Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, today announces the appointment with immediate effect of Neil Thompson, as its new Managing Director – Rail. Mr Thompson comes with a wealth of specific expertise and experience gained from senior roles in Network Rail and more latterly, Crossrail.

Mr Thompson, who will report to Phil Price, Managing Director – Infrastructure, will carry out a transition period with Martin Brown until September when Mr Brown will depart to pursue other interests.

Commenting on the appointment, Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray said: “I am thrilled that Neil is joining Keltbray at this exciting time for the Group. Neil brings a wealth of experience and considerable knowledge to Keltbray from his time at Network Rail in particular, and his appointment will further strengthen our ability to deliver the very best service to our clients. I look forward to working with Phil, Neil and the rail team as we progress with the implementation of our strategy for sustained growth. I would also like to thank Martin Brown for his contribution to Keltbray to date and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Commenting further on this appointment Phil Price, Managing Director – Infrastructure at Keltbray said: “I am delighted Neil has chosen to join Keltbray as our new Managing Director – Rail. His knowledge of the challenges facing our Rail customers, and experience implementing major programmes will be key to delivering the next phase of the Keltbray strategy. I am looking forward to working with Neil to develop solutions which address the carbon reduction and productivity challenges that face our customers.”



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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading UK specialist engineering and construction services business, offering a unique self-delivery capability spanning key phases of the construction value chain – civil engineering, geotechnical, asbestos management, demolition, piling and reinforced concrete structures, decommissioning, remediation, rail, power distribution and transmission, and environmental services.

The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 1,700 people, and is a key delivery partner to blue-chip public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic infrastructure and built environment.

Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects. Its professionally trained employees take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has successfully completed a range of high profile construction projects on schemes including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station, Ferrybridge Power Station decommissioning and HS2.