Henry Boot Construction promotes Craig Finn to new director role

Henry Boot Construction recently promoted Craig Finn to director. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for maintaining the company’s sustainable project pipeline and leading its evolution.

An engineering graduate from the University of Aberdeen, Craig has 27 years of construction experience in both the private and public sectors. Its impressive portfolio covers motorway infrastructure and maintenance, civil engineering, construction and renovation.

Craig joined the company in 2015 as Bid Manager, where he was responsible for creating new winning strategies through a high performing pre-construction team on a diverse range of projects.

During this time, Craig has become a leading voice and advocate for the government’s construction manual and sustainability, not only on company projects, but throughout the construction industry.

His natural rise to director level now allows him to go further – promoting modern partnerships and collaborations with contracting authorities to advance the implementation of new sustainable technologies.

As the sector experiences huge changes – born of ever-changing technologies, zero-carbon ambitions, Brexit and of course Covid-19, Craig encourages clients to take a more efficient and collaborative approach to work. , bringing together development teams, architects, supply chain and construction contractors from the early stages of a project’s life cycle.

“At Henry Boot Construction, we have always known how to adapt to market conditions. We make informed decisions and because we are not a juggernaut, we can remain flexible and agile. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been successful for 136 years,” says Craig.

“Over the past five years, the delivery model has adapted. This has happened naturally as new technologies evolve, but it is becoming increasingly clear that our customers need us to be involved from the start of the project. Significant social value and net zero carbon ambitions cannot simply be added or retrofitted to a development project.

So a big part of my new role will be to demystify some of the key challenges in the sector and demonstrate that true collaboration can be both effective and transformational.

Tony Shaw, Managing Director, said, “I am delighted to welcome Craig to the Board. He has had a significant impact during his time with us so far and in this new position he will be able to help drive the business forward. Craig truly supports and understands the industry’s agenda to modernize and create a sustainable future, and we are extremely confident that he will position us and our customers at the forefront of this new era.

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