Surgo Construction (Surgo), one of the north east’s leading contractors has announced two new additions to its board of directors.

David Blyth and Martin Blight have been appointed to the Surgo board taking their places alongside chairman Ian Walker, managing director, James Walker, Jeff Alexander, Jeff Charlton, and Steven Coombes, adding further strength and depth to Surgo’s senior management structure.

Noted as one of the region’s longest-established privately owned building contractors, Surgo continues to deliver a wide range of projects across the commercial, industrial, residential, retail and education sectors and is currently onsite with a number of landmark schemes including a significant refurbishment of Newcastle University’s listed Hatton Gallery,  an upgrade of The Gate, the city’s leading leisure complex, on behalf of as owner Crown Estates, and NETPark’s National Formulation Centre at Sedgefield as well as a new retail and office scheme in Newbiggin for Arch – The Northumberland Development Company.

David, will assume the role of commercial director with responsibility for a team of four. While Martin has been appointed as estimating director and is responsible for a team of five.

The move is a key part of Surgo’s management and succession strategy and speaking about these latest promotions, managing director, James Walker, said:

“I’m delighted to make this announcement. During their time with the company both David and Martin have made a significant contribution to the success of Surgo Construction and their appointment to the board is a clear reflection of that.

“As we continue to win work and deliver a wide range of projects, this will assist in our continued efforts to challenge existing processes and methods to exceed our clients’ expectations. “