Sharkey appoints industry stalwart as business development director

Scotland-headquartered construction services group Sharkey has appointed Jim Black from ISG to the post of business development director.

Black previously led the business development function at the Scottish office of the global construction giant.

Sharkey appoints industry stalwart as business development director

Jim Black

He joins the leadership team at Sharkey, working alongside managing director Billy Harrison and tasked with supporting business growth and sourcing new opportunities.

Billy Harrison said: “It’s a real coup having Jim join the business and it comes at an important time for Sharkey as we move into our next phase of growth in Scotland and across the UK.”

2018 was another successful year for Sharkey, with keystone projects including the multi-million pound fast-track fit-out at Morgan Stanley’s Glasgow office (the global investment bank’s fifth largest office worldwide), the £24 million conversion of the Baxter Brothers & Co jute mill in Dundee into the Indigo Hotel and Staybridge Apartments, the multi-phased refurbishment of Holland House (the A-listed principal halls of residence building for the University of Edinburgh), and the £14m Category-B fit-out completion of all 7 floors at Quartermile 4 in Edinburgh for global tech group Cirrus Logic and one of Canada’s largest banks, Bank of Montreal and its BMO Global Asset Management division.

Sharkey, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has a strong order book for 2019 and into 2020, is increasingly moving into larger value projects and has seen new build projects become a fast-growing revenue stream over the last 36 months.

The company operates across the UK (out of offices in Edinburgh, London and Manchester) for a range of clients in sectors including commercial office, hotel and leisure, retail frameworks and the public sector, specialising in fit-out, refurbishment and new build construction projects.  

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