Meet the team

Whether you work on site or in our offices, Story Contracting truly is a great place to work, meet some of our team below to find out why…

Meet the team

Joe McCrone

Project Manager

Joe McCrone was appointed Project Manager in 2005 after having worked for the company for 14 years. Joe is responsible for helping projects through tender stage all the way through deliver to completion. An essential element of Joe’s role is to ensure that projects are delivered on programme and within budget, safely, to the client’s satisfaction and to Story standards. My time at Story has given me a wide range of experience from which I have grown into my current role from Operative to Ganger and then onto Site Manager. Prior to joining Story Joe worked for T Lawson & Son as an Apprentice Joiner and time served Joiner.

Daniel Hughes


Daniel was appointed Estimator in 2013 after having worked as a Trainee Estimator for the company for 5 years following him joining the company as a ground worker for 2 years. Daniel is responsible for managing and completing tenders for the construction side of the business. An essential element of Daniel’s role is to ensure that the tender deadlines are met. Prior to joining Story Contracting Daniel worked for Graham Steel Erectors as a steel erector and Ian Pearson Joinery as a Joiner.

Andy Clode

Site Manager

Andy joined the company as Site Manager in January 2014. Andy is responsible for the quality assurance regarding day to day construction activities whilst ensuring health and safety standards are met. Andy is responsible for producing and achieving programmes as well as approving and ensuring the scheduling and provision of materials, labour, sub-contractor labour and plant as required. Prior to joining Story Contracting Andy ran his own construction company for 15 years, starting with 3 employees Andy carried out small private construction work and over the years his workforce increased up to 30 employees carrying out a range of projects for the private, public and industrial sectors, this ranged from speculative housing developments to civil engineering contracts.

Nicky Routledge

Quantity Surveyor

Nicky was appointed as a Quantity Surveyor in 2013 after having worked for the company for five years as a Trainee and Assistant Quantity Surveyor. Responsible for the commercial aspects of the construction process including accurately measuring and valuing works and associated client liaison, collation and reporting of financial information and procurement and of specialist subcontractors. An essential element of Nicky’s role is to work closely with all members of the project team to influence site operations to ensure best value both for Story and our clients is continually achieved. Prior to joining Story Contracting Nicky completed his A-Levels at Trinity School in Carlisle. Nicky was supported by Story Contracting to completed a BSc Hons Quantity Surveying degree at Northumbria University during his first five years with the company. Nicky is looking forward to gaining further experience of the construction industry by working on a wide range of projects with different clients and continuing his personal development with Story Contracting.

Ian Graham

Lead Engineer

Ian Graham was appointed Senior Engineer in 2011 after having worked for the company for 15 years starting as a Site Operative before moving on to Ganger. Through an internal training programme Ian progressed to Site Engineer and has worked in this role up until 2011.  Ian now works as Lead Engineer for the Construction Division and is responsible for the team of construction engineers. An essential element of Ian Graham’s role is to ensure that all of the engineering requirements for the Construction Division are taken care of in a professional and efficient manner. Prior to joining Story Contracting, Ian Graham worked for CG Trucks and North East Truck & Van as an Auto Electrician.

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Registered Office: Story Contracting Limited, Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7NA

Tel: 01228 590444

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