Esh Group operations boss exits

Aaron Morby 4 weeks ago
Share

Esh Group chief operating officer John Davies has suddenly left the Durham-based contractor after nearly 30 years.

John Davies has left the business he joined in 1990

Andy Radcliffe, group chief executive officer who is leading a business transformational plan, told staff yesterday that Davies had left after discussions to pursue other opportunities.

Radcliffe said Esh would be looking at revised reporting lines into the group leadership team in due course.


In the interim, commercial director Paul Watson has agreed to keep a watching brief over all non-civils areas of the business, assisted by Radcliffe and construction deputy chief operating officer Steve Wilkie.

Radcliffe told staff that there was nothing untoward to read into this change.

“Leadership teams change frequently in many businesses, and we are no different.

“And for the avoidance of doubt, the business remains in good shape and we continue to be excited about our future prospects,” he added in an email to staff.

Davies joined Lumsden & Carroll Civil Engineering,  a founding company of Esh Group, in 1990 and was appointed managing director in 2002.

He became managing director of Esh Construction in 2011 and was promoted to the post of group chief operations officer two years ago.

Esh Group has simplified its business after suffering a trading loss in 2017, following several years of growing too quickly in pursuit of a £300m turnover target.

The business has been downsized to focus on core strengths.

Latest news

Galliford Try Partnerships buys northern builder

£62m turnover Strategic Team Group to be renamed Galliford Try Partnerships Yorkshire
12 hours ago

FRP Advisory appointed Shaylor administrator

Administrator confirms around 200 redundancies at collapsed Midlands contractor
16 hours ago

Scape slashes firms on next generation Venture framework

Venture Framework contractors cut from 13 to six firms
16 hours ago

Kier cutting 1,200 jobs and selling housing arm

Contractor quitting non-core operations as debt levels rise again
22 hours ago

Shaylor staff laid-off by Sunday morning email

Over 200 staff to be axed as directors confirm Shaylor is heading for administration
1 day ago

Willmott Dixon margin hits 2.8% as profit soars

Group builds cash reserve to weather further Brexit project delays
1 day ago

Multiplex brings profit back on track

Profit recovers to £18m on revenue of £1.1bn
21 hours ago

Roof safety horror show lands contractor in court

Photos show roofers risking their lives after HSE had already served a stop notice
23 hours ago

United Living wins £18m Poole tower blocks revamp

Project Admiral will see four housing tower blocks upgraded
1 day ago

Shaylor files notice of intent to appoint administrator

Subcontractors walk off sites as Midlands contractor seeks extra finance
4 days ago

Bidders day for £900m Heathrow rail tunnel project

Planned 6.5km rail link between the Great Western Main Line and London Heathrow Airport
4 days ago

Grenfell: 75% of unsafe blocks still to be reclad

Owners of 328 high rise blocks still need to complete remediation
4 days ago

Building products firm Alumasc issues profit warning

Problems at Levolux division cast shadow over upcoming results
4 days ago

Wooden football stadium plan rejected

Council rejects Forest Green Rovers plan for Zaha Hadid designed new ground
5 days ago

Flannery Plant Hire spends £30m on Cat machines

Huge deal signed at Plantworx exhibition
4 days ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

Site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
1 year ago

£1bn Stratford East Bank scheme clears final planning

Cultural and education centre in Olympic Park ready to go
5 days ago

Ringway wins £420m road maintenance deal

Highways England East Region contract could last 15 years
5 days ago

Hammerson unveils new Birmingham city quarter plan

1,300 homes and 1.4m sq ft of workspace planned for Martineau Galleries site
5 days ago

Planning row sees roads blocked on Persimmon site

Council blocks construction traffic to housing site
5 days ago

Tolent lands £84.5m Durham Milburngate contract

Contractor bags one of its biggest ever deals with main construction work set to start shortly
6 days ago

Government commits to net zero carbon by 2050

Industry must quickly rise to the challenge of improving the existing building stock
6 days ago

Extra week to put forward your favourite construction firms

Construction Enquirer Awards deadline extended: Enter online now
1 week ago

Wates ramps up FM offering with new business

Wates FM will target public sector work and wider spectrum of private clients
6 days ago

Worker killed by remote-controlled crane

Lift goes fatally wrong on National Grid site
6 days ago

Lendlease to start Manchester Potato Wharf phase 2

Castlefield scheme consists of two eight storey blocks
6 days ago

Wood drafted in for Hinkley Point C technical services

New Hinkley technical support deal to improve project delivery and commercial performance
6 days ago

Post Brexit skills shortages to push up tender prices by 4%

Consultant Arcadis predicts cost inflation rise in 2022
6 days ago

Robertson shuts “umbrella” employment on housing job

Workers moved back onto PAYE following union complaints over construction charter breach
7 days ago

Truro and Woking secure £142m for housing infrastructure

Local authorities secure cash to improve roads and access to housing land
7 days ago

Contractor services