CGC directorship for Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies
Robert Menzies

City Gate Construction (CGC) has appointed a leading member of its team as director of the business.

Robert Menzies has taken up the new role with the Paisley-based construction firm with immediate effect.

Previously a commercial manager at CGC, Robert has been with the business for just under two years.

A Chartered Surveyor by profession, Robert is a well known figure within the construction sector in Scotland and beyond.

Robert has strong local connections with Paisley. He holds a Master of Business Administration qualification from what is now the University of the West of Scotland.

He is the former managing director of all-trades firm Laidlaw Scott and was instrumental, along with owner Gordon Scott – current owner of St Mirren FC - in making the business hugely successful. Laidlaw Scott had its HQ in Renfrewshire.

It was later bought by the Mears Group and Robert assumed the role of managing director in Scotland.

Announcing the news, Leo Reilly, managing director of CGC, said: “This is an important appointment for the business. Robert brings huge expertise and professionalism to the role in addition to his unrivalled connections within construction and the wider business community.

“In addition to becoming a director his brief to look after the commercial activities of the business will continue.”

Late last year, CGC revealed it had expanded into England having completed a large scale transformation of a landmark building in Bradford, West Yorkshire into student accommodation.

A new office now exists in Preston and last summer a further base was opened in Ayr. It is continuing to recruit staff across a range of trades – particularly in Renfrewshire and Ayrshire.

Robert said: “I’m delighted to have become a Director of the business as we continue to grow and deliver high quality products for our many customers. CGC has a well-earned reputation for outstanding professionalism and meeting the understandably high expectations of our clients.”

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