Barry Roberts and Simon Arnott Morgan Sindall Construction p Influential

Barry Roberts, left, will be stepping down so that Simon Arnott, right, can take his place as North West managing director for Morgan Sindall Construction. Credit: via Influential

Morgan Sindall Construction appoints new North West MD

Simon Arnott has taken over the leadership role from Barry Roberts, who is stepping down after nearly 18 years with the company.

Arnott’s promotion to North West managing director at Morgan Sindall Construction comes nine years after he joined the Morgan Sindall Group as group head of procurement.

For the past five years, he has been Morgan Sindall Construction’s director of procurement, sustainability, human relations, and communications.

Prior to joining Morgan Sindall, Arnott worked for Carillion, Royal Mail Group, and Rolls-Royce.

His appointment comes in the middle of a busy time for Morgan Sindall, which is constructing Wirral Council and Muse’s £75m Birkenhead offices, as well as Muse and Canal & River Trust’s 16-storey apartment block at Manchester’s Islington Wharf.

Recent projects for the North West team include the Royal College of Physicians’ £35m The Spine at Liverpool’s Paddington Village, English Cities Fund’s £60m Novella in Salford, and the £65m Science, Engineering, and Environmental Building at Salford University.

“The North West is a vibrant market, where we’ve proven that great things can be achieved through collaboration with local authorities, framework partners, developers, and other key stakeholders,” Arnott said.

“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead the team, who are passionate about developing intelligent solutions and delivering fantastic projects for our customers, whilst enhancing the communities in which they live and work.”

Roberts unveiled his intention to step down from the managing director role last year. He said he plans to stay at the company for some time to help assist with the transition. Afterward, he wants to pursue his interests in coaching and mentoring.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 18 years with Morgan Sindall,” Roberts said.

“I’ve worked with some inspiring people within the business and throughout the industry, and together we’ve achieved some amazing things.

“Simon’s internal appointment is a great example of our succession planning, and will enable our North West business to continue to prosper.”

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