Meldrum appoints 7 new directors and launches new Fire Engineering Co


Meldrum Group appoints 7 new directors to its business and launches a new delivery arm.

With over 20 years in the industry and their delivery capability allowing a fully integrated service for their clients, Meldrum Group continues to go from strength to strength. Their turnover for 2022 was c£50m and the launch of their new Operating Company ‘Meldrum Fire Engineering Ltd’ adding fire protection to their already substantial delivery capability.

Ayden Booth, Group Strategic Development Director was appointed to the Group Board after working with the company for over 7 years and is promoted from his previous role as Construction Commercial Manager.

Steve Smith is promoted to Group Pre-Construction Director after 10 years with the business, having joined as a trainee QS back in 2012 and worked his way up to, most recently, Group Pre-construction Manager. He is also appointed to Meldrum’s Group Board.

Ross Doherty who joined in 2021 as Head of Meldrum Building Services Ltd, has been promoted to Operations Director of Meldrum Building Services, the M&E delivery arm of Meldrum Group.

Ben Szyman is appointed as Operations Director for Meldrum Plant and Transport Ltd. The P&T arm has over £2.5m of plant and equipment which it hires out to Meldrum Group as well as to external companies.

Jack Johnson is appointed as Construction Commercial Director from his previous role as Managing QS for Meldrum Construction.

The Civils Commercial Director role is appointed to Ian Glazinski, another internal promotion from his last role as Civils Commercial Manager.

Lastly, Paul Skelton has been promoted to Operations Director for a newly created Operating Company within the Meldrum Group brand – Meldrum Fire Engineering Ltd. MFEL will provide the design and installation of complex Fire Safety Protection and Evacuation Plans both for Meldrum Group and direct to external clients.

These appointments showcase the strength and breadth of the talent at Meldrum, having been able to promote two of their newly appointed Directors through internal promotion.

Dave Meldrum said “We have always had a strong ethos of building the business from within, by developing our own people and setting clear career progression plans. The business is performing very strongly at the moment, and it is my desire to build a leadership team that is not just for now but for the future. Our succession planning should mean we can deliver, homegrown talent, in key leadership roles as the business continues to grow.”

It is extremely important to Meldrum that they focus on sustainable growth, built upon solid foundations. By promoting from within and with a keen focus on succession planning, they believe this is a vital way in which to grow the business.

Cheryl James, Group HR & Marketing Director said “These are really strong appointments, particularly Ayden and Steve whom I have worked closely with over the last 6 years. All of these promotions are richly deserved as the business solidifies its leadership team and builds for the future. Their appointments along with the current directors reinforces my belief that this is the strongest leadership team we have ever had. Growing our own talent has always been at the core of Meldrum and our new appointments epitomise that.”

Meldrum Group employs over 200 people in the North East with offices in Tyneside and Teesside.

Meldrum Group appoints seven directors and creates brand new company – Business Live (