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Bardsley old boy takes on collapsed firm's staff

15 January 2020 | By Neil Gerrard

The boss of a construction firm who started his career at Bardsley has hired 12 of its former staff after it collapsed into administration.

Richard Goodwin, managing director and founder of Goodwin Construction, began his career at Bardsley as a quantity surveyor.

The new starters will join Goodwin Construction at its new premises, a 5,500 sq ft office in south Manchester. The growing firm aims to reach annual turnover in excess of £70m this year.

Goodwin said: “I worked for Bardsley while qualifying as a quantity surveyor from Salford University. I was extremely proud to be part of the team and therefore deeply saddened by news of their administration. I have a lot of respect for the company and know the level of quality and experience of the people there, so creating jobs for some of those facing redundancy seemed like the next natural step.”

He added: “The new appointments come at a great time for us. We are currently laying foundations for our continued growth and investing in and enriching our senior management team is a vital part of our plans. The new Bardsley staff will not only be a great addition to the team but a way of further strengthening our service, quality, project diversity and wider commitment to excellence in the field of construction.”

Goodwin claimed his firm has already secured projects with a total value of £30m, with negotiations to secure further work worth an estimated £40m.

He said: “Though we’re not about filling order books for turnover, our mission is to grow the company in a sustainable way with strong foundations for growth.”

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