Michelle joins MC Construction as Operations Director

Manchester & Cheshire Construction firm has appointed its first female board member for the the newly-created role of operations director.

Michelle Richardson has joined MC Construction from Deloitte Real Estate, formerly Drivers Jonas, where she was a technical director.

She started at Drivers Jonas in 2008 as a senior project manager and  during her time at the firm, managed various multi-million pound projects for clients in the public and private sectors.

David Lowe, managing director of Manchester & Cheshire stated:

“We have created the role of operations director to strengthen our structure as the business grows. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the client and consultant side and she shares our passion for construction and our drive. Her experience will enable us to deliver an increased number of larger projects as we continue our growth strategy,  to become a £20m turnover business by 2018.”

Michelle knew from an early age that she wanted a career in construction and commented:

“Having worked with Manchester & Cheshire in the past for a mutual client, it was clear we shared the same values and ethics in relation to the delivery of construction projects. I’m excited to join the company in this new role. Manchester & Cheshire has a strong history and I look forward to being part of its future.”

Outside of work, Michelle is an ambassador for the Construction Industry Training Board and has been a mentor for Girls Out Loud, a social enterprise which seeks to raise aspirations of teenage girls in the UK.

Manchester & Cheshire Construction undertakes building projects throughout the north west with a focus on the commercial, education, retail, industrial, residential and conservation sectors – with framework partnerships including Royal Mail, The University of Manchester, Salford City Council and Cheshire East Council. For more information on the company, please visit www.mcconstruction.co.uk