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Succession planning for Story Contracting

Andy Joy

Story Contracting has gone from strength to strength over the last few years growing from a £70 million in 2016 to a £200 million business under the 6 year leadership of Chief Executive Jason Butterworth.  This growth looks set to continue as we look forward to the opportunities CP7 & CP8 will bring for our rail divisions, increasing our work bank with existing and new clients in our Construction and Plant businesses, and looking forward to exciting new opportunities including Joint Ventures and supporting new sectors with our diversification plans.

We are therefore delighted to announce, that, as part of the succession planning for Story Contracting, Jason Butterworth has been appointed as Vice Chair of Story Contracting from April 1st 2023 and Andy Joy, Story England Managing Director will take over as CEO. Andy was recruited to the business with this succession plan in mind, and joined Story last year following a successful career at Amey, responsible for their £400 million rail business.

Jason Butterworth

Jason will continue to work closely with all of our existing clients, ensuring we strive to deliver high quality, collaborative projects across the UK, as well as working closely with the board on future investment, diversification plans and strategic direction.

Fred Story told us “This is a really exciting time for the business, and as we celebrate our 35th anniversary, I am delighted that Jason has agreed to take on this role to support the board with investment decisions, the diversification strategy, our major frameworks, and helping me to ensure we achieve sustainable growth across the regions.”


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