Matt Sheridan hire brings more tier 1 talent to McLaren

Matt Sheridan has joined McLaren Construction as business development director from Sir Robert McAlpine. His role supports the contractor’s cross-sector Major Projects division.

Before Matt’s seven years as business development manager at Sir Robert McAlpine he was with Balfour Beatty for over nine years. Two colleagues from this time have since become McLaren board directors – group managing director Paul Heather and managing director of Major Projects, John Butten.

Matt brings experience to McLaren across a broad range of key sectors – office, residential, leisure, health and heritage, involving both public and private sector clients. He comments, “McLaren is a dynamic and agile business that is already disrupting the tier 1 establishment with its contract awards. Its reputation for keeping clients happy with first class product across a broad range of sectors is a gift for a business development team.”

“That experience across a range of sectors is vital now when so many projects involve repurposing to a mix of uses. A contractor has to understand those sectors to unlock value at the same time as reducing the carbon emissions from construction, reusing structures and materials.”

Managing director of McLaren’s Major Projects division, John Butten, welcomes Matt to the team: “Matt has the top tier experience to understand McLaren’s trajectory and the calibre of projects we are taking on. He will help us continue the growth of the business and develop its reputation in the market with customers, consultants and the supply chain.”


With his focus on growing the Major Projects division, Matt will work closely with McLaren Construction’s group business development director Nick Fox.