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Kevin Valentine, Managing Director

Kevin has been working for Knights Brown for six years. He knows the company inside out and was there during its transition from Raymond Brown Construction to Knights Brown in September 2017.

Speaking about his new role Kevin said: “I’m keen to lead Knights Brown and the brilliant team of people we have across the business. We deliver some exciting and key projects in our sectors of airports, buildings, coasts rivers & ports, defence, energy, infrastructure, public realm, waste and water and have many exciting construction projects in the pipeline. While we deliver great quality civil engineering and construction projects, our work would be impossible without our talented people who make these projects happen.

“We are focussed on creating the right environment to help our people grow their careers, do their best work and keep developing. This strategy in turn will mean that our people will continue to deliver great projects whilst looking after our customers, supply chain and other stakeholders. We’ll also be continuing our Right Works programme, an internal code of practice and awards scheme that recognises continuous improvement in the way we undertake our work.

“Guy Hardacre has been a brilliant mentor for me in my career but in particular during my six years here and we have a strong leadership team in place to continue the progress we have made under his expert guidance”.

The business is growing and working with a range of customers from local government and infrastructure delivery partnerships to schools and private contractors. Knights Brown is investing in plant as well as attracting and retaining the best people in the industry to deliver its work. As a founding partner of the Civil Engineering Training Centre at Fareham College, Knights Brown helps young people to kickstart their careers through the Civil Engineering Groundworks Apprenticeship. The company also works closely with a number of universities across their operating areas to connect with the best people as they graduate. Their commitment to developing talent has led them to winning the NCE, (New Civil Engineering) ‘Skills Leader of the Year’ for 2019.