Leading contractor, Wates Construction, has appointed Claire Bennett as Business Development Manager for North West and North Wales, becoming the latest in a line of team changes as the business eyes continued growth.
Claire joins the business from MDA Consulting where she was Business Development Executive responsible for exploring new markets and developing new client relationships across Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.
The appointment comes just two months after Dave Saville took the helm as Business Unit Director for the region, which was closely followed by the internal promotion of Sarah Seabright to the role of Framework Manager.
In her new role with Wates, Claire will be responsible for identifying new opportunities in the business’ core public and private sector markets, including education, commercial and high rise residential.
A Journalism graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, Claire has held a number of publishing, journalist and brand building positions for a range of media and production companies.
Dave Saville, Business Unit Director for Wates Construction, commented:
“Claire’s diverse career has given her a wealth of experience in identifying a business’ strengths, understanding clients’ needs and objectives and ensuring that both of these things align to form a robust business development strategy.
“Relationships are king in our industry and their strength is fundamental to creating an environment for collaborative working and I very much look forward to the success Claire will bring to our business as we move forward with our regional growth strategy.”
“Wates has a longstanding reputation as a trusted and expert contractor in the region, which makes my new role one that I can embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. I am very proud to join such a strong team and look forward to the emerging opportunities available to us and to contributing to the business’ ongoing success.”