Taking in the Trish

Patricia Murphy
Patricia Murphy

Patricia (Trish) Murphy has joined BAM Construction’s Scottish business in a newly created Senior Buyer role.

After starting off as an office junior with a major house builder, where her duties included such inspiring activities as washing the site wellies, Trish has accumulated over 30 years of buying and procurement experience including a senior buying role with another national contractor and was, until recently, the procurement manager for a respected Scottish SME contractor.

Trish’s new role reflects BAM’s recent success with the company’s procurement policy creating a strong supply chain of local businesses that currently undertake over 70% of BAM’s entire workload in Scotland.

Working closely with Regional Buyer, Helen Fitzpatrick, Trish will manage existing supply chain partnerships whilst also developing new relationships with local firms and manufacturers in all of the firm’s operating areas.

Doug Keillor, Regional Director, BAM Construction, said, “It’s no secret that we have a number of significant projects lined up for 2015. Trish’s experience and industry knowledge will be a great asset to our team and help us continue to lead the market on innovative and sustainable procurement initiatives”.

Patricia added, “I’ve been blown away by the welcome I’ve received at BAM. I was aware of their reputation for the way they treat both their staff and their suppliers and this was one of the reasons I wanted to work here, but I can honestly say that not only is that reputation absolutely deserved, but the culture and approach is completely different to anything I’ve encountered before.”

Based in Stepps, BAM Construction is responsible for many award winning buildings across Scotland including the internationally acclaimed Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow and Scottish Water’s National Operations Centre in Stepps.