£70m turnover Techrete was set up nearly 40 years ago

Irish concrete facade firm Techrete has appointed former Byrne Bros boss Alastair Smyth as its new chief executive.

He starts in March, having left the concrete frame contractor at the end of last year after nearly three years in the role.

Techrete was set up in 1985 and employs 400 people with bases at Balbriggan, north of Dublin, as well as London, Leicester and its main manufacturing plant at Brigg in Lincolnshire.


Alastair Smyth joins Techrete next month

The family-owned business has a £70m turnover and its chairman Marcus Sweeney said: “We are confident [Smyth] has the vision and leadership to deliver our ambitious plans. As a growing business with an established client base, it was crucial we found a new CEO with the drive and strategy to lead us to our next chapter.”

Schemes the firm has worked include the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the V&A museum in Dundee and the Westfield shopping centre in west London.

Techrete has also recently appointed Cormac MacCrann, who headed up Canary Wharf’s contracting business, and former Argent partner Tony Giddings as non-executives.

Byrne Bros recently appointed Philip Beausang as its new managing director, having joined the firm as a project manager in 2011.