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Bill Merry and Peter Walsh join J Murphy from Balfour and Vinci

J Murphy & Sons has appointed Bill Merry as its new strategy and business development director.

Mr Merry will have executive responsibility for business development strategy and joins from Balfour Beatty Engineering Services where he had been business development director.

Chief executive Matthew Behan said: “Leading our expansion plans for the growing market, Bill will use his extensive experience across the UK construction market to drive the development of existing and new collaborative client relationships.”

Mr Merry said: “I am delighted to be joining such a respected brand and market leader. The pace of the economic recovery and the predicted rise in investment for the infrastructure market presents Murphy with an opportunity to significantly build upon and broaden its current portfolio and I very much look forward to helping with this.”

As well as Balfour Beatty, Mr Merry has held roles at Kier, Ballast Nedam and Walter Lawrence.

His appointment follows the arrival of Peter Walsh as operations director for London and the south of England with responsibility for its civil engineering businesses within the region, including rail, tunnelling and piling.

Mr Walsh has joined from Vinci where he had spent 17 years.


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