Charles Murphy joins Plantforce as CFO, bringing a wealth of experience as the tier 1 plant hire firm adds depth to its senior management team. Charles’s experience in the construction sector and beyond will help deliver their ongoing growth strategy.

With over 20 years of experience, Charles brings a fresh perspective to the diverse management team at Plantforce, led by their influential CEO, Claire Trott. With significant experience as FD for Space Engineering and, more recently, as a Divisional FD for Integral, the M&E contracting and build specialists, Charles will be quick to make his mark as he replaces the outgoing David Searle at Plantforce.

Commenting on his appointment, Charles said, “From our first conversations about the role I found the energy and positive attitude of the team contagious. The team have a deep understanding of the industry and what our customers want and need, which puts us in a great position to deliver on our medium and long-term growth strategy”.

With Plantforce already a Tier 1 supplier on some of the largest construction projects in Europe, such as HS2 and Hinkley Point C, this appointment will ensure their numbers are in good order as they continue to grow with several approved supplier deals signed with large principal contractors in recent months.

Plantforce CEO Claire Trott added, “The positive attitude Charles has joined with has already left a strong impression on our management team. We are excited to see the value he will add in the new role, and I am personally looking forward to working closely with him to drive our strategic direction”.