Interviews

  • Peter Hansford
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    Interview: Peter Hansford

    2016-01-22T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Tim Farron
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    Interview: Tim Farron

    2016-01-15T06:00:00Z

    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

    2015-12-02T13:05:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Robin Butler

    2015-05-07T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Mark Naysmith

    2015-04-09T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Haydn Mursell

    2015-03-27T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Nick Taylor

    2015-03-19T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Peter Rogers

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Steve Edge

    2015-02-05T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Stef Stefanou

    2015-01-16T06:00:00Z

    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