The Deeside-based scaffolding firm NSG UK has appointed a new business development manager to help the company expand into the offshore, nuclear and environmental sectors.
Chris Edwards, who has 30 years experience in the construction and engineering design industry, joins from design consultancy GHA Livigunn.
Edwards will be based at NSG UK's Deeside headquarters and work to drive business nationwide across NSG's core services, which includes scaffolding and access, painting, blasting and thermal insulation.
Edwards said: "The core business is currently doing well in a tough market place, but to keep growing we need to be able to adapt and seek out opportunities in other areas. My remit will be to bring in one off construction projects as well as longer term maintenance contracts.
"NSG does a lot of offshore and petro-chemical work with clients including Centrica and Ineos, and we want to expand further into this market. There are also growth sectors such as nuclear and renewable energy that we are aiming to capitalise on. There is plenty of opportunity for growth in both existing markets and new sectors."
Edwards studied at the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology in Aberdeen, before moving into the paper manufacturing industry. He moved into sales and business development before joining Warrington-based Crosfield, formerly part of Unilever Speciality Chemicals.
During his time at Unilever, Edwards managed business interests in North America, Europe and South Africa.