Former Kier Director Jonathan Payne is joining Torsion Group as Managing Director to support the continued profitable growth of the business and as part of the wider restructuring programme of the group of Torsion companies.

Jonathan is an experienced & well respected Managing Director who has enjoyed a long career working for several major national contractors. Jonathan commenced his career as a quantity surveyor at John Laing Construction, before spending 21 years at Willmott Dixon. Following a brief spell at The GB Group, he then joined Kier Construction in 2015 as MD for their Southern Region. In 2018 he was promoted to Director of their Construction Division with overall responsibility for the enlarged Southern & Thames Valley Region.

The appointment of Jonathan is on the back of securing several significant new contract awards from its sister company Torsion Developments, and also two new construction contracts for external clients. Torsion has a 100% delivery record in the PBSA sector and this has played a big part in their continued growth, particularly within the PBSA, Residential and Care sectors.

CEO Dan Spencer of Torsion commented ‘We have worked extremely hard to deliver our 5-year strategy since forming the company and the appointment of Jonathan will ensure we have the continued success and leadership of Torsion Group. It is an exciting time, and our growing pipeline of Student and Residential Schemes in Torsion Developments and the emergence of the Torsion Care business will continue to provide opportunities. Jonathan joining the business to lead and strengthen Torsion Group is a huge milestone for the wider group of companies, and I look forward to many successful years together as we look to implement the next 5-year strategy’.

As a result of the Group’s success, Torsion has featured as a ‘Ones to Watch’ company in the annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 Awards, and Wardhadaway’s Fastest 50 Yorkshire; ‘Fastest Growing Large’ and ‘Overall Business’ Awards in 2019.

Jonathan Payne, Managing Director