Paul Donovan joins Groundforce from sister company TPA as David Walkden steps up

Specialist construction solutions supplier Groundforce has appointed Paul Donovan as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland.

Paul Donovan

Paul had previously been managing director at the Vp plc temporary roadway business TPA, where he was responsible for overseeing the diversification of the business into new markets, which included modular pontoons, and Rapid Rail Access.

TPA has appointed David Walkden, who had worked closely with Paul over the past two and a half years, as his replacement.

Before joining TPA and the Vp plc group, Paul held a range of senior commercial roles within several building and construction companies, most recently Havelock Europa plc. He has a Diploma in Building Services Engineering and an MBA from Henley Management College.

Paul said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to bring my experience across to Groundforce, leaving TPA in very capable hands. Groundforce is a dynamic business which prides itself on market-leading products and service, the business has a wealth of experience and knowledge and I am looking forward to working with the team.”

David Walkden

Prior to joining TPA, David gained two decades of experience in the event and infrastructure sectors, most recently spending twelve years in the temporary access industry.

He has a BA (Hons) in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM).

Paul said: “This appointment is recognition of David’s contribution and demonstrates a confidence in his ability and capacity to develop the TPA division further.”

David added: “I am excited and proud to have this opportunity to lead the team to build on the success of the past few years.

“TPA is a very strong business with a genuine focus on providing customers with the highest standard of service. I have every confidence that the team will continue to delight our customers and drive the business forward.”

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