Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge), a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, has announced the appointment of three new graduates to its Bristol office.
The appointments of James Weaver, Fred Lee and Robin Badham have come as part of the continued growth of Ridge in the South West, and will expand the firm’s Project Management, Engineering and Building Surveying teams. Ridge Bristol also has plans to recruit a further five staff members to the team in the next 12 months.
James, who joins Ridge as an Assistant Project Manager, previously completed a degree in Property Development and Planning and a masters in Construction Project Management at the University of the West of England. Fred, a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University with a degree in Business Management, joins the business as a Trainee Electrical Engineer. Robin joins the Ridge Building Surveying team, following a degree in Building Surveying, as well as previous experience at trainee and assistant level at other consultancies in Bristol.
Commenting on his appointment, James Weaver says: “I wanted to be part of a team that is engaged and passionate about all areas of project management and construction, and is consistent in delivering outstanding levels of client service. Ridge is an award winning construction consultancy with an established base, yet it still retains the vibrancy of a start-up business, with high growth and excellent clients.”
Greg Aston, Partner, added: “The three new appointments are very important to us, as they not only form part of our business strategy to continue office growth and diversify our team over the next 12-18 months, but to also support the construction industry regionally by investing in new talent.”
He continues: “We strongly believe in robust apprenticeship and graduate programmes to nurture and develop talent from the “ground-up”, so that the demand for a specialist labour force can be met in the future.”