Gemma Gallagher

Business Development Manager

With a BA (hons) in History and A-Levels in History; Philosophy & Ethics and English Literature, Gemma’s entry into the construction industry illustrates the depth of appeal and potential opportunities available. Initially employed in an administrative role, an opportunity arose to support our business development activities. Taking this and ultimately growing the role further, she became Business Development Manager on returning from maternity leave in January 2019 and is in the process of expanding the business development function.

Responsible for identifying potential business and developing external relationships with clients and professional partners, Gemma also maintains links throughout the project and undertakes performance reviews during a project and after handover. In addition to this, Gemma and her team are responsible for organising internal and external events, writing bids and proposals, communications activities and liaison with the Pre-Construction team.

With no historical link to the industry, Gemma has spent the last 10 years building considerable industry knowledge, understanding the enjoyment of construction and the benefits it can bring. In particular, its ability to improve lives and communities not only through the buildings themselves but also through the employment and training opportunities that arrive as a result of construction. Based on our spread and performance, she has a firm belief in our qualities as a company and is proud to speak confidently about the benefits of Kind & Company.

As part of a local initiative working group to promote women in construction, Gemma is passionate about highlighting the many opportunities the industry presents. More specifically, she trained as a CITB Careers in Construction Ambassador which allows her to talk to students about the industry and career opportunities available.

Gemma has a young family that keeps her busy outside of work and, if time allows, the theatre and gym offer some escapism.

Qualifications

  • CITB - Construction Ambassador Training
  • CSCS
  • BA (Hons) History