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Martin Rowley joins akp in the role of Joint Managing Director

akp has taken the bold step of strengthening its Management Team from the top with the appointment of Martin Rowley as Joint Managing Director. (Pictured on the left with Ian McEwan).  Martin will work alongside Ian McEwan to help the company develop and expand over the coming months.

Martin has over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry in a career that began at Glasgow Health Board where his role as Estates Manager saw him driving Capital Projects and FM.  Subsequently Martin became Building Services Manager at Mowlem, working alongside Developers on a large range of projects within the healthcare, retail, education and commercial sectors.  Following on from this success he joined Alfred McAlpine, where he became Operations Director helping to transform the business from contracting to FM.

In 2005 Martin took his expertise to Arthur McKay, where he facilitated the growth of the business in the West of Scotland.  Prior to joining akp, Martin was Regional Director with Mercury Engineering, again assisting them to expand and grow, this time throughout the UK.

Ian McEwan, founding director at akp said, “I am delighted Martin is joining our team.  Martin’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to akp.  An increasing demand from our clients led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our Building Pride ethos and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Martin’s calibre to fulfill this role.  I’m confident that Martin will bring new skills and knowledge to the team and play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

Martin commented, “I am delighted to be joining Ian and his team at akp to help continue the excellent work being carried out by the team here.  The company already has a fantastic culture and strong, ingrained values and I look forward to working with everyone to build on these excellent qualities.  I will be looking at new areas to grow and expand the business over the coming months.”

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