New directors share company success at JR Group

Three employees at Renfrewshire-based construction firm JR Group are to be given a shareholding in the construction business after being promoted to directors.

Andrew Dallas becomes projects director; John Murdoch has been appointed construction director; and Craig Whyte becomes commercial director.

New directors share company success at JR Group

(from left) Andrew Dallas, Gary McGregor (seated), John Murdoch, John Horne (seated), and Craig Whyte

The trio will join Gary McGregor and John Horne on the Board from April 2.

Gary McGregor, managing director, said: “We have ambitious growth plans and to fulfil them we need to be attracting the best talent. Andrew, John and Craig all have a very different skill set and we are delighted they have taken up our offer. Their experience will add depth to the Board.”

The move comes as the company celebrates a planned rise in turnover and the launch of a new commercial property division which will further compliment the group’s core services. There are also plans to diversify further in 2020 with the introduction of the group’s first bespoke private housing project.

New directors share company success at JR Group

Since Gary joined the business in 2016, group turnover has risen from £6 million to £16m. A projected £30m turnover is anticipated for the coming year. Originally a successful scaffolding and light access business, the company has grown to provide both construction and specialist building services throughout Scotland. 

John Horne, director, added: “These appointments demonstrate our desire for sustained growth and we will look at future opportunities to strengthen the Board further as required. We are keen to position the group as a market leader and provide a complete service to the construction industry. We are fortunate that the group has secured a number of high profile projects recently, but we are always looking forward to pursuing new opportunities.”

Based in Paisley, the company employs around 170 staff. 

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