Longworth has announced that Lee Smith has been promoted to contracts director.
In a move that also sees Rob Hughes take on the role of operations director, Lee becomes the first new appointment to the company’s board of directors in over five years.
Lee started with Longworth in 1997 as part of the very first crop of apprentices to be employed by the roofing division at that time. Starting alongside Lee was current pre-construction director, Steven Jones.
In his new role, Lee will be looking to build on the foundations that Rob has put in place, and will be tasked with developing and fine tuning systems of work for the contracts department, working closely with the company’s commercial director, Karl Smith.
Commenting on Lee’s appointment, Paul Smith, managing director of Longworth, said: “From apprentice to director in 23 years is quite a meteoric rise through the ranks, and I am pleased to say that every step of that journey has been well earned, deserved and only served as spring board to Lee’s next step up the ladder and the continuation of his successful career.
“Every time Lee has been presented with a new challenge, he has embraced it wholeheartedly, demonstrating the energy, drive, focus and determination to deliver our projects successfully, time and time again for our clients.
“With Lee’s forward thinking and client facing approach, coupled with his approachable manner, I know Lee’s addition to the board will be a great asset to the business and welcomed, by the wider Longworth community and the construction industry we serve.”