Balfour Beatty appoints Mark Hoyland to lead M&E business
Balfour Beatty has appointed Mark Hoyland to the post of Managing Director of its M&E business as it continues to rebuild its leadership following a troubled spell.
Hoyland, former MD of Peverel Property, will begin his new position later this month, at the division that has been at the root of profit warnings for the company in recent months, replacing Phil McGuire, who left the post in May.
Hoyland’s career also includes a five-year spell as Chief Executive of City West Homes, and spells at Rok, Ballast and Wimpey Group.
At Balfour, he will report to Construction Services UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Pollard, who has also served as acting Engineering Services Managing Director on an interim basis since May.
Pollard said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to Balfour Beatty. His extensive commercial and operational experience will ensure our smaller, refocused building services M & E engineering business will capitalise on the ongoing recovery in the sector.
“Mark will lead the business to build long-term collaborative customer relationships, deliver operational efficiency and secure a commercial focus that improves profitability and the order book, winning sustainable business opportunities.”
uPVC pipes, safety glasses and Spetz app launched
This week has seen a range of new product and service launches for the construction trade.
Vinyl Pipes has launched uPVC Column Pipes, which extend the life of pipes. Column Pipes with a power lock (patent pending) will not only to raise the safety standards but improve the efficiency of Borewell installations. This Lock system, a by-product of the in-house R&D team, is designed to bear load making the pipes stress-free, torque resistant and perfect for handling high pressure water.
Conscious that using the correct glasses could prevent 90% of jobsite injuries, Milwaukee's expanded range (pictured) features anti-scratch and fog free styles, new lens colours and magnification features, complementing its 'cut resistant' gloves.
Arriving on the UK app scene, Spetz is billed as a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone "panicked by household flooding or electricity failure," as it unites tradespeople with consumers.
Spetz founder and CEO Yossi Nevo said urgent needs come in all forms and it’s unlikely that any household has tried and trusted tradespeople to match every possibility.
"The Spetz app rapidly connects them with a suitable ‘rescue service’ in as little as 30 seconds and that rapid reassurance is completely free - it’s the tradespeople who pay for these job leads. Those start at around £6 a time, but the tradesperson can then go on to make thousands from our automated system funnelling the best and most appropriate work their way.”
Spetz is now three years old operating in Israel, Australia and is now beginning a full UK rollout, after a ‘soft’ launch.