Kettlewell, left and Weston are both long-term employees. Credit: GMI

Two step up at GMI

The construction group has promoted Ed Weston to regional commercial director for Yorkshire and Patrick Kettlewell to pre-construction director for the North of England.

GMI said that since joining almost six years ago as senior quantity surveyor and later commercial manager, Weston has delivered several high-quality projects, including the recently completed £200m train manufacturing facility for Siemens Mobility in East Yorkshire.

His role will see him work alongside Andrew Hurcomb, GMI’s regional director for Yorkshire, to further grow and lead delivery within the region.

Kettlewell’s newly created role as pre-construction director will see him take the lead across GMI’s three northern divisions, Yorkshire, North West and North East – to “drive growth, consistency and success”.

He joined GMI’s team in Leeds in 2014 as senior estimator before becoming managing estimator, then senior pre-construction manager for Yorkshire and the North East.

Lee Powell, chief executive of GMI, said: “Both bring extensive experience to the senior leadership team and will further strengthen our commitment to excellence and innovation.

“Ed, who has risen through the commercial ranks. has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver high-quality and high-profile projects, including the Siemens Mobility project.

“Patrick, who has been an integral part of the team since 2014, also brings a wealth of expertise and will play a pivotal role in coordinating and delivering preconstruction phases across the North of England which will involve establishing and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients.”

Powell concluded: “We look forward to the positive impact that both will undoubtedly have on our operations in Yorkshire and beyond.”

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