Ken Dalton FRICS – Managing Director
Ken Dalton was Group Managing Director of David McLean Contractors from 1988 to 2005 and saw the turnover of the Company rise from £9 million to £300 million over this period. The spread of the work included every sector imaginable; health, retail, commercial, petrol filling stations, hotels, student accommodation, housing, nursing homes, windfarms, gas and oil terminals. It is hard to imagine any sector that was not undertaken during Ken’s time as Managing Director. Ken’s strengths are in the cost planning, design and financial control of the projects from inception to completion and ongoing customer care.
Such was the strength of Ken’s leadership in the company that three years after he left to start up the Kitwe Group, David McLean Contractors ceased trading.
Joe Sandham – Build Director
Joe has a wealth of experience as a leader in construction activities through all types of projects and he ensures that everything built by Kitwe is to the highest standards of quality with Health & Safety at the forefront of their thought process.
Ashling Whelan – Sales and Marketing Director
Ashling also worked at David McLean and was responsible for Marketing, Web Design, PR, Graphic Design, Customer Relations as well as Office Administration. Ashling is an extremely valuable acquisition and she will ensure that any form of media emanating from Kitwe will be to the highest professional standards. This will include how we sell our products, engendering the best possible customer relations and making sure that the Kitwe image is one of true professionalism.
Oliver Dalton – Quantity Surveyor
Oliver did his training with David McLean Contractors (2 years) and Wates Construction(2 years) where he worked on the large prestigious Liverpool Academy project. He had achieved a BSc in Business Studies followed by a BSc in Quantity Surveying both at Liverpool John Moores University before joining Kitwe as a Quantity Surveyor in 2009.
Oliver is responsible for all Commercial matters in the company.