Press Release

Balfour Beatty appoints Managing Director to lead its regional construction and civil engineering business

10 December 2013


Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business has appointed Mark Cutler as Managing Director of its regional construction and civil engineering business.

Mark will join Balfour Beatty at the end of January 2014 at a time when the ongoing recovery in the market has begun to feed through into increased work for Balfour Beatty’s regional business.

Mark, a chartered civil engineer, is an experienced executive with a wide range of experience across the UK infrastructure market and an extensive project delivery background.

He joins Balfour Beatty from Barhale, the privately owned infrastructure specialists working UK-wide across the water, transport and energy sectors, where he was Chief Executive for the past three and a half years. Mark’s previous positions include Managing Director of Morgan Est Plc and an extensive period with Tarmac Construction in a range of senior positions.

Balfour Beatty’s regional business, which delivers projects ranging in value from £100,000 to £100 million, currently stands at a turnover of approximately £1.8 billion and spans numerous sectors including commercial, retail, coastal defence, local infrastructure, residential, student accommodation, defence and education.  Activity is delivered through four regional hubs in Manchester, Edinburgh, London and Bristol and 17 delivery units across the UK and Ireland aligned to local customers.

Nicholas Pollard, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK Chief Executive Officer said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the Balfour Beatty family.  Mark’s extensive experience will lead our regional business forward to enable our teams to build on established customer relationships, drive operational efficiency and increase our profitable order book.

“Mark’s arrival is well timed, coinciding with the increased volumes of regional construction and civil engineering activity being procured by a wide range of customers across different sectors.”

Mark Farrah, Regional Managing Director, North and Midlands, Neil Patterson, Regional Managing Director, London and South East, Bill Kingwill, Regional Managing Director South West and Murray Easton, Regional Managing Director Scotland and Ireland, will report directly to Mark.


Media enquiries:

Louise McCulloch
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Tel. +44 (0)20 7216 6846


Notes to editors:

1.  Balfour Beatty’s recent contract awards within the regional construction and civil engineering business include the £73 million Anchorsholme and Rossal coastal defence schemes in Blackpool and Wyre, the £18.6 million Midland Metro station link extension in Birmingham and the £87 million St James Market commercial development in London’s Haymarket.

2.  Balfour Beatty’s regional construction and civil engineering business is also responsible for contracts delivered through numerous health, education and defence framework agreements including the £4 billion North and South Education Funding Agency framework, the £250 million East Midlands and Eastern England Defence Infrastructure Organisation Regional Framework for Capital Works Projects and the three main UK healthcare frameworks, the £4 billion ProCure21+ framework in England, the £600 million NHS Frameworks Scotland 2 and the £900 million Welsh Design 4 Life health and social care framework. Balfour Beatty is the only contractor to hold a position on all three of these main healthcare frameworks across the UK.

3.  Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business ( is a leading integrator of complex, sophisticated and innovative projects that improve the UK’s national infrastructure and an experienced provider of local and regional projects that help build lasting communities.

We offer a broad range of capabilities in construction, civil engineering and mechanical & electrical engineering services.

With offices throughout the UK and Ireland, we deliver a locally-focused service with the support of our national network of expertise and resources.

Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business employs 10,000 people.

4.  Balfour Beatty ( is a global infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.

Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India.

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.

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