Army instructor swaps Bosnia for buildings

PUBLISHED: 13:58 08 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:58 08 June 2015

John Heggs

John Heggs


John Heggs worked on 2012 Olympic village

A former army instructor from Gravesend who was awarded medals by the UN and NATO has landed a high-powered new job.

John Heggs, who lives in New Barn, is the new contracts manager at Birmingham-based building services firm J S Wright, but will work in their London office.

Mr Heggs was awarded the UN and NATO Medals for service in Bosnia, and the NATO Medal for his service in Kosovo as a sergeant in the Commando Logistic Regiment.

After he left the Army, he joined his family’s building services firm, and now has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry - including working on the athletes’ village for the 2012 London Olympics and the refurbishment of Southend pier.

Building services are all the facilities in a building apart from the structure itself – heating, lighting, plumbing, security and safety systems and much more.

Mr Heggs’ new contracts for J S Wright involve a variety of residential developments in London.

Managing director Marcus Aniol said: “John has undoubted leadership qualities and outstanding mechanical services experience.”

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