OUR TEAM

Head Office: Baxter Place, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0AP

100

Years of Mechanical & Electrical engineering experience

24

Maintenance Helpdesk

365

operating across the UK

20

A team of over 20+ industry experienced office staff

Les Donaldson

Les Donaldson

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
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Les started his career as an apprentice electrician back in 1978 and through hard work, dedication and technical ability worked his way up from apprentice to site foreman and then site supervisor. He was then promoted to project engineer and worked for a number of large mechanical and electrical contractors such as ABB, Redpath Engineering, Lorne Stewart and Norstead.

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.

Lee Gardner

Lee Gardner

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
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Lee started his career as an apprentice electrical engineer back in 1988 with Norstead Engineering where during his apprenticeship he achieved ONC and HNC qualifications in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Lee remained at Norstead until the end of his apprenticeship and was promoted to a Project Engineer working on a number of large M & E projects including a £2M office development in the Centre of London, Docklands railway extension, a £1.8M Toyota Factory in Derby and a £1.4M Hewlett Packard Office Development in Bracknell.

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!