Merit Appoints New Director

Merit has made a key senior appointment in a drive to continue momentum after a record year of growth in 2018.

Matt Laskey joins the company as Director of Business Development to further strengthen Merit’s leadership team. Matt is responsible for business development as well as sales and marketing and brings over 20 years’ experience in the construction sector. Having previously held director roles at Morgan Sindall and ISG, he will spearhead Merit’s plans for growth in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, semiconductor and emerging markets.

Matt’s appointment builds on the stellar success that the company achieved last year when Merit increased turnover by 49% and profit by 163%, to £47.3 million and £2.9 million respectively.

Tony Wells, Managing Director, Merit, said: “Matt is a strong addition to the team and brings valuable experience and knowledge to the business. His appointment is part of five-year transformation plan that significantly increases Merit’s market share in specialist sectors.”

Merit specialises in the design and build of clean rooms, process pipework, mechanical and electrical engineering, controls and instrumentation, as well as bespoke civil construction and project management.

The company operates from its headquarters and specialist fabrication facility in Cramlington, Northumberland, with additional offices in Glasgow and London. Its in house team of designers, fitters and electricians are specially trained to meet the high standards of heavily regulated industries where quality of workmanship is vital.  Merits’s clients include Rolls Royce, GSK, Lifescan and it is currently constructing 3 specialist laboratories for the British Antarctic Survey on their newest research vessel, the RSS Sir Richard Attenborough.