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Steve Farmer joins Mabey Hire from Harsco Infrastructure

Mabey Hire has appointed former Balfour Beatty Workplace and Harsco UK managing director Steve Farmer as its new chief operating officer.

Mr Farmer spent more than six years in managing director roles at Balfour Beatty, almost 10 years at Jarvis and joins Mabey Hire from Harsco Infrastructure.

He will be tasked with strengthening its operations and sales activities, and delivering growth in its core markets.

Steve Farmer said: “At Mabey, we’re a family business full of dedicated people, my first impression of the culture is one of unity and pride. This is a business where the people truly believe that their best days are in front of them.”

“The business has grown rapidly, particularly over the last four years, and one of my key challenges is to continue to grow the business whilst retaining our unique cultural identity.”

Mark Rooney, chief executive officer at Mabey Hire, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Steve into the Mabey family. With his vast industry experience, knowledge and passion I’m confident he’ll be able to help us deliver significant growth and develop our sales operations.” 

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