Warrington-based engineering solutions provider, Boulting Ltd has promoted human resources (HR) manager, Michelle Stott, to the position of HR director. Stott, who has over 20 years HR experience and has previously worked for Marks and Spencer and the Environment Agency will take up the role to reinforce the organisation’s commitment to its staff across the UK.
Stott, who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Human Resource Management and Psychology, began her HR career at Royal and SunAlliance and has worked both in the UK and Overseas for north-west based organisations her entire career. Moving to Boulting Ltd in 2013 as HR and resourcing manager, she has supported the organisation with employee relations and ongoing recruitment requirements.
Stott is Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualified and also holds numerous employee management accreditations including, Myers & Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and 16 personality factors (16pf). Throughout her career, Stott has designed and developed assessment tools for line managers and outplacement workshops as well as implementing an online tool for recruitment strategy.
“In the five years that I have worked for Boulting, I have always been impressed with the future prospects of not only the company, but the organisation’s employee skills set too,” Michelle Stott said. “As HR director I will look to reaffirm the company’s people management processes as well as solidify new schemes, such as a formal mentorship programme and increased school liaison work.
“Government studies report that the engineering sector is facing a skills crisis like never before,” continued Stott. “The industry needs around 186,000 skilled recruits each year, until 2024, to help bridge the gap. At Boulting we understand the need to develop our current staff as well as consider new ways to tackle the skills gap and improve diversity across the engineering sector as a whole.
“Our dedication to our employees continuous professional development (CPD) and our ongoing apprenticeship scheme is just the starting point of our investment in engineering careers and the evolving industry in which we work,” Stott added.
“Boulting Ltd is committed to its employees,” Josh Groake, deputy managing director at Boulting commented. “By promoting Michelle into the role of HR director, she will lead a dedicated human resources team that will work to support and guide our staff across the UK and beyond. Michelle will provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to our directorial board and some of the ideas and plans she has moving forward will continue to set Boulting apart as a dedicated and valuable employer.”
Boulting Ltd is a multi-disciplined engineering solutions provider, operating across a diverse range of industry sectors in the UK and abroad. The organisation employs over 950 staff throughout the UK at its regional sites. To find out more information about Boulting visit www.boulting.co.uk.