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6 May 2024

Robertson Construction Northern appoints new managing director

Ian Phillips has become the new managing director of Robertson Construction Northern.

Following the retirement of Frank Reid after 43 years of service, Ian Phillips has become the Regional Managing Director of Robertson Construction Northern. With over three decades of experience in the industry, Ian’s appointment comes six years after joining the business as operations director.

Robertson Construction Northern is a trusted partner of choice for an array of customers covering Moray, Highlands & Islands, Lochaber and Aberdeenshire.

Throughout his previous tenure, Ian has played an instrumental role in the delivery of many high-profile projects within the region, including the £24m Inverness Justice Centre, the £60m single living accommodation project at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lossiemouth and developments at The MacAllan.

Speaking of his appointment, Ian said: “Robertson Construction Northern is a successful business with a strong customer base and an excellent team. I’m taking on this role at an exciting time for our sector when we are working with our customers to deliver quality projects, while helping them achieve their own net zero targets through decarbonisation and new build programmes. The built environment makes a significant contribution to the regional economy, and we will continue to ensure that we are at the fore of innovation, digital technology, and modern methods of construction.

“Alongside the ongoing satisfaction of our customers, my number one priority is the health and wellbeing of everyone associated with our business.”

Ricky Brown has been appointed operations director, Robertson Construction Northern. Leveraging his expertise in leading successful large-scale projects for Morgan Sindall and Galliford Try, Ricky will support Robertson Construction Northern in managing its robust pipeline of work and identifying new opportunities.

Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Robertson Group, said: “With a wealth of experience, Ian's passion and expertise will undoubtedly ensure the ongoing success of our Northern business. Under Ian's leadership, the team will continue to uphold our commitment of delivering high-quality projects with our customers, people, and local communities at the heart of what we do.

“I extend a warm welcome to Ricky as he joins Team Robertson, bringing with him great expertise of the industry and passion. These two new appointments reinforce our commitment to the Northern business and will ensure its continued success.

“With a strong forward pipeline secured, Frank Reid retires from the business with our thanks and gratitude for 43 years’ service.”