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Meet The Board

Mark Scott, President

As well as being Operations Executive at EN:Able Futures, Mark is also the Employment and Skills Manager for the large regional Construction and Housing Frameworks, which include YORbuild, YORcivil, YORconsult and ENProcure.

Mark has over 30 years of experience within the construction industry, having worked in multiple areas of construction within the private and public sectors.  His broad base of experience, coupled with his knowledge of the skills and employment sector gained from teaching in Further and Higher Education, make him an invaluable source of assistance for clients, consultants and contractors in the field of Social Value. In addition, Mark has developed and integrated an employment and skills planning tool within Regional Frameworks, as part of his senior role with Leeds City Council Jobs and Skills Service. This has led to a more tailored approach for individual clients, together with providing practical support on strategy and delivery to contractors and consultants.

The success of the employment and skills model in framework contracts gained NSAfC from CITB. This brought forward, in partnership with CITB, the development of the YORfuture construction sector specific, demand led Shared Apprenticeship Scheme for Yorkshire and Humber. The YORfuture shared apprenticeship scheme, hosted by EN:Able Futures Community Interest Company, has gained local and national recognition from industry, due to its innovative demand led approach and sustainable outcomes, resulting in its recent expansion to cover the East Midlands. Mark can be contacted on 07896 766273 or via email


Ian Billyard, Immediate Past President

Ian Billyard is Principal of Leeds College of Building, the only specialist Further Education College for the Construction & Built Environment Sector in the UK.  Ian has been Principal for eleven years.  Prior to becoming Principal he was Deputy Principal, Head of Faculty and Head of Department at other Further Education Colleges in England. As part of his role Ian is a Council member with CGLI, a Board member with CITB and a member of the Cross-Industry Apprenticeship Task Force.  He is also a member of various local, regional and national groups supporting education and training.Prior to his move to the Further Education Sector, Ian trained as a building surveyor, initially with English China Clays, in the South West and subsequently worked for contracting companies and a Local Authority, also in the South West.


Simon Carr

Simon Carr, BSc (Hons), FRICS, joined Henry Boot in 1988 and progressed to his current position of Managing Director in 2009. He has held several positions on the construction side of the business, including Partnering Manager, Regional Manager and Operations Director.

He is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of Henry Boot Construction Limited to the parent company, Henry Boot PLC. He also sits on the Operations Board of Henry Boot PLC and is a Director of Road Link (A69) Limited, a thirty year PFI trunk road scheme that Henry Boot have a major shareholding in. Simon is also a Non-Executive Director of Wildgoose Construction and is an external examiner at Sheffield Hallam University.

Simon is a passionate advocate of the construction industry and the past Chair of the National Federation for Builders (NFB). Along with being a member of the CBI Construction Council, he is also a judge for the RICS Yorkshire and Humber. Simon was also appointed to the board of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership in late 2010. Simon has represented Sheffield City Region LEP at MIPIM in 2011, 2012 and 2017. Simon also sat on the recruitment panel for the appointment of the Sheffield City Region LEP Chair and Vice Chair.


Shane Derry

Shane is now semi-retired following his tenure as Managing Director of Derry Construction Limited an award winning Yorkshire building contractor and developer with manufacturing divisions for purpose made joinery, metal fabrication and engineering works.

Shane’s varied career spans over 35 years which began at 16 as an apprentice, self-employment followed at 18 and director level appointments thereafter. He is acting President of the Harrogate and York Associations of the NFB and has been involved with the Apprenticeship Trailblazer’s primary and Joinery sub group committees for the development and approval of revised Apprenticeship Standards in England. As a member of the Joinery group he helped develop and assign to the Crown for adoption by the State the Joinery and Carpentry standards Years 2 and 3 for English Apprenticeships in 2016.

From 2014 to 2017 Shane was instrumental in winning seven awards from the NFB and CCIHWY: NFB 2014 Winner New Build of the Year, Refurbishment of the Year, Heritage Project of the Year & Client of the Year. NFB Highly Commended Awards 2015 & 2016 for Committed to Environment & Sustainability & Committed to Training. CCIHWY 2017 Committed to Training joint Award Winner 2017.

Shane has four children, three daughters and a son, Lewis who served his bench hand joinery apprenticeship with his father, during this time Lewis alongside his father attended many CITB apprenticeship focus events in Parliament. Shane’s 15 minutes of fame came in 2010 when he featured in an episode of Homes under the Hammer following one of his developments.

Interests away from Yorkshire and its building industry include following the Mediterranean sun and its laid back life style especially in Andalucía, southern Spain. You can contact Shane via twitter!


Martin HindMartin Hind

Martin Hind is Owner of H & H Joniners and Builders Ltd based in Scunthorpe. Martin has been a committee member of the Yorkshire Builders Federation for over 15 years and is on the apprenticeship national task force. As an owner of a SME Martin’s role within the YBF is to ensure that the right support is given to YBF members and identify areas of challenge in order that the YBF can support with a solution.


Nick Sangwin, Past President

Nick is MD of Sangwin Holdings Ltd and is 5th generation in a business formed in the 1880’s.  The Group is involved in tarmac surfacing, precast concrete manufacture, crane and plant hire and manufacture of educational furniture.Nick is a past president of the YBF and current Chair for the NE Region of the National Federation of Builders.  He also is involved in youth enterprise in Hull as well as Chair of trustees at Hull Youth Support Trust and is a director of the Hull Building Safety Group. You can get in touch with Nick via twitter!


Paul Senior

Paul Senior is Regeneration Managing Director of the Keepmoat Group. Joining Keepmoat 24 years ago Paul has managed and contributed at all levels to some of the most successful partnerships that Keepmoat Group hold. Paul is passionate about the business sector particularly driving the apprenticeship agenda forward. Paul is a fellow of the CIOB, Current Chairman of the National Federation of Builders North East and due to become National Chair in the Autumn of 2013. Regional Chair of CIOB Paul’s role as president is to ensure that the YBF is at the forefront of industry issues and supporting the industry in Yorkshire to grow.


David Todd, Secretary & Treasurer

David is Secretary and Treasurer of the Yorkshire Builders Federation. He has worked for the National Federation of Builders since May 2015 as a Membership Executive, before being promoted to North East Area Manager in 2017. David brings with him over ten years experience within construction, recruitment and training. He believes that the YBF’s strong support of promoting the industry in the region will help to alleviate the skills shortage. The YBF supports many schools and colleges with significant sponsorship of awards and activities, which can only help to encourage recruitment and training and ultimately, help North East construction companies in the future.

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) represents small to medium-sized builders, contractors and house builders across England and Wales. As one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies, it was created to represent the building profession and to promote conditions its members need to thrive and contribute to the economic success of the UK. Its members range from the sole trader to large, multi-million pound construction companies, with turnover ranging from below £500,000 to £100 million. David, as Area Manager, provides NFB members with expert support on a range of topics from health and safety, procurement and training. The business services he can offer helps members to comply with industry standards, excel in delivery and grow successful businesses.

On a personal level, David enjoys spending time with family and friends. David has recently become a father for the first time. He will be instructing his son to focus on construction jobs when he’s older and has already bought him his first Bob the Builder toy!

David is always working with YBF members within the North East region, helping them with the challenges they face, and enjoys the task of bringing new members to the North East which is also high on David’s priority list.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact David on 07584 015 917 or via email here.


Rob Wolfe

Rob has worked in physical and social regeneration for 18 years and went on to set up CHY in 2006.   Partnership working and social value are at the heart of his experience and expertise: ensuring projects and people achieve the combined objectives of all sectors, while benefiting the communities they serve.  Rob’s influence within the construction industry and its stakeholders was reflected when CHY won 8 regional and national Constructing Excellence Awards for its collaborative approach to developing and delivering Social Value in the built environment and Rob himself won the National Achiever of the Year in 2011.

Rob has gone on to influence local, regional and national social value policy; assisting local authorities to maximise the socio-economic impact of their local plans and the private sector to embed, deliver and measure the socio-economic impact of their projects, products and services.

Rob believes in radical collaboration; bringing innovation, expertise and best practice from across different sectors to benefit the built environment, their clients and the communities in which they work.