Our people are key to our business; WT Parker employ over 300 employees nationwide and it is their drive, dedication and passion that lead to excellent results. The profiles shown below illustrate a cross section of the skill sets owned by our people.
Sean Smyth: Chairman and Managing Director
Sean originally joined the business as an apprentice and literally has worked his way to the top. This gives him an invaluable hands-on knowledge to which he can apply his communication, negotiation and organisational skills that are well renowned by customers and industry peers alike.
Sean has held the position of Managing Director of the Company since 1997 and Chairman since 2003. He is also the Managing Director of the parent company, WT Parker Group Ltd.
On call almost 24/7, Sean has little spare time but enjoys watching Derby County, is a keen gardener and enjoys socialising.
Sean has also offered his valuable experience to help others in the industry serving at Branch and Regional Chairman of Electrical Contractors Association. He currently serves on the Council of the ECA and was elected a Board Member of the ECA in May 2012.
Sean has also raised the profile of the local ECA Social Committee by organising a sell out dinner dance at Pride Park, monies raised for the EEIBA and other local charities has exceeded over £50k in recent years.
Nigel Bonner: Design and Estimating Team Director
Nigel has been the Commercial Director of the Company since 1997. His skills in design using the most up to date technology to fulfil customer requirements are unsurpassed. A highly experienced negotiator, he leads a team of some dozen M&E estimators and designers from the front, promoting the Company’s objectives of quality and value, ability and reliability to maximise customer satisfaction in the interests of mutual success.
Nigel has over many years served on both regional and branch committees of the Electrical Contractors Association, from President of the Derby and Burton branch and heavily involved in fund raising for local charities. He is also a keen promoter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Andrew Benton: Grantham and Eastern Region Operations Director
Andrew is the Regional Director responsible for the successful operation of our Grantham and Eastern areas. He entered the industry as an apprentice with WT Parker and, like Sean, has worked at all levels within the Company, having become Contracts Director in 1999 before taking over his current role in 2008. His organisational and communication skills are well suited to such a geographically and commercially diverse area with customers ranging across both public and private sectors.
When not working, Andrew enjoys travelling to destinations both exotic and not so exotic.
Stuart Driscoll: Operations Director
Stuart has joined WT Parker after almost 30 years in the M&E services industry delivering major projects of various degrees of complexity predominantly on a design and build basis, from a student apprentice to contract and team management, with a strong mechanical and multidiscipline approach his ability to lead teams and build relationships with clients and staff alike will ensure that WT Parker develop their business in key strategic areas.
Outside of work, as well as being a governor at two schools, Stuart enjoys spending time with his family and is a qualified Rugby league coach.