Groundforce strengthens its position in Europe

1374Excavation support specialists Groundforce is stepping up its presence in Europe with the appointment of Peter Richardson to head up the major projects team for Europe.

Peter Richardson, who has represented Groundforce since 2008 advising on marketing and acquisition of major shoring projects in Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and France, has been appointed as director of major projects, Europe.

His new role will include the continued acquisition of major project work across the EU, together with forming a dedicated major projects team for the continent complementing and leveraging the existing UK business

Peter brings a wealth of experience of this sector to his new role with Groundforce, having worked within the civil engineering industry for more than 36 years. Since 2007 he has represented a number of UK foundation equipment businesses in Europe, worked as senior manager of Giken Europe BV for 16 years and prior to that, headed up Dew Construction’s southern UK operation for 13 years, designing and constructing sheet pile coffer dams and traditional steel propping systems. He is also a Fellow of the ICE.

He said:

“I will be using my industry expertise with Groundforce to further develop my role within the company, working closely with the technical and marketing departments to take the business and the brand forward.”

David Williams, Managing Director of Groundforce commented:

“We’ve worked with Peter for a number of years and it’s great that he is taking up this role. Our product offer in Europe is aimed at providing the customer with competitive advantage through a technical solution and I believe Peter’s skill set and experience can help translate this to the client base.”