Brendan Griffin

Background

Brendan established Falco in June 2005. He remains the company’s Managing Director and driving force, having taken it from a virtual standing-start to tier-1 contractor status, employing over 150 staff with a turnover in excess of £15 million.

His success has drawn upon the experience of over 30 years spent in the utilities/construction sectors. He started his career in 1983 as an apprentice

carpenter/joiner for the Harpenden-based contractor Jarvis Limited. Whilst working at Bonner & Cook in Bedford he studied at Luton University gaining Chartered Status, MCIOB, in 1994.

That year he made his move into the utilities sector, joining Brophy, a subsidiary of Thames Water renamed Subterra, which specialised in groundworks to facilitate maintenance and repair of the water infrastructure. He worked his way up from Site Engineer to Site Agent and Contracts Manager during his 11 years at the Thames Water contractor before leaving in 2005 to set-up his own company.

Responsibilities

Brendan remains a hands-on presence in the company’s day-to-day operations, able and willing to apply his experience to provide guidance and assistance. He oversees the tendering process for major contracts and is in daily contact with other Directors and senior managers, maintaining a constantly updated knowledge of current work performance.

In his role as MD, he is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of corporate policy and procedures as well as Falco’s health and safety management system. Other roles include expansion of the corporate client base and procurement of new work.

Credentials / Accreditations

  • CSCS Contract Managers Card (Black card)
  • SMSTS
  • IOSH Directing Safely

Client Testimonial

Falco undertake works in a very professional manner delivering to the required quality and met the time and cost deliverables with an excellent safety culture throughout.

Mick Walsh, Construction Project Manager, Tideway Central

We are so pleased with the new Pumping Station installation (FLIP) in Putney. What was a complex and difficult task involving planning issues, significant spoil removal and excavation in a confined space was swiftly completed by the team at Falco.

Carl Leadbeater, Head of Waste Networks, Thames Water

Falco discharged their duties with great care and professionalism. Their multi-disciplined team seamlessly accommodated fluctuations in programme and unexpected challenges that occurred during the Counters Creek project.

Kevin Parcell, Contract Director, Morrison Utilities Services

It is a great advantage for us to have a subcontractor with expertise in both power and water disciplines.

Mick Walsh, Construction Project Manager, Tideway Central

We were very impressed with Falco’s delivery of one of the more challenging cable installation projects we have commissioned. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Shaun Rulton, Senior Project Manager, Dunamis

Falco’s team worked with ourselves and other third parties such as Drax in a very professional and competent manner to get work completed to Thames Water requirements.

Abi Elmhori, Project Manager, Agility Alliance KCD

We have been very impressed with the way Falco micro-managed a challenging programme of FLIPs installations in the Borough to minimise the disruption to the residents involved.

Lee Currie, Environmental Dept, Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Falco’s performance in delivering challenging projects within a tight timescale is outstanding. Their range skills and capabilities combined with an ability to overcome obstacles and devise innovative solutions are keys to its success. Their team’s ability to seamlessly manage a number of different stakeholders and interfaces to get-the-job-done is also extremely impressive.

Tony Harrage, Technical Coordinator FLIPS Team, Thames Water

Falco have provided an excellent service to Galliford Try. Our teams have worked well together to deliver on-programme and meet the needs of our client, stakeholders and Thames Water customers. Customer service has been excellent resulting in a number of written commendations from customers.

Andy Wolfe, Senior Project Manager, MGjv

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