Pochin’s hires ex-Balfour boss to head construction arm

Aaron Morby 9 months ago
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North West builder Pochin’s has appointed former Balfour Beatty Northern MD Jon Adams as managing director for its construction division.

Adams brings a decade of experience as a managing director working at Balfour Beatty and Lagan Construction Group.

He spent more than 20 years with Balfour Beatty, rising to managing director of Balfour’s Northern major Projects, before becoming managing director of Lagan Building Contractors in 2016.

Pochin Construction is currently working on 12 projects, including a £15m PRS scheme in Stoke-on-Trent, a major new logistics facility for DPD in Chadderton and De Trafford Estates’ ambitious Manchester Gardens project which features three developments in Castlefield.

Pochin’s chief executive, Jim Nicholson, said: “Jon joins us with an exceptional track record at a time when Pochin’s is going from strength to strength.

“Since our take-private just a few short years ago, the construction directors – Mark Hatton, Jim Alexander and Eddie Bredenhann – have done an outstanding job in cultivating a pipeline of construction projects across the region.

“Success breeds success and I’m sure Jon’s input will be invaluable as the team continues to thrive.”

Adams said: “Although operating at a national level in recent roles, I have always maintained a close affinity with the North West.

“With my experience and knowledge of this market, customer base and supply chain, I am relishing the opportunity to now lead a long-established North West construction business with a respected reputation.”

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