Stephen Miller has been co-opted on to the board of Cleveland Land Services (CLS) in a move that marks the latest chapter in the story of a family business that spans three generations.
As Contracts Director he joins Director of Operations Brian Dunn, and his father, Managing Director John Miller, 50 years after his grandfather established the specialist sports and landscape contracting concern in Guisborough, Cleveland.
After five years with international contractor Balfour Beatty's North East civils section, Stephen, 30, moved to CLS nine years ago as site engineer, with promotion to Contracts Manager following four years later.
His role covered work on natural and synthetic turf projects, including recently completed Yarm School, where CLS constructed a full-size hockey pitch, boathouse, new car parking and extensive landscaping on the historic site.
"My grandad Frank set up the business with Mike Skaife," explained Stephen, "and my role is to further develop the profile and reach of CLS Sports and Landscaping and Earthworks divisions.
"That brief includes maximising the benefit of our new North West hub near Warrington under our continuing programme of expansion," he added.
Stephen's younger brother, Andrew Miller, 26, is currently Sports Installation Manager at CLS Sports, while youngest brother Jack Miller, 20, works as a machine operator and is studying for his BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment.