When I set the business up in October 2012 it was with the intention of improving the culture of the industry, and to encourage new ways of thinking creatively and practically in order to ensure that the critical aspects of safety, time, cost and quality are accepted as standard, and fundamentally that the entire process exceeds the Clients expectations.

We are now into our 4th year of trading and the development within the business has been very encouraging and somewhat overwhelming from what I thought we could have achieved in our first few years.

Turnover has grown steadily over the years, and whilst this isn’t any gauge to success, it has shown a genuine belief in the business that once where it was a new customer or Client, we are now finding repeat business the a number of consultants within the region as they understand and enjoy the working relationship with Smailes Construction.

The other important factor that cannot be overlooked are the people that work within the business on a daily basis to deliver these projects. Having started with only myself and a handful of labour only subcontractors we have now built the workforce up to 12 fully employed Managers and supervisors, and its through this core team that I see the business developing over the next 4 years. Having worked with the majority of them in my previous career at Morgan Sindall, I understand how they work and the quality that they can all deliver, and most importantly Clients feel comfortable working with them.

Having worked at a senior level for a number of large national contractors, I understand the challenges that any size of construction project can bring to Clients and Design teams, and its my desire to challenge and change this perception now that this can finally be harnessed within my own business, and its now that we can start and build upon the reputation that we have created to ensure that we do deliver upon my vision to Exceed Expectations
I am delighted that we have created a strong reputation within the region, and its now that I want the business to build upon the brand that can deliver its promises and to ensure that through our open and honest approach towards project delivery we can all make the process an enjoyable one.

David Smailes

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Our Team

“These are the people that make this business special. These are the people that will manage and deliver your project.”

James Backx

Finance Manager

Gavin Robison


David Roberts

Site Manager

Stephen Jones

Apprentice Joiner

Keith Jones

Site Manager

David Hodgkiss

Contracts Manager

Steven Henderson

Site Manager

Connor Gambles

Apprentice Joiner

Andy Flatman

Foreman Joiner

Andrew Bowie

Site Manager