Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 13.24.02As it continues to go from strength to strength an expanding Amble-based construction specialist has announced a key appointment, adding further to its management team.

Launched by managing director David Smailes three years ago, Smailes Construction has significantly increased its turnover year on year to its present level of £1.5 million, has appointed James Backx to the newly created position of finance manager.

Having worked for Procter and Gamble in its European Financial Service Centre, James brings detailed knowledge of commercial financial and accounting practices.  It is this experience that he will apply to his new role with Smailes Construction.

Now in post, he has day-to-day responsibility for all financial and accounting matters.  He said:

“This is a great opportunity for me to use my skills and knowledge to support the company as it evolves and grows from a start-up business to become one of the region’s most respected construction SMEs.  I’m really looking forward to the challenge and working closely with David and the rest of team. “

Commenting on this next step for Smailes Construction, David said:

“When you start your own company you need to be multi-functional across all aspects of the business.  However, as it grows you need to bring in people with a skills set that adds value to the business. I am confident that James will do just that and by creating this new role it will also free up my time to concentrate on the business and importantly continued project delivery thatclients have come to expect when working with us.

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“I’m delighted to say that this is the first of a number of key announcements we plan to make which will aid the future growth of the business and strengthen our position in the market place.”

Smailes Construction is currently on site in Glasgow city centre undertaking a major shop fit-out on behalf of Four Marketing.