Warrington-based engineering solutions provider Boulting Ltd has promoted human resources manager Michelle Stott, to the position of HR director.
Stott, who has more than 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.
She joined Boulting Ltd in 2013 as HR and resourcing manager and has supported the organisation with employee relations and ongoing recruitment requirements.
She said: “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.
“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.
“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.