Linear DC expands south of the border

LINEAR Group has announced the expansion of its main contracting arm, Linear DC, into the north of England. The move comes less than 18 months since the business was established in Scotland.

The business will be headed up by newly-appointed MD for England, Dan Hooker, who has previously worked for Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Overbury.

Andy Ineson has also joined the team as contract manager, following several years with ISG and Overbury. Two further additions are group planning manager Angela Eckersley and senior project manager Matt Hurley.

Stephen Holmes, CEO of Linear Group said, “Following the success of Linear Design and Construct in Scotland, we felt it was time to spread our wings and expand our main contracting footprint into the north of England, where we have been successfully operating Linear Projects since 2008. Dan, Andy, Angela and Matt bring impressive experience and credentials to bolster our main contracting capability, and also strengthen our offer and presence in and around the region.”

Dan Hooker added, “Having worked in the region for many years, I truly feel there is a real opportunity for Linear DC to make its mark and add value to clients across the diverse sectors operating here.”

The new additions join the existing 10-strong Manchester team and the business has relocated to a new office in Altrincham.