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Ex-Costain rail director becomes chairman of Aspin

Civil engineering firm Aspin has appointed Costain’s former rail director Gren Edwards as its new chairman.

Edwards brings with him a wealth of  experience in the rail industry. He was at Costain for seven years until December 2017 and previously spent two years as CEO of VolkerRail.

VolkerRail was formed following VolkerWessels’ acquisition of Grant Rail, where Mr Edwards spent 12 years – five as managing director and seven as CEO.

Edwards’ appointment comes as Aspin confirms its senior team following a number of senior appointments.

Aspin’s executive team is now as follows: Russell Ward, CEO; Iain Sale, chief financial officer; Lee Healey, technical services director; Martin Truman, delivery director; Paul Oyekanmi, commercial director;  Alice Bromwich, head of HR; Scott Harrison, group development director; and Paul Hughes, group head of HSEQ.


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CEO Russel Ward said: “We are on track with significant changes and developments to grow the business from a sound financial base following this year’s investment from Sandton Capital Partners.

“I’m delighted to welcome Gren Edwards who shares our vision for the future of the business.

“Together with our reorganised team and other significant new appointments we are now taking the next steps to deliver more quality and innovation for our clients.”

Aspin is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead and operates across the UK with centres in the Midlands, the North and Scotland, employing some 240 people. Its work covers four key areas: engineered solutions; consulting and design; foundations and piling; and inspections and investigations.


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