Nigel Drew – Chairman
I joined R&C Williams in 1982 as Contracts Manager assisting brothers Ron & Charlie with a growing and progressive company. In 1984 I supervised the move from Erdington to our ‘Iconic’ H.Q. at Spaghetti Junction. The company continued to grow and I was offered a Directorship in 1992.
In 1994 we set up Highway Traffic Management Ltd with Keith Baldwin. In 2002 I was made Managing Director with Ron retiring. The company continued to grow and working for most Local Authorities, Highways Agency, British Waterways, Severn Trent Water and many others located across the Midlands.
In 2013 I agreed a company purchase from Charlie and finalised outright purchase in 2016. The company have achieved many highlights throughout this period including ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 44001 and ROSPA Gold. We’re also members of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association where I became their chairman, as well as Constructionline Gold and founding member of The Collaborative Learning Circle.
In 2017 the company celebrated 60 years of trading, we held a series of events and raised over £12,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance to commemorate the fantastic milestone reached.
I will now be taking up the role as company Chairman with significant expansion & changes within the industry I felt it was time to refresh the board of directors & reinvigorate our team going forward.
I would choose to host a dinner party with the following historical figures….
Sir Winston Churchill
……..interesting conversation there!?