civil engineering director, Ron Liddell; managing director, Hugh Craigie; preconstruction director, Andy McNair

CHAP Group’s growth plans have taken another important step forward with the appointment of Andy McNair to the board as its new preconstruction director and Ron Liddell taking on a new role as civil engineering director.

Mr McNair, a chartered architect, will figurehead CHAP’s business development, bid management and preconstruction initiatives. He has a successful and diverse history in the north-east construction industry having been a director with Covell Matthews, Douglas & Stewart and most recently Glenglass.

Mr Liddell has moved over from CHAP’s construction division, to focus on strengthening and growing the civils team. CHAP Civils has extensive experience in the utilities sub-sector and, through the addition of new team members, is in the process of bolstering its skillset in the other civil engineering areas.

CHAP’s MD Hugh Craigie said: “CHAP’s origins lie in civil engineering and the company is very proud of its roots and the civil engineering projects completed across the UK during the past 46 years. The success of the company’s construction division has more recently overshadowed the civils division, but Ron’s appointment is a statement of intent – CHAP Civils remains an intrinsic and vital part of the CHAP Group and we are delighted that Ron has accepted the challenge of re-vitalising and growing this division of the company.

“CHAP has embarked upon an ambitious growth and development plan, which Andy will play an essential and pivotal role within. The company has invested heavily in the quality of its senior management team and Andy is one of the final pieces of this jigsaw. He is well-connected and has already brought several exciting opportunities to the company. I look forward to working with Andy and I am excited at the plan CHAP is now following.”

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