Our people

We bring years of large contractor experience to a professional SME – the result is brilliant homes.

Our people are what sets us apart. We are a blend of youth and experience, driven by a determination to deliver a first-class job time after time.

Our leadership team has almost 100 years’ combined experience, working at large UK building contractors. We are bringing this to the SME sector and are focused on delivering superb customer service and high-quality homes every time.

Our Team

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Carl Mulkern
Managing Director

Carl is a Chartered Builder who has spent the last 25 years working in the construction industry, across a multitude of major residential projects. An expert in project planning and construction technologies, from high-rise concrete frames, to low-rise estate regeneration. Importantly, Carl understands that the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management are the highest priority for any project and construction business.

Nic Davies
Managing Director

Nic is a founding Group Board Director at Helix, with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, including seven years as a Commercial Director at a major national contractor, responsible for delivering annual budgets in excess of £50m. While maintaining a leadership role on the Group Board, Nic takes responsibility for steering new business growth and development at Helix, as we continue to deliver on our ambition as a professional construction company to build brilliant new homes across both the public and private sectors.

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Charlie Scherer
Non-Executive Director

Charlie has spent the last 10 years leading national operations in the residential contracting and partnerships sector. He is now working alongside selected organisations in the development and contracting sector, supporting the business planning function and practical fulfilment of their individual plans. This includes Charlie’s non-executive appointment with Helix.

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David Jowett
Commercial Director

David has 14 years’ experience in the construction industry, starting as a Trainee Surveyor and progressing to senior commercial roles, working across a multitude of residential projects for a national main contractor. David has responsibility to ensure that the Helix Group maintains the highest standards of financial control, together with protecting the best interests of our clients and supply chain partners.

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Gillian Durrant
Senior Executive Support

Gillian joined the Helix team with a wealth of experience providing support services in both the public and private sectors. She now provides invaluable executive support to the Helix Board, while managing customer and community relationships.

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Ian West
Contracts Manager

Ian is a highly organised and experienced construction professional, with an approachable and clear style of leadership. He has a meticulous approach to project detail, health & safety and programme management. Ian has experience of project-managing a wide range of high and low-rise residential schemes – some in excess of £100m. He takes pride in setting not only the highest standards of build quality, but also ensuring excellent engagement with every project stakeholder from the client to the local community.

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Matthew Sargent
Head of Design

Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, including senior technical roles at some of the UK’s largest construction companies. He now provides invaluable design, technical and pre-construction support to the Helix Group. Matt is expert in ensuring a cost-effective, affordable and high-quality integrated design. He is well organised, committed and respectful, with a strong focus on our clients’ strategic objectives.

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Our supply chain partners

Our Suppliers

Our clients benefit from the strong relationships we have with a trusted range of local supply partners. This is crucial to us ensuring that we build brilliant homes – every time.

We aim to support our suppliers over the long-term and, as part of this partnership approach, our suppliers commit to delivering against our exacting standards of workmanship and also customer service. Our procurement process includes a focus on the employment other SME organisations wherever possible.

At Helix we are always keen to hear from skilled businesses in the Thames Valley and South East that would like to work with us and help build brilliant homes for our public and private sector clients.

To find out more and to request a supplier pre-qualification questionnaire please contact us.

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