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New chief executive for Lincoln construction firm

A construction firm based in Lincoln has appointed a new chief executive to lead the company.

Tom Robinson will replace Paul Hodgkinson from July 7 as CEO of Simons Group, based on Doddington Road.

Tom Robinson trained as a Construction Manager (MCIOB), in which he also has an MBA, and has worked on a range of property and facilities related activities.

He recently worked as Chief Sustainability Officer for the whole of Carillion, where he had also run facilities management and construction activities.

Due to the family-business nature of the firm, Paul Hodgkinson will remain as Simons’ Group Executive Chairman with Philip Hodgkinson continuing as Deputy Chairman.

Tom Robinson said: “I am delighted to have been entrusted with the stewardship and progression of Simons which has been a business I have admired for many years having grown up in Lincoln.

“It is a great opportunity to build on the strong platform provided by two generations of Hodgkinsons and lead the business through its next chapter of development and growth.”

Paul Hodgkinson added: “We are confident with the appointment and wish Tom every success in leading Simons into the future.

“We have every faith that everyone at Simons will continue to support him in the way they have done with myself and Philip and we are sure that Tom’s skills will enhance our aim of being an excellent property solutions business.”