Interserve Group has announced the appointment of Ben Edwards as commercial director of the company’s UK construction business
Ben Edwards will succeed Andrew Jarman, who joined the company in 1990 and is retiring.
Edwards joins Interserve Construction from Sobha in Dubai, where he was group commercial director of its Middle East construction business. He has previously undertaken senior leadership roles at Lang O’Rourke and Kier and has worked in the construction sector for more than 20 years.
Paul Gandy, managing director of Interserve Construction, said: “Ben brings considerable commercial leadership experience to our business having operated at a senior level across a range of markets.
“I am delighted to welcome Ben to the team. I look forward to working with him as we continue to deliver on our strategy to build world-class facilities for a range of key public and private sector clients on projects across the healthcare and education sectors as well as major Frameworks.”
Ben Edwards will be fundamental in working on future and ongoing projects such as the £13.9m refurbishment of Roseberry Park Hospital and the £1bn Yorkshire Water Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Frameworks.
Interserve has recently completed the new offsite built bridge in Hull, which was part of the Highways England project.
The bridge will enable pedestrians and cyclists to cross over the busy dual carriageway, while the removal of a pelican crossing will improve traffic flow on the busy A63.