Thomas & Adamson expands senior team with double appointment

Ross Young and Julie Ferguson

THOMAS & Adamson (T&A) is building on a ‘year of growth’ by expanding its management team.

The construction and property firm has announced two strategic appointments ‘designed to further increase the company’s influence’ across the UK construction services industry.

Ross Young joins the consultancy as regional director in project management with a focus on expanding Thomas & Adamson’s offering in Glasgow and the west coast.

The firm said that Mr Young brings ‘exceptional experience’ following almost 20 years in client, contractor, and consultancy roles, leading multi discipline teams in commercial, retail, residential, and education sectors.

He joins Thomas & Adamson from Gardiner & Theobald where he was a director, leading project delivery across key sectors in Scotland including major residential, commercial office, and education.

Mr Young’s addition to the senior management team comes as Thomas & Adamson celebrate a string of new business wins, with the project management division currently delivering a portfolio of projects worth over £900 million for the construction industry throughout the UK.

Zander Muego, partner at Thomas & Adamson, said, “We are delighted to have Ross join the business. Not only does he bring exceptional credentials and experience to the role, but his mindset, approach and ambition are closely aligned with those of Thomas & Adamson. I am very excited about the value he will add, both to the project management team and the wider business.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Ross said, “I am thrilled to join Thomas & Adamson at a time of significant growth, and to have the opportunity to play an instrumental role in the strategic vision of the senior management team. In my new role, we will continue to develop a dynamic and motivated project management team that provide tailored services exceeding client expectations and aim to become both an employer and strategic partner of choice within the Glasgow construction sector.”

In a second appointment, Julie Ferguson joins the firm as HR manager from Curtis Moore. She brings over a decade of experience in all areas of human resource management across a variety of sectors including construction, legal, facilities management, manufacturing, and automotive. The firm said her leadership is expected to further drive growth, contributing towards the firm’s status as a top employer in UK.

Responding to her new appointment, Julie Ferguson said, “T&A’s attitude during and post-pandemic and their goal to make the employee experience market leading, is what attracted me to the firm. Their innovative approach to management that allow for the responsibility and autonomy needed to do an outstanding job – particularly during a time when the whole business transitioned to hybrid working – really inspired me.

“It is an exciting time to be starting with T&A and I am looking forward to building strong working relationships throughout the organisation to further grow the company’s success.”