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Corporate News

Costain wins internationally recognised health and safety accolades from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Costain has been recognised for its excellent safety record after winning RoSPA’s top award. The Patron’s award recognises organisations which have achieved an exemplary record of at least 25 years of consecutive RoSPA Gold awards.

HyNet hydrogen storage project

Costain welcomes Government’s commitment to green infrastructure in “Powering Up Britain” plan

Leading infrastructure business Costain has welcomed the Government’s commitment to clean, green energy and security in its newly-published Powering Up Britain plan. The plan sets out how the government will deliver UK energy security and Net Zero, and diversified, decarbonised and domestic energy production by investing in renewables and nuclear.

Richard Scott of Costain

Costain appoints Richard Scott as Corporate Affairs Director

Richard Scott joins Costain on 27 March 2023 to lead external communications and corporate affairs.

Jason Jones at Costain

Costain appoints new Strategic Development Director for Natural Resources

Jason Jones has been appointed to lead the Business Winning function within the Natural Resources division at Costain. As part of the divisional leadership team, he will work closely with the sector directors and key account directors to develop customer and industry relationships and grow new and existing business across energy, water and defence and nuclear.

Women in Nuclear and Women in Defence

Costain pledges to support gender equality in the defence and nuclear sectors

Costain has expanded its support to advance gender equality in the defence and nuclear industries by becoming a Franklin Partner to Women in Defence UK and a Corporate Partner to Women in Nuclear. The company has also signed the Women in Defence Charter.

Armed Forces signing covenant 2022

Costain reaffirms commitment to the Armed Forces

At a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence offices in Whitehall, Costain CEO Alex Vaughan re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant and announced our policy to offer job interviews for all serving personnel transitioning to civilian life.

Kate Rock

Appointment of Chair Designate and Non-Executive Director

Costain is pleased to announce that Kate Rock will be appointed to the Board on 1 November 2022 as an independent Non-Executive Director and Chair Designate and will assume the role of Chair from 1 December 2022.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. She sought to improve lives wherever she could during her remarkable life of public service. All of us at Costain send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family, and everyone else who is grieving at this very sad time.

Costain sponsors historic solo expedition to the South Pole

Renowned British explorer ‘Polar Preet’ has announced her next challenging expedition – to become the first woman to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica.

Costain appoints Sandra Johnson as Head of Public Affairs and Policy

Sandra brings considerable experience of UK government having spent 17 years working across a number of departments, including the Cabinet Office, Home Office, BEIS and HMRC. Over that time she has been instrumental in building relationships and strategic networks, both within and outside government, to support policy implementation.