Kershaw Group Welcome in New Directors

October 04 2021

The Kershaw Group, a building services company based in Cambridge and Oxford, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors.

Paul Oakman, who has over 35 years of experience in the building services industry, has joined Kershaw Mechanical Services as Managing Director.

Paul has a broad business understanding as well as the ability to identify and manage risk and opportunity.

“We are delighted to appoint Paul to this position; he brings a wealth of experience, and in his capacity as Managing Director, he will use his strong skill set to review current operations and all of their associated procedural functions, to harmonise best practice across the business,” said Ian Greenstock, Kershaw Group Executive Chairman.

 “I am pleased to step into the role of Managing Director, at what is an exciting period for the organisation,” Paul said of his appointment. “As our industry starts to emerge from the uncertainty of Brexit and the impact of COVID 19, I can see many new opportunities on the horizon and my focus will be on leading the business forward through the next stage of its development as we expand further the range of services we are able to offer our clients”.

Paul will work closely with Ian Greenstock and the other company directors to ensure that the company's systems are in place to provide exceptional customer service and that it is on track to meet its ambitious strategic growth goals. 

The Group is also pleased to announce Kate Deveraux's appointment to the position of Finance Director.

Kate has held a number of senior leadership positions, including over eight years in the construction business, and will play a key role in driving strategic growth, transformation and process and system optimization.

Ian Greenstock commented, "We are happy that Kate will be joining Kershaw's senior management team as a seasoned Finance Director. She brings the necessary abilities, experience, and dedication to assist Kershaw to meet its ambitious growth targets.” 

Speaking of her appointment Kate said “I am thrilled to be joining Kershaw Group; it is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leader in the building services industry, and I am looking forward to working closely with the entire senior management team,”

Kate will be working closely with Andy Crouch, who previously held the role and who remains with the organization, overseeing the larger external financial relationships and future strategy of the business.