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Management reshuffle at ISG

19 Jul 12 ISG has appointed two new regional managing directors to succeed Bernard Clarke, who is retiring.

Phillip Allerton (left) and Ian Gifford
Phillip Allerton (left) and Ian Gifford

Ian Gifford will head up ISG’s South East office and Phillip Allerton will head up the East office.

The contractor’s base in Tonbridge, Kent has experienced rapid growth and is now established as the autonomous South East business, while the Ipswich office now becomes ISG’s East region. 

The internal promotions are part of a planned succession strategy following Bernard Clarke’s decision to retire after nearly 15 years as managing director and just under 40 years’ with the former Jackson and latterly ISG business. During this time, annual turnover has grown to £110m.

Mr Clarke said: “We have planned for succession in the South East for over two years with the transition from a sector-focused business to a regional construction model, which has generated growth in the East and expansion in the South East via our base in Tonbridge.”

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Mr Gifford added: “Since establishing the Tonbridge office in 2008, the volume and quality of converted opportunities has demonstrated the strength and sustainability of the regional construction market. The successful completion of the stunning new Marlowe Theatre project in Canterbury has firmly established our brand and reputation for high quality delivery, underlining our capabilities to a broad audience.”  

Mr Allerton said: “The Ipswich office continues to grow in strength and following our delivery of the £65 million Suffolk One education scheme in 2010, our major capital works credentials have placed us firmly in contention on some of the region’s largest and most prestigious developments.”

Bernard Clarke will remain on the ISG Construction board until September and will continue to be involved with the business until the end of the year.

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