RIHOY & Son has appointed six new staff to its surveying and project management teams to cope with an increase in business.
The company, which was the first in the Channel Islands to be awarded Chartered Building Status, is currently worked on the redevelopment of the Bouet, on the former Randall’s Brewery site, which will be a residential development known as One, St Julian’s Avenue, and the extra care units for the elderly at Le Grand Courtil.
‘Rihoy & Son’s reputation has been built on delivering the highest level of service but we can only do that with the right teams in place. By strengthening our surveying and project management teams, we can ensure we deliver our current, and future, projects on time, on budget and to the client’s expectations,’ said director Steve Moores.
Marcus Gudgeon has been appointed as senior quantity surveyor, Roy Galsworthy and Gordon Jones as project managers, Anne-Marie Campbell and Ryan Smith as quantity surveyors and Ryan Ozard as trainee quantity surveyor.
Mr Gudgeon, 47, who is married with two teenage daughters, brings with him over 25 years experience having worked in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Germany, and the UK.
‘I was looking for a new challenge and since I moved to Guernsey in 2006, I have watched Rihoy & Son’s progress in the industry with interest. When I made the decision to leave my previous employer, they were the logical choice and I am thoroughly enjoying looking after the company’s commercial interests on the One, St Julian’s Avenue residential development. This project requires particular commercial skills due to the nature of the contractual arrangements,’ he said.
Guernsey-born Mr Galsworthy, 46, who is married with four children, has moved back to the island after 16 years in Ireland.
‘I have been very fortunate to have worked with some very prestigious companies in Ireland and on large commercial contracts worth up to £120m. I will be able to incorporate my experience in these areas to enhance the company’s already excellent reputation and further their portfolio of clients. I also have an excellent track record in health and safety and I have already started to get more involved in the company’s health & safety policy.’
With 45 years experience, Mr Jones is currently project manager at One, St Julian’s Avenue which he said was a challenging development.
‘It is on a very restricted site with the footprint of the new building covering virtually the whole of the old brewery area. Just in time deliveries will be paramount as there is very little storage space, and most operations will be dependent upon the tower crane as the prime mover. The number of lifting operations means the safety of all site personnel will be at the forefront of our thinking when planning the various phases of the project,’ he said.
Scottish-born Mrs Campbell has moved to Guernsey with her husband and two children and is working on the Le Grand Courtil project. A chartered surveyor, Mrs Campbell brings with her 20 years experience in both surveying and facilities and has worked in America, Canada, England and Scotland.
‘Rihoy & Son is a family company and that was very important to me. They have an excellent reputation, provide me with the challenges which I am looking for and allow me to use the experience I have gained over the last 20 years,’ she said.
Mr Smith’s relationship with Rihoy & Son started in 2006 when he joined them on works experience. He was then offered an apprentice role and studied building construction at the College of Further Education. He has recently completed a degree in property development with quantity surveying and was sponsored during his course by Rihoy & Son who then offered him a full-time role when he graduated.
‘The directors of Rihoy & Son have been really supportive and so I’m pleased to be able to demonstrate that their investment in me has benefits for the company,’ he said.
My main ambition is to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and be a senior member of the Rihoy & Son team in the future.’
Mr Ozard, 18, has just begun a five year apprenticeship with the company having joined them from the Grammar School.
‘I’m really motivated to learn all aspects of quantity surveying. I have started working on some of the smaller projects and aim to move up to some of the larger ones as my training progresses,’ he said.