BES appoints youngest corporate director of all time


Sean Ferguson’s new role will be to lead multidisciplinary teams on large projects, bringing together design, engineering and construction expertise

BES, the specialist in the design and construction of specialized facilities for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare sectors, has appointed Sean Ferguson (left with founding director Steve Marsh) as project director; becoming the company’s youngest business leader, at just 33, having started as an apprentice 16 years ago.

Joining the company’s apprenticeship program at 17, Sean progressed quickly; became a project engineer and project manager, and now brings a wealth of experience to his new role as project manager.

Sean’s new role will be to lead multidisciplinary teams on major projects, bringing together design, engineering and construction expertise.

This appointment is even more notable in BES’ 20th year and as Steve Marsh, Founding Director and Executive Chairman commented: “When we established the company in 2002, we placed a culture of collaboration and development people at the heart of BES. Sean is one of many apprentices who have worked and trained over the company’s 20 year history, and I am happy to say, alongside others, that he has worked his way up to in leadership positions. I believe Sean embodies everything that is good at BES, and it is incredibly rewarding to see one of our very first apprentices take on such an important role in the company.

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Sean added, “There were just a handful of us when I first joined BES and we were working on small projects. Now I am part of an industry leading company, providing some of the most advanced sophisticated facilities in the UK. I am very proud of what has been accomplished over the past 20 years and of my role in that success. I look forward to building on this legacy of creating opportunities for young people and delivering excellence to our clients as a director.

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