Building for the Future

Building for the Future

The Gallagher Group has appointed Steve Hollingshead as a non-executive director to support the next phase of development at the family-owned civil engineering, building, quarrying and property business.

Steve Hollingshead, the former Chief Executive of J Murphy & Sons, will join existing non-executive, Paul Collins, to assist Chairman Pat Gallagher, CEO Nick Yandle and the Management Team in developing its future strategy and plans for continuing success.

In addition, Catherine Rossiter will join the Group from Laing O’Rourke in June 2018 as Group Finance Director.  Long-term Group Finance Director Tom Corkery will work with Catherine during a planned transition period over a number of months to successfully conclude the current financial year end (for the 12 months to 30th September 2018).

Tom Corkery will then step away from his day to day role at the end of 2018 but will remain active as an independent advisor to the Gallagher family on a range of matters.

The Gallagher Group has also been active in further developing its next generation of senior managers, appointing John Kerrigan, Bill Lindsay and Joe Heathfield as Directors of construction and property respectively.

Gallagher Group Chairman Pat Gallagher said, ‘It is an exciting time for the Gallagher Group. We are celebrating 45 years of successful operation in 2018 and can rightfully be proud of our business performance. However, that success has always been built on continually looking to, and planning for, the future.

‘Having non-executive directors on board of the calibre and experience of Steve Hollingshead and Paul Collins to help the Management Team and many of the broader Gallagher Group team develop the next chapter in the business’s development is important for us.

‘Similarly, we are delighted to be welcoming Catherine Rossiter to the Gallagher Group with a clear, planned transition for Tom Corkery into an independent advisory role to the Gallagher family later this year.

‘It is with real pride that the Group is seeing its investment in future talent coming through and we expect to see that evolution continuing over the coming months and years ahead.’

The Gallagher Group has expanded from its Kent base to create a very strong presence across the South East of England around its four principle areas of operation:  civil engineering; building, quarrying and property development.

This has been reflected in its latest financial results (to end September 2017) which showed turnover steady at around £100 million and with another positive step up in profitability.


For further information on the Gallagher Group go to or contact:
Matthew Moth, Madano on 020 7593 4023 or

Nick Yandle, Gallagher Group on 01622 716543 or

Head Office address:
Gallagher Group, Leitrim House, Little Preston
Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NS

Telephone: 01622 716543

Hermitage Quarry:
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd., Hermitage Quarry
Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT

Telephone: 01622 726262