Scaffolding and brickwork business Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd (LMB) has opened a Leeds Office which forms part of a National Expansion Plan.
The firm says the company has chosen Leeds as its base in the North of England because of its good transport links and highly skilled labour pool.
With offices already in London, Reading and Glasgow, Leeds is the next step in their national expansion plan.
The multi-million-pound nationwide enterprise was formed in 1997 by founder Lee Marley who was just 24-years-old at the time.
His business is now a major integrated brickwork, scaffolding and stone subcontractor, and it turned over £47.1m in 2019.
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Its new regional office based in Thorpe Park, Leeds is set to be head by Mike Hampton who has been appointed Commercial Director.
Mike is a seasoned industry executive who brings 20 years of masonry experience in the north and midlands to the business.
He added: “The opportunity to join one of the leading masonry companies in the UK was too good an opportunity to miss. There is huge potential in the north as masonry packages grow bigger and bigger and it shows great confidence in the region that LMB wants to become part of the Northern Power House story”
LMB Director Dan Clarkson said: “Mike is a great addition to our team. Many of our clients have been asking us to work in the region for some time but we have been waiting to recruit individuals that share our drive, commitment to quality and customer focus”
LMB Managing Director Lee Marley said: “We have worked all over the country on major projects but it has always been an ambition of mine to have a permanent base in the region to create a bridge between our work in Scotland and the South and offer a comprehensive national masonry solution to our customers”
Lee Marley Brickwork’s team includes operational and commercial management and will be focussing on large scale schemes that have become the company’s hallmark in Southern England and Scotland.
Future business plans include working in partnership with local colleges and universities in the North of England to further develop LMB’s apprenticeship and graduate programmes.