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ABLE announces new Managing Director

A local man who has spent much of his working life involved in the development of one of the North’s most diverse business groups has been appointed as its new Managing Director.

Andrew Jacques, previously the Group Operations Director with ABLE UK Ltd, steps up to his new role, working alongside the group’s Executive Chairman and founder Peter Stephenson.

Thirty-three-year-old Mr Jacques has worked for ABLE UK for the past 12 years in a wide variety of roles across the group’s activities including construction, demolition, land development and disposal—including four years overseeing the initial development work for the Able Humber Port project, the biggest port-related site in the UK.

Said Mr Jacques “As a native of Hartlepool I am proud to be able to continue playing a role in the development of one of Teesside’s most successful companies which is recognised as world leader in a number of different fields.

“From being a leading and innovative specialist in complex demolition processes and the decommissioning and recycling of marine structures, the company has developed into a major player across fields including full site reclamation and associated property development into regenerating new from old…and now, of course, one of our key priorities is responding to the considerable opportunities offered by renewable energy sector.

“As well as our facilities on the Tees, we are now involved in moving forward with the plans for a major logistics park and state-of-the-art Marine Energy Park at Able Humber Port, which are central to establishing the Humber as an international centre for the renewable energy industries and generating tens of thousands of jobs.”

Said Peter Stephenson “Andrew has been a key player in our team for many years and his commitment and enthusiasm have helped to drive forward many of our most challenging and ambitious projects. His experience across such a wide field makes him exactly the right person to take on the role of Managing Director at such a crucial time in our development programme.”

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