Mr. Paul Martin (48) from the Vale of Belvoir has worked with the firm since 2007 as Contracts Manager then General Manager and in his new role will oversee the company’s continuing expansion in Nottingham, the East Midlands and the Home Counties. His early career included project management in conservation for English Heritage and commercial contracts with blue chip clients such as BT and National Tyres. After 25 years in the industry he is especially keen to pursue his interest in the use of green technology in construction and the design process, working closely with Clients and their Architects.
Commenting on his new role, Paul says: “I will continue to base the company’s performance on delivering high quality design coupled with quality workmanship to individual projects, whether it is a ‘Grand Design high spec’ new home project, a Church rectory, a listed stately home or the refurbishment of a much loved community facility. Our reputation for delivering exceptional work in partnership with our customers underpins our commercial success and I will build on this along with enhancing our reputation.”
William Hill Builders is now one of the oldest, if not the oldest, building and construction company in Nottingham. Founded in 1875, the company maintained its strong commitment to the employment and training of local tradesmen despite the depression, upheavals of two World Wars, recessions and fierce competition from much larger competitors. Encouraging a new generation of skilled joiners, bricklayers and decorators is central to William Hill’s ethos and commitment to local apprenticeships. Fourth-generation family member and Chairman Andrew Hill, along with Co-Director David Stone, are now passing the hands-on management and, with their support, the future development of this family firm to Paul Martin.
Andy Hill said: “Paul knows the business very well and is highly respected by our clients as well as industry professionals, including architects who work closely with us. In a challenging market, where providing quality service and value for money remain vital, and is often the difference between success or failure, I know Paul will ably lead our company for everyone’s benefit and will allow the name of William Hill to continue for a long time to come. This Managing Directorship is in due recognition of Paul’s successful achievements with us. David and I wish him well.”