March 6 2019 @ 13:51 by Chloe Holmes
Award-winning Metnor Construction Ltd, has announced the appointment of Lee Kirk as operations director.
Lee, who has been with the company for five years, steps up from his previous role as senior operations manager.
Metnor Construction Ltd, is one of four divisions within the Metnor Group. In 2018, it was listed in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 Growing Companies in the North of England. 2019 will see further growth, with turnover expected to increase from £80 million to £100 million.
Lee, said: “This personal recognition is very much down to the guidance and knowledge I have received during my time at the company and working very closely with managing director, Chris Cant.
“I am an example of somebody who has progressed in a short space of time from a contracts manager through to director level, responsible for managing the operational side of the business. Chris has put a vision and strategy in place that works well. We have excellent progression paths and, in turn, I have embraced the opportunity to mentor younger members of our team.”
In 2018 Lee was awarded Mentor of the Year at the Generation4Change, North East Awards.
Lee, said: “I am passionate about nurturing new talent and developing the skillset of the future workforce. My aim is to continue to strengthen the operational team and to proactively recruit a team of construction professionals.
“Working closely with our contracts managers, I want to ensure they have the support in place to progress through the business.
“Chris has developed a structure of stability and in the last year I have streamlined the operational team’s procedures and processes, as part of a continual improvement plan to enable colleagues to be more forward thinking and for teams to progress together.”
Managing director at Metnor Construction, Chris Cant, said: “We continue to see strong levels of growth and my focus has always been to create the stability that will enable us to take advantage of the opportunities for us in the market.
“To do this I have focused on developing a senior management team and to recognise the outstanding talent that we have. Lee is an example of this and I am delighted he has accepted the positon of operations director. It reflects his commitment and passion to the business. We have a growing team that is based on a healthy balance of new talent and experience.”