Castle Building Services has announced the appointments of Martin Smith as senior mechanical estimator and Brian Carr as senior quantity surveyor.

Martin, will work closely with pre-construction manager, Richard Flynn and estimating director, Barry Beck, with Brian reporting into commercial manager, Andrew Heron.

Castle Building Services operates across the UK and the appointments follow a raft of new starters during 2022, in varying positions across the business.

Headquartered in Hebburn, with a headcount of 134 and offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Teesside, Castle Building Services, which last year recorded £30 million turnover, is one of the UK’s leading providers of building services, offering a wide range of high-quality construction and engineering contracting services covering all aspects of building, mechanical, public health, renewable and electrical engineering.

The increase in headcount follows the company’s appointment to major schemes, including its role as principal contractor for the state-of-the-art PragmatIC Park electronics facility in Durham.

Managing director, Andrew Dawson, said: “We welcome Martin and Brian to the team. We continue to have a rigorous recruitment process, so that we bring on board new colleagues that fit our business culture and who feel supported on their journey with us.

“We want to recruit and retain high quality employees whilst offering opportunities at all levels of the business. It is an exciting time to join Castle Building Services, as well as offering a full range of mechanical, electrical and pre-construction services, we also offer specialist fit out and principal contractor services.

“We have very ambitious growth plans, as evidenced by the number of hires we have made in the last 12 months, with further new starters in the months ahead.”

Brian, said: “The clear progression routes at Castle Building Services really appealed to me. The company is dynamic, forward thinking and offers great opportunities. Living in Houghton-le-Spring, I was aware of the firm and its strong reputation as a good employer and jumped at the opportunity to join.”

Martin, said: “Castle Building Services has a friendly team with an ambitious outlook and, like Brian, the career progression routes stood out to me. The estimating team has that dynamic blend of experience and enthusiasm and I am looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues.”