There have been senior promotions at Bowmer + Kirkland in the North West with Commercial Director Paul Sykes promoted to Regional Director following his predecessor’s appointment to the B+K Group’s Main Board.
Paul will be supported by three senior members of the team who have all been promoted to Associate Directors.
Will Noden, Ben Goldstraw and Malcolm Robertson will lead the region with Paul and the team will continue to provide our clients in the North West with the highest standards of commitment, dedication and service that makes Bowmer + Kirkland a stand-out contractor in the area.
After joining B+K as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor in 1997, Paul rose through the ranks and was appointed an Associate Director of the Bowmer + Kirkland Group in 2007.
In 2013 he was invited to develop the North West region alongside Neil Brook. Under their leadership, the region has grown into one of our most successful construction divisions with a turnover of more than £130m. Neil’s appointment to the Group Main Board will enable Paul to continue that success through his well-established relationships with key clients and our supply chain partners. He is recognised for his proactive approach to problem solving to ensure that schemes are continually delivered on time and budget and to the highest levels of quality. Paul, who achieved chartered status of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) in 2015, has worked in most sectors of the industry and delivered some of B+K’s most high profile and prestigious projects.
Will Noden joined Bowmer and Kirkland as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor after leaving UMIST in 2003. He was promoted through the ranks eventually becoming Managing QS in the North West, responsible for negotiating many of the largest and most prestigious schemes within the region along with overseeing the commercial function once these projects started on site. Will’s experience and commitment has resulted in his appointment to Regional Commercial Director.
Ben Goldstraw holds a BSC (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Construction Management and is passionate about sustainable construction. Joining B+K in 2016, after two decades in construction, Ben’s abilities and experience saw him promoted to Preconstruction Manager. He is respected for his negotiation skills and is our B+K lead on several frameworks. As Regional Preconstruction Director, he will be a key member of our senior management team within the North West.
Newly promoted Regional Construction Director, Malcolm Robertson, started in construction via the ‘traditional’ trades route and progressed through site management roles, gathering valuable experience in the process. In 2013 he also attained MCIOB status and has enjoyed mentoring younger team members looking to gain member status. He joined B+K in 2014 as a Senior Project Manager and has delivered and managed projects in all sectors including those on the Department for Education’s framework while rising through the site management ranks in the process. Moving forward he will ensure that all projects continue to be delivered to the highest possible standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction.