GMI directors move to Artium Group


Artium Group has added several senior appointments to its construction division from GMI in the past year.  

Credit: Artium Group.

Artium Construction has appointed Martin Watson as managing director, along with Joe McDermott as director.  

Watson and McDermott join Garry Shaw who was appointed director of Artium Construction last year. 

Watson, who was previously construction manager at Clugston and then board director at GMI, will oversee all company operations, strategic planning, project management, financial stewardship, and team leadership.   

McDermott, who spent 16 years at Wates before becoming commercial director at GMI, will take up the responsibilities for tendering, pre-construction negotiating, and commercial governance. 

The construction business has a current order book of £12 million for its first year of operation. 

The men will help the Group to build a £50 million turnover construction business over the next five years, as the company seeks to further its interest in new build and refurbishment projects within the Yorkshire and Humber regions, spanning both public and private sectors. 

“The addition of both Martin and Joe will have a transformative impact on our already established business, enhancing our capabilities and further bolstering our current pipeline,” said Shaw. 

Sam Colley, director and co-owner of Artium Group, alongside Thomas Shotton, added: “Garry, Joe and Martin possess outstanding and pragmatic experience in every dimension of construction. Their reputation as dynamic, conscientious, and results-orientated professionals precede them. 

“The calibre of these appointments underscores our commitment and capabilities in delivering end-to-end solutions, providing our clients and investors with the utmost confidence in our ability. Artium Group’s dedication to excellence and investor value remain steadfast, and these strategic additions reinforce just that.” 

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