Meet the Team

At BEAR Scotland we believe our people are our best asset.

Meet some of our team from across our business.

Mike Smart

Operations Supervisor

Mike is Operations Supervisor at Lochgelly Depot in Fife, part of our North East team. Mike oversees all operational activity from Lochgelly including road maintenance repairs, traffic management set-ups and the TRISS team, as well as coordinating all winter maintenance activity during the colder months. The depot covers the busy M90 motorway and the A92 through in Fife, meaning no two days are ever the same!

Carolyn Gillen

Environmental Advisor

• Carolyn is an Environmental Advisor in our North West Environmental team, helping to provide environmental support to project delivery across the north west area to ensure that all environmental risks are identified and mitigated against before any construction gets underway. The team work to evaluate and help manage the risk of harm to the environment from the road and structure teams’ diverse range of projects.

Nick Forbes

Bridges Manager

Nick leads our North East Bridges team, which is responsible for ensuring over 480 structures remain safe and sound for road users. He leads a team of engineers who carry out inspections, safety checks and engineering project design to ensure the trunk road network remains safe for road users.

Sandra Wilson

Health & Safety Manager

Sandra is BEAR Scotland’s Health and Safety Manager looking after all BEAR Scotland contracts. She has a wide range of responsibilities from auditing schemes and work sites to delivering training and developing campaigns to raise awareness of issues, such as mental health or the challenges of winter working, ensuring safety remains at the heart of all that we do.

Colin Prentice

TRISS Operative

Colin is one of our Trunk Road Incident Support Service (TRISS) team members, which are deployed across parts of the network to assist in any incident and help ensure routes are kept moving.

Jamie Finlayson

Planned Maintenance Manager

Jamie leads the South East Planned Maintenance team, helping to deploy improvement projects across trunk roads throughout the south east of Scotland to create a smoother and safer journey for road users.


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