Managing Director, Ardmac
Ardmac is an international construction specialist that delivers complex high value workspaces and technical environments. With their head office in Swords, Co Dublin, and offices in Manchester, Craigavon and Brussels, Ardmac employs over 300 people and provides specialist construction services to the commercial fit out, life sciences and data centre sectors.
Ardmac’s vision is to be the contractor of choice for clients, and the workplace of choice for great people. The company, founded in 1977, has a mission to consistently provide the ultimate solution for high value working environments through continuous investment in the best people, technology, and processes.
Most recently, Ardmac took the number 17 position in the Construction Industry Federation’s annual Top 50 contractors list in Ireland. With 55% of their business completed outside of Ireland, Ardmac have steadily grown their revenue year on year. This flexibility represents some of Ardmac’s overseas expansion which accounts for 30% of their business across mainland Europe and secures Ardmac’s position as a world class construction specialist.
Leading the main contracting, microelectronic and pharma teams at Ardmac is Alan Coakley, Managing Director. A native of Dublin, Alan joined Ardmac in 2013 as Group Operations director. With over 36 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, Alan began his career as a quantity surveyor, and progressed through project management and contracts management roles in Ireland and the UK to his current position. Alan holds chartered memberships of the CIOB, SCSI and RICS.
From early in his career, Alan developed a range of leadership skills and expertise across commercial, institutional, industrial and controlled environment market sectors. In 2011, Alan was awarded the Silver Medal by the CIOB for The Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin.
In 2016, Ardmac completed a management buy out of Ardmac which saw Alan become one of six owners of the Ardmac Group. Alan sits on the executive council of the Master Builders and Contractor’s association (MBCA). In 2018, Ardmac were named the Fit Out Contractor of the Year at the Fit Out Awards.
In the past year, Alan has become a keen cyclist and is a first time Judge at the Fit Out awards.