Willmott Dixon loses ops director to GMI

Andy Hurcomb
Andy Hurcomb

Andrew Hurcomb joins GMI Construction from Willmott Dixon, where he spent five years as operations director.

He succeeds Lee Powell, who was recently promoted to the newly created position of chief executive.

GMIS regards Hurcomb’s arrival as a real coup, given the growth that he oversaw for Willmott Dixon across Yorkshire and the north. Originally from Dewsbury, he studied at Huddersfield Technical College, Leeds College of Building, and Leeds Becket University. He began his career in 1984 with M Harrison & Co before moving to  Miller Construction in Yorkshire in 1989, rising to regional technical director for the north of England. When Galliford Try acquired Miller in 2014, he became operations director for Yorkshire, before moving to Willmott Dixon in 2017.

Lee Powell, chief executive of GMI Construction Group, said: “Following my appointment as CEO, we required someone with the right skills, dedication and drive to fulfil this key role within the business. His knowledge and experience of the Yorkshire construction market is second to none. He is highly respected in the region, making him an exceptional appointment and someone who can build upon GMI’s first rate reputation and its success in delivering major developments across three decades.

“He has GMI values at heart and the business acumen to make a real impact by taking our Yorkshire business portfolio to an even greater level. I’m delighted to welcome him onboard.”

Andrew Hurcomb said: “We are onsite currently with a workbook of 11 live projects across Yorkshire, with a further four projects due to commence in Q1 2022 with a combined total value of more than £250m, and we’re looking to expand that significantly in the coming 12 months. I’m relishing the opportunity and the hard work starts now.”

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