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#Supplierinfocus- Darren Bardle, DB Engineers

Each issue we reach out to our diverse supply chain and speak to members about what they do and what working with us means to them.

This time, we speak to Darren Bardle, Managing Director of DB Engineers.



Names/Organisation/Job role:

Mr Darren J Bardle/DB Engineers Ltd/M.D & owner.

Describe your day to day role/duties at DB Engineers in a few words…

Estimator/Surveyor/Design Engineer

How long have you/DB worked with Hobson & Porter? Project you’ve most enjoyed working on with HP and why?

Hornsea Leisure Centre, because of the varied works which we were involved in from start to finish.

How did your working relationship with HP begin?

It began with an urgent job we tendered, won and then completed on a tight program in 2014.

Have you brought through any apprentices or new starters to the industry this year or do you plan to?

None in 2020 but possibly for 2021.

What is the best thing for you about working on projects for Hobson & Porter?

The site teams/managers work with you on the projects.

What are your thoughts on the future of our industry? Challenges and opportunities?

Construction is needed more now for the ever growing population in providing services, housing and communities.

Has working with Hobson & Porter helped DB develop as in a business in any way? ( e.g. growth/new products/services/new locations/new work types)

At DB we already had other construction customers but H&P are one of the best to work with due to their partnership working philosophy.

When working, how do you take your brew?

Strong, just like Yorkshire!

How do you like to unwind outside of work?

Family time and cycling .

If you had to choose- site cabin on a hot summer’s day or on the tools on a winter’s day?

Tools on a cold winter's day.

If you could be involved on any project it would be… (e.g. Humber Bridge, Crossrail, Channel Tunnel, Eiffel Tower…)

The Humber Bridge, as I watched this being built as a child.

Best piece of advice you’ve received working in construction?

Measure twice to cut once.

"Construction is needed more now for the ever growing population in providing services, housing and communities."