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ZTL Contracting appoint construction director to aid Yorkshire growth plans

Middlesbrough and Wakefield earthworks contractor ZTL Contracting has appointed Andrew Blighe as its Construction Director.

ZTL Contracting has an ambitious growth plan throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, and Blighe will play an integral role across Construction, Operations and Business Development.

He said: “I am thrilled to be joining such a vibrant company with the energy and drive to match my own ambitions. I can’t thank everyone enough for making me feel so welcome and part of the Applebridge Family. I’m excited and looking forward to the next chapter of my career with such a great company.”

Blighe has more than 27 years of experience in the construction industry and joins the group from ‘Hall Construction Services’ where he has worked for over 22 years in construction operations.

ZTL Contracting’s Commercial Director Wayne Morris said: “With the continued success and growth of our Earthworks business, I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to the ZTL team where, alongside the team, he will help us deliver our extensive pipeline of work over the coming years.

“Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience from across the industry; and will provide a valuable role engaging with our site teams and clients as we continue to grow and expand. On behalf of the whole ZTL team, I wish Andrew every success in his new role.”

ZTL Contracting has just completed earthworks on the delivery of Siemens’ £200 million rail factory in Goole, which will create 700 jobs in East Yorkshire, while also being appointed to support on earthworks at the former Kellingley Colliery, which will become home to Konect 62.

Located on the crucial axis of the M62 and A1(M) motorways in Yorkshire, Konect 62 is strategically positioned to address local, regional and national markets, with 3.2 million consumers living within 45 minutes by van.

The contractor is also in the final stages of delivery for plot six of the Wakefield Hub, with works due to commence on another associated project. The Wakefield Hub is a new prime industrial/distribution development at Junction 30 of the M62 motorway.

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