Home Greater Manchester GRAHAM Construction has appointed Stephen Hand at its new Preconstruction Director.

GRAHAM Construction has appointed Stephen Hand at its new Preconstruction Director.

Stephen Hand

Stephen joins GRAHAM from VolkerFitzpatrick where he was Head of Precontract, leading on winning work and preconstruction activity in the business’s Rail division. He has been influential in the management and delivery of bids on major rail projects including for Network Rail, Transport for London and other major rail clients.

As part of his role, Stephen will be involved in leading work winning within the key sectors of Rail, Highway, Marine and Energy for GRAHAM. He will be based at GRAHAM’s offices in Pacific Way, Salford Quays.

Stephen is a highly experienced construction professional who has managed bids and delivery on a host of major capital programmes in the construction, rail and civil engineering sectors with a track record of unlocking innovation within the supply chain, enabling innovation and delivering efficiency for clients. Previously he also has worked in senior roles for Laing O’Rourke in Ireland, UAE and the UK.

Leo Martin, Managing Director of GRAHAM, said: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Stephen to GRAHAM as our newest director. He brings vast experience in procurement strategy and supply chain management and his knowledge of our key sectors will be influential to success in his new role.


“GRAHAM continues to grow as a business and we are developing our service offering to extend to many high-profile projects in the rail, construction and civil engineering industries. Stephen’s appointment signifies our ambition to deliver on exciting opportunities and to further develop our win strategy.”


On joining GRAHAM, Stephen said: “I’m delighted to be working in GRAHAM’s growing civil engineering division and look forward to leading the team’s preconstruction activity proposals strategy. GRAHAM is an ambitious business that continues to work with traditional values. The company has collaborated on some prestigious projects in various regions nationwide, and I look forward to supporting our strategic growth strategy.”

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After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Manchester. Business Manchester is a good news, Manchester focused, business website and daily newsletter. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Manchester.