Contractor appoints new chief operating officers to its house building and interiors arms.
Contractor Willmott Dixon has appointed new chief operating officers to its house building and interiors arms.
Charlie Scherer (pictured), director for West and Wales at house builder Leadbitter, joins the firm as COO of Willmott Dixon Housing, while Mike Hart, currently director of Willmott Dixon Capital Works, will become COO of Willmott Dixon Interiors.
The firm said it expected the new appointments to drive the company’s growth in both markets.
Both Schere and Hart will report to John Frankiewicz, Willmott Dixon Capital Works Divisional chief executive.
Frankiewicz said: “Creating COOs for both our housing and interiors companies reinforces our structure with specialist leadership to complement our focus on work winning, excellence of operational delivery and customer satisfaction.
“We want to emerge from these tough trading conditions as a stronger more efficient business that has successfully ‘stayed ahead of the curve’, been capable of spotting trends and of maximising market opportunities as they present themselves.”
Schere will be tasked with expanding the firm’s house building business, which currently delivers an average of 1,500 homes a year.
Hart will look for “targeted growth” in the interiors sector where the firm is already active in the commercial offices, education, hotel and retail segments.