Emma Porter has been appointed as managing director of Story Contracting’s construction division.
Since returning to the business in April 2019, Porter has taken the reins of the division, leading the team to deliver a number of high-profile projects throughout Cumbria, overseeing a £30m turnover for the construction team.
She said: “It’s great to receive the recognition and backing of our CEO and the board. This step empowers me to continue to take the construction division from strength to strength.”
With over 11 years of experience working in the construction industry, Porter has been recognised across the region with her new role on the LEP as the chair of the construction sector panel and a regular keynote speaker at a wide variety of business events across the county.
She also plays an active role in mentoring other women in the industry; forming a Women in Story working group and is a member of Women in Nuclear.
Jason Butterworth, CEO, said: “Since returning to the business, Emma has proven her ability in winning work, building relationships with clients and tackling issues in the business to improve our performance. Everybody in team Story will continue to support Emma in her new role as she takes the construction division into the next stage.”