Derek is a highly valued member of ACT and is responsible for the commercial activities of the company’s operations. Budget and value for money are key to his role in projects.
Derek deals with the financial aspects of projects, from advising on build, specification and costs prior to the tender process, to managing costs as the project progresses and finalising accounts on completion.
Experience & qualifications
Derek started his career as a quantity surveyor, before rising to operations manager for a large company. He joined ACT as commercial manager in 2012.
His wealth of experience covers 30 years in the construction industry, mainly in the contracting field. He has led a wide variety of tender bids throughout the UK and Europe, including data centre projects for Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
Derek holds a relevant CSCS card and is Site Manager SMSTS qualified. He is currently pursuing NVQ level 5 in Construction Senior Management.
In his leisure time, Derek is a keen motorbike rider and road cyclist.