The Team

Ken Dalton FRICS – Managing Director
Ken Dalton was Group Managing Director of David McLean Contractors from 1988 to 2005 and saw the turnover of the Company rise from £9 million to £300 million over this period. The spread of the work included every sector imaginable;  health, retail, commercial, petrol filling stations, hotels, student accommodation, housing, nursing homes, windfarms, gas and oil terminals. It is hard to imagine any sector that was not undertaken during Ken’s time as Managing Director. Ken’s strengths are in the cost planning, design and financial control of the projects from inception to completion and ongoing customer care.

Ashling Whelan –Marketing Director
Ashling also worked at David McLean and was responsible for Marketing, Web Design, PR, Graphic Design, Customer Relations as well as Office Administration. Ashling is an extremely valuable member of the team and she will ensure that any form of media emanating from GC Construction (UK) Ltd will be to the highest professional standards. This will include how products are sold, engendering the best possible customer relations and making sure that the GC Construction (UK) Ltd’s image is one of true professionalism.

Ashling also heads up the accounts department to ensure the smooth operation of the businesses purchase and sales ledger processes. With a keen eye for detail and excellent analytical skills, she safeguards GC Construction’s exemplary record of fair and prompt payment obligation to the supply chain.

Oliver Dalton – Quantity Surveyor
Oliver did his training with David McLean Contractors (2 years) and Wates Construction(2 years) where he worked on the large prestigious Liverpool Academy project. He had achieved a BSc in Business Studies followed by a BSc in Quantity Surveying both at Liverpool John Moores University before joining Kitwe as a Quantity Surveyor in 2009.

Oliver is responsible for all Commercial matters in the company.

Katie Schofield – Quantity Surveyor
Katie gained her BSc Quantity Surveying qualification whilst working at David McLean Contractors (2 years) and then Ridge & Partners LLP (13 years).

Katie worked on a vast number of residential and commercial property projects at Ridge & Partners in the roles of Employer’s QS, Employer’s Agent, Contract Administrator and Fund Monitor. Whilst at Ridge & Partners Katie gained her MRICS accreditation.

Katie previously obtained a Masters in Mathematics from The University of Liverpool.

Katie works on a freelance consultancy basis.