Morris & Spottiswood appoints Richard Oldfield as retail sector director
Construction firm Morris & Spottiswood has appointed Richard Oldfield as retail sector director to support the growth and development of its retail services.
Richard Oldfield, based out of the Leeds office, has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry across civil engineering, retail construction, and fit-out with some of the UK’s largest supermarkets and retail chains. Most recently construction director at Sigma, he has extensive experience in handling large-scale, high-value projects, fast-track fit-outs, and rollout programmes.
Mr Oldfield will help to grow and develop the Morris & Spottiswood retail team, working closely with new and existing clients to strengthen relationships whilst ensuring the business continues to deliver exceptional levels of service.
Morris & Spottiswood has a strong track record delivering projects for a range of retail clients, from major high street stores to supermarkets and leisure spaces. Bringing together resources and expertise from across the Morris & Spottiswood group of companies, this enables the organisation to provide retail customers with a complete offering, including feasibility planning; architectural and design services; energy saving solutions; and the delivery of all aspects of the project, from M&E to fit-out.
Gordon Clyne, managing director at Morris & Spottiswood, said: “We’re excited to bring Richard into our team as we continue to strengthen our retail business. High streets across the UK are working hard to recover from the impact of Covid and the cost-of-living crisis, so it’s crucial that retailers can continue to trade whilst carrying out refurbishment projects or essential works. As experts within live environments, we know what’s needed to create a space where our teams can work, whilst customers shop in safety and with minimal disruption. Richard’s knowledge and experience will ensure this work continues at the level customers expect, while growing our network of clients across the country.”
Richard Oldfield added: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new role at Morris & Spottiswood during such an exciting but challenging time for the retail sector. With increased competition from online retailers, bricks and mortar outlets can’t afford to be complacent, whether that’s in terms of the look and feel of their stores or driving their net zero initiatives.
“While many people associate Morris & Spottiswood with a range of commercial projects, not everyone is necessarily aware of the fantastic work we deliver in the retail sector. I’m looking forward to increasing awareness and working with our clients, both old and new, on many innovative and inspiring retail projects going forward.”