Prescott becomes commercial director at the construction and regeneration specialist.
Managing Director of Emanuel Whittaker Clive Newton said: “We have been in negotiation with Dave for some time.
“He is a well-known and well respected figure in the North West construction industry and we are delighted he has decided to join the team.”
Prescott has 26 years construction experience and will help Emanuel Whittaker push into new markets.
He said: “I have always been impressed with Emanuel Whittaker’s approach to customer service and the quality of work it consistently delivers.
“As one of the few remaining independent construction companies operating not just in the region but in the country, Emanuel Whittaker is able to retain traditional values such as integrity, honesty and excellence and as such enjoys an enviable reputation. I am very much looking forward to becoming a part of that.”
Emanuel Whittaker was established in 1837 and employs 140 staff specialising in public sector regeneration, refurbishment, construction and conversion
Contracts Director John Gallagher said: “Dave’s appointment will strengthen our management team.
“In his new role he will help maintain our existing customer base as well as assist the company to expand into new markets in the construction sector so that our business continues to develop and grow.”