Four new contract management appointments have been announced by Ameon.

Former contract managers, Graham Murphy and Dave Scott have been promoted to the posts of principal contract managers, while James Higham and Tom Scott both become contract managers; having formerly held positions as project managers with the company.

Principal contract manager, Graham Murphy, 62, of Thornton Cleveleys, joined the company in 1996 as a pipe fitter and worked in site supervision and project management roles prior to his appointment as contract manager: a position he held for 20 years.  He had worked previously within the industry, including seven years on the Channel Island of Jersey.

Dave Scott, 52, of Cleveleys, served his apprenticeship as an electrician with a regional contractor, before joining Ameon.  He held site supervisor and project management roles with the company previously and was appointed contract manager in March 2012; the position he held until his new appointment as principal contract manager.

Dave hails from Hyde in Greater Manchester, where he was a member of the Hyde Seals, swimming team; competing in backstroke events.

James Higham, 36, joined Ameon as a project manager, in 2016 and was appointed senior project manager in 2019; the post he filled until his promotion to contract manager. A qualified heating and ventilation engineer, he was formerly a site manager with an HVAC contractor in the North West.

Great Eccleston resident, Tom Scott, 33, joined Ameon in 2011 as an electrician, having served his apprenticeship with another regional contractor.  As with his management colleagues, he too rose through the ranks at Ameon, via supervisor and project management positions, before gaining his current promotion to contract manager.

A judo black belt, Tom has competed in the sport for most of his life, and has been a medal winner at Lancashire and North West levels.  He now coaches at Preston Judo Club, which is run by his father and former coach, John.

Commenting on the appointments, contracts director, Rod Bunce, said: “The appointments reflect our policy to promote from within, so that we keep such high levels of experience in the business.

“Many of our management and executive teams joined as qualified trades personnel, which should encourage everyone that there are no glass ceilings in terms of promotion.  This is perhaps why our staff retention levels are extremely high.”