TWO Wigan men have joined a large housing construction firm in Manchester.
Lee Kindon, of Highfield, and Andrew Sharkey, of Springfield, have been recruited at Harbur Construction, which builds for some of the UK’s largest social housing providers.
The company is on course to build around 900 new homes across 17 sites over the coming year, with 35 per cent of these expected to be in the private housing sector.
Technical manager Mr Kindon joins the firm, based at Longstone Road near Manchester Airport, from MCI Developments where he worked as an engineering manager.
The 37-year-old has over 20 years’ experience at house builders including Persimmon Homes, Bovis Homes and Gleeson Homes. He will head up design and information management for Harbur’s growing number of projects.
Mr Sharkey joins as the construction manager, responsible for a number of housing schemes across Cheshire and North Wales.
The 47-year-old, who entered the industry as an apprentice joiner in 1983, has worked through the ranks to become a construction manager. He will oversee the firm’s construction developments including housing projects in Wavertree, Eccles and Prescot.
Harbur MD Christian Bury said: “Lee and Andrew bring a wealth of experience and expertise with them, and with Harbur’s ambitious plans for growth over the coming year, the trio will be a real asset in helping deliver a range of high-quality schemes across the North West.”