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Promotion – Craig Smith to become Managing Director

We are delighted to announce that Director, Craig Smith has accepted an invitation from the Board of Directors to become Managing Director, effective from March 1, 2021.

Craig will replace Allan Rose as Managing Director, whom has expressed a desire to step down after many years, to assume the role of Deputy Managing Director to focus on the Rolton delivery of the £2.6bn Britishvolt project. Craig joined Rolton Group in 2002 as an Assistant Project Engineer and has since progressed through the company to his soon to be current position of Managing Director. Craig was previously responsible for the mechanical and electrical teams business-wide and leads both the Peterborough and Birmingham offices, as well as the company-wide training and development programme.

Craig has led on a variety of projects, ranging in size and scope, for both blue-chip companies and public sector. His expertise covers a wide variety of building services design from full detailed design and Revit coordination to project management and surveying of existing assets. He has also undertaken extensive professional development over the years; with Rolton Group’s support, besides building up a considerable portfolio of clients and experience, he has completed his HNC, earnt his master’s degree, became a Chartered Building Services Engineer and has also completed his mentoring and Director training programme.

Overjoyed by his promotion, Craig said:

“It’s a huge honour to have been appointed Managing Director at Rolton Group. Having joined the business back in 2002 as an Assistant Project Engineer it is a testament to the support and guidance I have received, together with my own hard work, that has enabled me to take on this role.

I am looking forward to working with our Senior Management Team to further develop our existing strategies, challenge and look for new opportunities to build on what Rolton Group have achieved in the last 40 years.

It’s an exciting time for both the business and me personally, as such, I can’t wait to get started.”

Chairman, Peter Rolton commented:

“Having started out as an Assistant Project Engineer many years ago, Craig’s promotion directly reflects Rolton Group’s long-standing philosophy of cultivating and developing people from within the business. Craig has worked his way through the ranks of Rolton Group and could not be more deserving of his new position.

I am sure that you will join me in wishing him warm congratulations.”

Managing Director, Allan Rose said of the occasion:

"Having undertaken the role for many years, I feel it is time for me to stand down and hand-over the reins of Managing Director to someone who I believe will truly excel in the role and that is Craig. It has been a privilege to have been and continue to be, part of developing such an excellent company and management team and I look forward to what we are going to achieve."

The board would like to thank Allan for all that he has accomplished throughout his time as Managing Director and are thrilled that he will remain within the company.