A KNUTSFORD man has vowed to help a flourishing construction company expand.

Peter Croft has been appointed as managing director of Edencroft, a new mechanical and electrical (M&E) business set up by McGoff Construction Services.

The company, led by group managing director Dean Johnston, has established two new businesses and two new directors.

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With more than 35 years’ experience, Peter plans to develop a dynamic team responsible for full M&E delivery of McGoff Group schemes together with other third party opportunities.

These projects will seamlessly align with the bespoke and often complex requirements of the McGoff Group operational businesses.

Knutsford Guardian: Peter Croft, from Knutsford, appointed managing director of the new M&E business, EdencroftPeter Croft, from Knutsford, appointed managing director of the new M&E business, Edencroft (Image: McGoff Construction Services)

Peter said: “The self-delivery approach is really refreshing in the sector and offers far more control from within.

“I’m really excited to bring my skill set to the business to help continue the successful growth of the group.”

The new housing division residing within McGoff Construction, known as McGoff Housing, will be led by Lee Sale, appointed director of housing for the UK.

This new division will develop a social housing offering through partnerships, frameworks and relationships with social housing providers who deliver services to local authorities and registered social landlords.

Lee, who brings with him a wealth expertise, having worked for Bellway, Wates Group and Lovell Partnership over the course of the last 20 years,.

Lee said: “There are over a million households currently on social housing waiting lists in England.

"Unfortunately, the current chronic shortage of social homes means there are not enough homes for the people who most urgently need it. 

"I am delighted to be part of this new division and support The McGoff Group in the creation of affordable housing for those who have low incomes, special needs, or other disadvantages.  

“The societal benefits will be a fundamental mantra in our collective ambition to providing decent, secure and stable homes for millions of families who might otherwise struggle to find or afford suitable accommodation, whilst supporting the reduction of homelessness.”

Currently McGoff Construction Services comprises multi-award winning principal contractor McGoff Construction, off-site pioneer Panacea Building Systems and total FM, fitout and passive fire specialists McGoff Group Facilities Services.

The two new companies have been established to further complement this like-minded group of self-delivery entities.

Dean Johnston said: “My key focus is to build on the extensive track record the business has successfully garnered over the last 50 years. “We offer a unique, vertically integrated approach.

“I want to continue to bring more expertise ‘in house’ ensuring sustained future growth. “I am delighted to welcome Peter and Lee on board and look forward to seeing these new divisions to our business flourish.”