Higgins Group plc has appointed Mark Francis as Group Finance Director, following the retirement of Paul Lewellen at the end of last year. Mark joined Higgins 14 years ago as Financial Management Accountant before progressing to Group Services Director in 2011.
Richard Higgins, Chairman of Higgins Group plc comments, “We are delighted to promote Mark to Group Finance Director. Mark already has a wealth of experience working for the Group in his previous roles and as a board director, he will continue his work with the main board in achieving our objectives and growing the business.”
Before joining Higgins in October 2004, Mark trained as an Auditor/Accountant at Tenon but was keen to work in the construction industry.
Mark Francis comments, “I was interested in joining the construction industry as I liked the fact that you could see a tangible project coming to life and see the positive changes that are made to a community which is regenerated, not just through new housing but also the employment and training opportunities.
“Working for a medium sized company like Higgins is extremely rewarding and everyone is valued for the contribution they make to the business. I am delighted to be given this opportunity as Group Finance Director and look forward to the challenges ahead.”
For over 50 years Higgins has built a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking construction companies in the UK. Higgins is one of the few regeneration contractors that is able to deliver both new build and refurbishment solutions together with the added value of private sale capability.