Ed Monaghan joins Perceptive Communicators as non-executive director

Ed Monaghan joins Perceptive Communicators as non-executive director

Lesley Ferguson, Ed Monaghan and Julie Moulsdale

Glasgow-based communications consultancy Perceptive Communicators has appointed construction industry leader Ed Monaghan as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Specialising in Scotland’s built environment, Perceptive has a wide range of clients including Clyde Gateway, Cruden Group, hub South West, Lost Shore Surf Resort and Homes for Scotland.

Ed Monaghan spent 40 years with Mactaggart & Mickel Group, progressing from apprentice to chief executive, a role which he held for 15 years. While at Mactaggart & Mickel, Ed was recognised as Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors and led the team which won Family Business of the Year at The Herald Family Business Awards. He has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for over a decade.

Ed also was a director of City Legacy which delivered the hugely successful, transformational Athletes’ Village for the Commonwealth Games in the East End of Glasgow. Supported by Perceptive on communications from inception to sales, the Athletes’ Village won an industry beating 25 awards, including the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

A champion of sustainability in construction, Ed led the development and implementation of the innovative district heating systems for the Athletes’ Village and also more recently at Shawfair near Edinburgh. Ed was the inaugural chair of industry leadership group Construction Scotland for three years and chaired the Construction Industry Training Board Scotland (CITB) for ten years.

With non-executive director roles at LAR Projects, Nova Homes and Rosemount Lifelong Learning, Ed is also governor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Julie Moulsdale, managing director of Perceptive Communicators, said: “Ed is an industry giant and so well respected. Ed will provide a unique insight on challenges and opportunities from business growth and influencing key stakeholders to crisis management and employee engagement, particularly with our built environment clients.

“We are over the moon to welcome him to the team as we supercharge our growth journey. Ed was our first property client when we launched Perceptive. We have worked together on many landmark built environment projects including the Athletes’ Village and Shawfair, so we are delighted to welcome him to our team.”

Ed Monaghan added: “I have worked with the Perceptive team for 15 years. They are relentlessly focused on helping clients achieve their goals. With their communications and industry insight they can help secure funding, planning permission, new business and even recruit and retain employees more efficiently and with more certainty.

“Given the uncertain world we live in at the moment, there has never been a better time for this. Perceptive delivers outstanding client results and I am delighted to add my skills and experience to the team. Perceptive has a really clear purpose of using communications to support their clients achieve their goals and ultimately improve lives and this is a great fit for me.”

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