New MD appointment marks new chapter for Story Scotland

John MacArthur

JOHN MacArthur has been promoted to the role of managing director at Story Scotland.

The civil engineering firm said the move follows an “exceptional start” to the year, which included securing a five-year framework contract worth £135 million with Network Rail.

John MacArthur, whose previous role was director, joined Story in 2014 after spending 19 years at Balfour Beatty. He will be tasked with ensuring successful delivery of the Network Rail work and will also lead the ‘Fit for Future’ strategy in Scotland, centred around business growth in both the rail and civils sectors.

The Network Rail framework will see Story Scotland deliver a range of projects including replacing and refurbishing structures as well as delivering station improvements.

Story said it plans to recruit up to 60 graduates, trainees and apprentices in Scotland across the five years.

John MacArthur said, “It is both an honour and a privilege to take on this new role and continue to grow the business as we deliver major projects across Scotland. We have a very busy five years ahead of us, and although very exciting, there will no doubt be significant challenges to overcome. However, I am confident that we have the foundations and team to continue our success, building a sustainable business model in the years ahead.”

Jason Butterworth, Story Contracting CEO added, “This appointment acknowledges the success John has made growing the Scottish division and giving the team a greater presence in the market place. We are very fortunate to have the dedication, commitment and passion of such a strong leader and I would like to congratulate him and wish him the best of success in his new role. I am delighted for the team in Scotland and particularly because the Network Rail contract win is down to our reputation for delivery on site, quality, safety and managing projects on time and to budget. This will see significant growth in the Scottish division, and we are therefore adding strength to the leadership of the company.”