Joe’s Promotion to Assistant QS


At CNG, investing in our future is key.

It gives us immense pride to show the benefit of holding this value with the recent promotion of Joe McMahon, CNG’s first apprentice to the position of Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

Joe first met Leigh, Managing Director when he had advertised his gardening services locally. During the conversation, Joe had mentioned to Leigh about his ambition to become a Quantity Surveyor, not knowing Leigh owned a Construction company.

Much to Joe’s delight and surprise, Leigh made a promise to him that once CNG had opened their offices in Bingley that he would offer him a job on the provision he secured a position to study at Leeds College of Building.

Joe gained his grades and started to study his RQF BTEC Higher National Construction/QS at Leeds College of Building. He was then employed by CNG as a management trainee in September 2021.

During his Apprenticeship journey, Joe stated his biggest achievement had been his “involvement in one of our recent projects, it has shown me that what I have learned through college and my year at CNG has benefited me” and he found this extremely rewarding.

During the last two years, Joe has gone from strength to strength learning several disciplines with some great practical on-site experience. During his PFADR, it was clear Joe was ready for his next challenge, and after an impressive, well-prepared and detailed report of his development, Joe was offered his new position.

As part of Joe’s ongoing development, he is also going to support the preconstruction team and learn how to use ConQuest to help the business win work that he can commercially control.

“It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Joe McMahon to Assistant Quantity Surveyor. Well done Joe, you deserve that seat!”

Leigh Edmondson

“After finishing my A-levels, I was unsure on university, having the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship here at CNG has proved to be the best choice.  I have grown my knowledge on the industry exponentially and developed my practical skills also.

Being able to apply what I have picked up along the way  to projects I am now working on and playing a good role in the commercial side of these jobs, has been very rewarding and great to see my progress.

My development is a real testament to everyone involved at CNG, going from an 18 year old with no experience within an office or on site to now being able to work independently and efficiently on large Construction projects would not have been possible without the help and support from all the CNG team!”

Joe McMahon