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We strive to keep the impact that our work has on those living and working around us to a minimum, but as a neighbour of ours, we would really like to get your views to help us improve how we operate. A few moments of your time would be very much appreciated to complete this short survey. The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.
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The Tolent Group is principally engaged in the construction industry within the United Kingdom, with the main country of operation being England. It is registered in England and Wales. Tolent operates across the construction sector providing services in building, civil engineering and property development.
With over 35 years experience in the construction industry, Andy initially developed his skills at MJ Gleeson as Contracts Manager. For 19 years he managed a number of high profile engineering and building projects including: A1 Alnwick Bypass, Frankland Prison, Wansbeck Hospital and Blyth Community College.
After 4 years at Carillion, Andy joined Robertsons Construction as Managing Director for the North of England delivering numerous projects over 10 years from the Scottish Borders to the Midlands, before becoming Managing Director of Tolent Living in 2017 and after a brief transitional period, was named CEO in May 2018.
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Paul is a well-educated and experienced engineer with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in building, engineering and management.
Paul joined Tolent as a project manager in 1998 and progressed through the ranks, becoming area manager in 2007 overseeing all activities in the North East region.
In 2015, Paul oversaw the acquisition of Gentoo Construction, establishing Tolent’s housing arm, which is now one of the organisation’s most lucrative divisions with an annual turnover of around £50m.
Andy is a highly qualified chartered accountant, having trained and qualified with PWC in 1989.
Following progression to audit manager within PWC, additional financial management experience was gained within the medical sector in Australia before joining Tolent in 1996.
He has been finance director and company secretary of Tolent Construction Limited, since March 1999.
Craig was appointed to the board on 1 May 2018. He is a chartered accountant who spent most of his working life at KPMG.
He began his career in audit and maintained his status as a signing partner throughout. Shortly after qualifying he began to focus on advising on corporate transactions, leading the transactions team for KPMG in Scotland. This role provided extensive experience of flotations and of M&A both domestic and international.
For his last 12 years at the firm he was senior partner of the Scottish practice where he worked with many of Scotland's largest organisations.
Craig is also a non executive board member of the Beatson Institute of Cancer Research and an active volunteer for The Prince's Trust.
Olivier was appointed to the board on 9 September 2015. He is a civil engineer, and Chief Executive Officer of Gruner, a medium-sized consulting engineering firm in Switzerland. In 2000 he received an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow. His experience covers the construction industry, (building materials, accessories and consulting engineering) and the petrochemical industry (industrial lubricants, metal working industry) across a number of different countries.
Ian was appointed to the board on the 1 May 2018. He is a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and has a wide range of skills and experience from working within the construction industry for more than 35 years.
Ian’s previous experience includes being a main Board Director of a tier-1 Principal Contractor where he enjoyed a 13-year career and subsequently spent four years as Chief Executive Officer for a prominent Steelwork Contractor.
Ian is also Non-Executive Chairman of E E Smith Contracts Limited, Billington Holdings plc and Executive Chairman of Staffline Group plc.
Following regulatory changes taking place under Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID II), Link are no longer offering this service. Tolent Plc is currently investigating ways to facilitate a share trading service. Enquiries in relation to this service should be made to the Company Secretary at the Registered Office.
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