Construction group welcomes trio of ex-Carillion employees


Contractor Colmore Tang Construction (CTC) has welcomed Steve Underwood as chief operating officer, who was previously at Shaylor Group.

Paul Reynolds joins as operations director for the Midlands region, Gill McQuade as head of procurement, Nicola Markall as compliance manager and Louise Perry as head of sustainability – all of whom previously worked for Carillion.

The hires follow the Birmingham-based contractor’s continued growth, having flourished from a team of just three when the business was established in 2013, to one of the region’s fastest-growing companies with 103 employees and a projected turnover of £85 million this year.

Andy Robinson, CEO of CTC, said: “We have a pipeline of work through until 2021, so we felt the time was right to expand and bring in highly-qualified senior managers who share our vision and values,” explained Andy.

“It’s a real coup to know that Paul, Gill, Nicola and Louise have joined us from Carillion, as well as Steve moving over from Shaylor Group to take the reigns. It proves how strong CTC has become and we now have a team of very experienced people who share our intention to grow the business.”

CTC has several major projects upcoming, including Connaught Square in Digbeth – one of Birmingham’s largest city centre regeneration projects – and a 17-storey apartment complex next to the Park Regis hotel in the city. Meanwhile, it is developing two schemes in Slough which will benefit from new Crossrail links to Central London.

Robinson added: “The business is going from strength to strength and we have some huge, exciting developments coming up.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to move forward, be that through bringing on board the best talent in the market or through our £10 million innovation fund ConstrucTech, in which we’re working with Virgin StartUp to find disruptive technologies that will impact construction.

“I’m confident that with our new management team in place, we can only get stronger.”