Chartway Group is a Kent-based construction and development company providing construction services to deliver improved communities and environments.
Chartway Construction employs a specialist team including land buyers, planners and sales and marketing, who work in collaboration with the experienced senior management.
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Chartway Group is a privately funded construction group with a turnover in excess of £100m. We provide a full range of construction services and operate within South East England. Founded in 2009, our head office is based in Coxheath, near Maidstone, Kent.
Chief Executive Officer
Ian has over 30 year’s experience in the construction industry starting his management apprenticeship with Mowlem Building working on major construction projects in London and the South East. He has spent the last 20 years in senior positions with both Fairclough Homes and Countryside Properties and set up Chartway Group in 2009.
As Chief Executive Officer at Chartway, Ian is responsible for the Group’s performance, overseeing strong year on-year growth, as well as the integration of BBS Construction and the launch of CGL Drylining. Ian’s particular specialism lies within the construction arm where on-the spot focus on the highest standards combine with ensuring production and budgetary targets are met while clients’ expectations are exceeded.
He has led the company to several awards including Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for 2013, 2014 and 2017, Kent Megagrowth winner in 2014 and runner up in 2015 and finalist in the Kent Excellence in Business awards in 2013 and 2015.
Group Finance Director
Paul Safa, Group Finance Director, has been with Chartway Group since 2011, having spent 15 years working in senior retail management with Marks & Spencer and John Lewis Partnership, where he was part of the senior management team at the partnership’s flagship Bluewater store. Paul subsequently worked in a global manufacturing business, integrating two businesses as part of a group restructure.
He gained over 10 years’ senior management experience working within the construction industry particularly in businesses specialising in house building, concrete frames, groundworks, drylining and plastering. Responsibilities within Chartway Group include overall group financial management as well as for its individual component companies. Paul is also Company Secretary.
Stuart has had over 25 years’ experience in both local government and construction companies, having worked for a number of years on the board of Ward Homes. As a qualified civil engineer, Stuart’s expertise covers the planning and technical elements of projects with an emphasis on value engineering and maximising efficiencies in the construction process.
His time in local government has given Stuart an insight into the regional housebuilding market, enabling him to leverage the planning potential of projects. As well as day-to-day responsibility for running the business in tandem with fellow directors at Chartway, Stuart is also responsible for strategic joint ventures, land procurement and planning and technical work.
Andrew Shankster is Managing Director of Chartway Construction and has almost 30 years’ experience in housing development. He started in the industry as a trainee surveyor, moving into management at Prowting Homes and then at David Wilson Homes where he was the commercial director in the South Midlands.
He moved upward through management before becoming a commercial director and then regional operations director for Bovis Homes, South East. In 2013, He moved to Persimmon Homes, South East before becoming managing director later that year.
He joined Chartway Group in 2015, adding his considerable development experience to the operation as it seeks to capitalise on its growth and success.