Ian Preston

Company Director
Having started out as a Trainee QS, then developing quickly to QS and then Senior QS within the space of 7 years, I gained a vast experience in many different sectors from prisons to bars, mental healthcare to housing. There was always the new challenge of managing my own company which was achieved in 2002 at the age of 25.

My favourite thing about construction are the numerous challenges, the cut and thrust and the people.
When I’m not working, I love to remain active with golf, snowboarding, travelling, gardening and property development.

Jackie Lavelle

Office Manager

I have worked in the construction industry for the past 10 years, and my main focus is on the tendering process, liaising with various trades and sub-contractors.

My favourite thing about construction is the achievement of winning a contract, and then seeing the progression of a project from start to finish.

When I’m not at work., I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as plenty of dog walking, and gardening.

Siobhan Robinson

Business Manager

I have worked in the construction industry for the last 5 years initially in accounts, and now on the Business Development side. Prior to that, I have worked in Human Resources in both Food Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and the Retail Industry.

My favourite thing about construction is that I enjoy the wide variety of people and personalities I come across in my wide-ranging role.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, walks with my Golden Retriever, and catching up with my friends.

Gill Ashurst

Accounts Manager

I have worked in the Construction Industry for the past fourteen years, more recently at Gallaway, and previously I was working for a Groundworks company. I work in the accounts dealing mainly with payments, purchase invoices and CIS.

My favourite thing about construction is the diversity within the Industry – no two days are the same.

When Im not at work, I love my city (Manchester) and enjoy doing all the culture vulture visits, museums and galleries. I also love socialising, eating out and meeting up with friends.

Jon Shale

Construction Manager

I have worked in the Construction Industry from leaving school, firstly in bespoke house building and later on commercial contracts, working my way up, through the ranks from labourer and FLT driver to my present position of Construction Manager, gaining qualifications and varied experiences along the way.

My favourite thing about construction is seeing things being built and progress in design, procurement and on sites, and enjoy problem solving, and being part of a committed team.

When I’m not working, I enjoy walking with my dog, and spending time with my family, I also enjoy watching any sport, football being my favourite.

Paul Wilkinson

Senior Site Manager

I have worked in the Construction Industry for 33 years, initially as a chargehand, then progressing through the ranks to Foreman, Site Agent, Project Manager and Company Director. I have worked in various sectors including housebuilding and civils, from tendering to handover.

My favourite thing about construction is enjoying the challenges and achievements, as well as the chance to work with different trades, clients and sub-contractors.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy keeping fit, going to see movies and eating out in restaurants.

Paul Meteer

Assistant Site Manager

I have worked in the Construction Industry for approximately 25 years. In that time, I have had a number of different jobs all over the country, working with and along side many trades gaining priceless experience.

What I like about construction is that we are building a project for a client and to do it well is the most important part. It is very satisfying when you see the finished project.

My weekends are always spent with my loving but ever demanding family. If it isn’t football, park bike rides or soft play, its chilling playing a board game.

Richard Boakye-Ansah

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

With a background and experience in insurance and risk management consulting spanning over 10 years and just about a years’ experience in the construction industry, I find my role as a quantity surveyor, very exciting and rewarding in this very dynamic and fast growing Construction Industry.

My favourite thing about the Construction industry is the distinct nature of each scheme, with each presenting different set of unique challenges and opportunities to learn and develop.

When I am not at work, I enjoy watching thrilling series and studying to relax and improve my skills set in my area of expertise.

Bethan Drury

Document Controller

I am fairly new to the construction industry, as I have spent the past 6 years working for a large Facilities Management company. My main focus will be to manage various aspects of document control.

My favourite thing about construction is the positive impact it has on communities. Few industries truly make a difference within the community, and the construction sector is one of those sectors.

When I’m not in work I like to spend my time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and enjoying quality time together. I also love to travel and experience new cultures.

We’re Recruiting!

Due to our recent successful wins we are looking to expand our team and are currently looking for a Quantity Surveyor.
If you would like to be part of the Gallaway team, please send us your C.V. No agencies please!