Michelle Richardson, 35, has joined the contractor from Deloitte Real Estate, formerly Drivers Jonas, where she was a technical director. She had worked there since 2008 and managed various multi-million pound projects for clients in the public and private sectors.
David Lowe, managing director of Manchester & Cheshire, said: “We have created the role of operations director to strengthen our structure as the business grows. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the client and consultant side, and she shares our passion for construction and our drive.”
He added: “Her experience will enable us to deliver an increased number of larger projects as we continue our growth strategy with a goal to become a £20m turnover business by 2018. It’s a sign of what the company has achieved in the past few years that we can attract someone of such a high calibre.”
Ms Richardson said: “Having worked with Manchester & Cheshire in the past for a mutual client, it was clear we shared the same values and ethics in relation to the delivery of construction projects. I’m excited to join the company in this new role. Manchester & Cheshire has a strong history and I’m looking forward to being part of its future.”