Robert Vickers to take up role at £140m-turnover builder in February

Midlands-based contractor Clugston Group has hired Robert Vickers as its next chief executive.

Vickers (pictured) joins from Carillion, where he was a director in the firm’s construction services division. He has been in his Carillion role for just six months, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Vickers will join Clugston - a £140m-turnover privately-owned builder - in February. Clugston also provides logistics, facilities management and property development services.

Vickers will replace Stephen Martin, who is departing the group after 10 years in the leadership role to become director general of the Institute of Directors.

Vickers previously worked in senior roles at Balfour Beatty, Gleeson Building, Anglian Water Group, Morrisons and Wimpey Construction. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and a life member of the Institute of Directors.

John Clugston, chairman of Clugston Group, said: “We are delighted to announce Bob Vickers will be joining as Group chief executive in early February. I am sure his experience will be invaluable to us. I am looking forward to working with him and wish him every success.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Stephen Martin for his long service and loyalty to the company, as well as for his support during the smooth transition. He has been a most effective CEO. We wish him all the best for the future as he takes up his new role.”