PEOPLE

We are committed to ensuring that all our workforce are fully trained and conscious of requirements and best practise relating to their responsibilities on site. Not only do we ensure all the workforce are correctly trained for their role, but they each developed to their maximum potential - professionally and personally.

Board of Directors

CIARAN DONNELLY

GROUP CHAIRMAN

A qualified civil engineer with over 20 years of experience, Ciaran established Cidon Construction in 2000 after 5 years working up to Project Manager with Balfour Beatty on a number of major projects. He has an active role in the business as part of our commitment to offer a high level of customer service to our clients, and is responsible for ensuring the company grows in a sustainable manner, with particular focus on the recruitment and development of new entrants to the company, driving forward efficiency and engineering levels. 

PATRICK BRYAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Patrick was appointed as Managing Director in 2017, and is responsible for Cidon Constructions UK operations. Patrick has worked in numerous sectors of the construction industry from trade through to management since 1989. Prior to joining Cidon Construction in June 2015, he spent 16 years with Birse Civils and Balfour Beatty in the role of Construction Manager, where he worked on a range of diverse and complex civil engineering projects. Patrick joined Cidon Construction as Operations Director, as which he oversaw a number of civils and build projects simultaneously on a commercial and strategic level whilst also managing site labour resource requirements throughout the business. Patrick has a strong knowledge base and technical understanding that ensures buildability, innovation and value engineering is assured for each project. Patrick is an excellent communicator and commercial leader, able to liaise and negotiate with both the client and staff at all levels. 

STEPHEN SIMPSON

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Stephen has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years predominantly working on behalf of principal contractors and subcontractors on a variety of building and civil engineering projects throughout the UK. His experience has brought great value to the company and was appointed Operations Director in 2012.

Stephen has a broad range of experience, initially starting out as a site engineer and proceeded to work his way up the ranks through to senior management. He is involved in our projects from inception through to final account ensuring the interface with our clients is consistent throughout the life cycle of the project. Stephen encourages close communication to ensure projects are managed safely and efficiently and the project programme expectations are maintained and hopefully exceeded. Stephen manages the teams at all stages and is able to solve problems quickly and efficently both on site and from head office.

ROB SMITH

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Rob Smith has over 20 years practical experience within the construction and civil engineering sectors, starting from an initial background as a Site Engineer and now operating as a Technical Director with Cidon since 2011.

Rob leads the Technical team from the pre-construction phase, to a completed set of construction phase information throughout the project. He is responsible for ensuring the team produce accurate and commercially sound temporary and permanent works’ design solutions. This includes crane plans other technical drawings and information to allow Cidon to challenge and win tenders, and also continue with the project during the Construction Phase. This is to ensure the detailed design and build solutions are safely and correctly implemented on site.

LIAM HALL

ESTIMATING DIRECTOR

Liam joined Cidon Construction in September 2007 as a trainee Quantity Surveyor and after ten years of loyal service, has recently been appointed as our Estimating Director. Whilst qualifying for his degree as a Quantity Surveyor, he has worked diligently crafting his trade with our construction teams both site and office based and is now a strong leader and valued member of the senior management team.

Liam’s solid knowledge base of construction practices specialising in reinforced concrete construction enables him to lead his team in producing concise take-offs and bill preparation in accordance with both SMM7 and CESMM3. Contractual and commercial awareness is a necessity in construction, especially at tender settlement which Liam is always at the forefront of any discussion which we find invaluable. 

Key Personnel

STEVE AUTON

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Appointed as Operations Manager in 2017, a role which facilitates the ongoing liaison between company directors, project site teams and clients, Steve entered the industry in 1993 as a joiner and has worked with Cidon Construction since 2005. Steve initially joined the company as a Foreman and has worked on a wide range of projects including High Rise Commercial Buildings, Energy from Waste Facilities and specialist projects. Over the years, Steve has progressed his career through to Construction Management, and then onto Operations Manager, with the ultimate responsibility for delivering site operations. Steve is a strong and effective leader and has a very good technical understanding of construction sequence, programming and temporary works, enabling him to adapt to site requirements. Strong communication skills are one of Steve's key strengths which has gained him respect not only within Cidon Construction, but with our client's.

CON O'SHEA

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Con started his career with Cidon Construction in 2010 as a Construction Manager, since then he has managed a wide range of projects throughout the UK such as Energy from Waste Facilities and High Rise Commercial Buildings. Prior to that, Con was based in the Middle East for six years where he worked as a Works Manager.

Con is responsible for all site based activities; ensuring work scope is disseminated to the labour force as required. This includes design information, program milestones ensuring all operations are delivered safely and efficiently.  Communication between the client and colleagues is a priority as well as managing coordination of all works within the site environment. Con is a very experienced and valuable member of our senior team, known for his strong character and assertive leadership skills.

KEVIN BAKER

PROJECT MANAGER

With almost 30 years in the industry, and working as a Site Engineer for the first 10 years, Kevin has a wealth of experience in the Civil Engineering sector both technically, and in a management position. Starting with Cidon in 2015 as a Project Manager, Kevin has proved himself to be technically competent, a good communicator and able to work with a professional approach with the client and workforce at all levels. Kevin is conscientious and experienced with an eye for detail, co-ordinating with the project team to ensure that contracts are delivered on time, within budget and to the required quality in accordance with all health and safety requirements.

IMOGEN BROOKS

HR & TRAINING/MARKETING

Imogen began her career at Cidon Construction in 2010, progressing through a number of areas of the business. She has proceeded to manage the HR and Training department, dealing with many facets of workforce engagement.

In 2014 Cidon Construction launched its first accredited formwork joinery apprenticeship programme, which is managed by Imogen in partnership with a local College. Recruitment needs for the business are identified and actioned for staff at all levels. Appropriate job descriptions, along with knowledge, skills and behaviour expectations identified and formalised from the outset to match the appropriate candidates to the role as closely as possible.

Due to Imogen’s rounded experience within the company and strong character, she has become a key member of the office management team at Cidon Construction.

JANE GALLOWAY

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Jane began her career at Cidon Construction in 2012 as an administrator and accounts assistant. After two years, she progressed in to the purchasing department, and now oversees all the procurement requirements for the business. Jane diligently manages all the external suppliers, from pricing agreements and subsequently issuing unique site purchasing manuals, through to authorizing supplier invoices including dealing with queries and processing payments. Maintaining good relationships with the suppliers and building new ones is instrumental in this role.

She is a diligent member of our management team, able to take on new challenges and see them through to completion.

JIM MAYCOCK

SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Jim is an integral part of the delivery team responsible for all aspects of commercial and contractual administration for the construction projects undertaken by Cidon Construction. He is involved at every stage of the process, ensuring that the client remains fully aware of all the cost implications from inception through to practical completion, and final account agreed.

Jim will produce accurate cash flow forecasts, and act as the employers advocate, ensuring that the pitfalls that lead to so many unnecessary claims on building projects are managed out and avoided.  He graduated as a Quantity Surveyor in1986, and acquired over 25 years’ experience working within the commercial management teams for Developers and Principle Contractors on varied range of project types and scale.

ROBERT GARBULA

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Following 25 years working in the finance industry, Robert joined Cidon Construction in 2013 as Financial Controller. Robert is an FCCA Chartered Accountant, overseeing all the financial operations for the group. He is responsible for forecasting and communicating quarterly reports for management accounts to the board of Directors, as well as day to day reports for the heads of departments as required.

Robert oversees all the financial operations from cash flow and invoice processing to payroll and VAT returns. He is a key member of the management team, able to communicate in a clear and accurate manner and ultimately ensure that the business retains is secure and healthy financial position at all times.

SARAH O'MARA

PAYROLL AND ACCOUNTS

Sarah joined the team in April 2013 as our Payroll Administrator. Since then she has progressed with the business, implementing new monitoring processes for site hours, including the use of face recognition equipment on all sites. Sarah processes the weekly and monthly payments for all site and head office staff, using a number of software and accounting packages. She also works closely alongside our Financial Controller, producing reports.

Sarah has recently completed her Level 3 AAT Qualification, and studying for her AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in Accounting at night school.

She is a diligent and trustworthy member of our team, able to communicate with both the workforce, and senior team in an approachable, and precise manor.

SEAN MCCLEAN

PLANT MANAGER

Sean has been working in the industry for over 26 years as a Site Manager, bringing a resilient and diverse skill set to our team. Sean is NEBOSH qualified, with a good understanding of the current Health and Safety Legislation and able to implement new procedures throughout the business to ensure compliance.

He returned to the company in 2014 and has recently been appointed as the Plant Department Co-ordinator. Sean oversees the department to ensure site requirements are met, the servicing and maintenance regime is adhered to ensuring the overall department is run efficiently. Sean is a qualified trainer which enables him to train our workforce in working at height.  His LOLER qualification also enables him to carry out inspections, signing off and certifying all lifting equipment in-house.