Building and construction firm, The JR Group, has appointed Colin Lafferty as its new Group HSEQ Manager.
Colin, 40 from Glasgow, is an experienced health and safety professional, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience to his new role, gained from his time at Sir Robert McAlpines and Robertson Group where he was Regional SHE Manager for Construction and Specialist Services.
Within his new role, the keen car and motorbike enthusiast will look after all aspects of health, safety, environment and quality for the Paisley-based JR Group.
Colin is delighted to join the vibrant team at The JR Group. He said: “I have built up some very strong experience in the field of health and safety, so when the opportunity arose for me to lead this relatively young, agile business, I was incredibly excited. The JR Group offers the perfect blend of ambition and growth with core family values and social responsibility, which, with two young children, matched my own personal values.
“The JR Group already focuses heavily on health and safety and quality assurance, so I am coming in with a very strong starting base, however I am really looking forward, as the business continues to grow, to bring about that element of continuous improvement and positive growth within the health and safety culture of the business and become an integral part of the team.”
Gary McGregor, Managing Director, for The JR Group, said: “It is great to welcome Colin into the fold. Already, he has been a fantastic addition both within the office and on the sites. Colin is such a good fit as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and Is extremely passionate about what he does.
“At the current stage of our business with the strong growth we have seen over the last five years, and our ambitious plans for the next five years, Colin will be the driving force of our HSEQ standards, ensuring we are providing the best possible service for our people, our subcontractors and of course our clients.”
Colin added: “With health and safety there isn’t often, one big element that you can claim as a career highlight, it’s the small progressive steps that are the big wins. Seeing those changes impact the overall culture of a business I am supporting, is hugely rewarding. I am looking forward to doing just that here at The JR Group over the coming months.”
The JR Group employs around 200 staff and was founded in Govan in 1995. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.
For more information visit www.thejrgroup.co.uk or call 0141 849 6711.