HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has announced the business has undertaken an operational restructuring in response to ‘significant growth’ in recent years.
The move sees the appointment of a senior partner, expansion from three to four geographical divisions throughout the UK, and three new partners.
Danny McArthur has been appointed senior partner. A chartered quantity surveyor and project manager, and former head of Hardies’ central division, he joined the company as a student 25 years ago and rose through the ranks to become a salaried partner in 2010 and equity partner in 2015. He will now oversee the restructure of Hardies’ operations throughout the UK.
Commenting on the reorganisation, he said, “These far-reaching rearrangements have been made to get the company in a shape fit to take it forward for the next five years in order that we can meet our challenges and take advantage of our growing opportunities for a number of UK national clients.
“These opportunities have prompted our expansion from three to four geographical divisions, due to the growth we have achieved in Glasgow and the west of Scotland in particular, following our recent acquisitions of Binnie McKenzie Partnership and Allan & Hanel Chartered Surveyors. With the firm now working across the whole of the UK we have plans to open further divisions in England and Ireland next year.”
Hardies revealed the changes see a shift from a north, central and south divisional structure, with the former south division being divided between east and west divisions.
The firm added that it has replaced its strategic partner designation with the introduction of managing partners to bring it into alignment with the organisational structure of sister firm Shepherd Chartered Surveyors.
That means former strategic partners Murray Warner and Darron McKay become managing partners of east and the north respectively, while Graeme Davidson is promoted to managing partner for west and Martin McConnell to managing partner for central division.
Hardies has also appointed three new partners: David Alexander becomes a partner to lead the QS team in Edinburgh, where, following his relocation from the Dunfermline office, Shaun Buchan becomes a partner to lead the building surveying team, while Graham Rolfe becomes a partner in the Dunfermline office, where he will lead the QS team.
Danny McArthur added, “The combination of this restructure with these promotions means that we are now best positioned to maximise the opportunities arising over the years ahead as we progress our growth ambitions while maintaining and enhancing the level of service we are renowned for delivery to our expanding client base.”