Role Group are leading site service providers for infrastructure projects across the civils, rail, highways and utilities sectors
Within our four divisions we have the capability to supply skilled labour, subcontract package works, site logistics, design, install and manage full traffic management set ups and provide construction and rail training including occupational health services.
Established in 2016, Role Group was conceptualised by David McHugh, Managing Director, as an outcome of his extensive experience and ability to identify the requirement for skilled, reliable and experienced operatives in the construction, civils and rail industries.
The Role Group team are diligent in sourcing skilled and reliable trades and labour. Our current database consists of highly skilled operatives who have been assessed via our stringent vetting processes. The skills held by our operatives are reviewed on a regular basis with training offered to those who require renewals or upskilling via our in-house training company, Role Training Ltd. As a result of our synergetic recruitment and compliance strategies, we have the ability to provide clients with multi-skilled and flexible operatives at relatively short notice.
As a team of experienced recruiters, Role Group have a vast number of years’ experience under their belts. Our team are familiar with the regulations and compliance requirements that are a part of every construction project in the UK. On previous projects, we have built strong relationships with a variety of skilled tradespeople and are seen as a valued and reliable supplier within the sector. Our team has collectively transformed our expertise and knowledge into a respectable and dependable recruitment firm.
We have collaborated with our clients on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK. We have provided trades and labour, as well as logistical staff, to projects such as the Southall Waterside, Imperial College London, Highbury Corner Tunnels, Waterloo Platform Extension and the AMP 6 Framework. We are currently preparing our workforce to participate in the new AMP 7 Framework which will see Role Group provide trades and labour, logistical staff, confined spaces operatives and specialised utilities teams.
Aims for the future:
We are working to expand our workforce whilst maintaining our current quality of skilled trades and labour as we have the ability to upskill our operatives, in house, at no extra cost to our clients. Our new training centre will be supported by an innovative booking system, that will allow our operatives to easily book the training or renewals that they require. We are currently implementing a plan to expand our order book significantly by 2022 and aim to open a Role Group satellite office at a new location within the UK.
Meet The Team
Training Centre Manager
David McHugh, Managing Director
David is considered a trusted advisor by many of clients, he works tirelessly to maintain existing relationships and nurture new business opportunities whilst delivering key business objectives.
David brings a rare blend of business development, production, and delivery to his role as Managing Director. With an academic background in Commerce from NUI Galway, and years of experience as a labour and account manager, he is adept at connecting organisational requirements with labour and training solutions. A trusted recruitment and training professional, he guides clients and understands their needs whilst having his finger firmly on the pulse of the construction industry. David has worked with many of the UK’s leading contractors and has helped to provide recruitment solutions where others have come up short.
When he isn’t perfecting his swing on the golf course, David can be found cheering on his beloved Aston Villa at their home ground in Birmingham.
Derek Moore, Compliance Manager
With more than 28 years’ experience in management – including adapting his skills to act as a commercial, operations and compliance manager at prominent construction and rail enterprises – Derek brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Compliance Manager.
Prior to joining Role Recruitment and Training, he developed significant engagements with a range of principal contractors and SMEs, nurtured long lasting mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders and implemented strategic business and operational plans.
Derek does not shy away from accepting new challenges and sees it as an opportunity to develop his existing skills. During the course of the next few months, Derek’s aim is to engage with more potential and existing clients in order to build a concise understanding of what they need and want from their supply chain in the current economic climate.
Greg Crowley, Financial Controller
As Financial Controller, Greg is responsible for safeguarding the clerical functions of our business.
Greg is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and has a diverse background in law, finance, accounting, tax, and governance. He approaches the task of maintaining our accounts and commercial departments with efficiency and rigour, and rarely encounters a challenge he cannot solve. In 2018, he won the Primrose Scott Prize for coming first in order of merit at the ICAS Case Study exam.
John McBrien, Account Manager
As Account Manager, John is responsible for the successful delivery of skilled personnel with the right qualifications in record time, he prioritizes team gratification and client satisfaction.
From managing and resourcing a team of over 900 operatives, to supplying skilled trades to prestigious contracts, John has seen the industry evolve over the last 20 years.
His experience in the construction and rail industry encompasses trades and labour manager, business development manager and senior recruitment consultant. He has experience with all the major principal contractors and has worked on an impressive list of projects including the Wembley Stadium redevelopment, London Underground improvement works, Heathrow and Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. As a self-confessed workaholic, John committed to developing his existing skills, is extremely versatile and strives to produce the best solutions to benefit our clients.
Ruby Sembi, Office Manager
Ruby is responsible for ensuring our workforce are trained to the highest standard, confirming that their qualifications are up to date and receive the necessary upskilling they need to support our client’s projects.
Ruby looks after the Role training facilities which offers training opportunities internally and externally to the general public. For over 10 years, she performed the role of Canopius Underwriter at the Lloyds of London market, developing and maintaining relationships with brokers and clients as well as auditing, analysing, and rating prospective and existing business.
Prior to joining Role Group, whilst working as a Business Manager, she carried out pre-internal audits to ensure that training within the organization was at a consistent level of competency. Her expertise is in the underlying infrastructure systems of an organization and its training functions, as well as the ongoing developments in compliance.
Ruby considers herself to be an energetic, proactive and driven individual who also considers collaboration and team playing to be an important aspect of her everyday working life. Her goal, over the next 12 months, is to expand her already extensive knowledge of the construction industry and develop further skills to help support her in her current position with Role.
Emily Manolescu, Resource Manager
With a keen eye for detail and a wealth of experience in her field, Emily is an asset to our dedicated recruitment team.
Emily has over 14 years of experience as a recruiter, working across a wide range industries such as construction, property, and travel. As a Resourcer, Emily ensures that we provide our clients with quality and professional trades and labour, as well as maintaining a clear line of communication and positive relationships with all our registered operatives. She facilitates our clients with achieving great results by providing the skilled labour they require. Over her career, Emily has seen her work evolve from knocking on doors as a sales rep to resourcing hundreds of trades per day. Emily expresses her outgoing nature by travelling the world, preferably the United States of America, where she has visited 45 of their states.
Hamza Ghani, Accounts Apprentice
Hamza is an Accounts Apprentice with a natural ability for numeracy and strong analytical skills. Hamza spent the last year studying to achieve his AAT qualifications, helping him to have an exceptional understanding of bookkeeping, payroll, and tax returns. His overall goal is to continue his studies in order to become a Chartered Accountant. He has joined our team to expand his accountancy experience and gain extended knowledge regarding data input and accountancy software.
He enjoys swimming and football as well as keeping on top of current affairs and politics.
Andreea Contra, Assistant Resourcer
As an Assistant Resourcer, Andreea’s strength is helping clients to articulate their labour needs and source highly skilled operatives.
She has more than 3 years of experience in recruitment and resourcing. Andreea is fluent in English and Romanian with a basic understanding of Spanish. Her career highlights include volunteering for 4 years as a police cadet where she learnt an array of customer service skills and how to cope well under pressure.
Andreea loves problem solving, always learning new and improved ways of doing things, and is known to be very thorough.