GMI Construction strengthens northeast business


GMI Construction Group has appointed Darryl Brown to the newly created role of regional commercial director for the North East. 

(L-R) North East regional director, Gary Oates, and regional commercial director for the North East, Darryl Brown.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Brown joins GMI from Leeds-based Priestley Construction, where he was head of commercial. 

Working alongside regional director Gary Oates, he is tasked with further growing the independent company’s presence in the region. 

Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University in project management, he started out as an assistant site manager, later progressing through a series of quantity surveyor roles.  

Brown said: “I’m delighted to join GMI and look forward to working with its team in the North East and growing its portfolio of public and private clients across multiple sectors.” 

Oates added: “Darryl brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record of landing new contracts and taking overall commercial control of major projects. 

“We look forward to the positive impact Darryl’s appointment will have on the region and its future growth.” 

Having now moved into larger offices on Teesside, GMI has further strengthened its position after joining the framework of the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO), allowing it to tender for public sector contracts involving the region’s 12 local authorities.  

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