DOUG Keillor has been appointed Executive Managing Director for Robertson Construction Group, part of Robertson Group. The family-owned construction, infrastructure, property, and support services business makes the key appointment as it transitions from being a family business to become a family of businesses.
Doug joins Robertson following 32 years in the construction industry spent with BAM, latterly as the Executive Director for BAM Construct and BAM Construction.
Speaking of his appointment, Doug, said: “I have long admired Robertson Construction and the quality of projects that it has delivered. Joining the business as the new Construction Group Board is being established presents the opportunity for me to work with the Robertson Group Board to continue to drive the business forward as it further strengthens its offer of providing market leading sustainability and efficient construction solutions for our customers in the UK marketplace.”
“I am very much looking forward to being part of a business where there is a great focus on being people centric and to working with our customers and supply chain.”
Having successfully navigated through the covid pandemic which severely impacted the construction industry in 2020, Robertson Construction reported a turnover of £462m for 2021 and most of its order book secured for the current financial year. The business is now working with customers to provide solutions to address the challenges of decarbonisation, high inflation, and the potential of lower economic growth in the UK.
Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Robertson Group, said: “Doug joins us at an important time in our business as we make the transition from being a family business to being a family of businesses. The transition is necessary to enable to the Group Board to support our strategic vision of assuring a sustainable future through our plans for long-term growth which are underpinned by the competitive advantage we have due to the strength of our balance sheet.”
“Doug has a wealth of experience and is a well-respected figure in the industry, he shares our desire to safely deliver quality projects for our customers. With customer centricity and people at the centre of his priorities, Doug will be a great asset to Team Robertson, and we are pleased to have him join our senior team.”
With a geographical spread across the UK through eight regions, major projects, civils business and a specialist roofing and rendering division, Robertson Construction delivers projects for a wide range of customers across a variety of sectors including social infrastructure – commercial, education, healthcare, defence, hospitality, manufacturing and build to rent. Robertson Construction prides itself on the strength of its local knowledge and supply chain and the positive impact that it makes on the communities where it works.