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Who we are

We are passionate about creating and maintaining a sustainable built environment in which people can live, work and play, safely and enjoyably.

Headquartered in Warrington, we are a strong, independent, multi-disciplinary business operating throughout North West England delivering resource and expertise directly to the clients and communities we serve.

Two specialist companies, Cruden Construction and Cruden Property Services focus on being the very best they can, matching services to customer needs and ensuring high quality outputs.

Carl Brian

Carl A Brian BSc Eng ACA

Group Chairman

Carl Brian is a graduate Civil Engineer and a Chartered Accountant. Carl has been a Director of Headcrown Group Plc, Cruden Group's ultimate holding company since 1995. Carl previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Management Consulting division and has been Chairman of the Cruden Group from 2012. Carl can be contacted at cbrian@crudengroup.co.uk

Ian Woolrich

Ian Woolrich ICIOB

Group Director and Managing Director of Cruden Construction Ltd

Ian joined Cruden Construction in 2000. His positions have included Construction Manager and Construction Director, joining the Cruden Construction Board of Directors in April 2007, and progressing to Managing Director in 2012, when he also joined the Group Board. He has an extensive knowledge of traditional and modern methods of construction gained from delivering many types of buildings. Ian can be contacted at iwoolrich@crudengroup.co.uk


Simon Burrows ACA

Group Financial Director

Simon, a Chartered Accountant qualifying with Arthur Andersen, joined Cruden Group in January 2015. Simon has previously worked across the industry, holding senior positions at Alfred McAlpine, Crosby Homes and Arley Homes. Simon manages our Finance and IT Group’s and brings a wealth of commercial experience and perspectives from other sectors including FMCG and support services. Simon can be contacted at sburrows@crudengroup.co.uk

Mark Burns

Mark Burns IMBM Dip, FIoD

Group Director and Managing Director of Cruden Property Services Ltd

Mark has worked for Cruden for 30 years, joining Cruden Property Services in January 2000, the CPS Board of Directors in 2004 progressing to Managing Director in 2013, when he also joined the Group Board. Mark has extensive experience in construction and maintenance operations managing a large and diverse workforce. Mark has overall operational responsibility for the property services business.Mark can be contacted at mburns@crudengroup.co.uk

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Mark Hatton BSc FIoD

Director of Cruden Construction Ltd

Mark Joined Cruden Constrction in September 2019.  With over 34 years of experience, including 15 years as a Commercial Director, Mark is a graduate Quantity Surveyor and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Mark brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the management functions of both Quantity Surveying and Estimating departments; his longevity within the industry having furnished him with the skills to work effectively within both Commercial and Operational functions of the business.

Mark has overall responsibility for the Quantity Surveying function within Cruden Construction, whilst also adopting and playing an important role with both pre-construction, and site management teams.

Mark can be contacted at mhatton@crudengroup.co.uk

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David Dickie BEd DipM

Director of Cruden Construction Ltd

David has been with Cruden for 21 years and has been in construction marketing for both suppliers and contractors for the past 35 years. A qualified Marketeer, David is responsible for business development, marketing and pre-construction within Cruden Construction. David can be contacted at ddickie@crudengroup.co.uk