Colin Enticknap

Group Chairman

Colin joined the company in 1987 and has played a pivotal role in the growth, structure and strategy of Willmott Dixon in the last 30 years.

He became Managing Director in 1991 before being appointed Group Chief Executive in 1993.

Under Colin Enticknap’s leadership in the 1990s, the company embraced Partnering and expanded to become a national contractor, acquiring businesses in Wales and the North to support organic expansion into the Midlands. As Partnering became common throughout the industry, Willmott Dixon was regarded as the leading proponent of this method to reduce adversarial relationships in construction.

In 1998, Colin went to Harvard University where he completed the renowned Advanced Management Programme, which provided a platform for his leadership of the company as it entered the 21st century, where it continued to expand geographically and by turnover.

In 2005 Colin moved into the role of Group Chairman, to work closely alongside Rick Willmott who became Group Chief Executive, the fifth generation of his family to run the company. Under their guidance, the company has grown substantially in the past ten years, breaking through the £1 billion turnover barrier and diversifying to become a leading residential developer of homes for sale and private rent.

Recently, Colin worked closely with Rick Willmott in attracting additional capital for Wilmott Dixon's property interests, with EcoWorld International acquiring a 70% stake in a number of developments owned by the Group.