North Tyneside-based Carney Consultancy has appointed Zach Marshall, 26, as administrative assistant.

Hi arrival is in-line with the company’s commitment to develop and retain talented young people, including the launch of a graduate recruitment scheme.

Carney Consultancy has experienced a positive first half of the year, with increased growth and a strong forward order book. In the last two years, the company, led by managing director, Angela Carney and directors, Martin Crammond and David Wadds, has seen turnover surge by 64 per cent, with a 22 per cent increase in retained clients.

Established in 2002, Carney Consultancy specialises in construction and engineering, providing health and safety consultancy and training. Team members come from a main contracting and subcontracting background and have worked, as consultants, with some of the North East’s main companies.

Zach, said: “I have five years’ experience working in a customer service background and I wanted a new challenge. Carney Consultancy really appealed to me because of its career progression routes. I was impressed by the videos on its website highlighting the team and it seemed to be a friendly environment to work in – all of which I have found to be true!

“As well as the administrative side of the role, where I shadow customer liaison coordinator, Louise Dack, I am also beginning to learn SHEQ management systems, SSIPS and Constructionline applications. Our health and safety assistant, Kerry Benson, is advising me. I am eager to learn as there are many opportunities to develop my career via a range of training routes offered by the company.”

Managing director, Angela Carney, said: “Zach is proving to be a great addition to our team. He joins with enthusiasm and a hunger to learn more. Our consultants have all been trained from scratch and that’s always been our approach. We develop people to reach their potential, often they can’t see how good they are, but we can.

“It is crucial, from the outset, to have a detailed training programme for trainees and apprentices, so they understand what needs to be achieved to continually move their careers forward.”