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Cleveland Bridge UK has appointed an experienced structural steel and civil infrastructure professional as its new Senior Business Development Manager.

Patrick Lawson has 25 years’ expertise in the steel fabrication industry combining extensive design experience with sales, focusing on developing strategic client relationships with tier one contractors.

His new role will focus on building upon Cleveland Bridge UK’s recent project successes to enhance its share of the UK infrastructure market, including the bridge, highways and rail sectors.

During his career to date, Patrick has been involved in a number of significant structural projects including the Fox Road Stand at Trent Bridge, the High Performance Athletics Centre at Loughborough University and Trinity Square Urban Regeneration Development in Nottingham.

He also has considerable experience in civil infrastructure having helped to deliver projects including Junction 19 of the M1, the Tinsley Link Road in Sheffield and the Ely Bypass, which included both rail and road bridges.

Patrick joins the Darlington-based company from structural steel business Severfield, where he was Sales Manager for almost three years.

He began his career in 1992 as a draftsman at Lincolnshire steel engineering firm DA Green & Sons and spent 18 years with the company, rising to become Sales Manager.

Patrick Lawson said: “I am really pleased to join Cleveland Bridge UK, which has a deserved global reputation for excellence and innovation.

“I was attracted by its brand, heritage and its recent successes, which have included delivering major road and rail crossings as part of national infrastructure projects.

“Cleveland Bridge UK continues to deliver quality products thanks to its technical expertise and highly-skilled workforce and I’m delighted to be able to play a part in driving the company to even greater success.”

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “Patrick has many years’ experience working in the steel fabrication industry – both in technical design and sales.

“His knowledge and expertise will play an important role in not only strengthening our relationship with key UK customers, but in also growing our market share.”

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