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Seddon looks for Midlands growth

24 Sep 14 Builder and developer Seddon is planning to grow its business in the Midlands to £100m.

Eamonn Burns
Eamonn Burns

It has appointed a new regional director, Eamonn Burns, who joins from Willmott Dixon to aid the company’s expansion in the region. He will head up both the Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham offices and work alongside regional manager Ian Calder, who was appointed by Seddon to head up new build housing and refurbishment in the Midlands in 2012.

In his former role as Operations Director at Wilmott Dixon, Mr Burns was responsible for the growth of the company’s Birmingham housing unit into a business with a turnover of more than £55m.

His arrival at Seddon comes shortly after the company was named on a £875m Education Funding Agency (EFA) framework to build and refurbish schools in the West Midlands. This allows Seddon to bid for projects worth up to £10m over the next four years.

Chief executive Jonathan Seddon said: “We have seen steady growth in the Midlands over the past three years, with the help of Eamonn we hope to be able to replicate our success in the northwest and firmly establish our reputation for high-quality education, commercial and housing projects in the region.”

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