The appointment of Campbell Carruth to the position of Head of Property within ABP’s operations on the Humber will allow the company to develop a robust property strategy and raise the profile of the Humber Enterprise Zone, according to ABP Director Humber, Simon Bird.
Campbell is joining the company from UK Coal/Harworth Estates, where he held responsibility for all of the former mining accommodation across 15 sites, together with over 1,000 acres of consented employment land. Prior to his tenure at Harworth Estates Campbell was Director of the Property Division at Clugston Estates Limited.
His remit at ABP will include bringing together the north and south bank property teams and working closely with the commercial function to develop a property ‘Masterplan’ for the four Humber ports. This will raise the profile of the company’s assets and Campbell will work to strengthen links between ABP and the development of national infrastructure such as HS2/HS3, as well as the emerging Northern Powerhouse.
Campbell said: “I have experience in commercial land and property as well as change management, and as ABP continues to grow and develop its business, I’m hoping I can help manage that transition.
“There are some challenges for ABP at the moment, but there are some real opportunities too. Renewables is a growth industry which we’re currently at the forefront of in this region, and we’ll be working to service that market, together with further emerging markets, and look towards a fantastic future.”
ABP Director Humber, Simon Bird is looking forward to working with Campbell to deliver a reinvigorated strategy for ABP’s land-based assets on the Humber.
“We’re delighted to welcome someone of Campbell’s calibre to the Humber,” said Simon. “I’m confident that with his guidance and expertise we can market and utilise our property and land-based assets much more effectively and highlight the Humber as a fantastic place to invest and do business.”
Campbell continued: “I believe I have the experience necessary to make a real difference at ABP and I’m looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues and developing plans that will make a tangible difference to ABP’s Humber operations.”