Tolputt joins from Balfour Beatty where he was most recently Managing Director for Balfour Beatty Major Projects (London and South).
Prime Construction has ambitious plans to grow the business by 200% over the next five years.
Tolputt’s new role follows the appointment of former Bovis Lend Lease commercial officer Paul Johnson as Group Commercial Director at Elliott Thomas.
John Self, CEO of Elliott Thomas Group, said: “I’ve always made my intentions clear; that Elliott Thomas Group should become a major contractor.
“Bringing in high profile construction experts such as Paul Johnson and Jim Tolputt is all part of achieving this ambition.
“Both Jim and Paul bring a wealth of experience to the business.
“They are enabling us to sharpen our commercial processes; target bigger, more complex jobs; and ultimately enable The Elliott Thomas Group to fulfil my ambition of becoming a significant constructor of choice.
“With the market moving upwards, at last, the timing of these appointments will enable the Group to show that we now have the capacity and capability whilst maintaining our non-adversarial, caring approach.”