Galliford Try designates the head of the Environment division’s technical development division.

Galliford Try, a prominent construction group in the UK, has assigned Stuart Barefield as the Head of Technical Development for its expanding Environment division.

Stuart will leverage Galliford Try’s strong position to address the increasing demand for its specialized services in asset

performance and technologies markets, delivering enhancements for clients across the water cycle as part of the division’s Source to Sea approach. He will enhance and broaden the division’s technical offerings, escalating activities in asset optimization and performance to drive the growth of the Water Technologies business.

Bringing over 33 years of experience in managing technical operations within the water sector, as well as developing and implementing strategic policies and plans to enhance organizational performance, Stuart joins the Group from Nijhuis Saur Industries and has previously held positions at Hyder Consulting and Wessex Water.

This appointment coincides with Galliford Try’s Environment division’s continued growth in adjacent sectors in the UK water sector, positioning the business uniquely to address challenges such as aging infrastructure, climate change resilience, funding pressure, and a stringent regulatory environment.

Stuart will report to Rob Smith, Strategic Development Director of Galliford Try’s Environment division and become part of Galliford Try Environment’s Senior Leadership Team.

Mark Shadrick, Managing Director of Galliford Try’s Environment division, expressed, “This is an incredibly exciting period for our Environment business, and I am thrilled to welcome Stuart, with his extensive technical knowledge and broader expertise, to our team. With AMP8 business plan outcomes just around the corner, Stuart will provide crucial support to position Galliford Try in adjacent sectors to our traditional asset creation offering as we transition to a whole asset lifecycle contractor, operating from feasibility through design, construction and beyond.”


Stuart added, “Galliford Try has an enviable position in the water sector, and I am delighted to join the business at a key time in the water sector calendar, as Galliford Try develops and expands its technical offerings.”

This move signifies another milestone in the Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy, which has solidified Galliford Try’s position as one of the major players in the water sector. Last year, Galliford Try completed the acquisition of AVRS Systems, following previous acquisitions of MCS Control Systems Ham Baker and nmcn’s water businesses including Lintott.

source: Galliford Try

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