Designer Group Appoints Group Managing Director to Spearhead Growth and Innovation

Designer Group, a leading Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Nicholls as Group Managing Director. Paul 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 of Designer Group, said “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 strengthens partnerships to maintain the Company’s position as a leader in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering industry. Paul who holds a Building Services Degree, together with a Diploma in Project Management, is a member of CIBSE and Engineers Ireland and is also President of the Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Contractors Association of Ireland.

“I am very pleased to be appointed as Group Managing Director and look forward to continuing to work closely with the talented Designer Group team to drive innovation, deliver value for our clients, and achieve our strategic objectives,” said Paul Nicholls.

Financial Milestone
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 €310 million 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. For more information about Designer Group and its services, please visit

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