J S Wright promote from within


24 May 2022
(l-r) Matthew Coy and David Cook

Building services provider J S Wright has promoted two highly experienced staff members to directors.

Matthew Coy and David Cook have taken on the positions of contracts director and design & estimating director at the 132-year-old Birmingham-based company, respectively.

With 47 years of industry experience between them, they are the latest examples of J S Wright’s investment in staff progression and development as the company moves forward as an employee ownership trust (EOT).

Coy, who joined J S Wright in 2014 as contracts manager before becoming associate contracts director, has worked in building services for 24 years. He has delivered projects valued at up to £26 million across the commercial fit-out, industrial, hospitality, hotels and high-end residential sectors.

Based at the Aston head office, he now oversees all operational aspects of the company’s mechanical and electrical contracts for multi-million-pound developments carried out from Birmingham and J S Wright’s London office.

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Cook joined J S Wright in 1999 as a technical apprentice before rising to design engineer, commercial design manager and then associate design director.

Also head office based, he is now responsible for all pre-construction work while also working closely with Matthew on all projects. He leads a 30-strong team of design, estimating, CAD and document control staff.

Matthew and David are both fully qualified heat network consultants.

Phil Leech, J S Wright Managing Director, said: “These promotions are part of a natural progression for those that show outstanding team leadership skills and are committed to upholding our values of quality, integrity and collaboration. I have every confidence that our M&E business growth and service delivery will go from strength to strength under Matthew and David’s directorship.”