New appointments to enhance construction firm’s profile

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Apr 2019

SCUNTHORPE-based building and civil engineering business, Britcon, has bolstered its pre-construction team with a job promotion and a new appointment.

Matt Harker, who joined Britcon last year as contracts manager, has been promoted to regional manager for Yorkshire. He will oversee the 12-strong Wakefield-based team which has grown significantly recently.

Jen Ashworth has also joined the £47-million turnover team to drive business development. A qualified town planner, she brings more than 12 years’ experience working with public and private sector clients on a variety of commercial, industrial, retail, residential and regeneration projects. She has project managed a range of planning applications and environmental impact statements on sites across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West and the North East.

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Jen studied her degree, diploma and masters at Sheffield Hallam University with part of her diploma year spent at QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Britcon’s head of pre-construction Steve Horner is working closely with Matt and Jen to enhance the business profile.

Peter Redfern, who was appointed estimating manager for Britcon’s steelwork division Britcon Engineering Services, will also work with the team to maximise early engagement with design and solutions during procurement of projects.

The announcement reflects continuous growth for Britcon with major client instructions from York University, BASF, Eddie Stobart, McCain Foods and Vickers Oils.

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Britcon is also on the contractors’ framework YorCivils and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, with projects underway.

Paul Clarkson, managing director at Britcon, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jen to the team and expand Matt’s role across Yorkshire. A substantial amount of our business is now managed from the Wakefield office and both have the depth of expertise and regional knowledge to lead our growth strategy. The team will focus on promoting our broader capabilities that include full build and development solutions in addition to civils and steel.

“We have a healthy forward order book for 2018/19 and will continue our investment programme to support business growth.”

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