Bancon Group ‘paves way’ for growth with four new director appointments

L-R: Derek Wann, Peter Barron, Senga Buntrock and Ray Turner

BANCON Group has announced the appointment of four new directors.

Senga Buntrock has joined from the energy sector, while Derek Wann, Ray Turner and Peter Barron have all been promoted to director roles in Deeside Timberframe and Bancon Construction.

The Aberdeenshire-based housebuilding and construction business said the moves ‘pave the way’ for continued growth in a ‘much improved’ housing market and construction sector and come on the back of the group reporting a 24% increase in turnover.

As director of people, culture and organisational development, Bancon said Senga Buntrock will play a ‘key role’ in the group’s strategy to attract, retain and develop the best people. Senga has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior HR professional in the energy sector.

Derek Wann has been appointed commercial director at Deeside Timberframe, where he will oversee the estimating and sales functions and work with the team to help achieve the company’s five-year business plan.

Peter Barron has been promoted to business development director at Bancon Construction. His role will see him managing tenders and bids as well as building client relationships.

Ray Turner has been appointed framework director at Bancon Construction, bringing industry experience over 17 years. He is currently responsible for Bancon’s delivery of the Housing Improvement Programme for Aberdeenshire Council.

John Irvine, chief executive of Bancon Group, said, “These appointments significantly bolster our plans for growth on the back of our recent strong financial results. They will not only support our business generation capability but will also ensure we can deal with any market fluctuations more effectively.

“It is particularly pleasing to make these well-deserved internal promotions which retain many years of experience and expertise within the group as well. The strategic appointment of Senga as our first director of people, culture and organisational development will ensure we nurture talent, drive change and increase employee engagement at a time of acute skills shortages in the industry.

“We have seen a record year for sales of private houses across our key markets in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and the central belt, and have a strong forward order book for the coming months for Bancon Construction, while Deeside Timberframe has achieved a record turnover as a result of significant contract wins in both social and private housing.

“We plan to continue growing all our strategic, long-term sites across the country and have plans for further acquisitions in Scotland’s central belt.”