Neal Stephens, former deputy managing director at Willmott Dixon Construction, has been promoted to managing director for the South West and Wales.
Neal has extensive experience in working on projects in the South West, including £30m worth of work with Wm. Morrisons, converting Safeway stores into Morrison supermarkets which has included stores in locations such as Tavistock, Paignton, Plymouth and Newquay. He also worked on projects for Soundwell College in Bristol, University West of England and Bath College’s Performing Arts Centre.
Neal, 41, will take over from Brian Drysdale, who has been with Willmott Dixon for nearly 15 years, on 1 September as Brian takes a break from the business world to pursue a post-graduate degree in Sustainable Energy and Environment.
Speaking about his appointment, Neal said: “My first priority will be to maintain the values that Willmott Dixon is famous for and to keep on delivering the quality and commitment our clients have come to expect from us. Long-term partnerships are very important to us as a business and I will be working closely with these clients to ensure that we continue to deliver our second-to-none exemplar service.
“As I have spent the majority of my career on the operational side of the business, I’m looking forward to the new challenges my new role will offer.”