J S Wright has boosted its rapidly growing electrical business with two major appointments.

Richard Pendleton (above) has been appointed as Senior Electrical Project Manager to help manage the electrical element of M&E projects, as well as solus electrical projects, for the 129-year-old Birmingham-based contractor.

Based at J S Wright’s London office in Westminster, Richard has more than 15 years’ experience in electrical project management beginning as an apprentice and later as an electrical technical officer with a rail infrastructure provider.

Rising to contracts director after moving to M&E contractors across London and the South East, Richard is credited with managing the installation of electrical services for a new building and energy centre for broadcaster Sky, and again for Bond Street station as part of the Crossrail construction project.

He is currently working on a new £17m M&E contract for The Silk District in Whitechapel, as well as overseeing work on the Arena Central mixed-use scheme in Birmingham and a new student accommodation building in Exeter.

Richard Moloney (above) has been appointed by J S Wright as a Senior Electrical Project Engineer also working out of the company’s London office.

With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry, he was previously a project manager for an Essex-based electrical contractor, where his responsibilities included managing a £4m project in East London.

Prior to that, Richard ran his own electrical business for 20 years, specialising in large-scale residential work, which included a £2m contract to refurbish an old rectory. He also co-owned a renewable energy company, installing PV systems, solar thermal, air to water and ground-source heating systems.

Richard Moloney is also working on J S Wright’s Silk District project as the largest self-delivered M&E residential project in the company’s history.

Phil Leech, J S Wright Managing Director, said: “The skills and experience of our latest recruits will help us meet a rapidly growing order book for electrical services and strengthen our reputation as the M&E services contractor of choice for developers of multi-million-pound residential projects.”