Leigh Hughes

Leigh Hughes

Business Development Director, Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK is one of the country's leading construction companies. We have projects from Birmingham to Brighton and Sittingbourne to West Wales.

We have considerable experience delivering homes, extra care facilities and economically-viable mixed use housing schemes on behalf of local authorities, leading housing associations, care providers and major developers. With our specialist business, Bouygues Development, we are also working on large-scale regeneration schemes across the country.

A major UK employer, we believe in giving back to communities around our projects through training and employment opportunities as well as by using local suppliers.

A director of Bouygues UK's Western region, which delivers housing and construction projects across the South West of England and South Wales.

A member of the Bouygues UK Construction Group Strategic Forum, which collates and shares best practice across all the business units in the UK. We identify and develop strategies on potential new markets, improvement of supply chain relationships, regional risks and mitigation plans. We review, develop and enhance the Corporate Social Responsibility process of the UK businesses to meet and challenge the changing and increasing legislative requirements.

Chairperson of the Wales sub group of Bouygues' UK collaboration committee. This is a committee of each of the Bouygues businesses in the UK covering highways, rail, construction, facilities management and civil engineering. We discuss UK data sourcing to seek strategic business alignment in order to promote the company in the UK to develop new markets and opportunities through knowledge of our sector, and to challenge each other on innovative ideas on how best to enter new sectors/markets to add value to clients.

A Board Director of Constructing Excellence Wales (CEW) where I am the board champion (critical friend) for the G4C (Generation for Change) Group members.

Chairman and Construction sector representative on the Board of Learning Skills & Innovation Partnership LSkIP (South East Wales).

Member of CITB UK 'Investment Funding Review' steering group.

Member of CITB Cymru South East Wales construction forum