McAleer & Rushe which has enjoyed strong growth in its order book, has indicated its determination to drive the business on by boosting its business development capabilities with a seasoned addition from a competitor.

Jerry Browne will be joining McAleer & Rushe’s new business team under Business Development Director James Hicken, and will be targeting opportunities in the hotel, office and residential sectors as a business development manager.

The highly regarded Browne was with Sisk for 26 years until 2012, and led its hotel construction sales and marketing. He is a popular figure in the industry and is known as a keen golfer and London Irish Rugby supporter.

Browne said:

“This is a great opportunity and I am thrilled to be able to offer my experience and connections to McAleer & Rushe. I know the company well, and have admired its prowess and watched as it has broadened its penetration of the UK market. I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

Hicken added:

“Jerry and I have been acquainted for some time as sparring rivals, and I’m delighted that we can now combine our talents to drive forward the growth of the business. I’m sure he will make an invaluable contribution to the group and help to open new doors.”

McAleer & Rushe is currently working on 15 major projects across the UK, from Aberdeen to Bournemouth.