Simon Martin of Caddick Civil Engineering. Credit: Truth PR

Caddick hires MD for regional civils expansion

Caddick Construction Group has appointed Simon Martin as managing director of Caddick Civil Engineering as the civils business looks to expand across the North East, North West and Midlands.

The new leadership represents a strategic move to grow Caddick Civil Engineering in-line with its parent company’s geographical presence, building on the civil engineering contractor’s extensive portfolio in Yorkshire.

Martin joins Caddick Civil Engineering following 18 years as group business development director at Durham-based MGL Group.

During his time at MGL Group, Martin led a team that gained positions on a number of public sector frameworks, and more recently was involved in securing a major contract on the delivery of SeAH Wind, the largest monopile factory in the world at Teesworks.

He will be responsible for growing Caddick Civil Engineering’s Yorkshire footprint, working alongside Caddick Construction in the North East, North West and Midlands.

The business’s growth strategy will also include work in new sectors, building on the current portfolio of residential and commercial contracts to include industrial and logistics as well as exploring work in ports and defence.

Martin commented: “My first priority has been to visit all of our sites, meet the teams and see for myself the knowledge, high standards of work and commitment to health and safety that make this such a fantastic business.

“Caddick Civil Engineering’s success in Yorkshire is something we’re very excited to replicate in the North East, North West and Midlands. Fundamental to this are our people. My priority is nurturing the team, and building on the business’ achievements to ensure we retain our high quality and operational standards.

“Our growth will be organic and sustainable as we expand our availability to key clients in targeted regions where there is appetite for a solid, financially stable and expert civil engineering partner to work alongside both our colleagues at Caddick Construction and the wider industry.”

Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group’s managing director, added: “Offering ourselves as a construction partner with a civil engineering business under one umbrella creates value, efficiency and continuity for our clients. Simon will be a true asset as the new MD of Caddick Civil Engineering; he has extensive knowledge in remediation and regeneration, he operates with integrity and enthusiasm and is passionate about delivering quality for our clients.”

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