ENGIE eyes expansion with new West Midlands appointment

Paul Clarke

Global energy and services firm, ENGIE, has announced the appointment of Paul Clarke as Regional Director for its regeneration business (formerly Keepmoat Regeneration) in the West Midlands.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the construction sector and joins ENGIE’s new Places & Communities Division – which combines the strengths of ENGIE’s expertise in facilities management for schools and hospitals and district energy schemes with its construction and regeneration activities.

In his new role, he will be tasked with maximising the new offering to expand business in the region.  ENGIE already has a range of partnerships with local authorities and housing associations across the West Midlands and Paul will look to build on these existing relationships, while exploring new business opportunities.

Paul joins the business from construction firm Stepnell, where he was part of the Senior Management team for the West Midlands unit. He also previously worked as a Director at Bouygues UK, playing a significant role in securing and maintaining major frameworks and partnerships, including with Birmingham City Council, Stoke-on-Trent Council and several private frameworks and joint ventures.

Talking of his appointment, Paul said: “I’m joining ENGIE at a really exciting time for the company and its staff. The business model is incredibly strong and these sectors we have brought together as part of Places & Communities have put us in the enviable position of providing a full-service offering, which will naturally unlock further opportunities for growth. I’m looking forward to working with the ENGIE team and supply chain to grow our presence and service offerings across the West Midlands.”

Paul’s predecessor, Dave Mellor, was promoted to a new senior role in a strategic regeneration position after a number of successful years as Regional Director.

Martin Smithurst, Regional Managing Director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities Division, said: “Paul is a fantastic addition to our West Midlands team and we are delighted to welcome him to the business. The region has gone from strength to strength under Dave’s leadership and Paul will be instrumental in keeping up that momentum as we branch into new sectors.”

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