Meet The Vale Southern Construction Team

Martin West

Managing Director


Martin has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. For 21 years he has been working with Vale Builders Southern Ltd. Martin started with Vale Builders originally as a carpenter and was quickly promoted to site manager; in 1994 he became Contracts Manager. During 2006 he purchased the firm from his co-directors and since that time the company has grown into a multi-million pound business with Martin as Managing Director.

Graeme Hodge

Managing Surveyor


Graeme has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. For 15 years he has been working with Vale Builders Southern Ltd. Graeme started life as a trainee surveyor with a Chartered Surveying company and is now our managing surveyor. Alongside Dave Wright he has been the driving force behind the many Premier Inn Projects that we have completed for Whitbread.

Oliver West

Assistant Commercial Manager


Oliver who joined in 2011 has recently be appointed Assistant Commercial Manger. He will be providing commercial support to the company whilst working alongside the Commercial Manager.

Karen Whitehead

Financial Controller


Karen has been working at Vale Builders for the past 19 years and as well as her role as Financial Controller she is PA to Martin West and oversees all office administration within the company.

Dave Wright

Contracts Manager


Dave has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. For 15 years he has been working with Vale Builders Southern Ltd. Dave started his career as a carpenter/cabinet maker, gaining skills in general construction and new builds projects. Over time he moved into mainstream construction gaining experience and qualifications in site management his love of the hospitality environment has seen him complete many new build projects for both Whitbread and Greene King.

Tony Winter

Technical Support


Tony has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. For 18 years he has been working with Vale Builders Southern Ltd. Tony started with us as a Site Manager and then decided to hang up his tools and joined the office team giving technical support to our sites.

Catherine May

Accounts Assistant


After re-joining the company after a 5 year absence in October 2014 and having completed her AAT in accounting Cat has been promoted to Accounts Assistant.

Sue Saunders

Administrator/ Purchase Ledger Clerk


Sue has recently joined the company and has brought with her a wealth of experience of the Construction Industry to help our busy office.