Contracts Engineering bolsters senior leadership team

Contracts Engineering Ltd, based in Sittingbourne, Kent, has announced significant changes to its senior leadership team with Troy Barratt stepping up to become CEO and Dave Fisk joining the business as managing director.

The restructure, which marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the business, is focused on achieving continued growth to 2028 and beyond.

As CEO, Troy (pictured left) will focus on exploring large corporate development opportunities, driving business development, amplifying expanding marketing efforts and strengthening Contracts Engineering’s team-focused company culture.

With a background in corporate finance, strategy and engineering, Troy has helped lead the company’s success over the past 10+ years.  

Under Troy’s leadership, Contracts Engineering has rapidly grown to become one of the South East’s largest subcontract manufacturers. Since 2012, it has enjoyed a five-times plus increase in sales with over £1,000,000 invested in the team, plant, automation and software.  

Dave (pictured right) joins Contracts Engineering as its new managing director, bringing a wealth of experience in leading high-growth businesses for Trifast PLC including his most recent role as managing director for UK & Ireland for subsidiary TR Fastenings Ltd. His career highlights to date include:

  • Significant roles in B2B distribution and manufacturing
  • Managing complex regional and global supply chains
  • Leading team development and integrating acquisitions
  • Chaired Brexit taskforce to mitigate cross-border impact resulting in 100% client retention
  • Secured significant client wins including multi-million-pound contracts for automotive vehicle manufacture

Troy said: “Dave’s expertise in strategic planning, data-driven decision making and transformation leadership will be pivotal in delivering Contracts Engineering Ltd (CEL)’s 2028 scale-up plan.

“His leadership style, characterised by a people-centric approach and open communication, aligns him closely with CEL’s values and culture. He is the perfect fit for us as we look to continue our success and further grow the business.”

“Together, we will steer CEL towards new heights, capitalising on growth opportunities while maintaining the company’s commitment to team development, quality and serving our clients.”

Dave added: “I’m delighted to be joining CEL at this pivotal moment with exciting plans in place to continue the company’s remarkable rate of growth. 

“I’m very much looking forward to playing my part in supporting the team in building on the innovation, drive and ambition achieved over the last decade with more to come as we take the steps, make the investment and seize the opportunities to become one of the largest contract manufacturers in the UK.”

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