Four new appointments at Airmaster

27th April 2016

Swallownest mechanical services company Airmaster has changed its top tier.

As founder Richard Pogson (55) steps away from the company he founded in 1992 to pursue his interests in house and car projects, resources director Lisa Pogson becomes joint managing director with former operations director Mark Staniland. Richard's co-director Tony England also steps down to spend more time in France. Lisa Pogson, President Elect at the Barnsley Rotherham Chamber and a founding member of their Women in Business group is delighted to be at the helm as Airmaster's growth accelerates at a colossal pace. -Our turnover target was £7m this year, but we have already smashed £9.5million. We now have 40 staff and our numbers are growing almost daily. We're currently looking for a site supervisor in the South and more field engineers shortly. Joint MD Mark Staniland (52) puts the growth down to engaging with the government's sadly defunct Growth Accelerator programme and numerous successful bids for million pound contracts. -A typical Airmaster job now ranges from £700k to £1.8m. We have attracted big national names like Morgan Sindall Group, Oktra and Area Squared, said Mark. -We are still growing our maintenance team and increasing contracts. Next year in our 25th anniversary year, we aim to break £10m. Most recent team members include project engineer Michael Archbould (27), from Aston. He joins Airmaster with 10 years of experience at York-based multinational Shepherd Engineering Services and a stint as site supervisor at Sheffield University's AMRC. Hallam graduate, mechanical design engineer James Dawson (22) of Kelham Island had been looking for a mechanical design engineer role for a year before he was introduced to Airmaster through a local recruiter's graduate programme. Contact Airmaster on 0114 2889911

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