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Seddon Construction appoints new managing director

Peter Jackson has replaced Jonathan Seddon as managing director of Seddon Construction.

Mr Jackson, who has been the Bolton-based contractor’s chief operating officer since 2014, will move up to the managing director role this week.

Current MD Mr Seddon will become chairman of Seddon Construction, in addition to his role as chief executive of Seddon Group, following Mr Jackson’s appointment.

Mr Jackson first joined what was then known as G&J Seddon in 1994, before re-joining Seddon as operations director in 2005.

Mr Seddon said: “Over the last three years as chief operating officer, Peter has been instrumental in guiding Seddon through many changes and challenges, establishing our regional teams and outlining a powerful vision for the business.

“I am therefore delighted to announce Peter’s appointment to managing director.

“It is vital we have the very best people leading our organisation at every level, and as a key part of the Seddon strategy, I’m certain Peter will help us achieve every ambition we have as a business.”

Mr Jackson said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as managing director.

“The key for us all at Seddon is to build upon the hard work in recent years, ensuring exceptional customer service, delivering projects on time and making budgets work for all our customers. We have a very bright future ahead of us.”

The contractor announced a restructure of its Midlands business last November, with the company’s operations in the region to be split between a housing unit and a construction unit.

Seddon will split the current Midlands team, which delivers both housing and construction, into two divisions to meet a projected £80m pipeline next year. Each of the two divisions will aim to become £50m-turnover business units.

Seddon’s construction arm has a turnover of more than £150m and employs more than 1,000 people.

It sits alongside property development, private housing development, affordable housing and care partnership businesses, with the group also comprising separate joint venture companies.

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