Meet our Senior Management team.
The Cawarden Senior Management team has over 100 years’ collective industry experience and expertise.
Responsible for the day-to-day operations, hands-on project delivery, maintaining high standards and service excellence, every member of the team is constantly striving for the business to do better and be better.
Working closely with a workforce of over 80 skilled Operatives and Site Managers, William Crooks strongly believes in entrusting his highly experienced and qualified team with extensive levels of responsibility, to deliver high quality, innovative projects – every time.
William and his team continue to steer the business through the changing social and economic environment. We’re evolving and improving by building on lessons learnt, and driving change through the industry. We’re striving to find better ways to deliver for our clients whilst upholding our commitments to our people, the planet and community.
Our Exceptional People
People make places. And this is definitely the case at Cawarden. Our colleagues, whether in the office or on-site bring their expertise, pride and passion to ensure we always go the extra mile to deliver for our clients. Our teams are made up of all kinds of people from a variety of backgrounds – many of whom have developed their careers with us over many years to expand their knowledge and progress through the ranks.
Meet just a few of our people who help to make things happen and rise to our clients’ challenges…
Having worked as a Site Manager and with a background in demolition and construction, I was excited to bring my knowledge and hands-on experience into the office and take up the role of Contracts Coordinator. Working closely with the Commercial team I am responsible for following established procedures and guidelines to coordinate the safe and quality delivery of Cawarden’s enabling and demolition contracts – from inception to completion and the entire satisfaction of our valued clients.
Senior Site Manager
I have worked for Cawarden on and off since I was 16 and have gained over 20 years’ experience in demolition. In 2012 I was given the opportunity to become Site Manager and I took it. And in 2015 I was Project Manager on the former Derby Royal Infirmary demolition job. Cawarden gave me the chance in life to fulfil my potential and in return, I give 110% every day. I build trust with clients and aim to exceed their expectations. I feel part of the furniture now!
I’ve worked as a burner for nearly 50 years. Every job is different and poses a unique set of challenges. I get great satisfaction from working with the team to demolish derelict or old buildings. It’s hugely rewarding to play a small part in regeneration projects and later seeing places transformed to the benefit of the community. I love working at Cawarden and enjoy getting to see different parts of the country.
I genuinely love my job which is hugely varied and interesting as we work with many different customers on a wide variety and size of projects. A real family business with supportive team culture and atmosphere that is the best I have worked in.
Senior Site Manager
I’ve worked in the demolition sector for over 20 years. I started as a labourer and worked my way up through the ranks. Over the years I have seen the industry change, evolve and adapt – all for the better. I love my job and I’m committed to Cawarden, our clients, and the industry as a whole to deliver best in class projects.
Marketing & Communications Manager
I love working in the industry and I was thrilled to join Cawarden in early 2020 having spent the previous 7 years working as Marketing Manager for a London-based contractor. I am passionate about marketing and communications and delivering CSR best practice and initiatives. As well as helping others with their career development goals, I enjoy creating opportunities to promote the construction industry to young people – from primary school children to undergraduates.
High Reach Operative
I began my career in civils and groundworks and later moved into demolition. I’ve worked at Cawarden for nearly 20 years and enjoy operating the high reach to demolish all types of buildings and structures. There’s a great team spirit at Cawarden and a shared sense of achievement when we complete a job to the satisfaction of the client.
Hire & Purchasing Manager
I manage all of Cawarden’s purchase and hire requirements. From site welfare, signage and tools to personal protective equipment, I make sure our sites have everything they need to operate safely and efficiently. I also manage our fleet of vehicles and coordinate all servicing and MOT requirements. I enjoy working at Cawarden. There’s a great team spirit here and we help each other by sharing knowledge and new ideas.
It is a pleasure to be part of a family-run business such as Cawarden. Organising and managing the training for the company is a challenging yet rewarding role, always ensuring our staff are competent and fully trained in the skill set they require to provide a fantastic job for our clients over and over again.