GMI strengthens senior management team with two key appointments


Honor Wilson Head of Marketing & Communications

GMI Construction Group has announced the appointment of Ed Weston as Regional Commercial Director for Yorkshire and Patrick Kettlewell as Pre Construction Director for the North of England.

Since joining GMI almost six years ago as Senior Quantity Surveyor and later Commercial Manager, Ed Weston has delivered several high-quality projects, including the recently completed £200m train manufacturing facility for Siemens Mobility in East Yorkshire.

His role will see him work alongside Andrew Hurcomb, GMI’s Regional Director for Yorkshire, to further grow and lead delivery within this key region.

Having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 with a degree in Quantity Surveying, Ed initially started his career as an Assistant Surveyor, later becoming Site Surveyor then Project Surveyor.

Patrick Kettlewell’s newly-created role as Pre Construction Director will see him take the lead across GMI’s three northern divisions – Yorkshire, North West and North East – to drive growth, consistency and success.

He joined GMI’s team in Leeds in 2014 as Senior Estimator before becoming Managing Estimator, then Senior Pre Construction Manager for Yorkshire and the North East. Prior to that he spent a decade in the position of Senior Estimator.

Lee Powell, CEO of GMI, which is one of the largest independent construction companies in the North of England and the Midlands, said: “Both bring extensive experience to the senior leadership team and will further strengthen our commitment to excellence and innovation.

“Ed, who has risen through the commercial ranks. has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver high-quality and high-profile projects, including the Siemens Mobility project.”

“Patrick, who has been an integral part of the team since 2014, also brings a wealth of expertise and will play a pivotal role in coordinating and delivering preconstruction phases across the North of England which will involve establishing and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients.”

“These appointments represent GMI Construction Group’s ongoing commitment to assembling a team of dedicated professionals who bring unmatched experience and expertise to our projects. We look forward to the positive impact that both will undoubtedly have on our operations in Yorkshire and beyond.”