PMP recruits new director to continue growth agenda

Stewart Rutherford and John Dunn
Stewart Rutherford and John Dunn

Building surveying and project management firm PMP has appointed Stewart Rutherford as a new director in charge of the firm’s Edinburgh office as it embarks on an ambitious plan to double its turnover in the next three years.

Rutherford, a highly respected figure in the UK commercial property industry, joins PMP from a nationwide building consultancy firm where he was director of its Edinburgh office and worked for them for almost 13 years.

His appointment comes as PMP has doubled in size in the last two years and now has 17 staff across two offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh covering projects located across the UK.

John Dunn, managing director of PMP, said: “Stewart’s appointment comes at a time when we focus our efforts on growing the business to double the size in the next three years. We have been fortunate to have experienced some very strong business conditions in recent years and have won a number of major projects.

“We continue to see a number of good opportunities ahead and we will be working together across our business to capitalise on these while launching a number of new service lines to diversify our offering.

“Stewart will be leading the growth of the Edinburgh office with a plan to grow our team with a further three or four full time appointments in the next twelve months.”

Blenheim House
Blenheim House

PMP provides project management, cost management and building surveying services throughout Scotland and North England. The business has been at the forefront of a number of major property developments such as 112 Ingram Street, the former Glasgow City Council building and Blenheim Place in Edinburgh for Chris Stewart Group.

Around 36,000 sq ft of prime grade office accommodation, is expected to bring new life to Blenheim Place in the East End of Edinburgh in the former offices of Aegon.

Meanwhile in Glasgow, the £5 million development of 112 Ingram Street sees a sympathetic restoration of the seven storey, category B-listed property within Glasgow’s Merchant City Central Conservation Area.

112 Ingram Street
112 Ingram Street

Both projects are indicative of the size and scale of the current workload which is expected to growth consistently across Scotland and in the North of England where PMP is also busy on a number of projects.

Stewart Rutherford, who takes up his position this week, said: “The opportunity at PMP is very attractive as we have agreed a firm and exciting plan to develop and grow the business over the next three years. I’m delighted to be joining the team and look forward to delivering results on a range of projects.”

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