Nigel Brook becomes managing director for Robertson’s English and Welsh operations 

Roberston hotel

Scottish contractor Robertson has appointed a former Kier executive board member as its new managing director for its business which covers England.

Nigel Brook takes the reins of the Construction South division this month after leaving Kier in a board restructure in August.

Robertson works in selected markets south of the border, with teams in the North West, the North East and the East Midlands.

Current projects include construction of a four-star hotel for client Innside in Newcastle (pictured). 

The group has also signed a 30-year framework deal with Eastbourne and Lewes council on the south coast.

Brook was previously executive director for construction and infrastructure services at Kier but left with fellow executive director Nigel Turner five months ago when Claudio Veritiero was promoted to chief operating officer.

In December retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone revealed it was hiring Turner as one of two chief operating officers, starting this month.

In its last financial year, which ended 31 March 2018, Robertson raked in a turnover of £752m and a pre-tax profit of £31m.