A North East catering design and installation firm has recruited an experienced manager to take the reins for a series of projects as the company’s client list continues to grow.
South Tyneside-based Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) has appointed project manager Jason Cartwright following a number of new contract wins.
Jason will be overseeing a range of projects including the installation of a hospital cafe, a kitchen refurbishment at a prestigious London school and a leading university’s kitchen and servery refurbishment.
His role will involve regular liaison with clients and sub-contractors, collating health and safety records, ensuring that jobs are completed on time and within budget, and coordinating detailed surveys of future projects.
Jason, who is a fully-qualified, JIB-approved electrician with 24 years of industry experience, previously worked as a contracts manager for an electrical contractor, where he designed and developed nationwide projects and managed a team of 20 electricians and office staff. He is also trained in asbestos awareness and has regularly conducted health and safety training for employees.
He said: “I’m really pleased to be joining RDA, which is well-known as a leading player in the catering industry with a talented team. I’m looking forward to working with a variety of clients across multiple sectors, from SMEs to large hospitals and universities.
“Having worked with RDA as a sub-contractor on several past projects, I was well-informed of how the company was structured and the type of work that they carried out, and the rest was an easy decision to make.”
Roy Addyman, director of RDA, said: “This is an exciting time for RDA as we’ve now completed more than 250 projects since setting up the firm in 2007 and this year is proving to be the busiest yet.
“As a result of our steadily growing client base, we wanted to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated project manager with strong organisational skills, and Jason was the ideal candidate for us.
“We have no doubt that Jason’s systematic approach and his extensive experience of managing projects from start to finish – as well as his impressive background in electrical work – will be hugely beneficial to our team.”