Change at the helm of Shropshire contractor as brothers retire

It’s the end of an era for Shropshire-based McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd as brothers Peter and Nicholas bow out as joint managing directors of the family-run construction firm.

Founded by their father Jim in 1963, the duo are both retiring from the civil engineering and building company and handing over the reins of the business to their long-established management team.

With full order books for the year ahead, the brothers decided it was time to hand over to the four directors, who have between them a total of 80 years’ experience working with the firm.

In a joint statement, Peter and Nicholas praised their workforce for their commitment and hard work over the years and for being "their finest asset."

Newly appointed managing director Paul Inions, who joined the contractor as a trainee quantity surveyor 27 years ago, said it was a significant period in the company's history.

"The values upon which the business was founded by the McPhillips family will continue to be promoted," he said.

"With a buoyant order book and new opportunities ahead, we are looking forward with confidence to a bright future as we continue to build on the McPhillips tradition."

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