Colin Harding - BSc (Tech) Hons, PPCIOB
A true pioneer of the modern construction industry, Colin was a graduate of UMIST’s first construction degree course. He became managing director of the family business George & Harding in 1968, building on the firms’ traditional heritage to create a modern and innovative business. Colin was a founding member of the Movement for Innovation (M4I), set up by Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, as well as a past president of the Chartered Institute of Building and a regular columnist for Building magazine.
Rod Macdonald CEng, FICE, FIStructE
Rod is a founding Partner and Chairman of Buro Happold, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a past president of ACE. He has taken a leading role in the development of Buro Happold, and his projects in the UK include BBC White City; Battersea Power Station; Millennium Point, Birmingham; The Lowry, Salford and Ocean Village, Southampton.
Paul Blackmore - B(Eng) Hons 1st
Paul is the Managing Director of Verbus and brings great experience in Logistics, Manufacturing and Finance to the team. The last 10 years have been spent working for the Saint Gobain Group in various roles including Manufacturing Plant Management, Building Material Distribution, overseas supplier identification and approval (Europe, Asia, South America) and Financial Management. Paul has a track record of successes in environments where traditional barriers may need to be repositioned.