BPEC has extended its thanks to CEO Paul Johnson who has announced he will be retiring at the end of 2018 after over 22 years at the company.
Paul’s successor will be Neil Collishaw, who has been with BPEC for over four years, and brings with him a wealth of experience within the industry, education and training.
Commenting on his appointment, Neil said: “I have over 30 years’ experience within the building services engineering (BSE) sector. I started as an apprentice, which soon led to running a successful plumbing and heating business. I have held senior roles in Further Education, managing a large building services department, and also worked for SummitSkills, a sector skills council for the BSE sector.
“I joined the BPEC team in 2014 and have held several roles within the senior management team. This has involved me taking the lead on several key business areas and working closely with the Chief Executive and board of directors. I was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in September and look forward to taking over from Paul as Chief Executive in the New Year.”
Paul added: “After more than 22 years with BPEC I will be stepping down as Chief Executive this month and I am pleased that Neil Collishaw will be taking on the role from January 2019. Neil has been with BPEC for four years and has extensive experience of education and training within the Building Service Engineering sector which he brings to this vitally important role. I wish Neil and all the staff at BPEC every success for the future.”
The BPEC Directors and staff would like to wish Paul a very happy retirement, and have said they look forward to Neil leading BPEC’s growth and development throughout the years to come.
George Thomson, BPEC Chairman, concluded: “I am pleased Neil is taking on the position as BPEC’s next Chief Executive as I know Neil is the best person to take on the role. BPEC are fortunate to have someone of Neil’s calibre at the helm, and the Directors wish him all the best as he enters this exciting stage of his career.”