Lafferty named operations director at Story Scotland

Craig Lafferty

CRAIG Lafferty has been appointed operations director at civil engineering specialist Story Scotland.

Story said the move acknowledges the success that Craig and the business has made growing its Scottish division. He joined the business in 2016 from Balfour Beatty. Story Scotland enjoyed record growth last year, and the division has expanded from six to 125 employees since 2014. New business includes a five-year framework contract worth £135 million with Network Rail.

Craig said, “As operations director for Story Scotland I am thrilled to be leading on the delivery of the five-year CP6 structures framework that we recently secured from Network Rail. My new role allows me to invest time into identifying our key talent and succession plans for the future years, which is something that I feel very passionate about.

“I believe that our growth and success in Scotland over the past four years is down to the exceptional people in our team. As such, we need to invest in their future to ensure that we continue to retain and attract the most talented individuals in the market which will help future proof the business.”

To help support upcoming projects, Story plans to recruit new quantity surveyors and estimators at varying levels of experience into its commercial team based in Uddingston.

Dave Gardiner, head of commercial at Story Scotland added, “Thanks to our recent business growth we are fortunate to be involved in more tenders than ever before, so we are looking to recruit hard-working, passionate individuals to join our strong commercial team. We place a great deal of importance on ensuring that we recruit the right people into our business to help us to achieve our goals.

“In recent years we have seen significant growth at Story Scotland and continue to build on this with the recent award of the Network Rail CP6 IP-SNE framework. This, in conjunction with our involvement in the more traditional civils sector, provides us with a platform to further expand our commercial team and provide a great opportunity to those looking to further their career with Story.”