Kori scales Health, Safety and Environmental Expertise with Key Appointment


Kori Construction is scaling up its health, safety and environmental expertise with its latest key appointment.

The Corby-based main contractor has recruited Richard Ball as its Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ).

Richard started his career as a design draughtsman in the Royal Engineers, climbing the ranks of the regiment to become a senior manager providing advice on technical aspects of health and safety, quality, and security.

He started his civilian career in the construction industry in June 2013, where he continued to specialise in health & safety, building on the impressive knowledge and expertise he amassed in the military.

Jordan Connachie, Managing Director of Kori Construction, said Richard’s appointment will enable the business to scale its health, safety and environmental offering in line with the size of projects the business is now undertaking.

He said: “Richard’s CV reveals his absolute passion for, and expertise in, all aspects of health, safety and environmental considerations, as well as the construction sector.

“His entire career has been given over to ensuring the projects he’s been involved in were as safe and compliant for everyone as they possibly could be.

“As Kori Construction’s projects grow in size and complexity, Richard’s knowledge and experience will underpin everything we do on and off site to ensure the safety of our workforce.

“We’re delighted to have him join our team and are confident his insights will have a huge impact on the business.”

Richard said he was looking forward to helping Kori Construction optimise its health, safety and environmental impact across the business’s projects.

He said: “In my view, there is nothing more important than the health and safety of those who work so hard on our construction sites. It is vital that everyone working on a site gets home safely at the end of the day.

“Kori Construction has a great record in this area but no business can rest on its laurels. Continual improvement is at the heart of great health & safety and achieving that is what this role is all about.”