Family-owned Bardsley Construction has made a series of key appointments as it begins 2017 with a range of new contracts.

The £50m turnover business based in Tameside, Greater Manchester and with regional offices for Yorkshire and the Midlands has appointed eight staff including three that have returned to Bardsley.

Those back at Bardsley are:

Director Adrian Rooney who had worked for the firm since 1995 and is returning from a short spell at John Sisk;

Site manager Mike Banks who was at Bardsley from 2000 before leaving for Mayo Civils;

And contract manager Keith Huntington who worked for Bardsley until 2014 when he left to join Kier Living and has spent 35 years in the construction sector.

The new arrivals at the firm are:

Senior project manager Jim Flannery, who has 32 years of experience in the construction industry and joins from BILT Group Ltd;

Buyer Steve Albinson who arrives from Forrest with more than 40 years of buying experience including 20 with Lovells;

SHEQ advisor Helene Watson who has spent 15 years in health and safety in construction and was previously employed by Forrest;

And quantity surveyors Ronnie Kennedy from design and build business Mason Lord and bringing with him 45 years’ experience and Curtis Huynh who arrived from Renaker Build with seven years’ experience.

Roly Bardsley, chairman of Bardsley Construction, said: “The influx of talent takes our total workforce to more than 200 people and is reflective of the breadth and depth of skills and expertise that Bardsley Construction can offer to its ever-growing client base.

“We start 2017 with a flurry of contract wins so it’s all hands to the pump for our new and existing colleagues as we look forward with confidence to a strong and successful year in a reviving construction sector.”

Since the start of the year Bardsley Construction has won:

a £3.3m contract with Halton Housing Trust to provide 28 affordable homes and apartments on the site of the former Victoria House healthcare building in Runcorn, Cheshire,

a £4.7m design and build project for Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to replace residential and retail properties at The Strand, Rochdale with three-storey residential and retail buildings and community facility alongside external works and public realm open space;

and a contract with Venture Property Group to deliver a £6.2m six-storey student accommodation block at Hannah Court, Sheffield offering 103 ensuite studio apartments, offices, a management suite and residents’ communal hub.