Brooker Diamond announces quartet of hires as services demand rises
22 June 2022
CHARTERED FIRE engineering consultancy Brooker Diamond has strengthened its façade engineering division with four new appointments in response to rising demand for the company’s services. The quartet of new hires is part of a strategic growth plan following the Cumbernauld-based business’ formation just three months ago.
The quartet of new arrivals is spearheaded by Stephen Connor, who takes up the role of technical director. A CAD and Revit specialist, Connor will now assume responsibility for all technical matters relating to building warrants, planning consents, drawing services and property scanning. He’ll head up the delivery of these functions as part of the many cladding remediation schemes being handled by the business both north and south of the border.
Three façade engineers have also been brought in to bolster the business. Thomas Dearie, Megan Sprott and Cameron Fee have all taken on full-time appointments with the company.
The recruitment drive comes after the formation of Brooker Diamond back in February when Chartered building surveyors Diamond & Company (Scotland) acquired Linlithgow-based fire engineering consultancy S Brooker & Associates. The acquisition established Scotland’s “leading turnkey solution for surveying and fire engineering”.
While Stephen Connor’s initial main focus will be on co-ordinating Brooker Diamond’s façade engineering services at its Dunnswood House headquarters in Glasgow, his remit will also see him oversee the technical aspects of all functions across both of the businesses.
Growing the business
“I’m delighted to be joining Brooker Diamond at this exciting stage of the company’s development and very much looking forward to helping the business grow even more,” enthused Connor, who has previously served as a project and design manager with the likes of Trespass Retail, Grainger Building Services and Lakesmere Cladding. He has also worked on site on the roofing design of the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.
Phil Diamond, managing director of Brooker Diamond, stated: “I’m delighted to strengthen our façade engineering team through this significant investment in new members of staff. This will be a great bonus in delivering solutions for remediation as part of the cladding schemes in both England and Scotland.”
Diamond continued: “I’ve known Stephen for some time. He’s a very competent individual and, given his experience, is the ideal person to drive this area of the business forward during an incredibly busy period.”
Further, Diamond observed: “This is a major statement by the company and allows us to really focus on this element of the business as well as cladding remediation. I believe there’s a massive gap in the market, which we can now actively look to bridge, as well as providing an enhanced support service for existing clients.”
Diamond & Company (Scotland) specialises in surveys and certification, external cladding, building surveys, energy consultancy and retrofit coordination.
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