Balfour Beatty has appointed the former managing director of property business Peverel Property Services to lead its troubled M&E division.
According to Construction News, Mark Hoyland will become managing director of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services later this month.
The M&E division has been the cause for profit warnings at Balfour Beatty in recent times.
The group’s most recent profit warning on 3 July was for £35m, after which UK chief executive Nick Pollard told Construction News the firm would shrink from a previously estimated £260m in 2014 revenue to between £150m and £200m in M&E.
Speaking about the appointment, Mr Pollard said: “Mark’s 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.”
Mr Hoyland’s career has included five years as chief executive of housing services provider City West Homes, as well as time with Rok, Ballast and Wimpey Group in senior commercial and operational roles.
He will report directly to Mr Pollard, who has been acting as Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Managing Director on an interim basis since May.
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services has a turnover of approximately £260 million with 1,300 employees and operates across a number of markets including commercial offices, retail, leisure, education, health, infrastructure (rail and airports), industrial, Research and Development (pharmaceutical), custodial and defence.