Paul Clarkson, former operations director, has been promoted to managing director of the building, civil engineering, and structural steelwork contractor Britcon.

Paul Clarkson, who has been with Britcon for five year, will take over from Shaun Hunt as managing director, it has been announced. Hunt will remain in a vice chairman role, but will take on other development ventures through parent company, the Hunt Group.

Clarkson, who was previously the operations director, has experience in senior roles with companies ISG and Wilmott Dixon. He is also the chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building West Yorkshire.

In his new role, Clarkson hopes to “bring in expertise to equip the business to develop further within its core areas of operation”. He said that his priorities will include restructure of the management team and a review of the procedures to improve customer services.

Britcon, which has offices in Scunthorpe and Wakefield, employs 80 people on its project sites across the UK. In 2013, the company reported its turnover had grown to £26m. It is anticipated growth will continue in 2014, with the figures expected to be reported next month.

Clarkson said: “After a challenging period through the economic crisis we are emerging with very healthy forward order books and business trading is returning to pre-recession levels.

“I am delighted to step into the role of managing director at Britcon and look forward to leading the business into an exciting future.”

He added: “We have achieved a strong reputation in identified growth sectors which include renewables, energy, power and emergency services where we have been successful in securing a number of major contracts.

“These include a £9m anaerobic digestion plant for Refood in Widnes and a £7m fire training facility for Babcock in London.

“There is no plan to diversify the business but we will commit more resources to grow business within these core sectors.”


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