Meet the team
Meet our management team
Jonathan was bought up in Belfast before moving to England in 1980. He graduated from Aston University in 1984 with a degree in Building Economics and Management. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. He started his career with John Laing Construction, before moving to a contractor specialising in groundworks and RC frames. Jonathan set up J P Dunn Construction in 1999. He has been the Managing Director throughout the subsequent twenty years during which time the company has grown to become a market leader within its sector, with an innovative approach to the successful delivery of complex projects.
Jonathan believes in a collaboration with his Clients, and delivering a quality product both safely and on time. This ethos is shared throughout the business.
Contracts Director (Pre-Construction)
Nick graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1998 with a degree in Engineering Surveying. He then joined John Mowlem where he developed his technical skills as Project Engineer. Nick joined J P Dunn Construction in 2004 where he steadily progressed from Site Engineer to Project Manager. Nick now leads the highly experienced Pre-Construction team.
Through early engagement and a collaborative approach Nick is able to work closely with clients to obtain early cost and programme certainty. Nick’s keen eye for detail, technical background and awareness of innovative building techniques have helped secure some of J P Dunn Construction’s more complex projects.
Contracts Director (Operations)
Kevin has worked for J P Dunn Construction since 1999, where he progressed from site foreman to Project Manager. Now as Contracts Director he leads the Construction team, where he oversees the day to day running of all of our projects. Kevin’s experience, knowledge and pragmatic approach to the construction process, enables him to assist the site teams in delivering a better product both safely and on time. His ability to work closely with clients and our own site teams enables him to establish and maintain a collaborative relationship.
Yllka graduated from University of Tirana in 1999 with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering. Yllka has over 15 years of commercial experience in groundworks and RC frame in the UK. Yllka leads the Surveying department of the business. Her honest and dedicated approach to her work contributes to commercial support provided to clients throughout the project. Yllka’s focus is on providing accurate information on final costs throughout each project and in minimising cost movements through intervention where there is change.
James joined J P Dunn Construction in 2016. James has over 20 years experience in product planning, buying and terminal stock management in both the UK and Asia. He is responsible for all procurement planning and management within J P Dunn Construction and is tasked with keeping costs in line and deliveries on time! With a focus on margin versus overheads, James uses initiative, drive and enthusiasm to maximise the company’s profits through value engineering and a tight stock control.
Head of Accounts
Arun joined as a financial controller and has been with J P Dunn Construction for 10 years. He ensures all accounting activities and internal audits comply with financial regulations and that he meets the statutory deadlines for our accounts and tax affairs. He is responsible for producing monthly management accounts, VAT, company payroll and pensions. Arun works with auditors to prepare the annual financial statements and dealing with HMRC. Other responsibilities within his varied role include HR, IT hardware and company mobiles.
Arun has worked in implementing new procedures to support an efficient accounts department. He focuses on process efficiency and is always looking for ways to improve service and results. He also takes care of the accounting functions of our subsidiary company Temporary Flooring Protection Ltd.
With over 30 years of experience, in all manner of accounting and finance roles, he has established a smooth running department and keeping the team in check! Arun enjoys his role beyond just numbers; he enjoys interacting with colleagues across the company and seeing the business growing successfully. Outside of work, Arun enjoys travelling & badminton.
David qualified in mechanial engineering in 1989 and has been working in the field of construction plant and tool hire ever since – both with nationwide plant hire businesses and later with Byrne Bros, a leading UK RC frame contractor.
At J P Dunn Construction David has been in charge of the plant division based in Woking since 2015. During this period the company has moved towards increasing plant ownership – both mechanical plant and formwork systems – and David manages the Woking set-up more or less autonomously to ensure all plant is well maintained and that there is a prompt response to the requirements of each site.