Ste­wart Milne Group cre­ates vi­tal new role

MacGre­gor to over­see plans for growth in busi­nesss

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - BUSINESS - BY RE­BECCA BUCHAN

Ste­wart Milne Group has cre­ated a new po­si­tion to fur­ther strengthen the se­nior man­age­ment team.

Stuart MacGre­gor, for­merly group fi­nance di­rec­tor, has been pro­moted to chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer.

In his new role, Mr MacGre­gor will work closely with chief ex­ec­u­tive, Glenn Al­li­son, and will have re­spon­si­bil­ity for man­ag­ing all as­pects of its ac­tiv­i­ties and, in par­tic­u­lar, over­see­ing plans for growth across the busi­ness.

The house­builder and tim­ber sys­tems man­u­fac­turer has ex­pe­ri­enced sig­nif­i­cant growth in house build­ing ac­tiv­ity and tim­ber frame sales in re­cent years.

The group’s homes busi­nesses in cen­tral Scot­land and north-west Eng­land con­tinue to per­form strongly and, with the north-east of Scot­land prop­erty mar­ket pick­ing up, Ste­wart Milne Homes North Scot­land is also show­ing pos­i­tive signs for the cur­rent year.

Ste­wart Milne Tim­ber Sys­tem has also ex­pe­ri­enced a rise in sales over the last three years which the com­pany be­lieves will in­crease fur­ther due to the con­tin­ued de­mand for new hous­ing across the UK.

Glenn Al­li­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ste­wart Milne Group said: “Stuart has made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to re­al­is­ing the group’s growth strat­egy and has played a crit­i­cal role in de­liv­er­ing in­no­va­tive fund­ing part­ner­ships with the UK Trea­sury and Homes Eng­land which have helped fa­cil­i­tate this suc­cess.

“His proven com­mer­cial skills, com­bined with his ex­ten­sive fi­nan­cial knowl­edge and busi­ness ex­pe­ri­ence, make him the ob­vi­ous choice to sup­port me in de­liv­er­ing our growth am­bi­tions.”

Mr MacGre­gor joined SMG in April 2015 after a 15-year ca­reer with Heineken where he held a num­ber of se­nior fi­nance roles in the UK and across Europe. Lat­terly he held the po­si­tion of global busi­ness con­trol di­rec­tor at Heineken’s Am­s­ter­dam HQ where he was re­spon­si­ble for the fi­nances of the firm’s cen­tral func­tions.

Mr MacGre­gor said: “It has been hugely en­joy­able and re­ward­ing to work with Glenn and the team in the last three years.

“As a re­sult of the de­ci­sions we’ve taken to in­vest in strong per­form­ing mar­kets, the busi­ness is now well po­si­tioned for sus­tain­able growth. I look for­ward to work­ing with the en­tire team to drive the busi­ness for­ward.”

Re­cruit­ment for a new Group Fi­nance Di­rec­tor is cur­rently un­der­way.

“The busi­ness is now well po­si­tioned for sus­tain­able growth”

NEW MAN: Stuart MacGre­gor has been ap­pointed chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer with Ste­wart Milne Group

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