Chris Cant, John Sisk & Son, p Sisk

Chris Cant has joined Sisk as the regional director of its UK North division. Credit: via John Sisk & Son

Sisk appoints UK North director

Chris Cant has been named the regional director of John Sisk & Son’s UK North division, where he will largely be focused on growing the company’s fit-out business.

Cant is the former chief executive of the North East-based Metnor Group, which entered administration earlier this year following the collapse of its subsidiaries Metnor Construction and electrical engineering firm Norstead. The company’s downfall was due to a rise in construction material costs and COVID-19 restrictions, which led to contracts being operated at a loss, according to administrators.

Prior to Metnor, Cant worked at Taylor Woodrow and Styles&Wood. While at Styles&Wood, Cant worked on fit-outs for Debenhams and John Lewis.

Sisk managing director Alan Rodger commented on how Cant’s fit-out expertise fits in with the company’s future.

“There is a growing market that we feel we are well placed to service, as clients & landlords look to decarbonise their assets and achieve their net zero ambitions and we are delighted that Chris has joined us to help deliver a Sisk offering in this sector,” Rodger said.

“Sisk’s commitment to our purpose of creating places for future generations and our recent success on the Pagabo Fit-Out Framework, combined with our relevant experience across the business in the UK, Ireland, and Europe puts us in a strong position to move forward.”

Cant will be based out of Sisk’s Warrington office.

For his part, Cant said he was very excited to work at Sisk.

“Sisk has a wide range of experienced people,” Cant said. “I am passionate about construction and most enjoy delivering exceptional projects of high quality in a collaborative manner and I look forward to working with the Sisk team to do just that.”

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