Story Contracting, a family owned business which provides building, civil engineering and plant services to the Rail and Construction industries across the North of England and Scotland has announced new appointments to its board of directors.
Lindsey Pownall has been appointed Non-Executive Director of Story Contracting. She brings with her a wealth of experience in retail brand development, supply leadership and strategic development. She will share her skills and experience with Story’s existing Board of Directors.
Lindsey was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc in April 2016 and chairs the Corporate Responsibility Committee. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Meadow Foods.
In January 2017, she was appointed an OBE.
Lindsey said: “I am delighted to be joining Story Contracting. It is an outstanding business with a fantastic history and track record, but also great future potential. It is vital that the UK has the best infrastructure going forward and Story Contracting is playing an important role in ensuring this. I have spent a good part of my career working in family businesses so I am also pleased to become involved with another successful family business. Such companies play a vital role in the creating jobs and success in the UK economy.”
Dave Prior has been appointed the position of Story Contracting’s Commercial Director. He is responsible for the commercial and procurement functions including strategic outlook at group level, and to provide guidance and support to the delivery teams within the businesses.
Dave has significant experience working within the rail and civils environments within the UK and Australia including collaborative working in Alliances and Joint Ventures.
Dave joins Story from VolkerRail, having worked there for 8 years, and has held various senior commercial management positions in both project delivery and business unit head of commercial.
Dave said: “The role of Commercial Director is a new positon within Story Contracting, derived to demonstrate a vision by the business for significant growth within robust commercial controls. My experience of major projects and collaborative working will help us to achieve our business ambitions and I am looking forward to working with the board and delivery teams within Story Contracting on this during an impressive time of growth.”
Helen Jameson has been appointed Story Contracting’s HR Director. Helen is responsible for ensuring that that Story Contracting remains an employer of choice through ensuring that all colleagues are engaged, motivated and developed.
Prior to joining Story Contracting, Helen was HR Director for a national charity and before that held a number of senior HR roles in the motor industry. Helen is passionate about the involvement of people in a business and has specialised in this throughout her career.
Helen said: “It’s great to have joined the Story family at such an exciting period of growth. We have recently reached 600 employees in our 30th year which is a fantastic achievement for Story Contracting. I’m looking forward to working with each of the different teams to help them develop and realise their full potential, while staying true to the strong Story values that the business was built upon.”
CEO Jason Butterworth, who joined Story Contracting last November, spoke highly of the new appointments as well as the future of the business: “I am delighted to have Lindsey, Dave and Helen join me on the board of Story Contracting as we make the transition into our next phase of evolution. We have very exciting plans for our future growth and are fortunate to have a very supportive Chairman in Fred Story. It is essential we remain true to our values and customers, and safety will continue to underpin everything we do. I look forward to supporting this great country as we continue to invest in its infrastructure and thereby in its future.”