Wilford & Dean’s company ethos permeates each team by the words and actions of its directors. Each person within the company’s leadership team started at grass-roots level and worked their way up, earning their place on the board through hard work and proactive self-development.
Nothing has changed, and Wilford & Dean’s future continues to depend on its ability to attract, nurture and develop successive generations of craftsmen and businessmen.
Ian’s attention to detail is second to none. He’s responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, and has a particular passion for minimising environmental impact and ensuring the best possible health & safety measures are in place. Starting out as a quantity surveyor in the 1970s, he has plenty of hands-on experience of construction and maintenance projects ranging from specialist buildings through to railways. Throughout his career he has gained numerous professional qualifications and accreditations.
Leon started out in construction in 1994. He understands complicated and creative buildings from the foundations upwards and is a true fan of traditional design and modern technologies. Nothing fazes him; he has managed projects ranging from building large heritage homes on country estates to refurbishing entertainment areas on cruise ships. At Wilford & Dean Leon heads up business development and handles anything high-tech. He’s a resourceful, reassuring person to have involved in any project.
Mark started his career as a quantity surveyor in the 1970s, and joined Wilford & Dean in 2001. He is responsible for ensuring everything runs on time and to budget, and over the years he has excelled in keeping the company safe during turbulent economic periods in the construction industry. He has an impressive practical background in project management, backed up by several professional qualifications.
Mike Dean was the Managing Director of Newport Pagnell Construction for many years, before handing over the reins in 2015. When Mike joined the company as a project surveyor in 1972, they were still using a wooden hand cart for minor works in Newport Pagnell. At the same time, the company forged ahead, building some of Milton Keynes’ schools.