ISG appoints new UK Engineering Services managing director

26 February 2018

ISG appoints new UK Engineering Services managing director, Lee Hutchinson

Lee Hutchinson has joined ISG’s fast-growing Engineering Services business in the newly created role of UK managing director.

Working across technically complex and highly serviced new build and refurbishment projects in the technology, science, health and higher education sectors, ISG’s pan-European Engineering Services division is expected to turn over £480 million and employ 375 people in 2018.

Lee brings a wealth of expertise to ISG, with over 20 years’ experience working at the highest levels within the industry, across a career that includes securing the coveted Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Construction Manager of the Year title in 2014.

As Engineering Services’ managing director for the UK, Lee will focus on growing ISG’s profile and reputation for delivery excellence across schemes as diverse as datacentres, office-to-laboratory conversions and world-leading biomedical engineering research hubs.

The UK Engineering Services business alone has an annual turnover of £200 million and employs over 150 people.

The strength of ISG’s Engineering Services capability has firmly established the company as a globally-recognised Tier One datacentre contractor, successfully delivering over £1.6 billion of datacentre projects across Europe in the past five years.

In his newly created role, Lee will report to Danny Blakeston, managing director for Engineering Services, who continues to lead the pan-European business.

Danny commented: “Lee is an outstanding addition to our team. I’m delighted that the drive, professionalism and innovation that have characterised his career to date will now be focused on leading our UK business to even greater success.

“We know that our global datacentre, science, health and higher education clients are under growing pressure to keep pace with rapidly evolving systems and ever-changing technology alongside significant levels of scrutiny, responsibility and accountability.

“At ISG, our highly specialised delivery teams are well versed in these industry forces and work closely with our customers to reduce risk, deliver exceptional quality and build in agility.

“We’re exceptionally proud of our reputation in this challenging marketplace and Lee will be heading up a truly talented and ambitious team.”

Lee Hutchinson, managing director for Engineering Services UK, added: “It’s exciting to be joining ISG at a time when quality tech- and engineering-led construction teams are in such demand.

“I’m passionate about bringing our unique approach to customers in these sectors who all share the same desire for a collaborative, responsive and customer-focused construction solution.

“This is a forward-thinking business that embraces innovation and creativity, and we have an absolute wealth of the industry’s top talent.”