Building services specialist appoints new finance manager

New man will help boost company’s expansion plans.

Birmingham mechanical and electrical services specialist JS Wright has appointed an experienced chartered accountant from Selly Oak as its new finance manager.

John Stevenson has brought with him an expert understanding of the company’s financial systems, having previously been an audit senior for the Birmingham office of JS Wright’s accountants MHA Macintyre Hudson. Based at JS Wright’s head office at Portland Street in Aston, John will support Finance Director Martin Roberts with the company’s day-to-day management accounting and compliance with financial reporting standards and tax legislation.

An economics graduate from Aberystwyth University, John trained with MHA Macintyre Hudson and holds the ICAEW ACA chartered accountant qualification. Having had a number of construction clients in his portfolio, he also has specialist financial expertise in data analytics and enterprise resource planning solutions.

John, who will also support the company’s Bristol and London offices, said: “I am delighted to join J S Wright, having attended its statutory audit for three years and been impressed by the high quality, vision and ambition of its management team.”

Marcus Aniol, JS Wright Managing Director, said: “John’s knowledge and understanding of our financial systems and his experience across the construction industry will be a major asset as we continue to grow our business.”

Founded in Birmingham in 1890, JS Wright specialises in the design and installation of mechanical and electrical (M&E) services for the commercial, hotel, leisure, residential, social housing and student accommodation sectors. The company was voted H&V News Building Services Contractor of the Year in 2015 and named as one of the UK’s Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the 2016 Construction Enquirer Awards.