Walker Sime promotes Caroline Bacon to director of people and culture

Manchester-based construction company Walker Sime has promoted Caroline Bacon to director of people and culture.

Overseeing more than 80 employees, Bacon will be tasked with leading the creation of a new business growth strategy based around its people values. She has been with the company since 1999, holding various administrative and HR roles. In her new position she will join the board, and report to founders Dez Walker and Jon Sime, as well as managing director Duncan Firth.

Commenting on the appointment, Walker said: “Caroline has been an integral part of the development of the company. I am in no doubt she is the best person to manage and oversee everything to do with our people – HR, equality diversity & inclusion, and culture.”

Bacon said: “I joined the company in an office manager when there were just eight employees, so I’m proud to have been part of the business journey. I’m looking forward to supporting and developing the career path of every member of the team to ensure they all have clear and focused opportunities to develop their roles and ensure the business remains strong and successful.”