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Sunday07 February 2016

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Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016

Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

Previous interviews

Tim Farron

Interview: Tim Farron

15 Jan 16

Leading the Lib Dems may sound like the worst job in politics following the party’s drubbing in last year’s election, but an out-of-sorts Labour sees Tim Farron adopt the role at a time of opportunity

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Life of Pycroft

2 Dec 15

He’s the boy from Bradford, done good – a ‘tough as nails’ business leader who built the Shard and steered Mace to become one of the UK’s most prestigious multidisciplinary construction firms

Robin Butler

Interview: Robin Butler

7 May 15

Developer Urban & Civic plans to build 40,000 homes on difficult, large sites - and after a key acquisition, looks well on the path to achieving that. We meet MD Robin Butler as he scours the land for housebuilders

Mark Naysmith

Interview: Mark Naysmith

9 Apr 15

Since becoming UK chief of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff following last year’s merger, Mark Naysmith has been busy integrating the two firms into one combined company

Haydn Mursell

Interview: Haydn Mursell

27 Mar 15

Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

Nick Taylor

Interview: Nick Taylor

19 Mar 15

Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer

Peter Rogers

Interview: Peter Rogers

13 March 2015

Despite a career spent working on London’s skyline, Peter Rogers has never lost his hunger for a challenge. Which is just as well, as he’s taking on the Pinnacle, possibly the capital’s most troubled project

Steve Edge

Interview: Steve Edge

5 Feb 15

Six years ago designer Steve Edge was advocating corporate rebranding as a way of surviving the recession. Now that the market place is hotting up again, he thinks firms should be even more aware about their image

Stef Stefanou

Interview: Stef Stefanou

16 Jan 15

The former John Doyle chairman unpicks the events that led to the firm’s closure in 2012, and reveals how the industry exposed a darker side in his hour of need

Paul King

Interview: Paul King

11 Dec 14

Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more

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