Commercial Director and Operations Director appointed

Deeley Construction has announced the promotion of two former trainees to director-level positions.

Matthew Lynch and Chris Newman, who have both been with the company for more than a decade, have been promoted to Director roles at Coventry headquartered Deeley Construction.

Lynch, 35 from Coventry, joined the company 17 years ago as a management trainee, rising through the ranks as a quantity surveyor to Commercial Manager in 2019 and has now been appointed as Commercial Director.

He said: “I’ve grown and developed within Deeley Construction professionally and personally since joining as a teenager. Having been with the business for so long, to be given the trust to help shape its future is both an honour and a privilege.

“We have made great progress over the last three years in improving our processes, supply chain management alongside an emphasis on Clients for repeat business and now we are focused on reaping the benefits of that work to bring long-term and continuous growth to the business.”

Newman, 37 from Coventry, joined Deeley Construction in 2013 as a trainee manager.

He has been Operations Manager at the business since June 2021, taking a lead role in driving Lean Construction principles, and now takes on the position as Operations Director.

“I’ve had some great opportunities since joining Deeley Construction and it’s a privilege to take this step forward,” said Newman. “We’re proud of the work we have done within the business since the pandemic and that effort is now achieving positive outputs across all of our projects, whilst making us more resilient in the industry.

“The challenges I have faced in my career to date will stand me in good stead for this new role and my focus shall remain on, continuous improvement throughout the business.”

Deeley Construction is the contracting arm of the Deeley Group. The Deeley Group was founded in 1936 and has a history of developing staff from trainee to director level.

Martin Gallagher, Managing Director of Deeley Construction, said: “Supporting our staff to develop has always been a core value of the Deeley Group, and we are proud to see two people who started as trainees with the business progress to this level.

“Both Chris and Matt have completed degrees during their time with us and have developed into individuals who will be vital to the future of the business.

“I would like to congratulate them both and look forward to working with them closely as we move into what is set to be an incredibly exciting period for Deeley Construction.”