In 1972 David, having come from a building ‘family’ background joined the industry, gaining practical site experience working on a variety of small construction projects.
Realising that this was to be his career, David studied Building Management and gained an ONC, HNC and then CIOB qualifications, winning prizes from employer and colleges on the way.
When David joined a Berkshire based national Building Contractor he initially took a surveying role and moved onto contracts and project management. A move with his then young family to the ‘South Coast’ provided the opportunity to take on a variety of positions in a Bournemouth based and family run Group of Construction Companies. During this time, David had a very “hands on” exposure to company management and directorship duties, whilst adding to an increasing portfolio of commercial management experience.
David has ‘delivered’ a huge and diverse range of projects including the strengthening and re-levelling of the State Drawing Room floor at Longleat House, the construction and refurbishment of both ‘prestige’ and ‘chain’ restaurants and hotels, the construction of a new primary school and the extension and refurbishment of a five storey office block.
The broad range of services that Space Industries offer leaves little that David’s last four decades of experience in construction cannot draw upon.
His experience in the development and continuance of relationships with clients; ensuring substantial volumes of repeat business and this perfectly fits with the ‘Space Industries’ customer focused culture.
David is a keen dinghy sailor and is often found racing his Merlin Rocket around the waters of Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay or some other part of the country.