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McGoff Construction appoints first female director

(L to R) James McGoff, Chris McGoff, Kieran McGuinness, Emma James, Dave McGoff and Declan McGoff

McGoff Construction have announced the appointment of Emma James as Director of Support Services and Business Operations, marking the first female Director appointment since Co-Director and founder Ethna McGoff.

This appointment represents the next step in the evolution of McGoff Construction, as the business continues to build a strong management team and a solid foundation for further growth. Emma brings the perfect combination of strategic thinking and leadership experience which consistentlydelivers excellent outcomes.

As Director of Support Services and Business Operations, Emma will continue to manage the Groups business operations functions of developing structured and standardised processes from initial conception through to implementation and will continue to drive the Groups philosophies to ensure the business continues on its progressive trajectory of improvement, whilst remaining extremely transparent in promoting a genuine people centric culture.

The Groups solid foundation of 45 years in business remains unrivalled in its ethos of fostering long term, collaborative relationships with clients, building strong, synergetic partnerships to support the successful delivery of each unique project.

Emma said “It’s a huge accolade to become the first female Director since Co-Director and founder Ethna McGoff. Part of my vision is to support others by raising awareness and highlighting our own strategies around diversity and wellbeing. The business case for diversity continues to be compelling and to have global relevance, whereby creating more opportunities for women starts with creating a more inclusive environment. Building effective wellbeing strategies requires a strong, sustained and authentic approach. Any specific efforts to tackle these areas are ineffective if companies don’t encourage and adopt the right work culture. I am incredibly proud to be a part of a company that encourages and promotes a strong female workforce and places wellbeing as a top priority”

Women are expected to make up a quarter (25%) of the UK’s construction workforce by 2020. McGoff Group march ahead of the industry 2020 with Women making up 36% of the Groups valued workforce in 2018 with a 37% female Management Board.

The Groups emphasis on a true people centric culture is evident though continued efforts to bring new innovative schemes into the fold which ultimately support this strategy. With a Mental Health First Aid-trained Management team, the Group continues to take positive actions to build on a culture that champions mental health and wellbeing, providing a proactive and engaging approach to enhancing the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Dave McGoff commented  “I’m delighted to welcome Emma to the Board. Her commitment over the last 10 years has been phenomenal , it’s been an honour to witness her career progression thorough every level of the Business having assembled a highly skilled and dedicated Group Services team around her”

McGoff Construction Ltd is a UK based, privately owned, multi award winning construction and integrated support services business based in Altrincham. An Investors in People Gold accredited business, McGoff Construction directly employs over 100 people and operates on a national basis for an impressive blue-chip client base.