Mr Sherreard announced last months that he was leaving Cowlin, where had worked for 25 years and as managing director for 11, to explore new ventures.Following the sale of the Cowlin to Balfour Beatty in 2007, he had also been a director of Balfour Beatty Scottish and Southern Ltd.
Bray and Slaughter managing director Grant Jefferies said: “The opportunity of knowledge transfer from someone as experienced as Neil is a tremendous opportunity and we are excited at the prospect of having him on board to help us to achieve our ambitious plans for growth and the development of the company.”
Bray & Slaughter, a £15m turnover contractor, has been based in Bristol for more than 100 years. In recent years it has focused on the healthcare, education, banking and affordable housing sectors.
Mr Sherreard said: “Bray & Slaughter are a strong southwest company with a great pedigree and an approach to quality that is a pleasure to experience. Grant and his team have exciting and ambitious growth plans and I am very much looking forward to playing my part in helping them to achieve their aspirations.”