Channel Islands based, multi-disciplinary construction consultancy, HLG Associates, have been delivering high-quality construction and development services for clients in Jersey, Guernsey, and the UK for over 13 years.
From 1st August HLG will be implementing a new management structure to take their business into the next stage of its growth journey and reflect the continued development of its service offering and the needs of its clients.
Jerry Willis (pictured), will take over the helm of HLG Associates as Group Managing Director, replacing Simon Matthews, who will be stepping down from day-to-day responsibilities to pursue other opportunities. Simon will remain as the majority shareholder of the business.
Jerry will be supported by a new management team across Jersey and Guernsey.
Chartered Environmentalist, Chris Bester will join the management team as Environment & Sustainability Associate Director of Services responsible for a team of consultants helping HLG’s clients manage the environmental impacts of their projects.
Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Alan Renfrew will join the management team as QS Associate Director of Services responsible for a team of quantity surveyors.
Rupert Myers will assume the role of Project Management Director of Services focussing on supporting a team of project management consultants.
Mark Palfrey will lead the Guernsey office. Mark is a quantity surveyor, Chartered Builder and a former Chair of the Chartered Institute of Building Guernsey branch and the Guernsey Building Trade Employers Association twice. Mark also has extensive experience in Jersey and is a former chair of The Jersey Builders Federation, which now forms part of the Jersey Construction Council.
Andrew Morley, the present Managing Director of HLG Associates in Guernsey will be reducing his workload and stepping back from the day-to-day running of the business. Andrew will continue to provide services to HLG’s clients on a part time basis.
Since their establishment, HLG have delivered over 1,000 commissions across Jersey, Guernsey, and the UK. HLG are presently working on some of the most high-profile large projects in the Island, including the Leale’s Yard development in Guernsey, Jersey Opera House, the Government’s new office building in Jersey, and a host of multi-million residential schemes in both islands.
Commenting on these changes, Simon Matthews said: “This is a very exciting time for HLG, a company I have been delighted to lead since its establishment in 2010. As a Board of Directors, we’ve been working for some time to plan for these changes. Jerry has proven himself to be a professional and focussed leader, serving our clients well and engineering new opportunities.
“Going forward, I have no doubt that Jerry, Mark, and the new management team will continue to take the business from strength to strength. I will look forward to seeing them succeed.”