January 11, 2021

New leadership structure announced to support business growth

Last year introduced many new challenges for everyone. During these difficult times, we continued to work collaboratively to adapt our approach and ensure our new ways of working were successful for both colleagues and clients. Despite the pressures presented to us, our teams made sure an exceptional and uninterrupted service was still delivered.

Each employee has played a key role in taking the business forward during this period. To support our growth and continuous improvement in the delivery of our services, we believe in the need to invest continually in the development of our people and their teams. In 2020 we reached another key milestone in our growth strategy when we started our joint venture with Derbyshire County Council. As we continue to grow, our family culture remains strong.

This month will see changes being implemented to support our future plans for growth. New leadership and team structures will enable us to meet our clients’ needs whilst geographically diversifying our client base, framework agreements and project reach.

We are delighted to announce the following changes:

Group Director Appointments

Andrew Rowe: Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Cossey: Group Director – Finance and Resource
Matthew Self: Group Director – Commercial and Operations

Director Appointments

Gary Knight: Operations Director (East of England)
Kirk Schartau: Operations Director (East Midlands)

Associate Director Appointments

Charles Coulson: Associate Director (Suffolk/Cambridgeshire)
Darren Fellowes: Associate Director (Bedfordshire)
Jonathan Burl: Associate Director (Information and Security)
Louise Gilbert: Associate Director (Finance)

Associate Appointments

David Robertson: Associate (Civil and Structural Engineering)
Jason Walton: Associate (Building Surveying)
Natalie Finnigan: Associate (Quantity Surveying and Project Management)

We are looking forward to continuing our exciting journey this year.

Our next steps will include the Concertus Group working on a regional approach with Gary Knight leading operations in the East of England and Kirk Schartau in the East Midlands.