Wildgoose adds two new faces to board

Andrew Tilford, Wildgoose Construction.

A new appointment has been made to the board of directors at Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction.

Andrew Tilford has been appointed as Commercial Director and has taken charge of the company’s business development, estimating, buying and commercial teams.

Mr Tilford has worked for Interserve and Morgan Sindall and joined Wildgoose from Skanska UK, where he was the Commercial Director of the firm’s £300m Infrastructure Services business unit, delivering high profile Highway Maintenance and infrastructure development contracts across the south of the UK.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Wildgoose as I will be bringing with me a wealth of construction experience, best practice and risk management technique gained from having spent over 25 years in the industry.

“My appointment will help us to shape the business and enable the successful and sustainable growth of this established, family owned, East Midlands building contracting firm. Key to this will be further developing and establishing long term relationships with our key customers and supply chain partners.”

Alongside Mr Tilford’s appointment, Managing Estimator and Pre-Construction Manager, Richard Hubball, has been promoted to Estimating Director.

Further strengthening the board of directors at Wildgoose follows £40m of recent contract wins and the recruitment of eight new staff.

Projects won by the Alfreton based company include an £8.8m 84-bed care home in Stonnall, Staffordshire, on behalf of the Restful Homes Group, Brackley Primary Care Centre, in Northamptonshire, in a contract worth £9.3m and a 69-bed £6.9m care home in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Another contract win announced recently involves a high profile £6.7m project to remodel Northampton Museum and Art Gallery for Northampton Borough Council.

Jonathan Wildgoose, Executive Chairman of Wildgoose Construction, said he was delighted to welcome Andrew to the team.

He said: “Andrew brings a breadth of experience that will only serve to strengthen our board of directors even further along with the promotion of Richard. Coming on the back of a number of recent awards and high profile contract wins, these appointments are a further sign of exciting times at Wildgoose Construction.”

Earlier this year Wildgoose scooped Best Commercial Project at the Local Authority Building Control (West Yorkshire) Building Excellence Awards 2018. The award was given to Wildgoose for building Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, which was designed by Matlock architects Evans Vettori, and also recently won a Royal Institute of British Architects Yorkshire award. Wildgoose was also a finalist in the East Midlands Chamber awards in the Excellence in Customer Service category.