New face at the helm of akp
akp Scotland has emerged from the lockdown with a raft of new business secured and a new managing director to steer the business forward.
Ian McEwan, who founded the business 30 years ago, is to take on the role of CEO and has selected director Martin McColl to succeed him as managing director with immediate effect.
Mr McEwan said: “I congratulate Martin on his newly promoted managing director role. His exceptional attributes exemplify akp’s core values while delivering results for our clients by guiding them through these times of unprecedented disruption.
“I look forward to him leading the team to new levels, whilst bringing a valuable fresh perspective to our business improvement agenda and I wish him every success in the next phase of his career at akp.”
With nearly 30 years’ experience within the industry, Martin McColl holds construction management, health & safety and building services engineering qualifications giving him a well-rounded offering as MD.
He added: “I’m both delighted and excited to have been afforded this opportunity by Ian, to lead a company with a strong ethos surrounding; project delivery, quality, health & safety and communication.
“I’m also pleased to share that, despite the challenging times, we’ve had a strong start to our financial year with circa £5m of contract wins in the first quarter and an order book that will keep us on this same track for the remainder of 2020-21.
“There is no doubt that the health crisis we are experiencing is unprecedented and we shall hopefully never have to endure this again in our lifetimes. And so, we now need to focus, get our heads down, work hard and rebuild those industries that have been affected and the construction industry is one of those.”