Lorien Underpins Growth with Senior Management Appointments

November 2018

Lorien Engineering Solutions has announced two key appointments to its UK-based management team.

The multi-disciplined engineering and project management business has appointed Phil Colquhoun as Head of Projects and Jonathan Cannon as Process Engineering Manager.  

The promotions follow a record-breaking year for Burton on Trent-based Lorien, with revenues up by 11% and a best-ever sales performance in 2017.

Both Phil and Jonathan are internal appointments, in keeping with the ethos of the business to develop talent and to promote from within. The new role of Head of Projects has been created to manage the company’s expanding projects portfolio.

Steve Slater, Managing Director at Lorien, said: “It’s very pleasing to recognise the development of our people and to reward them with promotions that enable further expansion of the business. I’m sure that both Phil and Jonathan will excel in their new roles.”

Lorien Engineering Solutions, a division of GP Strategies Corporation, specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, logistics and safety compliance.

Lorien’s revenues in the UK and Poland increased by 11% during 2017, and with a best-ever sales performance, it was the most successful year in the firm’s 33-year history.

At the same time, the business welcomed more than 20 new customers to its burgeoning portfolio and has continued to invest in the skills, training and development of its staff as well as attracting more professional engineers to its ranks.

Steve Slater added: “We’ve learned through the years that businesses cannot afford to stand still. It’s an ongoing process of business innovation, supported by investment in both people and technology.

“We are fortunate to have the backing of our parent company, GP Strategies, in providing a broader range of CapEx services, across a greater geography to our clients, alongside an excellent team of engineers both here in the UK and in Poland.”


Phil Colquhoun & Jon Cannon
Phil Colquhoun & Jon Cannon