Ecofill, the Leeds-based company behind a new sustainable alternative to the use of aggregates in traditional earthworks construction, has recruited a UK construction minister as its chairman.
Dr Nigel Griffiths has had a career spanning five decades and is a former UK construction minister and former deputy leader of the House of Commons.
He was appointed chairman of Ecofill in July 2022.
Ecofill’s construction sector technology transforms all types of clays and subsoils into approved structural materials, on-site, which meet all national specifications for highways and earthworks.
Trevor Gaughan, founder of Ecofill, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Nigel Griffiths as our Chairman. Nigel brings vast experience from various government departments and equally in industry and will gratefully assist in the delivery of the national and international growth strategy of Ecofill.”
Dr Nigel Griffiths added: “Ecofill will revolutionise the way we approach construction and will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and costs of earthworks and infrastructure globally. It’s a privilege to chair this dynamic company and bring my focus to quality, performance and education in the next generation of construction engineers.”
Dr Griffiths was a specialist advisor to the Cabinet Office and Climate Action.org during COP26 held in Glasgow last year and is also founder of the Low Carbon Forum.
He was first elected MP in 1987 and holds the title of longest serving Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South in history. He retired from politics in 2010 but has continued as an international political adviser and ambassador for various companies, organisations and executive boards.