New Chair for CESW Somerset Club

Sep 1, 2023

CESW are thrilled to announce that James Bromley, Commercial Director of our Gold Member organisation BYLOR and a key figure in the success of the Hinkley Point development, has joined our organisation as the new Somerset Chair for Constructing Excellence South West.

James brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the construction industry, garnered from his pivotal role in one of the most recognised and significant projects in recent years, Hinkley Point. His dedication to excellence and commitment to fostering positive change aligns seamlessly with the values and goals of Constructing Excellence South West.

We are confident that James will make a substantial impact as Somerset Chair, contributing to the growth and success of our organisation. His leadership will undoubtedly be instrumental in strengthening the construction community in the Somerset region.

CESW Chair, Dan Macey expresses his delight, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome James to our team of industry experts, each of whom is dedicated to creating a positive impact within the sector. In our conversations with James over the past few months, the word ‘Value’ has consistently been at the forefront.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to James as he embarks on this new role. We look forward to the fresh perspectives and insights he will bring to our organisation, further enhancing our mission of promoting excellence within the construction industry.”

James has a proven record of delivering commercial success throughout his 20-year career with Laing O’Rourke. James is currently the Commercial Director for the Hinkley Point C Main Civils Works being delivered by Bylor which is a Joint Venture between Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O’Rourke construction and is Europe’s largest Construction project.

A chartered Commercial Director with both European hub, Group, corporate level, functional and operational commercial leadership experience. James has worked across multiple sectors including Laing O’Rourke’s direct delivery businesses, Nuclear, infrastructure, healthcare, PFI, Education, data centre, scientific research facilities, manufacturing, retail and research and development. James’ operational experience has allowed him to consistently deliver value to Laing O’Rourke’s repeat clients through the successful delivery of significant projects within the portfolio.

James is passionate about delivering commercial and technical excellence through the adoption of collaborative working practices and Modern Methods of Construction and has been instrumental in leading the commercial digital and data strategies whilst optimising commercial performance across a broad portfolio with a particular focus on NEC & JCT forms of contract.

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