Sutcliffe wins new deals and expands team

From its Liverpool base structural engineering firm Sutcliffe is winning new contracts across the UK including a nationwide series of projects for retailer Home Bargains. Tony McDonough reports

Sutcliffe managing director, Sean Keyes, second left, with members of the management team


Liverpool civil and structural engineering firm Sutcliffe has secured a number of new contracts and has unveiled three new recruits.

And the business, which has offices in Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and London, says it is looking to fill two more vacancies in the coming weeks as its order book starts to fill up.

Sutcliffe has signed an agreement to help develop stores for Liverpool-based value retailer Home Bargains across the UK. Its new deals also  include building reinstatement valuation survey work for Truro College in Cornwall.

It ensure that the firm now has work scheduled up until February 2022 with further scope to take on more projects in the weeks and months to come. 

In Liverpool city region, the company is also working at the new CCC Waste Management treatment facility in Kirkby, as well as collaborating with Onward Living and H21 to build 62 homes and 91 apartments for a new extra care unit on Hawthorne Road in Bootle.

New to the team are senior BIM technician Benjamin Downey, geo-technical scientist Daniel Evans, and structural engineer Adam Leek. It represents a 16% increase to the workforce since the start of 2021.

Previously working for five years at Lancashire County Council as an environmental services officer, Daniel has a wealth of experience in the geo-technical field. Adam has worked most recently as a graduate structural engineer at Warrington-based Atkins. And Benjamin has worked as a BIM manager in a host of roles.

Sean Keyes, managing director of Sutcliffe, said: “We are constantly on the search for new talent and to grow our team. After overcoming the most challenging 12 months the industry has ever seen, I am immensely proud to be in a position to boost employment in the Liverpool city region.

“We have had a solid April and May, with new work coming through the door. These projects not only put us in a very strong position for the second half of 2021, but enable us to raise our profile nationally and take Sutcliffe’s high standards across the country.”

Earlier this year Sutcliffe appointed three new directors to its board – promoting Jacqui Johnson to communications director, Anoop Jayakkar to technical director and Ian Robinson promoted to finance director.

It also welcomed seasoned structural engineer, Graham Swanson, as its new associate designate in the structures team, Mike Armes as senior technician and Michael Wiggins as graduate environmentalist.

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