Our people

Darren Pettitt - Director/Founder

Darren Pettitt

Director/Founder

Darren is a highly motivated individual who has a passion for delivering projects at all levels. Having worked in construction for over 2 decades and prior to co-founding Curo Construction Ltd he was a Projects Director for a major contractor where he was responsible for the delivery of a number of their most prestigious and challenging projects.

Over the years Darren has gained experience working in a range of sectors, including new build, refurbishment, hotels, commercial offices, residential, hospitals and the industrial sector.

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Steve Conlin

Director

Steve is a client focused individual recognising that first class delivery and managing the client’s complex expectations are paramount to the success of any business, this, coupled with the belief that the highest calibre of delivery staff will guarantee success and with that success brings new and repeat business.

He has specialised in leisure, education, retail, commercial, mixed-use developments, high end residential, civils and structurally complex refurbishments.

Steve brings with him 30 + years of industry experience to his role as a Director. Steve boasts a progressive career path having held positions at a young age as Managing Director of a construction division for a major UK plc and a private company.

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Jon Simmonds

Commercial Director

Jon is an integral member of the senior management team and has 3 decades of experience in the industry. Jon trained as a quantity surveyor with Bowmer and Kirkland where he was involved in a wide range of multi-million pound new build and fit out projects. His career progressed rapidly over the years and now boasts an impressive track record of successful delivery having forged long standing relationships with professional teams and supply chain.

Jon is a team player with a good understanding of the construction process, this strength is valuable when combining cost consideration and practical problems. An ability to think laterally enables him to offer innovative input that will allow economical solutions to be found.

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Rob Gordon

Operations Director

Rob works in a very ‘hands on’ and versatile way. Utilising over 20 years of experience with founder Darren Pettitt, in a variety of sectors, he ensures all members of a project team are making a difference to the bigger picture. As a cornerstone of Curo Construction he leads and thrives on building quality, caring and collaborative teams, which leads to effective project delivery with ownership of process and trust at all levels to ensure delivery of quality.

Rob maintains excellent lines of communication with all parties. His ability to form strong relationships with clients, consultants, colleagues and the supply chain, is key to a project’s success.

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Peter Wylie

Planning & Design Director

Peter a competent and resourceful individual with over ten years’ experience in the construction industry carrying out lead planning and design management roles for a number of major contractors.

Peter has worked on a number of high profile projects covering a broad range of sectors in and around central London enabling him to develop an excellent grasp of different forms of construction whilst communicating confidently with the wide range of stakeholders involved within a construction project including clients, design and project teams.

A key asset to the business, Peter is able to keep calm under pressure and strives to ensure planning and design support is proactive throughout live construction projects and preconstruction.

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Jez Richardson

SHE Director

Jez has over 3 decades of experience in construction, working with a Tier 1 contractor and manufacturing with a Blue Chip company, giving him a wealth of knowledge both practical and academic that he implements at all levels of Curo Construction. Jez provides all our project teams with the required in-house support in Safety, Health, Environmental and Health & Wellbeing.

He has also pioneered and leads training modules direct to our onsite teams on subjects including Asbestos Awareness, Fire Safety, Fire Marshall / Warden, Manual Handling, Risk Assessments and Abrasive Wheels Training. Jez also passionately supports our site management teams with supply chain appraisals and is an authoriser for safety approvals, incident investigation and reporting.

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Dean Jones

Commercial Director

Dean with over 2 decades of experience has lead commercial roles in many key schemes over a large range of sectors including Residential, Commercial and Refurbishment and provides the team with vital experience in the use of many forms of contract including JCT, NEC and GC Works (both Design and Build and Traditional Forms).

Dean focuses his energy on forging excellent relationships with Clients and their teams and advocating the mutual benefit to the success of any project from adopting a collaborative approach from the outset. Overseeing all commercial functions of any project, he provides the leadership and practical support to project teams to ensure that all reporting, cost advice and challenges are managed effectively.

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Patrick Mays

Director

Patrick has contributed to the happiness of many clients and consultants over the past 2 decades in all aspects of construction, from large commercial developments and blue-chip projects, to educational, industrial, data centres and high-end residential schemes with varying complexity, contract types and values.

Over this period Patrick has developed exceptional relationships within the industry based on mutual respect and understanding of all parties. Because of this Patrick drives engagement as a key focus and his understanding and careful coordination will align our strategies both on and off site.

Patrick will not miss a thing, with his meticulous approach to implementing New Growth Strategies. He will work with clients to ensure best value for money is achieved and long lasting relationships are developed and nurtured.

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