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Emma Porter

Worked in the Construction Industry

Emma has worked in the construction industry for over 11 years and returned to Story Contracting as Construction Director in April 2019 after a successful stretch at Arup. She was named Managing Director in October this year. Emma leads a division of 150 people and is responsible for the delivery of a forecasted £30m turnover in 2019/20. She is closely involved in socio-economic aspects, stakeholder engagement and business development. Emma has a Psychology Honours degree from the University of Leeds, a PGCM and an MBA from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools and is a Chartered Manager.

Emma has a strong desire to make a difference and sits on the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Board to help the county to achieve its full potential. As part of this role, she has been appointed as Chair of the Construction Sector Panel. She believes in true collaborative working with clients and designers to realise the potential of any project and has a strong focus on values and people. She plays an active role in mentoring other women in the industry and is a regular speaker at business events across the country.

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