Dowhigh - Our People
Meet the People Behind Dowhigh
Our heritage as a ‘family’ run organisation has allowed us to develop a retention record that is the envy of the industry. With attrition at less than 4%, our loyal, local workforce are the very cornerstone of what we do. Our core business is concentrated in and around our North West head office.
However, we never stand still.
As we continue to grow, then so should our talent base. Working alongside our specialist HR Consultants, we have devised a local workforce development strategy, which helps support our commitment to recruiting the best the local market has to offer, as well as helping us promote a positive image surrounding careers within construction.
Also, we see our commitment to attract, develop and retain local talent as a central component of our Social Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability strategies.
“We support the use of local labour wherever feasible. We are committed to improving the local community, helping address skills shortages, through encouraging local interest in the construction industry. Opening up opportunities for local people to explore all avenues associated with this work area will hopefully create a wider and diverse skill set.
Company directors: Michael Murray, Trevor Murray, Peter Allard and Brian Morrey.
A Local employer
Our contribution to the local economic agenda since 1975 is circa £190 Million as turnover which is directly reinvested back into the North-West region. We commit to MCC a local employment charter by ensuring we continue to provide employment opportunity within the area, providing an unparalleled social dividend. As a family owned company we ensure that at Dowhigh we provide the opportunity for the people we recruit to have security within an organisation that promotes a good work life balance further enhanced by our fair employment policy and a fully developed commitment to equal opportunities. Our Head Office based staff and external professional supply chain are local professional specialists in the provision of Integrated Highway and construction Services. Where our head office management functions are outsourced much of this is carried out locally. This provides local knowledge and expertise which provides added value and reduced costs across our Highways service.
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Detail driven, with an eye for new opportunities, Trevor is the driving force behind our day-to-day operations. An experienced contractor and people manager, he has been responsible for the development of our recycling and foamix credentials, along with ensuring we stay at the cutting edge of sustainable contracting. His qualifications are both broad and impressive, boasting a range of Health, Safety and Quality control credentials, all of which have helped create an ‘obsessive’ passion for detail and best value.
Our business development expert, Peter is responsible for business procurement via tenders, select lists and client consultation. His network of contacts reads like a ‘who’s who’ in civil engineering circles, and his personality driven approach has won friends across the industry. A true finisher, Peter is also responsible for our Quality Assurance and Health and Safety procedures.
With over 36 years’ experience, Michael has acquired knowledge from both sides of the fence; not only as a lead contractor, but also experience gained at a senior level within Local Authority Highways works. His drive, passion and authoritative style, means he is the ideal choice to manage the ‘Partnership Approach’ to this contract. From daily briefings, to hands-on, ad hoc site visits, Michael will ensure the contract runs, smoothly, safely and efficiently at all times.
Brian has over 28 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, 23 of which have been with Dowhigh. Throughout his time with us, he has consistently displayed a ‘can-do’ attitude, which has seen him progress rapidly through the ranks, from Site Engineer, rising to a much valued member of the Board of Directors, in 2008. His informed and friendly approach has allowed him to forge superb working relationships at all levels, both within the company and with our clients. A detail fanatic, his focus is on helping clients achieve their key objectives by ensuring high quality, best value service delivery at all times. We recognise that people are our most valuable asset. It is only through their ongoing effort and commitment that we are able to maintain a competitive market position. Brian has a NEBOSH in Construction, A Platinum CSCS card for Highway Maintenance Management, an Executive Diploma in Strategic Management and a HNC in Civil Engineering, Brian is an ever present attendee of the company’s QUENSH, (Quality, Environmental and Safety Group), monitoring exiting working procedures and implementing new methods of working to meet daily changes within the Highway Industry.