We have built a first-class team across the business in all disciplines including experts in design management, project management, commercial, planning, health and safety, engineering, and preconstruction. Naturally, our business is completely reliant on the performance and quality of our staff and we are very proud of how determined they are and what they have achieved.
All of our four directors (Ian Harwood, John Knight, Oliver Driscoll and Tim Whittaker) have oversight of the business as a whole and are closely involved in the delivery of our projects. Each of our directors is intensely client and project focused and are totally committed to the wellbeing of our staff and the success of the professional and supplier teams we work with.
In 2005, Ian founded Knight Harwood alongside his colleague of 20 years, John Knight.
Ian’s skills are wide ranging and aside from his day-to-day role in running the business and overseeing the financial aspects of Knight Harwood, he also thoroughly enjoys being close to the delivery of projects and seeing them being successfully delivered and closed out.
John founded Knight Harwood in 2005 with Ian Harwood. His objective, along with the directors, has always been to ensure the business provides a first-class service to our clients and this still remains his focus on a day to day basis.
Oliver takes ownership of all of his schemes and is passionate about taking a project from inception through to delivery and close out. Another key area of focus for him is the continued professional development of Knight Harwood’s staff, and striving to further enhance the business’s brand and reputation.
Oliver started his career at Taylor Woodrow Construction after graduating from Reading University with a BSc Degree in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying. During this period, he was involved in number of large-scale building and civil engineering projects.
When Tim joined the construction industry, his initial focus was on civil engineering projects with major contractors such as Kier. This created the platform for one of his main strengths: constructing new buildings and the structural remodelling of existing buildings, which often entail a significant element of demolition and temporary works.
Tim went on to spend twelve years at ISG, where he worked closely alongside John Knight and Ian Harwood and was responsible for delivering a wide variety of projects across many sectors, including retail, office, residential and hospitality.
The main board directors are supported by a multi-disciplined senior team who provide a wealth of valuable experience across all of our operations and support departments. They are a team of like-minded people who work collectively to deliver the business’s core ambition to provide a first-class service on each and every project.