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The Sharkey Story

The joinery business founded by George Sharkey has grown and developed over almost five decades into its current form as a national construction services provider, with particular expertise in interior fit-out and refurbishment.

1969

Company founded by George Sharkey as a sole trader

1980’s

George’s sons, Stephen and Scott, join the family business

1996

Stephen and Scott Sharkey assume ownership

2008

Billy Harrison appointed MD, supported by an experienced leadership team

2013

Sharkey extend its UK offering with the opening of a London office

2017

Opening of a Manchester office to better serve a growing list of clients in the region

2019

Sharkey celebrates its 50th anniversary

George started as a sole trader in 1969 and quickly built a successful business based on quality, service and integrity, with the customer at the centre of everything he did, establishing core business principles that endure to this day.

George’s decision to introduce his sons into the business in the early 1980s marked a significant milestone in the company’s development, paving the way for George to step back in 1996 to allow Stephen and Scott to assume ownership of Sharkey.

This next chapter saw Stephen and Scott deliver their vision of expansion and development, carefully constructed on the core values that served George so well in his creation of a confident, trusted, sustainable business.

The brothers presided over a transformation in the scale, reach and capability of the business over the next decade during which turnover experienced exceptional growth, the client base continued to expand, and the company’s reputation for service quality and value was enhanced.

2008 saw the appointment of Billy Harrison as Managing Director who, supported by an experienced leadership team, has encouraged a culture that links a systematic approach to process with a drive to fully understand and fulfil the needs of the client. This approach helped sustain outstanding business performance during a challenging economic period and built stronger foundations for the latest phase of growth at Sharkey.

Now into its 6th decade, Sharkey is constantly looking to the future but in setting visions for the years to come will never lose sight of its history and the major part it has played in making the company what it is today.

OUR PEOPLE

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook

Surveyor

Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Pre-construction Director

William Macmillan

William Macmillan

Estimating Director

Ellie Cook

Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward

Administration Manager

Craig Stewart

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

Contracts Manager

Jim Black

Jim Black

Business Development Director

Scott Campbell

Chris Mcmanus

Chris Mcmanus

Account Lead Surveyor

David Lindsay

David Lindsay

Account Manager

Karolina Swietlik

Scott Henry

Contracts Manager

Ross Sharkey

Account Estimator

Craig Moodie

Assistant Design Manager

Jacqui Cunningham

Account Lead Estimator

Neil Fordyce

Brand Manager

Stewart Campbell

Business Systems and Compliance Director

Jo Middleton

Quantity Surveyor

Graeme Bisset

Senior Surveyor

Stephen Young

Contracts Manager

Alex Keighren

Technical Director

Grant McQuarrie

IT Manager

William Ratcliffe

Contracts Manager

Scott Hagart

Contracts Director

John Jackson

Contracts Manager

Jana Ruminas

Document Controller

Mark Blair

Contracts Manager

Ashley Spratt

Surveyor

Tam Chappell

Buying Manager

Scott Gardner

Commercial Director

Danny Gifford

Account Lead Estimator

Greg Halliday

Assistant Surveyor

Clémence Tyrel De Poix

Assistant Surveyor

Campbell Morrison

Commercial Compliance Consultant

Colin Buckley

Design Manager

Douglas Thomson

Contracts Director

Scott McCroskery

Projects Manager

Mark Halliday

Contracts Director

Graeme Maclean

Finance Director

Angus MacLennan

Group Finance Director

Billy Harrison

Managing Director

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Edinburgh office

+44 (0)131 653 2888

Newhailes Road
Edinburgh
EH21 6SY

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