Principal contractor and specialist trade experts, Linear Group has launched its main contracting arm, Linear DC, into the North of England; less than 18 months since the business was established in Scotland.

Headed up by newly-appointed Managing Director for England, Dan Hooker, the new business will extend the Group’s footprint and capability in the region by focusing on a commitment to delivering excellence through collaboration.

Dan, previously of Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Overbury, brings over 27 years’ experience in construction, covering multi-sector projects across the North of England.  His commitment to understanding the needs of each client and project has seen him consistently deliver strong results for high-profile projects in the region, particularly in the media and higher education sectors.

In addition, Andy Ineson joins the team as Contract Manager, following several years with ISG and Overbury, and over 24 years’ construction experience.  With a proven track record across all aspects of construction from initial design, to construction, testing and commissioning, Andy is passionate about ensuring the optimal understanding of each client’s priorities from beginning to end of each project.

Two further additions to the new team are Angela Eckersley Group Planning Manager, and Matt Hurley who takes up the role of Senior Project Manager.

Commenting on the business expansion, Stephen Holmes, CEO of Linear Group, said, “Following the success of Linear Design and Construct in Scotland, we felt it was time to spread our wings and expand our main contracting footprint into the North of England, where we have been successfully operating Linear Projects since 2008.  Dan, Andy, Angela and Matt bring impressive experience and credentials to bolster our main contracting capability, and also strengthen our offer and presence in and around the region. I am delighted to welcome them to the Group and look forward to working with them to optimise the potential of our collective offer and drive success as we push our ambitions forward. ”

Dan Hooker, Managing Director – Linear DC England, said, “I am delighted to be part of the team at Linear and massively excited by the ambition which drives the Group.  Having worked in the region for many years, I truly feel there is a real opportunity for Linear DC to make its mark and add value to clients across the diverse sectors operating here.   I am looking forward to seeing where we can take the Linear name and bringing further success to the Group’s impressive 27 year track record.”

The new additions will join the existing 10-strong Manchester team and the business has now relocated to a new office in the vibrant South Manchester town of Altrincham. Linear Group, including LDC Manchester have also recently secured several new projects which we will be announced in due course.