Balfour appoints new procurement chief

Grant Prior 9 months ago

Balfour Beatty has appointed a new global procurement chief following a shake-up in the buying department.

Martin Chown small
Martin Chown is leaving the company

The Enquirer understands that Grahame Ball joined this week as International Procurement Director.

Ball takes on a new role but former UK Procurement Director Martin Chown is leaving the company.

One insider said: “It was all quite sudden and the official line is that Martin has decided to leave the company.

“There seems to be a handover period so he hasn’t actually left the firm yet.”

Ball has worked at a number of blue chip organisations including Diageo and Microsoft.

His previous role was Chief Procurement Officer at Colt Technology Services delivering their procurement and supply chain strategy .

Balfour Beatty declined to comment beyond confirming Ball’s appointment

Latest news

Construction boss jailed for £6.9m payroll fraud

Court hears how building boss and accountant funded lavish lifetstyles with payroll scam
5 hours ago

ISG gets start date for £39m Liverpool site

Mixed-use scheme is latest phase of Knowledge Quarter development
6 hours ago

Construction plant skills card scheme under review

Future ownership of the CPCS under discussion
8 hours ago

Blaze destroys Renfrewshire timber homes site

Fire strikes at second timber frame building site in a week
9 hours ago

Costain poaches William Hare project director

Alex Smale joins Costain as construction director for Hinkley Point contract
8 hours ago

Profit slides at Osborne as legacy jobs settled

Operating margin slides to 1% but outlook remains strong
9 hours ago

Clugston bags 13th major incinerator job

Meet the buyer event to be held next month for Deeside energy from waste scheme
8 hours ago

Bidding starts on £70m Worcester Southern Link Road

Worcester's notorious Carrington Bridge will be widened to dual carriageway
9 hours ago

Unite plans 570-bed Sheffield student scheme

Student rooms developer will spend £35m on city centre project
7 hours ago

GRAHAM lands £150m Barnet major works deal

Leisure centre and school sites kick-off five-year partnership
3 days ago

Manchester 52-floor skyscraper approved

St John's Place tower at former Granada Studios site gets green light
3 days ago

Lendlease renews site access deal with HRS

Latest monitoring technology to be used at all contractor's sites
3 days ago

Michelmersh calls end to brick price rises

Increased competition sees prices remain flat
3 days ago

Pensioner killed at poorly managed roadworks

Tarmac hit with £1.3m safety fine
3 days ago

Cleveland Bridge recruits large buildings team

Steelwork contractor set sights on large building market
3 days ago

Murphy signs contract for £25m Blackpool outfall

Work to start on UK's longest and largest diameter outfall in March
3 days ago

Construction site gas leak causes chaos at King’s Cross

200 workers evacuated from North London site
4 days ago

£28m Dudley rail centre gets green light

Very Light Rail innovation centre and test-bed track approved
4 days ago

Wates confirms Paul Chandler as new construction boss

Former Skanska chief to take up the reins in January
4 days ago

Betting Spy: Contractors on a roll at awards night

Enquirer awards after party was a long night while favourites can land a 3/1 treble
4 days ago

£20m road schemes backed for 3,300 south west homes

Quartet of road improvements will unlock 3,300 new homes
4 days ago

Barratt boss arrested in contracts probe

London MD Alastair Baird suspended following major investigation
5 days ago

Laing O’Rourke to start St James Centre £1bn revamp

Demolition of old St James shopping centre in Edinburgh to take 18 months
5 days ago

Link Group names £280m Scottish new build partners

Keepmoat, Cruden, Graham and Esh secure places on central belt framewok
4 days ago

Dormant Scottish Tesco sites get £100m boost

London & Scottish Developments to start construction on ten sites
4 days ago

Civils firms slash carbon emissions in half over six years

Laing O'Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Carillion lead the low CO2 way in infrastructure
4 days ago

Plan unveiled for £48m resi tower in Liverpool

Latest 30-storey build-to-rent tower at Liverpool Waters
4 days ago

Clugston green light for £60m Sheffield IKEA

Project is the largest retail win in the region for Scunthorpe contractor
5 days ago

Travis Perkins to close over 30 branches

Builders' merchant in profit warning to the city
5 days ago

Mace tops September contracts league with London win

£450m One Crown Place project in Shoreditch lifts contractor
5 days ago