Head Office: Baxter Place, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0AP
Years of Mechanical & Electrical engineering experience
operating across the UK
A team of over 20+ industry experienced office staff
Technical Director, Company Owner and NICEIC Qualifying Supervisor
- Over 40+ years Electrical Experience
- Electrical Design and Technical Knowledge
- HV and LV Experience
- Qualified in 17th Edition and Inspection & Testing
After forging a successful working relationship with Lee Gardner at Norstead in 2006 Lee and Les decided to take the plunge and create their own successful business and Dongard was born!
Les is passionate about remaining at the heart of our site operations and is a regular visitor on sites inspecting the quality of our work and providing technical assistance to our site teams and clients.
Commercial Director and Company Owner
- Over 30+ years Electrical Experience
- HNC Qualified Electrical Engineer
- Vast Experience and Management in all Sectors; UK and International.
- IOSH Qualified
Lee left Norstead between 1992 and 1994 to gain some valuable experience as a commercial engineer with Balfour Kilpatrick working on all commercial aspects of multi-million pound M & E projects. Returning to Norstead in 1992 to head up their commercial/purchasing department remained at Norstead for a further 14 years where he met Les Donaldson.
After forging a successful working relationship with Les Donaldson at Norstead in 2006 Lee and Les decided to take the plunge and create their own successful business and Dongard was born!
Electrical Operations Director
- Electrical Design and Technical Knowledge; Time Served Electrician
- Experience in HV/LV and Controls Installations
- IOSH Qualified
- Diploma in Management and Leadership
During his time as Project Manager Josh completed a £1.7m project for one of the largest Dairies in the UK (Muller Wiseman) – the Dairy had suffered a catastrophic fire in the switch room and Dongard were given the complex task of getting the Dairy back up and running within 2 weeks. Josh and his team of 20 electricians completed this extraordinary task for the client and were subsequently rewarded the yearlong contract for the restoration of the dairy.
His dynamic approach and leadership qualities resulted in Lee and Les promoting Josh to Electrical Operations Director in 2015. Since becoming a Director of Dongard, Josh has been instrumental in the continued growth of the business and increasing the company’s’ turnover and profit margins. He currently leads a team of over 50 site technicians and 5 managers.
- Over 27+ years Mechanical and Plumbing Experience
- Mechanical Design and Technical Knowledge
- Management of projects ranging from £2,000 to £2million within SMEs and National PLC’s
- Practical, Design and Commercial Expertise
During his four year apprenticeship he gained invaluable site and technical experience with Gilwood Engineering and was subsequently promoted to Project Engineer and was responsible for estimating, designing and the project management of all site operations. After an initial eight years with Gilwood Chris went on to work for larger Mechanical and Electrical organisations such as Rotrax and ABB as a Senior Projects Manager completing a number of large prestigious M & E projects across the country. He then to returned to Gilwood as Mechanical and Plumbing Director until the business was sold in 2007.
Chris then went on to create an M & E business within Rok Plc. this grew from an organic start-up business employing just 1 person to a profitable £4 million business employing over 30 people within the space of 3 years. He subsequently left Rok Plc to create a renewables installation company Opus Green Limited in partnership with Gavin Richardson which generated in excess of £5 million of sales from a standing start and over £1 million of net margin in just 5 years.
Josh Boyle who worked alongside Chris at Gilwood and Rok subsequently contacted Chris to see if he would be interested in creating a Mechanical and Plumbing division with Dongard – and the rest as they say…!