Meet Our Staff
Paul – Divisional Head of Contracts
“I like the fact that it is still a family run business. The people are great, everyone works together, and the simplicity of our management structure helps to foster and encourage the friendly atmosphere.”
Paul – Contracts Supervisor
“I like the way the company is structured and the fact it is family run, the work we do as a company is very varied which I like, as due to this you are able to continue improving yourself, whilst also gaining vast knowledge of the construction industry as a whole. The career development opportunities within the company are also very good, I have worked my way up from trainee carpenter to a contracts supervisor, which is down to the people around me within the company and the courses they have on offer.”
Bob – Foreperson
“Working at AD is one of the best jobs I have ever had. I enjoy the work that I am doing and the great atmosphere of my team. The management are always there to offer support and treat you with respect and trust.”
Emma – RLO
“Working at AD has boosted my confidence and I have been given many opportunities to progress and increase my knowledge; for which I am very grateful. I work within a great team who have aided in my progression and I have formed lasting friendships.”
Lisa – Lead Resident Liaison Officer (RLO)
“You always feel at home working within the “AD family”. The variety of work is always different and no two days are the same.”
Cara-Jane – Resident Liaison Officer (RLO)
“I like working at AD because the staff are very friendly and there are always people willing to help if you need it. I have learnt lots since working for AD, as they provide different courses to help you learn and progress further in your career. I also like that every day is different and there are always new challenges.”
Emma – Finance Manager
Emma joined AD in 2010. Emma completed 3 years study to gain her AAT Technician qualification. Emma has worked her way up to her new position as Finance Manager.
“I have enjoyed watching the Finance department grow within the business and during my 7 years here the team has gelled incredibly well, as well as working side by side with the project delivery teams. I have enjoyed developing within my role and gaining my AAT qualification enabling me to progress within the company to my new role as Finance Manager which I look forward to embracing.”
James – Contract Manager
James joined AD as a Trainee Surveyor and worked his way through the AD training HNC scheme to become a fully qualified and experienced Contracts Manager.
“AD to me isn't just a job, it's a family, and one I'm proud to have been a part of for over 14 years. I have a strong passion for the company to ensure we perform and serve our clients as best as possible.”
Claire – Head of Marketing and Communications
Claire joined AD in 2008 tasked with establishing a business development and marketing department for the company. In that time the team itself has grown, as has the department which generates business and helps secure AD's reputation in the sector. In 2018 Claire became Head of Marketing and Communications.
“AD has been and still is my work family. I've never worked anywhere with a greater sense of loyalty and friendship. AD's dynamic offers flexibility for innovation and opportunity for all staff to be involved and have their ideas heard and implemented. I believe we are lucky to have some of the most dedicated staff who are proud of their work and contribution. I never have any hesitation "selling" AD to our clients and promising them an excellent service, as I know I can trust our teams to deliver the promises made!!"
Sonya – Head of New Business
Sonya joined AD in 2015 as Business Development Executive and now is responsible for New Business.
“The business is small enough to know most people and allows you to impart your views in a way that you feel are valued and part of the success of the business as a whole. There's a strong sense of everyone pulling together.”
Ashley – Contract Manager
Since joining AD as a Trainee Surveyor Ashley has benefited from the AD training scheme and to date has completed a HNC Construction Management Course with commendation, followed by a degree in Design and Construction Management.
“I have always enjoyed working here as I feel I have been greatly supported through my development within the company and seen the benefits and rewards from this. I have also enjoyed the opportunities I have been given for personal development, including gaining my HNC, BSc (Hons) Design and Construction Management, Level 6 NVQ Diploma (Black Card CSCS). There is also generally a great working environment here where people work in their teams well to achieve the company goals.”