Morris & Spottiswood makes senior Edinburgh appointment

Construction firm Morris & Spottiswood has strengthened its senior management team with two new appointments.

The £100 million turnover company has hired Scott Grant and Paul Tutty to drive the firm’s Leeds and Edinburgh offices respectively.

Morris & Spottiswood makes senior Edinburgh appointment

Paul Tutty

Morris & Spottiswood CEO Jon Dunwell said former Ainscough Cranes Hire operations director Scott Grant brings senior level experience – having also held managing director, executive director and commercial director positions with fit-out specialists Demco Interiors and Havelock Europa. Meanwhile, former Simons Construction Ltd and Simpson York Ltd contracts manager Paul Tutty arrives with a wealth of industry knowledge.

Mr Dunwell said the firm’s ability to attract top talent has contributed heavily to its success and provides a further indication of its strong and steady progress.

“Our two latest appointments form a key part of our 10-year growth plan as we look to expand from the regional hubs.” he said. “Scott has been appointed Operations Director in Edinburgh. He joins us with 20-plus years board-level experience in the construction, interior fit-out and manufacturing sectors. Meanwhile, Paul takes the position of Operations Manager in Leeds with a proven track record working nationwide, specifically within the commercial, industrial, retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. They both have significant expertise delivering profitable and sustainable plans which is crucial to our long-term strategy.”

Morris & Spottiswood makes senior Edinburgh appointment

Scott Grant

Morris & Spottiswood employs more than 400 people and is currently training 39 apprentices across offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Warrington and Leeds.

The firm’s projects range from £10,000 to £10m in value covering multi-trade modernisation programmes, extensive fabric upgrades, complex M&E installations, new build developments and facilities management services. It works across multiple sectors including education, retail, financial, housing, leisure, health and commercial.

Mr Grant said: “Morris & Spottiswood has a strong pedigree in the Scottish market, as a mature and established brand. The Edinburgh office is especially well known for its fit-out and housing work which has underpinned steady and consistent growth over the decades. While its 100th anniversary approaches it is looking to the future with a bold and ambitious growth plan.

“It’s a hugely exciting time to be part of the Morris & Spottiswood story as we look to build on strong performances over the last several years. As the company realigns, we will be able to capitalise on new opportunities within our framework client base to drive a steeper growth trajectory.”

Mr Tutty said: “One of the greatest attractions to Morris & Spottiswood is its scope for growth. There is a real feeling of momentum within the North of England operation, which is the firm’s fastest growing region. Its M&E ‘services division’ grew by 54% between 2016 and 2017, rising from circa £6m to £9m. Other developments including the recent acquisition of M&E firm Livingston Mechanical Services and the purchase of its Leeds site make it a compelling proposition.

“The Yorkshire region holds huge potential alongside other large conurbations such as Hull, Middlesbrough, Durham, Newcastle, Preston, Kendal and Carlisle. Our aim is to unlock this northern belt by combining Morris & Spottiswood’s national delivery model with highly skilled local service providers.”

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