High profile hire for engineering consultancy

Graham Sant

Nottingham-based civil and structural engineering consultancy BWB says it is planning for growth after revealing a flagship hire from a major PLC.

The former head of Capita’s infrastructure business has taken a senior role at the firm, which is part of the rail systems giant CAF Group

Graham Sant joins BWB as an executive director with a remit to strengthen the firm’s reputation and capability in the delivery of major infrastructure and regeneration projects.

His 30-year career includes spells managing and delivering significant schemes for a number of high-profile clients, including HS2, Network Rail and Highways England in the UK, and the Mecca-Medina high-speed rail project in Saudi Arabia.

Graham said: “BWB is an incredibly entrepreneurial business and it’s a real pleasure for me to join a team which has the culture to think innovatively, act responsively and get things done for clients. It has immense technical expertise but is also a really agile organisation.

“These are challenging times, but we can see some real opportunities to lever BWB’s expertise in new markets, to build on its reputation for major projects and to work alongside colleagues at CAF.”

Steve Wooler, CEO of BWB Group, said: “Whilst market conditions remain challenging, we are
actively recruiting and have identified some key opportunities for the future, both in the UK and abroad. We have a strong pipeline of flagship infrastructure projects, including the booming logistics and distribution market – particularly visible here in the Midlands.

“As a business, we’re building with boldness so that we can maximise those opportunities and we won’t hesitate to make further strategic appointments where they add value.

“Graham’s appointment is a perfect example of our determination to build on our reputation for delivering major development and regeneration projects and we’re thrilled to bring on board someone with his track record and reputation.”