Chris Whitehead appointed as Managing Director of Stroma Tech and HRS Services

Chris Whitehead has today been confirmed as the new Managing Director of Stroma Tech and HRS Services. This follows the announcement of the acquisition of HRS Services by the Stroma Group. Chris will lead both companies as well as overseeing a longer term integration programme to create a stronger single brand and company.

We are very pleased to have Chris leading our building compliance and inspection & maintenance divisions through an expected period of major growth and expansion. Chris has a long established track record working across the construction industry both for and with major contractors. This includes:

Chris Whitehead appointed as Managing Director of Stroma Tech and HRS Services
  • 6 years with Arup as a Structural Design Engineer
  • 13 years with Mowlem (now Carillion) as a Project Manager
  • 16 years with Balfour Beatty (including 4 years on the Balfour Beatty Investments board; 3 years on the Balfour Beatty Construction board; and 2 years as Group Head of Sustainability)

Chris joined HRS Services two years ago and he brings a significant amount of experience and expertise to the Stroma Group. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Builders.

Multi-disciplinary service provision

With HRS joining the Group alongside Stroma Tech, Stroma is now one of the largest integrated service providers to the construction industry and throughout UK industry. As two of the market leaders in building environmental sustainability, Stroma Tech and HRS now have a multi-skilled and expert team of consultants and testers for services such as air tightness, acoustics, SAP and BREEAM. Stroma Tech brings specific expertise in Health & Safety consultancy, Energy Statements and MEES; whilst HRS Services can offer Ecology Assessments, Noise, Vibration and Dust Assessments and Inspection & Maintenance services for infrastructure projects.

Chris said: "This is a great opportunity to build on the reputations of Stroma Tech and HRS Services in order to provide our clients with a wider range of services via a deeper pool of resource. I am delighted to have been appointed to this role and look forward to working with our highly skilled team to deliver for our customers."

Rob Coxon becomes Non-Executive Director and will continue to support Chris and both businesses. He added: "I'm delighted that Chris has accepted the role of Managing Director. In Chris, Stroma Tech and HRS have a Managing Director with the abilities and background to take both companies to the next level. That will only bring good news for our respective clients and customers."

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