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David Padden

David Padden - Construction Director

David Padden - Construction Director

David joined the Company in 2000 as Senior Contracts Manager in the Construction Division as part of a plan to increase turnover, recognising the need to strengthen production management. This was rapidly achieved as the company increased its presence in public sector works and were appointed to a succession of frameworks, while sustaining Houlton’s traditional commercial and industrial base. Major achievements at this time were the delivery of four consecutive Project Management fast-track contracts for the NHS.

With the Directorship in 2002 came increased responsibility for the Construction side of the business, and with the increasing turnover, the responsibility to build an excellent team of professional managers. Leading the team in gaining Investors in People, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001, David continues to ensure the sites remain compliant in the areas of safety, quality, programme and contractual procedures.

Construction Director responsible for over 85 projects over a 12 year period.  Involved in new build and refurbishment within the following sectors – private housing, social housing, commercial building, factory building, hospital and education. Quality experience enables him to see the wider picture, focusing on safety, quality, programme and cost certainty.
He has deservedly earned the respect of our site management team and is a recognised figure in the local building sector.

Director responsible for all the Company's major contracts encompassing Design and Build, Partnered and Traditional Contracts.


ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification Safe Contractor Approved Member of Construction Line Investors In People Concom Contractor Competency The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

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