Construction firm appoints new MD

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Gus Robinson Developments has appointed Steve Bell as its new Managing Director.

Steve, who joined the award-winning firm as Land & Development Director in January 2014, will assume full responsibility for the operational day-to-day running of the business as it continues to go from strength to strength.

Steve, 42, has more than 20 years’ experience as a site and construction manager for many of the country’s leading housing developers including Wimpey, Barratt and Bryant Homes.

He also worked for four years as development manager for Teesside social housing company Vela Homes, now part of Thirteen Group.

He said: “I am delighted to have been offered this exciting opportunity. To be given this responsibility by the company chairman Dan Robinson is a huge honour and I look forward to helping to guide the business forward.

“Dan has done an incredible job in turning the business around and towards the end of last year and in the early part of 2015, he began to transition me into assuming more of an active role within other parts of the business, not just in the house-building side, but also in the commercial and mechanical division.

“The outlook now is to continue to identify new partners and opportunities, build on the good work which has been done over the last 18 months without ever over-committing, or jeopardising the business and to always monitor and manage risk.”

Dan initially took over the running of the business following the tragic death of his father, Gus, in November 2011.

The turn-around has been remarkable but he now says that the time is right to continue the growth of the firm with Steve at the helm.

Dan said: “The past three years have been a major test for me as a leader and for my whole team. It has been a real period of restructuring the whole business and building out new parts of the delivery team. That process is now complete and we are in great shape.

“Over the past year, Steve has played a key role in that progress, having brought a wealth of experience with him into the company, he is now ready to make the next step.

“Steve is ambitious, he has done an exceptional job in the role of Land & Developments Director and with his operational expertise, I am 100 per cent confident he is the man to continue to grow this business in our industry.

“Professionally he is superb and on a personal level, he embodies the qualities that I look for in a leader.

“We are now ready to go to the next level, and that is to reach a turnover of £40m. Together with the broader team, Steve is superbly placed to achieve this.”

 

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