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MEET THE TEAM

GROUP BOARD

Dave Meldrum
DAVE MELDRUM

Group CEO

After graduating from Bradford University in 1985 with an honour’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, Dave worked on a number of projects in London including the M25, the original Waterloo International Terminal for Eurostar and various under and over bridges.

All along, Dave had a burning ambition to start his own civil engineering business.  His aim was to provide the construction industry with non-confrontational and collaborative working methods in order to bring harmony to the industry’s existing feel of agitation and its claims culture.

It is this vision and drive that has developed the Meldrum Group into what we know today.  A large proportion of our work comes from referrals and repeat business – no doubt due to Dave’s focus on delivering quality results, on time and within budget; whilst also developing a team culture across the business and an employee environment where an individual can maximise their potential.

John Meldrum
JOHN MELDRUM

Group Chairman

John Meldrum was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Meldrum Group in February 2020. John has practical experience of start-up, early stage and large corporate business environments over a lifetime spent working in international software businesses across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Following a series of commercial and sales management appointments in the software industry, John retired from such full-time roles in order to apply his experience to other businesses across a variety of sectors. This includes advisory/mentoring roles with a number of early-stage tech businesses; co-founder/director of an animal hospital in Leeds (Frank Pets Hospital) as well as part-time chairman of Meldrum Group.

John is a Lancaster University honours graduate in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Marketing.

Cheryl James
CHERYL JAMES

Group HR & Marketing Director

Cheryl was appointed Group HR & Marketing Director in March 2020 after being promoted from Head of Business Support Services. After graduating with an honours degree in Business Administration she has worked in FTSE 100 & 250 businesses providing support to international Directors and CEO’s.

Cheryl joined Meldrum in 2016 and was shortlisted for Investors in People’s 2019 ‘Leader of the Year’ – one of only 7 finalists in the country.

Cheryl is Chartered MCIPD and has created and implemented people strategies and initiatives such as ‘Meldrum starts with me’ and our MAD Awards. She is instrumental in driving the culture, vision and strategy for the business and truly believes it all starts with our people.

John Davies
JOHN DAVIES

Group Managing Director

John joined Meldrum in March 2020 following the implementation of our Group structure.

John has over 35 year’s construction industry experience with a large proportion of that as a main contractor. He has been a key member of a team that was awarded The Queen’s Award for outstanding work in supporting communities and has a passion for the health and well-being of his teams; actively promoting a safe and supportive environment for them and encouraging them to continually add value during their daily operational routines.

As Group Managing Director his role is to oversee and drive operational delivery in line with our Group business strategy and to ensure such delivery is conducted with our core values at the heart of everything we do.

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OPERATING COMPANIES

Jonathan Mellis
JONATHAN MELLIS

Managing Director – Meldrum Structural and Civil Engineering Ltd

Jonathan has 28 years’ experience in civil engineering construction, along with strong leadership, programming and commercial skills. He has developed his career, starting out as an apprentice through to management, joining Meldrum in 2010.

Jonathan was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016 following 6 successful years of managing and growing our Civils Department and in 2019, following the introduction of the Group structure, Jonathan was appointed MD of Meldrum Structural and Civil Engineering Ltd.

Michael Robertson
MICHAEL ROBERTSON

Construction Director – Meldrum Structural and Civil Engineering Ltd

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry and has developed his career from a site Engineer to that of Construction Director, overseeing all the of Meldrum’s Civil and Structural Engineering projects from a delivery and technical perspective.

Michael has been with Meldrum for 9 years and has successfully delivered a range of projects such as (but not limited to) reinforced concrete structures, steel frames, waste water treatment plants, hard and soft landscaping, underpinning and basement works along with associated internal fit-outs.

Michael’s delivery is firmly embedded within Meldrum’s core values, resulting in 80% repeat business and referrals.

ROSS DOHERTY

Head of Building Services – Meldrum Building Services Ltd

Ross has over 20 years’ experience in the building services industry and has developed his career from apprentice to that of Head of building services, overseeing all the of Meldrum’s Building Services projects from initial tender enquiry to hand over and through the defects period, as well as input into the design department from a technical perspective.

Ross recently joined Meldrum to take over the successful building services department to deliver a range of projects such as (but not limited to) educational, residential, industrial, commercial and health care. With a proven track record Ross brings his experience to further strengthen Meldrum’s building services business.

STEPHEN DAVIES

Operations Director – Meldrum Facilities Ltd

Stephen has over 26 years’ experience delivering Facilities Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment works.  During this time Stephen has worked in pretty much every sector including Healthcare, Education, Emergency Services, Commercial and Industrial.

Stephen has a varied career spanning numerous disciplines. Having started his career on an FM Service Desk he then progressed into Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Commercial Management before moving into an Operations Directors Role which he has carried out successfully for over 10 years.

Stephen joined Meldrum in November 2021 with a strategy to grow the Facilities Management business whilst ensuring an exceptional service is delivered with Meldrum’s core values at its heart.