An engineering design and project management firm has appointed a new financial director.
Wynyard-based Nortech Group has appointed John Kearney, 59, as financial director at the firm, which serves the process, offshore, onshore oil and gas, steel and iron industries.
The business has undergone rapid expansion to 86 staff and a turnover of £10m since being set up in April 2011. Before joining Evolution Business and Tax Advisors LLP, Kearney ran his own accountancy practice from 1984 before joining Walkers Chartered Accountants as a partner in 1992.
In 2002 Walkers was part of the Vantis consolidation – where Kearney was a partner – as it was floated on the stock market. With more than 30 years’ business advisory experience, Kearney will oversee the financial management of Nortech Group. He 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.
“Nortech Group is constantly growing and developing with its talented staff, so I am delighted to join the company.”
In June 2010, he helped launch Evolution Business and Tax Advisors LLP, where he managed a portfolio of 190 clients, including Nortech Group. He added: “Having worked with Nortech during my time at Evolution LLP, I know the company well and it has a bright future, which I am excited to be a part of.
“My focus is now on Nortech and I am committed to help driving the company forward.”
Nortech Group was named the ‘most promising new business’ at the British Chambers of Commerce national Chamber Awards 2013.