Gleeds strengthens healthcare team with three new hires

Gleeds has continued the expansion of its healthcare team with three senior appointments in key locations across the UK.

Nick Peppitt brings with him over 20 years’ experience of the built environment and comes to Gleeds from consultant, AA Projects. An expert in healthcare surveying, compliance audits and management of minor works, in his new role as director of building surveying he will take the lead on all health related surveying opportunities across the Midlands. 

Former nurse and healthcare planner with vast experience of the NHS, Jacqui Shepherd is the second new addition to the division. As a qualified senior project manager she has a proven track record in the delivery of complex capital and strategic transformation projects across the healthcare sector and this, combined with her clinical expertise, perfectly positions her to head up schemes with clinical links in the North West.

Finally, Tom Brader re-joins Gleeds as associate director in Bristol after stints with Naismiths and the Ministry of Defence. He has 16 years cost management experience, spanning both the public and private sectors, and has already begun work on the £400 million Jersey Hospital development since making the move back to Gleeds.  

Roger Pulham, Head of Gleeds’ expanding healthcare offering, said: “The NHS is facing some unique challenges in the management of its property portfolio, and we are increasingly becoming a key partner in terms of delivering specialist consultancy to them. Hence, we are pleased to be attracting top talent to add strength and depth to the team.”

Richard Steer, Chairman of Gleeds Worldwide, added: “This is a really exciting time for our healthcare division and I am delighted to be welcoming this trio of talented professionals to the company. The rapidly changing nature of this sector means it is vital we bring the best people on board, who share our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions for our clients and we’ve certainly found that in these three.”