Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls, Group Managing Director, Designer Group.

Designer Group, a leading electrical and mechanical engineering company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Nicholls as group managing director. Nicholls joined the company in  2022 as managing director of Ireland and has been instrumental in growing the business. He has a proven track record of achieving growth and innovation in the construction industry and is poised to lead Designer Group into a new era of success, driving operational excellence and innovation.

Michael Stone, CEO, Designer Group, commented: “Paul has demonstrated exceptional dedication, leadership and a deep understanding of our company’s values and goals during his time with us. His insights and contributions have been invaluable in delivering our success thus far, and Paul’s experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to expand our presence in the market and deliver exceptional solutions for our clients.”

In his role as group managing director, Paul oversees Designer Group’s operations, strategic initiatives and partnerships to maintain the company’s position in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry.



About Designer Group

Designer Group is pleased to announce that it is on track to achieve its most successful year in its 32-year history with a record turnover of €310m for the year ended 31st March 2024. This remarkable growth is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. In addition to this impressive growth, Designer Group has substantial cash reserves, which will serve as a solid foundation to support its ambitious growth plans. This financial strength not only provides stability but also enables the company to invest in strategic initiatives, research and development, and talent acquisition, further fuelling its expansion in the market.

With Paul Nicholls at the helm, Designer Group is poised to continue its legacy of excellence and innovation, further solidifying its position as a trusted partner for cutting-edge engineering solutions.


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