Raj Sinha has been appointed group managing director of SWGR, a leading supplier of civil, mechanical, electrical, fabrication services and personnel to a wide range of clients in the rail, construction, bridges, oil and gas, engineering, and marine industries.
A graduate of the University of Glasgow, with a BSc in Civil and Structural Engineering, his career has now gone full circle as he joins Glasgow-based SWGR. Founded by George Nixon in 1988, the company has developed a strong reputation for innovation and added value across multiple sectors, responding safely and efficiently to customer needs – 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Raj joins from SSE Enterprise, where he was managing director for rail since 2016. Before that, he led major infrastructure companies in the UK rail sector and was the youngest head of projects at Network Rail.
Welcoming Raj to SWGR, where he will add further strength to the market-leading business, George Nixon said: “We are absolutely delighted that Raj has agreed to join SWGR as both a shareholder and a board member. With his incredibly strong track record of success in project delivery, and his excellent reputation for growing businesses, Raj’s appointment will be pivotal in helping our fantastic team to achieve our ongoing and ambitious growth aspirations.
“We constantly look for ways to expand and grow and this new chapter for SWGR builds on three-decades of delivering performance through our people, providing teams and services that have helped innumerable companies and individuals secure their own success.”
Raj will be based at SWGR’s headquarters which sit on a 130,000sq ft site just on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre. He said: “I am thrilled to join the SWGR Board.
“This is a company that is really going places and I am delighted that I am now able to play a leading role in the continued success of a reputable and premium business that delivers high-calibre projects and people as a single, focused solution to a vast international client base.”
Terry Flynn, who has been managing director at SWGR for more 10 years, will become the company’s new chief executive.