09 May 2018
New appointment strengthens growing construction division at Midas
Midas Construction has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a hugely experienced construction professional to drive performance and delivery in its growing Southern division.
Richard Ellis (pictured left) joins the business as Operational Director, and will be based at the Southern division’s Southampton office.
His appointment comes after Midas Construction recently announced two major new schemes under way, with the start on site in March of the £30 million Cumberland House student residential scheme, in Southampton, and the exciting new £6.5 million River Works office development, in Guildford, which commenced in April.
Richard brings more than 28 years of experience in the industry including seven years previously with Midas, during which he held senior roles within the business. He returns to the company after eight years with Interserve, most recently as UK Operations Director for Regional Building.
Peter Whitmore, Midas Construction Divisional Director for the Southern region, said: “We are delighted and very fortunate to have Richard back with Midas, bringing with him extensive industry knowledge and experience.
“It is an exciting point in the continued growth in the South and South East of England for Midas Group, with two major schemes just under way and significant public and private sector framework agreements in place providing the potential for a strong pipeline of activity.”
Richard Ellis said: “It feels good to be back with Midas, especially so at a time of real opportunity for the Group and demonstrable success for its vision of building long term relationships through delivering excellent customer service and performance.
“I’m looking forward to working with Peter and the team, including colleagues old and new, as we continue to build on the success that Midas has achieved in the region.”
Midas is one of the UK's largest independent construction and property services providers. It first established its Southern Division regional office in 2008 in Southampton and has experienced strong growth over recent years.
The company’s strategy is to become the contractor of choice in the areas in which it operates, by developing long-term relationships through the delivery of its vision to be leaders in customer service and performance. It is a strategy which is already showing success with more than 75% of the Group’s projects being carried out on a repeat business basis.
In 2017 Midas announced it was expanding its operations to open a South East Division office in Leatherhead, Surrey.