Nortech Group has announced the appointment of highly-experienced engineering industry specialist, Ian Basford to its board.
Mr Basford has been with Wynyard Business Park-based Nortech since 2014 leading its management and consultancy division, a role he will continue to fulfil alongside his position on the group board.
Having helped to found the division, Mr Basford has successfully established its services across sectors ranging from oil & gas, maritime, petrochemical and pharmaceuticals to mining and infrastructure.
The division offers a range of solutions to support the successful delivery of complex engineering and construction projects by providing Project, Commercial and Contractual consultancy services.
Mr Basford is a former managing director of Stapleton International (Project Services) and group director of Stapleton Holdings.
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, 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 said: “I am very proud to join the board at Nortech, which has established itself as a niche provider of specialist services with an established and fast-growing reputation.
“As a member of the board I am keen to help the group build upon the success we have achieved to date and grow our presence in key sectors and geographic markets.”
Nortech managing director Bryan Bunn said: “Ian’s experience and expertise has been invaluable to the development of Nortech Group and, in particular, our management and consultancy offering.
“As a member of the board, his industry knowledge will support the strategic growth of the group and the delivery of our future expansion.”