Scarborough Group beefs up leadership team
The Yorkshire developer has promoted Howard Cartwright to group project director, taking the firm’s board to seven.
SGI’s board also features chairman Kevin McCabe, chief executive Simon McCabe and group director Scott McCabe, along with chief finance and operating officer Jeremy Tutton and group development directors Mark Jackson and Paul Kelly.
Since joining SGI in 2016, Cartwright has played a pivotal role in overseeing the entire lifecycle of the group’s development projects, with a particular focus on contract and risk management, the firm said.
Recent achievements include the project management of phases one through three of the 1,300-apartment Middlewood Locks project in Salford; along with the 105,000 sq ft Marina Quay retail and leisure park in Rhyl.
In his newly-created board position, he will be asked to leverage his 35 plus years of technical expertise and keen eye for detail to lead the company’s next phase of development projects, which includes Queensferry One, a 120-acre oven-ready industrial and logistics hub at the heart of the Forth Green Freeport in Rosyth and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
Simon McCabe, chief executive, said: “Over the past seven years, Howard has proven to be a trusted and valuable member of the team, and has done a remarkable job of setting rigorous standards throughout the design, construction and maintenance of our all our development projects.
“Howard’s appointment to the board is a strategic move, signalling our steadfast commitment and proactive approach to fostering a culture of accountability and transparency in relation to the technical aspects of development right across the business.”
“On behalf of the Group, we would like to thank Howard for all his efforts over the years and are pleased to formally welcome him as a board director.”
Cartwright himself said: “I’m incredibly excited to take on this augmented role and the additional challenges and opportunities it will bring.
“The introduction of the Building Safety Act places greater accountability on us as developers to ensure the technical robustness and safety of our projects, from the competency of the design teams and contractors we appoint to the procurement processes used with their supply chain.
“My appointment to the board is a deliberate move towards incorporating technical expertise into the strategic decision-making of the Group and emphasises the critical role this plays in shaping its future direction and success.”