Engineering group Nortech has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new financial director.
The Wynyard-based professional engineering design and project management company, which serves the process, offshore, onshore oil and gas, steel and iron industries, has welcomed John Kearney, following a rapid expansion to 86 members of staff and a turnover of £10m since being set up in April 2011.
Kearney ran his own accountancy practice from 1984 before joining Walkers Chartered Accountants as a partner in 1992.
He later joined Evolution Business and Tax Advisors LLP.
In 2002 Walkers was part of the Vantis consolidation – where Kearney was a partner – as it was floated on the stock market.
Kearney has more than 30 years’ business advisory experience and will oversee the financial management of Nortech Group.
Kearney said: “I am very excited by the position that I am in, which will be a challenging role, but one that I am looking forward to.
He added: “Nortech Group is constantly growing and developing with its talented staff, so I am delighted to join the company.”
In June 2010, John helped launch Evolution Business and Tax Advisors LLP, where he managed a portfolio of 190 clients, which included Nortech Group.