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CHAP Group welcomes new Construction Director

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


CHAP Group has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Ron Liddell as Construction Director.  The Westhill-based group operates divisions in the construction, commercial property, house building, civil engineering and quarrying sectors.

Bringing 35 years of experience in both the private and public sector Ron will oversee all aspects of the Construction Division.  Having studied at Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Ron has a solid background in Construction Project Management operating in both Main Contractor and Client/Consultancy roles.  Ron has progressed in his career from Site Engineer to his current position as Construction Director with CHAP. Holding significant experience in successfully managing and delivering complex projects on time and to budget whilst understanding and managing the client’s and stakeholders’ expectations Ron is a valued addition to the CHAP team.

Douglas Thomson, CHAP Group joint managing director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ron to the business. Bringing extensive experience in his field we hope he will have a pivotal role to play in the future of the group. We see great opportunities to continue the recent growth experienced by the group. Ron and the rest of the CHAP Group senior team will be important in driving forward with these plans.”

Established in 1976, CHAP Group is one of the north-east’s leading privately owned businesses and now employs more than 200 people.

Ron said of his new role: “I had to hit the ground running when I came here and it was pleasing to see the teamwork and support network that is clearly fostered at CHAP.  There is a diversity of skill and experience throughout the group from our own in-house trades and managers.  I very much look forward to bringing these to focus on our future projects.”

Ron Liddell takes over the position of Construction Director from Jim Young.  Jim has taken semi-retirement, however will remain with the CHAP Group in a Business Development role.

Headquartered at Westhill, the CHAP Group has a quarrying operation at Park on Deeside and a concrete ready-mix plant at Belhelvie.  The house building division, CHAP Homes, is currently developing sites across the north-east – with new opportunities high on the agenda.

For further information please visit www.chap.co.uk or contact Jo Morrison, Business Development Manager, jmorrison@chap.co.uk 01224 748500