NG Bailey appoints chief operating officer in executive rejig

Jonathan Stockton has been appointed chief operating officer at NG Bailey as part of a shake-up in the company’s top ranks.

Clare Salmon, previously group financial controller, was also promoted to group finance director at the Leeds-based mechanical and electrical (M&E) specialist.

NG Bailey said Stockton’s appointment to the newly created post reflected his key role driving the group’s growth agenda, which included several successful acquisitions.

Stockton has served in several senior roles, most recently chief financial officer, since joining the group seven years ago.

In his new position, he will remain a group board director while overseeing the group’s operational capabilities and administration, as well as developing and implementing key business strategies.

“I am excited about the opportunity this role presents to deliver important work that further enhances our market-leading position and supports our people – the lifeblood of the business,” Stockton said.

Salmon’s new role, which sees her join the group operating executive, will involve managing the financial integrity and day-to-day performance of the business to support and build on its financial position.

NG Bailey chief executive David Hurcomb said the experience of both would ensure the group remained at the forefront of the industry.

“[Jonathan] has been an important part of the senior team since joining in 2016 and has contributed much to ensure the continued success of the business,” he said.

“As a business, we are committed to recognising and rewarding our own talent and Clare’s promotion is testament to that.

“It also shows our succession plans are working and that colleagues can thrive and succeed in their careers with us.”

NG Bailey returned to profit last year, posting positive results despite a number of “challenging” contracts in its engineering business.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that NG Bailey was left out of pocket to the tune of over £2m by the collapse of gigafactory start-up Britishvolt – while it has also been accused of involvement in blacklisting a Crossrail worker.

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