KEY STAFF

Karl Prosser

CHAIRMAN

Karl has been involved at Dales on a senior level since his appointment as Company Secretary in 2009 and was Managing Director from 2013 – 2022.

Following the consistent growth of the company under Karl’s watchful eye as Managing Director, he became Chairman in January 2023. In his role as Chairman, Karl is focussed on the strategic management of the company rather than the daily running of the business.

Qualified and experienced as both a (graduate) Engineer and Barrister, Karl has undertaken roles in the military, private legal practice and in senior-management.

Qualifications: Barrister, PgDip(Law), BSc(Hons-1st), AMRAeS, IEng, MIET

Colin Dales

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Colin started work at the company on the shop-floor. Over the years, he progressed through all departments culminating in the position of Managing Director for six years from 1996 to 2003.

After 13 years Colin left the business  to study law and later qualified as a Barrister, practicing at the independent Bar.

Colin returned to the business in 2012 to work on the sales and marketing side before securing promotion to Commercial Director in 2014.

Qualifications: Barrister, LLB(Hons-1st)

Andy Purdy

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Andy joined the business as a draftsman in 1995 and has worked in numerous roles within the organisation, including Project Manager, and Technical Representative for the Midlands and North of England, before joining the management team in 2009.

Andy was invited to become Operations Director in 2014. Having been part of Dales for twenty-eight successful years, Andy was appointed Managing Director in January 2023. 

As Managing Director, Andy is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company. His first management decision was that Dales must improve its environmental performance by achieving the Environmental Management System ISO EN BS 14001 by the end of 2023.

Qualifications: HND Building, MIET

Tom Strickland

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

After graduating from university in 2002 & qualifying as a Building Surveyor, Tom started work at Dales as a junior project manager. He successfully worked his way up through the design and sales departments and was promoted to Technical Director in 2017.

Tom’s key responsibilities are overseeing the project management department and managing several major sales accounts, as well as his involvement in the continued development of the company’s key products.

Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MIET

Kathryn Prosser

COMPANY SECRETARY

Kathryn joined the family business in 2014, following a 19 year career with the NHS as an RGN.

Managing the Administration & Accounts function at Dales, Kathryn fulfils the role of Company Secretary and is also in charge of Occupational Health & Employee Welfare.

Qualifications: DipHE

NICOLA CHAMBERS

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Nicola began her career with Smith Cooper LLP in 2007, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in September 2011. Nicola remained with Smith Cooper until March 2015 when she joined Dales.

The Shareholders & Board of Directors unanimously agreed to appoint Nicola as Finance Director in September 2020.​

Qualifications: ACA

Mike Pritchett National Sales Manager Dales Fabrications

Michael Pritchett

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Michael joined the business in November 2021.

Michael has spent the last 20 years in various external sales roles, with the last 14 years within the aluminium eaves sector.

He brings a wealth of experience from many years of working together with architects, contractors, and installers.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

Mike Garrett, Dales Senior Estimator

Mike Garrett

SENIOR ESTIMATOR

Mike joined the business in 2014, with 14 years of experience as an estimator, 7 of which were as a senior estimator.

Mike heads up Dales Estimating department. Day to day, Mike is involved in reviewing enquiries, liaising with customers, costing projects, and developing & designing new products.

Mike is also our Solar Shading specialist, drawing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to collaborate in the composition and delivery of Dales CPD seminars.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Microbiology

James Dooling, Dales Senior Project Manager

James Dooling

HEAD OF TECHNICAL

James joined Dales as a Project Manager 15 years ago and progressed to his current role as Head of Technical at the beginning of 2024.

James heads up the Project Management Department, overseeing and managing contracts from the initial point of order to job completion, creating CAD designs and offering technical support.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Product Design

David Pritchard, Dales Head of Technical

David Pritchard

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Shortly after completing his A levels, David joined the business in 2014 as an apprentice, studying Manufacturing Engineering BEng. Marking his success within the business, David progressed to his current role as Head of Production at the beginning of 2024.

Day-to-day, David’s responsibilities include leading the Production department, assigning delivery dates, producing manufacturing drawings, ordering stock & material, and training newcomers to the Production department.

Qualifications: BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

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Profile, Colour and surface finish samples available to order.

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VISIT OUR FACTORY

Dales welcomes all specifiers, engineers and clients to see our solutions being manufactured first hand.

Send your drawings

Send your drawings

Involve our design team early for optimum solutions by uploading your 2D drawings or provide a link to your 3D model here.

Request a site visit

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We can bring our experience and expertise directly to you at your site.

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