Seddon appoints new managing director

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson

Seddon Construction has announced that current chief operating officer Peter Jackson is taking the step up to managing director.

The move marks the continued evolution at Seddon for Peter, who has been with the £170 million turnover business for a total of 17 years.

Having originally joined what was then G&J Seddon Ltd in 1994 as a quantity surveyor, Peter re-joined the business as operations director in 2005, before moving up to chief operating officer in 2014.

Peter’s new responsibilities will now allow the current MD Jonathan Seddon to become chairman of Seddon Construction and CEO of the Seddon Group.

This announcement marks a busy few months for Seddon, which celebrates its 120th year as a business this year. In late 2016 the business restructured its rapidly growing Midlands operation in order to maintain its impressive momentum.

Turnover in that region increased by 54% to £67.7m over the last financial year.

Jonathan Seddon said: “Over the last three years as chief operating officer, Peter has been instrumental in guiding Seddon through many changes and challenges, establishing our regional teams and outlining a powerful vision for the business.

“I am therefore delighted to announce Peter’s appointment to managing director. It is vital that we have the very best people leading our organization at every level, and as a key part of the Seddon strategy, I’m certain Peter will help us achieve every ambition we have as a business.”

Peter Jackson added: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Managing Director.

“The key for us all at Seddon is to build upon the hard work in recent years, ensuring exceptional customer service, delivering projects on time and making budgets work for all our customers. We have a very bright future ahead of us.”

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