We are recognised as market leaders because of our employees and their dedication to providing the best service possible.
Our loyal team are committed to our company ethos of always providing excellent customer services and the best construction products available.
We strive as a company to maintain our industry-leading reputation and encourage and empower our people to be the best that they can be. The company’s continuous investment in its workforce is reflected in continuous training and people development.
As part of our ongoing development and improvement plan, David Ball Group Ltd is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BES 6001.
A Chemical Engineer by background, he started his career with the chemicals arm of a multi-national oil and gas company. His early career was spent in operations management and engineering, and led to Chartered Engineer status. He worked in financial, commercial and procurement roles, his last role being business manager for a portfolio of solvents businesses.
A desire to develop his career in a different environment and with new challenges led him to move to a premium supplier of construction chemicals. His role grew from General Manager to Vice President level in Sales & Marketing, and in running the international export team, selling into four continents. Before joining David Ball Group Wayne spent four years as VP Europe, including manufacturing operations in Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom.
When approached about the CEO role at David Ball Group, Wayne was struck by the enthusiasm and passion of the team, as well as the support and long-term commitment of the shareholders. The high service levels offered in the waterproofing business, based around the famous PUDLO brand, stood out and were highly valued by the customer base. The ability to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of the construction industry through the Cemfree technology was an important factor in Wayne’s decision to join the company.
He trained as a Chartered Management Accountant and has worked in numerous sectors. In his early career these included engineering, capital goods distribution, hygiene rental and a government ‘quango’. He gained all-round experience in financial management, planning & analysis and costing.
At the age of 34, in a quest to widen his experiences, Martin trained as a secondary school teacher. He taught A-level students and lectured on professional accountancy courses. He also took up the opportunity to be an author for two educational publishers.
Back in industry, Martin joined a stock exchange listed company as financial controller, and was subsequently promoted to Finance Director where he played a major role in several business acquisitions. After this he was Finance Director at Sylmar Technology, and together with the MD completed a successful MBO at the height of the financial crisis.
Martin was attracted to DBG because of the huge growth opportunities both in the UK and worldwide and he looks forward to seeing the company go from strength to strength.
Alan’s experience spans over 20 years in the concrete industry having previously worked in a commercial role within ARC (now part of Hanson) and more recently with Tarmac as Special Products Manager.
Outside of the office, Alan is Regional Chairman of the Concrete Society, and regularly delivers presentations about such issues as watertight projects or high performance concrete solutions. He also enjoys riding his Triumph Bonneville motorbike in his spare time.
In this role, Oliver is responsible for the integration of sustainable procurement into our company working practices. He oversees the sourcing of equipment and materials as well as international export and importing of products. Furthermore, Oliver is head of the Specialist Sands division of David Ball Group and involved in product development. He oversaw the planning and execution of the company’s transition from offices in Bar Hill to its new site in Bourn – which involved managing stock on both sites – without any disruption.
Oliver has a BA Hons in Management from Anglia Ruskin University. He is also IOSH qualified for managing safety.
Peter is regarded as a global figure in construction materials, with several hundred publications and patents to his name. In 2006 he was awarded the U.K. Concrete Society Gold Medal, and in 2000 was given the Polish honour “Officer’s Cross of Merits” for excellence in Science and Technical Cooperation. He is a three times President of the U.K. Concrete Society, and Past President of the European Union of Agrément, the European Organisation for Technical Approvals, the U.K. Research and Development Society and the Cement and Admixtures Association.
Peter joined David Ball Group in 2011 as Director of Research and Development, and is responsible for managing our on-site laboratory, overseeing the improvement of existing products and the development of new ones. He is currently Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Magazine of Concrete Research, President of the Institute of Concrete Technology, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials.
Since then, Rowan has transformed the company’s training programme for factory employees and has implemented measures to further the quality standards of David Ball Group. He is currently working on attaining the Environmental Management ISO 14001standard. Rowan is also responsible for organising the production and transportation of both national and international orders as well as ensuring the smooth running of factory procedures. He is trained for internal audit practices with a QMS qualification as well as two further City & Guilds technology training qualifications.
Gillian joined David Ball Group in 1999 as PA to the Chairman, David. Within a few years she had become increasingly involved in organising the company’s finances, and in November 2012 she completed the transition to Finance Manager. In this role, Gillian’s main activities involve preparing monthly management accounts and liaising with an external auditor.