Senior reshuffle at Prater sees new managing director named

PraterPrater has announced that Gavin Hamblett will be appointed managing director from January 1 2015. He will take the place of Richard Unwin, who will concentrate on his role as chief executive at Lindner UK, where he will be joined by newly appointed Lindner UK group director, Andrew Newman.

Gavin Hamblett is currently acting as pre-construction director at Prater and has a wealth of experience in the construction industry, having joined Prater from Coverite in 2006 following the company’s partial takeover of the Coverite business.

Mr. Hamblett said:
“I am extremely proud to be taking on the role of managing director. Prater is well positioned for 2015 and beyond with a healthy order book and a diverse range of projects and disciplines. I am looking forward to working with my teams to successfully deliver all of our projects and provide clients with a first class standard of service.”

Prater has also announced that Andrew Newman, who has been with the company for 30 years, will be leaving his role as Business Development Director to fulfil that of Group Director for Lindner UK
. – where he has worked for 30 years – said:
“This is an exciting time for the Lindner UK group. I am looking forward to working across the businesses and aligning the companies by strengthening the group’s sales pipelines and processes to enhance capabilities and services to our clients.”

Commenting on the new appointment, Richard Unwin said: “Gavin is a driven and talented person to succeed in the managing director role. He has a deep understanding of our brand, has been heavily involved in a wide range of projects across all of our disciplines; as well as having had an integral role in our most technically challenging contracts such as London Bridge and the new BskyB headquarters. With Andrew joining me in the UK group role, his experience and passion will benefit all three of the businesses in the UK and help to deliver a consistent high quality to our clients across the range of products that we offer as a group.

“I am confident that with these new appointments, Prater will continue its success as a market leader and as a supply chain partner that delivers successful results for its clients.”

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