Scott to head Harrison
Yorkshire-based property and development company S Harrison has appointed Ann Scott as managing director. Scott, who joined the company in 2001, takes on the role just as the company announces an operating profit for 2011 and a strengthened balance sheet, in the face of some of the most difficult trading conditions in the sector in living memory. Before coming to the business she worked for BT and Kelda subsidiary White Rose Environmental. Group chairman Martyn Harrison, whose father Stanley Harrison founded the business in 1952, said: “Since she joined the group, Ann has always played a role far beyond her finance remit and her managing director title simply reflects the job she has been doing so effectively for some time.” The company, which was based in Malton until it moved to York in 2007, is currently working in partnership with Buccleuch Property to deliver a new £32m headquarters for the City of York Council.