Sarah Leadbetter rejoins RECOM Solutions as head of healthcare projects team

Construction project management consultancy RECOM Solutions has welcomed back Sarah Leadbetter as head of its healthcare projects team, a new role created to reflect the company’s growing workload in the sector.

Sarah first joined RECOM in 2017 as an associate director from Deloitte Real Estate, where she was an associate director managing major capital projects.

In 2019 she moved to Turner + Townsend as a senior project manager, before being promoted to associate director.

She has now re-joined fast-expanding RECOM to lead its healthcare offering and support clients across the UK.

RECOM works with clients such as the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the Northern Care Alliance at hospital and healthcare sites. Current projects include developing strategies for the delivery of passive fire protection schemes.

Sarah said: “RECOM’s culture and alignment with my own aspirations, together with the opportunity to make a difference in such an important sector, made the decision to return to the business an easy one.

“Since leaving in 2019, I have gained further experience working across large-scale, complex projects, and I’m excited to be bringing this knowledge back to RECOM which will assist with the growth of our healthcare offering.”

RECOM, which was founded in 2015 by directors Jason McKnight and Joseph Dillon, undertakes construction project management and main contracting work across sectors including healthcare, education, retail and leisure, commercial and residential. It also provides consultancy services to assist in the design and delivery of health and safety, sustainability, passive fire protection and cladding projects.

The company is an approved contractor under the UK’s Fire Accreditation Scheme (FIRAS) for its fire protection services, which include passive fire protection installation, fire door surveys and installations, repairs and upgrades, fire strategy reviews, compartmentation surveying, advice and guidance, training, development and support.

Earlier this year, RECOM acquired a three-storey building on the Waters Edge Business Park in Salford Quays as its new headquarters to accommodate its expanding team, with staff numbers now at more than 30.

Jason McKnight said: “Sarah has established herself as an extremely competent professional and she has immediately settled back in at RECOM.

“She supports our values and vision and is a pleasure to work with, adding experience to our young and dynamic team.

“Her return shows that RECOM has matured in size and scale since she left. We have seen significant growth in the healthcare sector, with places on a number of public sector frameworks, including NHS Shared Business Services, Fusion21 and Rise.”

He added: “We have a distinguished team which is successfully delivering numerous healthcare projects throughout the UK, and Sarah is the ideal person to lead our expansion in this sector in her new role. To cater for continued growth in healthcare, we will be recruiting further to bolster the team and assist existing and future clients.”

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