Our leadership team

2020 was a challenging year for our sector, our business and our employees, but it also demonstrated the commitment and resilience of our people to keep delivering excellence for our clients.

Alan Robertson
Chief executive officer

Our leadership team

Supported by our 3,300 employees, the VolkerWessels UK senior leadership team has guided the business through the challenges of an unprecedented pandemic. Throughout 2020, our robust and clear strategy has continued to provide clear direction and focus that has helped us successfully navigate our approach, as we sought to protect the lives and livelihoods of all those involved in our operations.

Building advantage together

VolkerWessels UK’s overall strategy is set out in our Vantage business model.
Combined with our core values, this guides the way that individuals and teams, across our business, work together with our clients, our supply chain and all of our stakeholders.
strategy
strategy

Building advantage together

VolkerWessels UK’s overall strategy is set out in our Vantage business model.
Combined with our core values, this guides the way that individuals and teams, across our business, work together with our clients, our supply chain and all of our stakeholders.

Bringing digital and innovation into construction

One of the pillars of growth in our strategic Vantage model is digital construction and innovation, and throughout 2020, our Tomorrow Now digital transformation programme continued to deliver a wealth of activities to help our business become one which brings together people, processes and technology, creating a business which is powered by data, driven by people. Our goal is to empower our people to work smarter, in order to unlock more time for thinking and enable a better work-life balance.

Bringing digital and innovation into construction

One of the pillars of growth in our strategic Vantage model is digital construction and innovation, and throughout 2020, our Tomorrow Now digital transformation programme continued to deliver a wealth of activities to help our business become one which brings together people, processes and technology, creating a business which is powered by data, driven by people. Our goal is to empower our people to work smarter, in order to unlock more time for thinking and enable a better work-life balance.

Our ‘can-do’ people

People have always been the cornerstone of our business, and it is our people who make VolkerWessels UK special. In an unprecedented year, the capability, resilience and positive attitude of our individuals and teams across the business really shone through.
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people

Our ‘can-do’ people

People have always been the cornerstone of our business, and it is our people who make VolkerWessels UK special. In an unprecedented year, the capability, resilience and positive attitude of our individuals and teams across the business really shone through.

People-Planet-Purpose

At VolkerWessels UK, we set out our approach to sustainability through our People-Planet-Purpose framework. The framework gives our business a robust, and flexible, approach to delivering sustainability excellence, and enables us to talk consistently to our stakeholders about our sustainability ambitions.

People-Planet-Purpose

At VolkerWessels UK, we set out our approach to sustainability through our People-Planet-Purpose framework. The framework gives our business a robust, and flexible, approach to delivering sustainability excellence, and enables us to talk consistently to our stakeholders about our sustainability ambitions.

Highways and airports infrastructure

VolkerWessels UK delivers multidisciplinary solutions for the highways and airports infrastructure sectors through our VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerHighways, VolkerLaser and PJ Davidson businesses.

Our work includes private and public highways infrastructure work, strategic network enhancement schemes, and term maintenance contracts for local authorities. We operate across motorways and trunk roads through to estate roads and green lanes, as well as on schemes to facilitate residential and commercial developments.

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Highways and airports infrastructure

VolkerWessels UK delivers multidisciplinary solutions for the highways and airports infrastructure sectors through our VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerHighways, VolkerLaser and PJ Davidson businesses.

Commercial, industrial and education building

VolkerWessels UK delivers a range of buildings across the built environment, mainly through our VolkerFitzpatrick business.

Operating across the built environment, we offer a range of capabilities, constructing commercial, industrial and logistics, and distribution buildings, as well as those for the education and defence sectors. And, with a wide range of associated expertise available across the VolkerWessels UK group, we are able to offer complementary and integrated solutions to support the delivery of our building projects.

Commercial, industrial and education building

VolkerWessels UK delivers a range of buildings across the built environment, mainly through our VolkerFitzpatrick business.

Rail infrastructure

VolkerRail and VolkerFitzpatrick are recognised as market leading railway contractors, with the expertise to deliver major multidisciplinary railway engineering and infrastructure projects, along with specialist railway asset installation, management, maintenance and renewals services.

Working in collaboration with the specialist capabilities of our VolkerLaser and VolkerStevin businesses, we provide a fully integrated specialist service across a range of rail sector projects.

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rail

Rail infrastructure

VolkerRail and VolkerFitzpatrick are recognised as market leading railway contractors, with the expertise to deliver major multidisciplinary railway engineering and infrastructure projects, along with specialist railway asset installation, management, maintenance and renewals services.

Marine, water, environment and energy

VolkerWessels UK delivers multidisciplinary and specialist solutions across the marine, defence, water, environmental infrastructure and energy sectors. Led by VolkerStevin and its specialist divisons, in collaboration with other VolkerWessels UK businesses, we offer a fully integrated range of services – from capital projects to repair and refurbishment work.

Marine, defence, water, environment and energy

VolkerWessels UK delivers multidisciplinary and specialist solutions across the marine, defence, water, environmental infrastructure and energy sectors. Led by VolkerStevin and its specialist divisons, in collaboration with other VolkerWessels UK businesses, we offer a fully integrated range of services – from capital projects to repair and refurbishment work.

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VolkerFitzpatrick operates across three distinct sectors, delivering multidisciplinary civil engineering and infrastructure solutions for highways and airports, rail infrastructure and depot construction and commercial and industrial building contracts. Our operations cover a wide range of contracts, from strategic projects of national importance,
to smaller, essential works for both public sector and private clients.


PJ Davidson is the UK’s leading slipform concrete contractor.

Our businesses

VolkerFitzpatrick operates across three distinct sectors, delivering multidisciplinary civil engineering and infrastructure solutions for highways and airports, rail infrastructure and depot construction and commercial and industrial building contracts. Our operations cover a wide range of contracts, from strategic projects of national importance,
to smaller, essential works for both public sector and private clients.

PJ Davidson is the UK’s leading slipform concrete contractor.

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Recognised as a leading specialist rail contractor, VolkerRail is renowned for its multidisciplinary experience in the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors.
Our business comprises two divisions – Major Projects, with responsibility for large, multidisciplinary joint venture and alliance projects, and Specialist Businesses – experts in signalling, track, power, piling and design, with an in-house plant division.

Our businesses

Recognised as a leading specialist rail contractor, VolkerRail is renowned for its multidisciplinary experience in the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors.
Our business comprises two divisions – Major Projects, with responsibility for large, multidisciplinary joint venture and alliance projects, and Specialist Businesses – experts in signalling, track, power, piling and design, with an in-house plant division.

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VolkerStevin is a market leader in multidisciplinary and complex, specialist and innovative solutions across the marine, water, environmental infrastructure and energy sectors.
Also comprising a number of specialist divisions, we work in collaboration with other members of the VolkerWessels UK group, to offer a full and integrated range of services.

Our businesses

VolkerStevin is a market leader in multidisciplinary and complex, specialist and innovative solutions across the marine, water, environmental infrastructure and energy sectors.
Also comprising a number of specialist divisions, we work in collaboration with other members of the VolkerWessels UK group, to offer a full and integrated range of services.

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VolkerHighways is a market leader in the delivery of highways and lighting term maintenance contracts, and benefits from in-house capability in surfacing, traffic management, public realm infrastructure and smart city technology services.

Our businesses

VolkerHighways is a market leader in the delivery of highways and lighting term maintenance contracts, and benefits from in-house capability in surfacing, traffic management, public realm infrastructure and smart city technology services.

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VolkerLaser is a leading multi-functional contractor, delivering its services both as a main contractor and as a specialist supplier.

Our businesses

VolkerLaser is a leading multi-functional contractor, delivering its services both as a main contractor and as a specialist supplier.