As national property and construction consultancy Wakemans progresses its strategic expansion plans, Dean Watson is promoted to managing director.
Dean joined Wakemans as a trainee surveyor in 1984, going on to gain a BSc degree and become a qualified quantity surveyor and project manager working on hospital schemes and land remediation as well as the full spectrum of commercial developments. As a key account director, and a member of the Wakemans board of directors since 2008, he has been instrumental in the running of the business for many years.
Most recently, as joint managing director, Dean was responsible for the delivery of professional services. In his new role he will also support executive chairman John Woodhall, who will continue to focus on shaping the commercial and strategic development of the business.
Commenting on the appointment, John said: “Strong growth means we’re on track to push forward with our strategic plans. Whatever challenges the construction industry faces post-Brexit, we remain committed to delivering the highest quality professional services to clients throughout the UK and Europe.’’
Dean said: “I’m delighted to take on this new role and relish the challenge. We’ve enjoyed significant growth over the past 12 months, especially in the leisure and industrial sectors, and I look forward to building on this achievement and maximising our resources to capitalise on new business opportunities.”
Operating from offices in Birmingham, Bristol and Caernarfon, Wakemans is one of Europe’s leading privately owned construction, cost and property consultants. Combining the core professional services of project management, quantity surveying and building surveying with strategic advisory services, including construction cost, employer’s and tenant’s agent and CDM/principal designer consultancy, the firm’s core focus is to help clients achieve their business goals against the backdrop of a constantly evolving construction landscape.