THE co-founder of one of the North east’s leading property companies has retired – after more than a decade at the firm.
Gordon Ramsay recently stepped down from the role of managing director at Deveron Group where, since 2002, he has been responsible for advancing the company’s growth and developing the Group’s increasing portfolio of land acquisitions.
His successor has been named as Deveron Construction director, Alan Murray.
Under Gordon’s leadership, Deveron Group has increased its market share and expanded its business interests to include additional revenue streams such as Deveron Construction, Deveron Glenisla and, more recently, Kinetiqa, the renewable and energy efficiency division.
The main core of the Group is still Deveron Homes, which has ongoing development interests across the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Perthshire and Fife including forthcoming developments at Strathisla Park, Keith and Burntisland, Fife.
Commenting on the company’s growth during his tenure, Gordon Ramsay said: “I’ve enjoyed a career that spans over 50 years in the construction industry.
“During that time, I’ve witnessed many changes and numerous recessions but at long last an upturn is finally with us.
“From modest beginnings as Deveron Homes, the group has diversified in many directions and I’m delighted that our company is now set for an exciting new chapter under the safe stewardship of a new managing director.
“I will continue to have an active role on the Deveron board, but I hope to enjoy a change in pace of life including spending more time with my grandchildren and indulging in my passions for motoring and foreign travel.”
Commenting on his appointment as Gordon Ramsay’s successor, Alan Murray, said: “As managing director of the Deveron Group, I hope to add a new dimension to the company that will bring fresh ideas on how we develop and grow the businesses.”
Alan also revealed that mid-term results show Group turnover to be up by 38 per cent with profits also up 32 per cent, year on year, adding: “These results are very encouraging.
“Our adroit recession strategy saw Deveron Group hedge against growth in favour of protecting profit. This cautious approach has provided us with an excellent platform to push the business forward now that we are heading out of recession.”
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