NBS, the leading technology platform for the construction industry, has announced the appointment of Chris Slinn as its new Chief Revenue Officer.
Chris joins NBS as its fourth executive director and will support the existing board.
In the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer at NBS, Chris will lead on NBS’ ambitious sales growth, in the UK and globally. Chris has extensive experience of global sales and marketing strategy within the construction sector, spanning a number of transformational years in the industry, including the move to cloud-based offerings. By combining this knowledge and experience with NBS’ leading platform and its unrivalled reputation for supporting customers around the world, NBS is well positioned to achieve growth.
The appointment is a further extension of the continued investment in NBS, following the £31.8m investment in the business in 2018 by LDC: the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
CEO, Richard Waterhouse commented “I am delighted to be able to welcome Chris to the team, and look forward to working with him to drive our business forward. Chris brings a wealth of experience with him which will be invaluable in supporting continued growth in our core UK markets, as well as building our businesses in Canada, Australia and the Asia Pacific region”.
On starting his new role, Chris said:‘When I was approached to join NBS, I could immediately see the opportunity for growth, both in the UK and internationally. Our market-leading software for specification and collaboration in the construction process, combined with the unparalleled exposure we can provide building product manufacturers, means we are uniquely placed to support efficient, digital construction".
I am genuinely looking forward to working with the NBS team and LDC as we look to take this business to the next level
Chris Slinn, Chief Revenue Officer
Formerly in the role of Sales Director for EMEA at Trimble, Chris was accountable for direct sales in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Romania, France, UK and the Middle East.
In 2017, NBS acquired Canada-based Digicon: a well-established specification content business in this territory, and at the same time set up a team in Australia. Since then, NBS has collaborated with specifiers, manufacturers and the wider construction sector to develop the Canadian and Australian content sets. The result is a platform that the industry wants and needs: NBS Chorus, a cloud-based specification platform supporting global design and construction. The use of cloud technology ensures that those using the new platform have the latest software and global content at all times. This improves collaboration and efficiencies across whole teams, minimises risk and maximises efficiency with access on all devices, at anytime and anywhere.