Forrest announces the appointment of its new CEO, Mark Nicholson.

The Board is pleased to confirm that it has selected Mark to be the new Chief Executive Officer for the organisation to strengthen the existing management team. He will commence the role on 9 October 2017.

Mark joins from his previous position as Managing Director – Building (Scotland, North, Midlands/South West) at Carillion plc which he held for the past 10 years. Prior to that he held positions as regional Managing Director roles for both Bovis Lend Lease (UK) Ltd and Jarvis Construction (UK) Ltd. Mark is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

During his time at Carillion, Mark has been instrumental in the construction of a series of major UK, and in particular North West projects, including Greater Manchester Police HQ, the BCO award winning 1 St Peter’s Square, the new main stand at Anfield and the major redevelopment of First Street in Manchester. Mark’s success has been based on an ethos of working very closely with his clients and ensuring that for every project there is high quality client service and project delivery.

Bob Holt, Chairman at Forrest, said: “Mark is a leading name with a distinguished reputation within the industry. His leadership ability, combined with his focus on client service, will drive the next chapter at Forrest. This is a truly exciting time for the business and we welcome him onboard.”

On being selected for the role, Mark said: “My new appointment at Forrest is a fantastic opportunity in my career. Forrest has a major order book in construction, an established brand in refurbishment and an exciting energy service offering, a combination which is unique and offers a really exciting future for the Company. Forrest has recently completed a major turnaround and I look forward to leading the business, supported by the Board and the new management team, into the next stage of its growth and development.”