A Midlands-based property, development and construction firm have announced two senior appointments as it launches its new commercial team in the construction business.
Charles Hicks and Nick Southern have been appointed at The Wigley Group, bringing with them more than 60 years of expertise in the construction industry.
Hicks will spearhead the revamped commercial team after seven years as Associate Director at RPS Consulting Services and Goodrich Consulting, and previously holding Commercial Manager roles for Buckingham Group Contracting and Stepnell.
He arrives at an exciting time for The Wigley Group’s commercial division with work shortly due to commence on two major logistics schemes in Coventry to deliver 33 units, which is worth a combined £8.5 million investment for the region.
“I’m very excited to join as The Wigley Group’s new commercial lead,” said Charles.
“The Wigley Group is a financially strong and robust family-owned business which has some excellent opportunities for growth in 2023 and beyond.
“I’m thrilled to be playing a part in helping to shape the company’s future.”
Southern joins as Senior Quantity Surveyor from Quantum Construction, having held similar roles for national firms including Thomas Vale Construction, McCarthy and Stone and Stepnell.
He added: “I’m delighted to be joining The Wigley Group, a company which possesses great history and stability combined with a forward-thinking approach to construction and development.
“I look forward to working with the team and sharing my experience and enthusiasm.”
The appointments build on a period of growth for The Wigley Group having recently expanded its Board of Directors and completed a £1.5m refurbishment of its Stockton House headquarters in Stockton, Warwickshire.
James Davies, Chief Executive Officer at The Wigley Group, said: “There is much to look forward to across the business in 2023 and the appointment of Charles and Nick comes at an exciting period.
“Charles will play a key role in continuing the growth of our commercial team, applying his demonstrable experience to add a new layer to our skillset.
“Both Charles and Nick are terrific additions and bring with them a wealth of contacts and experience in the construction industry across multiple sectors, and have already hit the ground running.”
Established in 1964, The Wigley Group is an ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001 certificated company active in real estate acquisition, development and construction, as well as having an asset management of portfolios for both itself and commercial partners.