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Chris is fourth generation of the Birch family to be at the helm of the company. He became Managing Director and Chairman of the Board in 2002 and 2003 respectively and since 2013 has concentrated solely on the latter role.

He worked for a national civil engineering contractor and gained his professional qualifications prior to joining the family business in 1973 becoming a director in 1977.

As Chairman his role is to ensure the continued development of the Company’s construction and plant hire operations together with the enhancement in the value of the Company’s property interests.

A graduate in civil engineering from the University of Leeds, he lives just outside York and has two children. He is a trustee of two York charities and is also involved in local community service and fundraising activities.




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