History & Directors
Throughout the decades Pacy and Wheatley have enjoyed sustainable growth primarily through repeat business through their clients. David Wheatley, Chairman continues to have an active steering role in the business whilst Anthony Wheatley, Group Managing Director, and Craig Wheatley, Board and Acoustic Division Director, coupled Non Executive Directors Mike Rix make up the remainder of the Board.
David Wheatley, Chairman
David was a founding member of the business in the late 1960's and was Managing Director for some forty years. Over this period he has seen and managed many changes within the construction industry. With his active interest in people development, Pacy and Wheatley were one of the first construction companies in the UK to be accredited with the Investors in People standard. David's hobbies include sailing, cycling, skiing and more recently golf and gardening, but he still has time to be actively involved in the business.
Anthony Wheatley, Managing Director
Anthony started his career with Pacy and Wheatley at an early age, during the school summer holidays. Working predominantly within the company's own joinery workshop, machining and assembling doors and windows together with labouring duties on site. During this time he obtained a good grounding in aspects of the industry and ultimately decided on his career path. After studying at Trent Polytechnic for three years, successfully gaining an HND in Building Studies, he continued his industry placement with Norwest Holst as a Site Engineer. In 1993 Anthony then made the move to Pacy and Wheatley as a Contract Coordinator and progressed to Estimator, with other responsibilities in company accounts, planning and estimating functions. He gained his Directorship in 1996 and promoted to Managing Director in 2006. Anthony is a keen sailor, keeps fit at the local gym, plays tennis and is married with two children.
Craig Wheatley, Director
Craig came to the company at the age of 18, following earlier years as an apprentice carpenter where he received a City and Guilds Accreditation. He worked onsite as a joiner and very quickly became interested in all aspects of construction. He later became a site manager, supervising substantial projects. He moved to head office in 2004 as a project manager with a number of large schemes being completed successfully. He now heads up the Acoustic Division. Craig received his Directorship in 2005 and is highly respected among all employees, being a problem solver and 'hands on' type of person. Personal interests include sailing with the Enterprise Class Association, where he won Junior National Sailing Championship. He continues to do exceptionally well in National and Worldwide Enterprise class Championships and succeeded in 2019 Winning National championships which was a massive achievement. Craig is also a keen golfer.
Nigel Chambers, Operations and Commercial Director
Nigel is an experienced professional, with almost 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Starting at Pacy and Wheatley in August 2016 as Operations and Commercial Manager, Nigel quickly gained the confidence of the Board of Directors, and was promoted to a Director, becoming a Main Board Member in January 2018. Nigel’s background is in Quantity Surveying, gaining a BSc in Quantity Surveying at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has worked for several top tier main contractors across a range of market sectors, working in residential, commercial, industrial and retail environments.
With a keen eye for efficiency and process with a purpose, as well as a need to provide high quality products, Nigel was brought in to head up the Commercial and Construction departments within a growing, family owned and run business. He is used to managing a team of quantity surveyors/estimators and construction admin personnel, which will be enhanced in his operational role to include on-site teams at Pacy and Wheatley. Nigel has been brought in to ensure profitability is maintained, and delivery and opportunity for all improved as the business continues to develop and grow.
Nigel enjoys watching football and music concerts, and spending time with the dogs and the kids.
Tim Scott, Operations and Commercial Director
Tim is an experienced professional, with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. Starting at Pacy and Wheatley in February 2017 as Operations and Commercial Manager for the recently established Interiors Division, Tim quickly gained the confidence of the Board of Directors, and was promoted to a Director, becoming a Main Board Member in January 2019. Tim’s background is in Business Management, gaining an HND in Business Management at Doncaster Business School. He has worked for several top tier Interior fit out main contractors across a range of market sectors, working in, retail, leisure and commercial environments.
With a keen eye for efficiency and process with a purpose, as well as a need to provide high quality products, Tim was brought in to head up the Interiors Division within a growing, family owned and run business. He is used to managing a team of quantity surveyors/estimators/ project manager’s and admin personnel, which will be enhanced in his operational role to include on-site teams at Pacy and Wheatley Interiors. Tim has been brought in to develop the Interiors Division, to grow profitability and to ensure delivery and opportunity for all is improved as the business continues to develop and grow.
Tim enjoys playing and watching golf, listening to music, current affairs and history, and spending time with his dog, wife and son
Joe Ridgeway, Construction Director
Joe has a broad range of knowledge relating to the construction industry. He joined the company in 2006 from a project management & surveying background in Retail, Leisure and Care sector Refurbishments and leads projects to the value of 7 million.
Recently promoted to Construction Director, he is a valuable member of the team, with a ‘can do’ positive attitude. One of the long term aims for Joe is to be accredited with MCIOB, which is nearing completion, being duly recognised as ‘ Student of the year in 2018 by the CIOB’.
His outside activities include golfing, keeping fit and spending quality time with the family.
Mike Rix, Board Adviser
Mike consults in demanding organisations large and small. He has worked extensively in all sectors, public, private and voluntary. He has also worked with many global as well as UK businesses. His particular interests are in helping people and organisations deliver results that they might not otherwise achieve. He works mainly with Boards, senior management teams and individual executives as both consultant and coach. He currently holds three non executive director positions with organisations from completely different sectors. He brings these different views, perspectives and complete objectivity to the creation and implementation of the company's strategies and plans.