29th Jun 2015

Former Balfour Beatty MD joins Seddon as Commercial Director

Balfour Beatty’s former Regional Managing Director for the Midlands has joined Seddon as Commercial Director.

Steve Davies, who worked for the contractor for 14 years, joins Seddon at its Birmingham office and will be responsible for the company’s commercial contracts across the Midlands region.

Davies brings with him 40 years of experience in the construction sector having started his career with John Laing, working his way up to Managing Director of Mansell and subsequently Balfour Beatty Regional. 

 

Davies said: "I am delighted to have found a home at Seddon. The company has a great reputation and even though it is a national construction firm, Seddon has committed further resources to the Midlands, most recently when it purchased an office in Birmingham.

"Seddon is dedicated to creating a lasting legacy in the region with its training and development initiatives – something that is very close to my heart.”

Davies is the Vice Chair of the Local Employment and Skills Board in Solihull, a position he has held since 2013.

Davies added: "As part of my role I want to increase the number of Seddon’s framework appointments in the Midlands, building long-lasting relationships with companies across the region.

"I have no doubt that Seddon can fill the void left by regional contractors that have been absorbed by bigger firms, building on its family heritage and credentials for delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget.”

Davies’ appointment comes shortly after the company purchased a 4,000 sq ft office at Birmingham Business Park.

Seddon boasts two offices in the region, Stoke and Birmingham, with staff working on almost £60m of projects.

Davies will be working alongside Eamonn Burns, who was appointed last year as a Regional Director for the Midlands, responsible for the running of both the Birmingham and Stoke offices.

Jonathan Seddon, Managing Director of Seddon, said: "It is an exciting time for Seddon, we reinforced our roots in Birmingham with the purchase of these new offices and anticipate that natural growth could see us increase our turnover in the region to £100 million in the next five years.

"Steve’s appointment is an integral part of this plan and I am delighted to have attracted someone of his calibre to the team.

"He has an excellent reputation and impressive track record of working on large social infrastructure projects and commercial developments.”

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