New chief executive for fast-growing, independent construction group

Aberdeenshire head-quartered construction group, Bancon, has appointed Kevin McColgan as its new chief executive.

The experienced construction industry leader will take over the reins of the group, which comprises Bancon Homes, Bancon Construction and Deeside Timberframe, in September this year, following the retirement of current CEO, John Irvine.

McColgan joins Bancon Group from Lovells in Scotland where he was regional managing director, having originally joined the company in 2017 as operations director. During this time, he led ambitious plans for strategic growth across Scotland, including an exciting mix of land-led residential opportunities, major joint venture projects and largescale affordable housing developments.

With 30 years’ experience in construction, McColgan started his career as an apprentice joiner before progressing into a series of managerial roles with companies including Robertson Group, Barratt, David Wilson Homes, Stewart Milne Homes, Bellway and Persimmon.

Bob McAlpine, chairman of Bancon Group, said:

“It has always been John’s intention to retire this year and we’ve been working on a strong succession plan for a number of months, including the search for the right replacement. We’re very pleased to have found someone of Kevin’s calibre and experience.

“Kevin has a strong track-record of bringing teams together to deliver results. He is committed to quality, service, health and safety and has experience in driving the right attitudes, ambition and culture throughout an organisation. I am confident that the group will be in safe hands.

“The board would like to acknowledge John’s positive contribution over the last eight and a half years and thank him for his unstinting efforts in reshaping and growing the business.”

Commenting on his appointment, McColgan said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining Bancon Group at an exciting time. John has laid the foundations for strong, sustainable growth which has been consistently delivered for a number of years. I’m looking forward to building on that success and driving further growth, efficiency, quality and service.”

Bancon Group, headquartered in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, currently operates in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, the Highlands, Tayside and the Central Belt and employs more than 250 people.

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