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Balfour Beatty’s South boss leaves

Balfour Beatty’s Managing Director Regional South, UK Construction Services, says she has left the company.

Posting the news on Linkedin, Beth West, who joined 12 months ago, says: “A year ago, I joined Balfour Beatty to lead the South business as it was on the cusp of a really exciting phase, with Heathrow expansion on the cards and other exciting opportunities in front of us.

“But unfortunately, COVID has changed the business materially and at the moment, it is unviable as a stand-alone business unit. Therefore, I will be leaving Balfour Beatty as of today to consider pastures new and The Next Big Thing.

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“As always, I am optimistic and hopeful that out of the pandemic can come a better future for all of us — in our communities, in our homes, and in our work. And this is the future I am committed to pursue.”

Beth has held several high profile roles in the railways including Commercial Director at both HS2 and Tube Lines.

A Balfour Beatty spokesperson said: “Due to market conditions in the South of England, we are consolidating our Construction Services Regional South business unit into the North and Midlands business unit to form a single business unit.

“We remain committed to working with our customers to continue to successfully deliver our active schemes in the South of England and will continue to selectively bid projects where our expertise delivers value for our clients coupled with an appropriate risk return ratio to ensure successful outcomes for all.”

Photo credit: Balfour Beatty

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