East Midlands construction firm further expands its team

Sarah Scott and Matt Turner

Multi-award-winning construction company Gelder Group has further expanded its Major Contracts team with the appointment of Sarah Scott as a buyer and Matt Turner as a site foreman.

The firm, which was announced as Lincolnshire’s fastest growing company in a report issued earlier this year, delivers projects across a range of sectors including education, health, retail, insurance, leisure, heritage and residential.

Sarah Scott, who lives in Grimsby and has 25 years of experience as a buyer in the construction industry, joins Gelder Group from Premier Modular where she previously worked as a buyer.

In her new role, Sarah will be responsible for buying and organising the delivery of materials required on a construction site.

She said: “I’ve had my eye on Gelder Group for a while now; its reputation and portfolio are impressive and is the sort of firm I’m keen to be a part of.

“I’m pleased to be joining the team at a time of sustained growth and I look forward to working on its exciting schemes as well as in the vibrant City of Lincoln.”

Matt Turner, from Woodhall Spa, joins Gelder Group with four years of experience as a site manager.

As site manager for Gelder Group, Matt will be responsible for organising and managing construction works onsite.

Matt, who has a CIOB qualification in site management, said: “I’m very proud to have joined Gelder Group and to be working on its vast range of projects.

“I’m keen to further my career in the construction industry and Gelder Group seemed like the perfect company to do that with as it’s a large regional firm with a skilled team and great client base. I’m looking forwarded to working alongside that team onsite.”

From its HQ in Sturton-by-Stow, Lincs, Gelder Group has grown from a two-man building outfit in 1988 to a team of just under 300.

Managing director, Steve Gelder, said: “Our team is continuously expanding to accommodate our business growth and the new sites we are working on across Lincolnshire and beyond.

“Sarah has a wealth of experience as a buyer and will be a real asset to the team and Matt is ambitious and has a great knowledge of the industry making him the right fit for our team.

“I welcome them both to Gelder Group and wish them all the best with their new roles.”