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Lafferty takes ops role as Story spells out growth plan

Craig LaffertyCivil engineering company Story Scotland has promoted Craig Lafferty to operations director, while also announcing a recruitment drive for quantity surveyors and estimators.

Story Scotland, which is a division of family-owned infrastructure company Story Contracting, enjoyed record growth last year, and the division has expanded from just six employees in 2014 to 125. Mr Lafferty joined the business in 2016 from Balfour Beatty and has worked in the industry for 21 years.

New business includes a five-year framework contract worth £135m with Network Rail, which will see the Glasgow and Edinburgh-based company deliver a wide range of renewal and enhancement projects, refurbishing structures across the route and delivering improvements within stations.

The contract has been awarded as Network Rail prepares to invest over £4bn in the Scottish network between 2019 and 2024. This will see Story recruiting up to 60 graduates, trainees and apprentices in Scotland across the contract period.


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