Story Contracting appoints new CEO

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Story Contracting appoints new CEO

The Board of Story Contracting are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Butterworth as Chief Executive. Jason will replace Fred Story, the founder and owner of Story Contracting who will resume the role of Chairman.

Jason joins Story Contracting from Balfour Beatty and has over 15 years’ experience in the Rail Industry working for Carillion, WSP and McNicholas. Having held board positions, Jason brings with him a wealth of experience through a strong commercial and financial background particularly in organisations driving change in a growth environment.

Jason will lead the business at Story Contracting as it expects to grow in all fours sectors, Plant hire, Construction, Rail and House Building by 30 per cent this year.

The contracting business opened its newly extended 25,000 sq. ft. headquarters in November to accommodate the recruitment of 100 new people during the course of the next twelve months. Story Contracting is planning on merging its two offices in Scotland’s Central Belt to provide a combined depot and office base for its Rail and Plant teams.

Fred Story, Chairman said:

“I am delighted to have found someone of Jason’s background to work with us to lead us through our next period of growth. The appointment marks another important step in our continued evolution at Story Contracting.  Jason understands how our values at Story Contracting help shape what we deliver and the standards that our clients receive. I am excited about what the future looks like at Story Contracting and working closely with Jason on the next stage of the company’s development.”

Jason Butterworth, CEO said:

“Story Contracting has an enviable reputation in the industries in which we operate and with such a strong track record of delivery I am delighted to be taking on the challenge of helping to deliver our growth potential. The business is at an exciting stage of its development and due to celebrate 30th years in business this year. I admire what the business has achieved to date and the Story brand is really strong. I am looking forward to working closely with Fred to make our shared ambitions for the business become a reality.”

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