Quantity surveying firm Solomons Europe has made a double appointment to its senior team in the North East as part of its growth plans for the region.
Chris Pratt joins as North East regional associate and will work with the practice’s directors on a programme of client growth and team expansion.
Pratt will play a role in identifying new opportunities in the process and pharmaceutical industries, along with others emanating from planned Northern Powerhouse infrastructure projects and those identified by the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
Additionally, former business journalist and communications professional Luke Dicicco joins Solomons Europe as head of enterprise and engagement.
He will be involved in building cohorts of like-minded SMEs across the North with the aim of securing framework contracts with big tier companies completing large-scale projects, particularly in the process and energy industries.
Managing director Dominic Doig said:
“Despite the current economic volatility across the UK, we are making good progress on a timetable to increase our already well-established North East team from 17 to 25 over the next 12 months.
“There is so much going on across the Northern Powerhouse, and a real buzz around developments such as Teesworks.
“Our specialist skills and knowledge in the process, engineering and energy industries, mean we’re ideally placed to support the delivery of projects that will help push the North’s levelling up agenda.”