Brandclad - Key staff bios

Grant Howells – Managing Director

Grant has been with Brandclad over 23 years commencing, Grant has extensive experience with the complete building envelope and steel frame construction and has become conversant in all industrial construction techniques and all aspects of organising and running a successful industrial cladding/envelope company.

Grant is responsible for the overall running of the business with an emphasis being placed on creating closer relationships with our existing and new client base to ensure we are able to deliver the best possible service from the smaller builder to the major contractor.

Grant's training includes the Gold Supervisor's CSCS Card and various other health and safety related training such as S.S.S.T.S, Work at Height, Asbestos Awareness and many in house supplier product training schemes.

Daniel Laughton-Zimmerman MIoR - Contracts Director

Daniel has been with Brandclad over 15 years joining as a Draughtsman/Buyer, being the first in the business to utilise CAD 2000 he then trained all other draughtsman within the business in AutoCAD. Daniel has also worked for the largest Roofing and Cladding contractor in the country to gaining further experience in major contracting and returned to Brandclad as Contracts Manager.

5 years ago he was promoted to Contracts Director and the Director responsible for Health and Safety/Quality and Environment within Brandclad. Daniel has extensive knowledge throughout the industry ranging from the detailing and technical side to the contracting and on-site side of the business - his training includes the highest level CSCS Card available - Black Contracts Manager's and various other health and safety related training such as S.M.S.T.S, Work at Height, Asbestos Awareness, I.O.H.S Safety for Senior Executives, he also recently attained the C.P.C.S Appointed Person Card enabling the company to carry out all crane lifts in house. In 2010 Daniel was awarded Membership status to the Institute of Roofing.

Chrissy Hawkins IIRSM - Health & Safety Coordinator

Joined Brandclad in 2009 as a full time in house H&S Coordinator and Competent Person appointed to assist the Contracts Director and offer advice on all matters of health & safety. She arrived with 10 years previous experience in a similar role during which time she obtained a NEBOSH National General Certificate with credit.  She has now completed her NVQ Level 4 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice to upgrade her status from AIIRSM to MIIRSM and become a Graduate Member of IOSH in the near future. In addition she holds a Black Contract Managers CSCS card and has recently undergone further training in Work at Height & Rescue, Emergency First Aid at Work, Scaffold Safety Inspection, Fire Mashall and Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal.

Since her appointment, Brandclad are proud to have been awarded a British Safety Council International Safety Award, an NFRC Gold Safety Award and a further Best Entry in the Safety in Roofing Award.

Andrew Bosworth - Senior Estimator

Has been with Brandclad for over 10 years, he started completely new to the industry but, because of his involvement in the many and varied aspects of the works carried out in the contracts department, quickly became familiar with the day to day running of sites and with most of the roofing and cladding systems being installed at the time.  In June 2001 Andrew took the opportunity to move into the sales department to become trainee estimator; he quickly learned to carry out detailed take offs and to input the information into a bespoke pricing system designed in house at Brandclad and he soon became a valuable member of the sales team.  Andrew has now been promoted to Senior Estimator and is responsible for the day to day running of the department including monitoring / reacting to tenders enquiry levels, maintaining staffing levels, staff training in pricing systems, integration of new systems onto our bespoke pricing software, final client negotiations / meetings to secure works etc.

Andrew is continually seeking to keep up to date with the latest products and innovations having attended various supplier training courses on flat roofing, rainscreen and metal roofing and cladding systems to name a few.  Andrew is currently in the process of obtaining his CSCS qualification for construction estimator.