"Nigel brings a wealth of knowledge to our board and will play an important role as we shape our business for the future to take it to the next level"
Salford-based MC Construction has strengthened its board with the appointment of a vastly-experienced industry professional as a non-executive director.
Nigel Rawlings has joined the company to provide strategic advice to its executive team.
He is the founder and chief executive of RISE Homes, formerly Housing Capital Property, an award-winning Stockport-based residential property developer of sustainable homes for rent across the north and Midlands.
He is also a non-executive director of Rowlinson Constructions group, Supportive Care (UK), which provides specialist support and advice to clinicians involved in complex medical cases, and renewable technology business Aquanovis Holdings.
Nigel co-founded the FTSE250 healthcare property group Assura Group and later served as its chief executive. He has also acted as a director for the Westbury Property Fund, which developed and invested in commercial and residential property across the UK.
David Lowe, managing director of MC Construction, said: “Nigel has vast experience gained over many years at the forefront of the property and construction industry, including the commercial, residential and healthcare sectors.
“He has also been a pioneer in the build-to-rent sector with RISE Homes, whose developments such as the Tribe Apartments scheme in Manchester and The Mailbox in Stockport have won global recognition for their sustainable features.
“Nigel brings a wealth of knowledge to our board and will play an important role as we shape our business for the future to take it to the next level. There are great synergies with his other business activities and interests which also provide a tremendous fit for the company.”
MC Construction, which is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, undertakes building projects throughout the north west with a focus on the commercial, education, heritage, hospitality, industrial, local authority, social housing and healthcare sectors.
Founded in 1971 by Charlie Lowe and John Purcell, the business remains family-owned and employs nearly 60 staff.
Nigel, pictured, said: “MC Construction is a long-established construction company which has a great reputation and wins substantial repeat business.
“I’m looking forward to playing my part as a member of its board of directors to help it develop further over the coming years.”