Roofing Contractor Drives Team Expansion

(L-R) George Guard and Dan Walker

THE SOUTHAMPTON branch of Bracknell Roofing has bolstered its team to meet growing demand on the south coast of England.

The company – which is part of Avonside Group Services – recently announced the promotion of Paul Northrop to the role of Branch Manager and has followed this up with a new appointment and another member of staff rising through the ranks.

George Guard has joined as a Contracts Manager and Dan Walker has made the switch from being on the tools to being an Assistant Contracts Manager.

With 20 years of experience, Dan will be responsible for running sites, dealing with roofers and tilers, ordering materials, organising payment to contractors and raising invoices.

Dan commented, “To this point, I’ve spent my career on roofs and never saw myself as an office person, but Paul Northrop saw the potential in me. I’m looking forward to this new phase in my career at Bracknell Roofing, taking on a new challenge and applying everything I’ve learned on the roof to my role at a desk.”

George moved into the roofing sector after initially starting his career at a merchant. “I’ve known Bracknell Roofing since I started on the counter at a merchant, and they’ve always had a fantastic reputation for developing staff and giving them every opportunity to improve their skills and clear pathways for career progression,” said George.

“When the opportunity arose to be part of the team, I jumped at the chance because the south coast branch is very busy and continues to see strong growth delivering projects. The bulk of our work comes from housebuilders, who are building great swathes of new houses on the south coast.”

Bracknell Roofing’s Divisional Director, Simon Smith, is delighted with how the team is developing at the south coast branch: “The south coast is a real hotspot for housebuilding, and Bracknell Roofing continues to secure large projects with housebuilders. We’ve bolstered our team at the Southampton branch to ensure we deliver on time and on budget,” said Simon.

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