October 24 2014 Latest news:
Monday, March 24, 2014
Great Yarmouth-based energy sector specialists 3Sun Group has appointed a new chairman of its board of directors.
Les Dawson has joined the firm in a new role to help drive forward the company’s ambitious growth plans.
Mr Dawson’s started his career with British Gas as a graduate trainee, and over 20 years progressed to become responsible for the UK’s distribution network for Transco, now the National Grid.
He was also president of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers in 2001.
He was made an OBE in 2008 for his services to the energy and water industry. an honorary doctorate of engineering from the University of Brighton and president of the Pipelines Industries Guild until 2013.
It comes just weeks after the business was awarded a £10m investment from the business growth fund to drive expansion in the UK and across Europe.
Graham Hacon, chief executive of 3sun Group, said: “Les’s depth of knowledge and experience, not only of the utilities sector but also in the leadership and strategic delivery of projects, will be invaluable to the company going forward.
“We have a number of long-term objectives and growth targets and I am confident that Les and his fellow board members will play a tactical part in leading this expansion.”
Mr Dawson added: “3sun Group is recognised in the industry as a dynamic and innovative company. Its growth in the last six years is impressive and I look forward to joining the board to share my experience and leadership skills to help deliver the best possible products and services to its clients.”
Since the company was established seven years ago, it has grown from an initial team of one to now employing 240 people and 31 apprentices.
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