Appointments: Nortech Group appoints experienced director to head up new division

Ian Basford, from Stockton, has been welcomed to the role of director of Nortech Management & Consultancy Services (NMCS)

Ian Basford, director of Nortech Management & Consultancy Services
Ian Basford, director of Nortech Management & Consultancy Services

Nortech Group, the award-winning Wynyard-based professional engineering design and project management company, has made an experienced appointment to its executive team.

Ian Basford, 61, from Stockton, has been welcomed to the role of director of Nortech Management & Consultancy Services (NMCS), a new division which will provide value-added support and focused solutions including strategic reviews and advice, management, supply chain, commercial, planning and dispute resolution services. This division will serve existing Nortech Group clients in the oil and gas sector as well as new clients in the maritime, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, renewables and power sectors.

Mr Basford is a former managing director of Stapleton International (Project Services) and group director of Stapleton Holdings Ltd. His role involved developing the global project resource business as well as supporting the development of the claims and dispute resolution business.

He has also been business development director at Balfour Beatty Management Ltd where he was responsible for developing the business in the North of England. In addition, he spent 32 years with Faithful and Gould where he progressed to managing director and chief operating officer of the global business.

Mr Basford, who is heading up a team of twelve, said: “I am delighted to join the executive team at Nortech Group in the role of director of Nortech Management & Consultancy Services. Nortech Group is constantly growing and developing with talented staff, and this new division has been founded from existing talent at Nortech Group with huge scope to continue to grow and develop in the coming months.”

Bryan Bunn, managing director of Nortech Group, added: “I am very pleased to welcome Ian to the role. Ian is a highly-experienced industry professional who brings with him many years at the helm of some top-flight companies and will add strength in depth to our executive team in heading up the new division.

“This appointment extends our portfolio to include professional engineering design and procurement (EPcma) with a unique compliment of management, consultancy and staffing search and select services providing a fully-integrated engineering solution to meet our clients’ needs.”

Nortech has undergone rapid expansion to 80 members of staff and a turnover exceeding £8m since being set up in April 2011.

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