Interview with Contractors

  • john moore

    John Moore: Looking for Moore


    What do you do when your main revenue stream is reduced? If you’re John Moore and the head of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, you turn to your other divisions - and boost them with acquisitions

  • Cormac McCrann

    Cormac MacCrann: Above and beyond


    With new transport links to the area and the Olympics up the road, Canary Wharf Group is fast expanding its Docklands home. But Cormac MacCrann, who heads the firm’s contractor business, isn’t just sticking to east London.

  • tony lenehan

    Tony Lenehan: New directions


    Styles Wood has had a tough few years, taking huge hits as the retail fit-out market nose-dived. Building finds out how new boss Tony Lenehan plans to turn things round - and why you could be seeing more of the northern-based firm in London

  • olympics legacy

    Margaret Ford: After the Games


    For the Olympic Park Legacy Company, the end of the Games is just the beginning - that’s when its £315m transformation of the site will begin. Chair of the body Margaret Ford tells Building about its new powers, what’s up for grabs, and about her ’crazy’ past two weeks

  • Bob Bond Rydon

    Rydon's Bob Bond: Safe pair of hands


    Rydon boss Bob Bond finds being at the helm of a medium-sized company gives him the agility needed to steer a steady course through choppy waters. Even introducing an innovative investment model shouldn’t rock the boat

  • Richard Pilkington

    Hey, big spender: Richard Pilkington


    The UK development market is about to receive some much-needed good news: Oxford Properties is over from Canada with £3.5bn to spend - and that’s just for starters. Meet your new best friend, development director Richard Pilkington

  • David Hurcomb

    A family affair: David Hurcomb


    As chief executive of family-owned NG Bailey, David Hurcomb has a heavy weight on his shoulders – securing the future for generations of Baileys to come

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    Best foot forward: Interview with Graham Cash


    Most UK contractors are busily diversifying to survive. Not so with BAM Construct, the UK’s third biggest contractor - its boss is determined to stick with what it’s good at: construction

  • Dan Labbad

    Dan Labbad: Aussie Rules


    The arrival of Bovis Lend Lease’s new boss sparked rumours about the company’s future. Now, after a long silence, Labbad reveals his plans for one of the UK’s best known contractors.

  • Features

    Costain's Andrew Wyllie: Who wants to be glamorous anyway?


    With £2.5bn of orders on its books, Costain’s move towards sectors such as waste, oil and roads seems like an inspired decision. Andrew Wyllie, the man who made it, tells Sarah Richardson where the contractor is heading next