JR Group Appoints Three New Directors

JR Group
From L-R – Andrew Dallas, Gary McGregor (seated), John Murdoch, John Horne (seated), and Craig Whyte. Image Credit: Robert Perry

Paisley-based construction business, The JR Group, has appointed three new Directors to the Board which will include a shareholding in the business for the promoted colleagues.

Andrew Dallas becomes Projects Director; John Murdoch has been appointed Construction Director, and Craig Whyte becomes Commercial Director. The trio will join Gary McGregor and John Horne on the Board from 2 April 2019.

Gary McGregor, Managing Director, said, “We have ambitious growth plans and to fulfill them we need to be attracting the best talent.  Andrew, John and Craig all have a very different skill set and we are delighted they have taken up our offer. Their experience will add depth to the Board.”

The move comes as the company celebrates a planned rise in turnover and the launch of a new Commercial Property division which will further compliment the Group’s core services.  There are also plans to diversify further in 2020 with the introduction of the Group’s first bespoke private housing project.

Since Gary joined the business in 2016, Group turnover has risen from £6m to £16m. A projected £30m turnover is anticipated for the coming year.  Originally a successful scaffolding and light access business, the company has grown to provide both construction and specialist building services throughout Scotland.  

John Horne, Director, added, “These appointments demonstrate our desire for sustained growth and we will look at future opportunities to strengthen the Board further as required. We are keen to position the Group as a market leader and provide a complete service to the construction industry. We are fortunate that the Group has secured a number of high profile projects recently, but we are always looking forward to pursuing new opportunities.”

Based in Paisley, the company employs around 170 staff.  Founded in 1995 by John Horne and his wife, Anne-Marie, the JR Group started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest in Scotland.  It operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.