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Altrincham construction firm appoints first female director in 45-year history

By David Prior at

Altrincham-based McGoff Construction has announced the appointment of its first female director in its 45-year history.

Emma James has joined as Director of Support Services and Business Operations, marking the first female director appointment at the firm since co-director and founder Ethna McGoff.

The company said the appointment represents the next step in its “evolution” as it builds a strong management team and a solid foundation for further growth.

McGoff Construction has recently worked on Bramley Farm in Broadheath

James will manage the Group’s business operations functions, developing processes and driving its philosophies.

She said: “McGoff Construction is a truly organic company that is not afraid to change with the times, we have great people, great ethics and a clear vision to expand the business.”

“The growth potential for the Group is extremely exciting, working with leading clients in addition to our home grown development work. As the business continues to see steady growth, the more the culture has to reinvent itself. It’s all the more important that the Group maintains continuous improvement of our process and people strategies to support this business progression.”

Emma James has been promoted to director

Co-director Dave McGoff added: “I’m delighted to welcome Emma to the board. Her commitment over the last 10 years has been phenomenal, it’s been an honour to witness her career progression thorough every level of the business having assembled a highly skilled and dedicated group services team around her.”

McGoff Construction employs over 100 people and recent local projects have included Bramley Farm in Broadheath and Ashlands Manor in Sale.