Vastly-experienced construction boss joins McLaughlin & Harvey

John Carlin

John Carlin, the man who was heading up the transformation of Derby Market Hall for Wates, has left the company to join construction and civil engineering company McLaughlin & Harvey.

The vastly-experienced Carlin has become regional director, with responsibility for central England at the firm. He will be responsible for the operational delivery of regional projects and for building a commercial pipeline of future work.

Carlin said: “My experience in the industry is extensive and varied. Since 2005, managing all aspects of a high-performing region within two highly regarded construction companies, I have gained invaluable insight and expertise in not only construction-related challenges but transferable skills to any kind of business in the region. I have been impressed by McLaughlin & Harvey’s professionalism and capabilities since joining, and I’m excited to be part of their continued growth.”

Paul Griffen, managing director, McLaughlin & Harvey, added: “I’m delighted that John has agreed to join the business and help to grow our presence in the region. We already have several projects on the ground for blue-chip clients such as BMW, Rolls Royce and Etex, and have recently delivered Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, which was the centrepiece venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletics programme and opening and closing ceremonies. Bringing John into the business now allows us to build on this solid foundation and I look forward to working with him and drawing on his considerable experience.”

Carlin will be based in McLaughlin & Harvey’s Birmingham office.