Castle adds to its board of directors

directors_2005-webContinued success at one of the UK’s leading privately owned building services design and installation specialists has led to a key promotion to its senior management team.

Launched in 2002, Hebburn-based Castle Building Services Organisation (Castle), which specialises in designing and installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, has promoted Andrew Dawson to its board of directors as Commercial Director.

Andrew Dawson joins co-founders Allan Carr and Tony Lister and fellow board members David Harland and Simon Groom at the helm of the company.

This latest promotion is in recognition of his significant contribution to Castle’s success to date and is part of the company’s detailed strategy for further growth and future expansion, as it continues to secure a greater share of the market here in the region and in Scotland where it opened its second office in 2014, as well as other parts of the UK; including Yorkshire and the North West.

Andrew Dawson joined Castle as a mechanical estimator seven years ago, and since that time he has gone on to lead Castle Green Services, a subsidiary set up in response to the Government’s commitment to renewable energy within the domestic residential market via its Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiatives.

This proved to be a step in the right direction as Castle became an accredited (ECO) installer and assessor and secured a number of contracts with Green Deal provider, Local Energy. The company went on to win the Regional and National Boiler and Renewable Installer or the year awards for 2015.

Speaking about his promotion and the organisation’s plans for the future he said:

“I feel privileged to be joining Castle’s board of directors at this time.  I believe my appointment is in recognition of my contribution to date and reflects the board’s confidence in my commitment and ability to play a key part in continuing to shape the business going forward.

“Year on year we have seen steady growth as we secure repeat business with many of the national contractors. It is this that has presented us with opportunities to take the Castle brand out of the region working on contracts in the South, North West and Yorkshire, in addition to the work we do in Scotland. Whilst we expect turnover to continue to grow, it will most likely be at a steadier rate than in previous years. We are currently exploring opportunities to build on the work we are doing in other regions and giving serious consideration to opening a third office, perhaps in the next 12 -24 months.  We expect to do this organically rather than by acquisition, as we feel this approach allows us to embed the company’s ethos at the outset, rather than changing an existing culture within an established organisation.”

Adding his thoughts, Tony Lister said:

“In his time here Andrew has made a significant contribution to the organisation, so much so that he deserves his place on the board.  We have a great team working across all levels at Castle and this gives us the confidence we need to continue going from strength to strength as a business, while at the same time creating sustainable jobs in a sector which has suffered in the past few years due to challenging economic conditions. I wish him well in his new role and know that he will relish the additional responsibilities that come with it.”

Castle is shortly expected to announce a series of new contract wins across both its offices which will exceed the £20 million mark.