Geobear has appointed Richard Holmes as Managing Director of its UK operations.
Richard, a degree educated and chartered engineer, joins Geobear from Keller Geotechnique, where he was Managing Director and brings with him over 30 years of geotechnical experience amassed having worked around the globe in various construction, tunnelling and mining roles.
Speaking about his new position as Managing Director, Richard said: “Geobear is an exciting and innovative company with ambitious growth plans for the UK. My primary role will be to provide direction and strategy for this growth, whilst also building strong relationships with existing and new customers. The potential of the UK market is enormous and one of my goals is to ensure it is in the best position possible, with the right people, products and services to capitalise on these opportunities.”
Richard’s sector experience, having worked with industry leading companies such as Keller, Van Elle and Halcrow, as well as a period of self-employed consultancy, equips him ideally with the experience, understanding and industry connections to support Geobear as it continues to develop the UK geotechnical market.
With a portfolio of prestigious projects under his belt, including the Channel Tunnel; Victoria Station Upgrade; M1 widening – Jcts 25-28; The Jubilee Line; Heathrow; Ribblehead Viaduct Restoration; The Millennium Dome and many large London developments, Richard has more than a thorough understanding of where Geobear needs to be to secure similar large-scale projects and will be deploying his experience accordingly.