Recruited initially as Company Secretary in 2009 due to his experience at the independent Bar, Karl subsequently took over as Managing Director in 2013 due to a restructuring 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 and has engendered consistent growth and expansion of the business developing new areas of revenue such as architectural polyester powder coating with Dales being the only Syntha Pulvin Approved Applicator located in the East Midlands.
Qualifications: Barrister, PgDip(Law), BSc(Hons-1st), AMRAeS, IEng, MIET
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, PgDip(Law), LLB(Hons-1st)
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
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.
Qualifications: HND Building, MIET
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.
Nicola began her career with Smith Cooper LLP in 2007, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in September 2011. Following qualification, Nicola remained with Smith Cooper up until March 2015 when she joined Dales’ as an internal accountant.
After 5 years in her internal accountancy role, the Shareholders and Board of Directors at Dales unanimously agreed that Nicola had fully delivered on her pledge to improve the financial management strategies at Dales: She was appointed as Finance Director in September 2020.