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Although the end product of our work is the built environment, the construction industry is still essentially a people business. Getting on well with people, getting the best out of the team for the client and handling any disputes judiciously are key skills in making projects work - and are key priorities for us.

Here are what we believe to be the most important aspects of our approach, illustrated by words from those we have worked with and for:

WE'RE HANDS ON

‘They sell a director-level service and that’s what they deliver.’

 

Matthew Purser, REAL ESTATE AGENT

 

‘They offer a tailor-made service which is always at director level. This is very important for us, given the type of projects we do and clients we have, who want to know that the directors are not only involved but will have a hands-on approach to their work.’

Graham Harris, ARCHITECT

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‘They’re certainly hands-on. I met the partner in charge on any number of occasions on this job.’

Nick Hart, M&E SYSTEMS DESIGNER

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‘Mooney Kelly haven’t dashed for growth over the years. That would have diminished the director input, as the directors would have had to stop being project managers and just be businessmen instead. They’ve never done that and it shows they have a passion for what they do. They offer a director-led service and clients always benefit from the wealth of experience they bring.’

Eddie Picton, MEP CONSULTANT

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WE'RE RESPONSIVE

‘They’re always helpful on the end of the phone and they don’t fob you off, even when you’re just seeking advice. They’ll always come back with a considered view.’

Mike Allen, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

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‘You always get to talk to a principal of the company and that is one of the reasons for their excellence in responsiveness: problems never get clogged up in the system and they will bend over backwards to help sort things out.’

Jeremy Emmett, Bovis Lend Lease, CLIENT



WE'RE TEAM PLAYERS

‘Mooney Kelly take a very pro-active role in the projects that they undertake and become an integral part of the consultant team. They have very likeable personalities, which project well both with other team members and during the interface with the client.’

Graham Harris, ARCHITECT

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‘They’re good team players. They have a good attitude and they’re not arrogant, as some companies can be.’

Mike Allen, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

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‘They work extremely well with the whole project team. They’re definitely team players.’

Matthew Purser, REAL ESTATE AGENT

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WE'RE COMMERCIALLY-MINDED

‘They have a great understanding of client needs and commercial objectives.’

Matthew Purser, REAL ESTATE AGENT

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‘I have confidence in their abilities. They’re hands-on, they always come up with the goods and they have done very well on each job I have worked with them on.’

Bob Marks, CLIENT

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‘They don’t undercost or overegg. They’re realistic at the end of the day.’

Mike Allen, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

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WE'RE CLIENT FOCUSED

‘They’re a fabulous company, really good. They’re particularly good at moulding themselves to the client and the client’s needs.’

Danielle Pilcher, CLIENT

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‘As people, they were excellent – very approachable, friendly and supportive.’

Jeanette Shand, LED, CLIENT

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‘Mooney Kelly are small enough to give great service and big enough to supply all the resources you need for a complex job – and to do it quickly.’

Matthew Purser, REAL ESTATE AGENT

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WE'RE DIPLOMATS

On one project we worked on together, the client didn’t really understand the building process and was quite mistrustful.  Mooney Kelly were very good at driving the programme forward in the most tactful way.  Their diplomacy ensured that everyone trusted each other and it fused the cultural differences between the contract and the client and definitely helped the project to succeed.

Eddie Picton, MEP CONSULTANT

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‘As people, they are very personable and intuitive.’

Matthew Purser, REAL ESTATE AGENT

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WE'RE PROBLEM SOLVERS

On the main project we worked on together, when there was a problem, they have the knowledge of and the belief in what they do to hit the problem square on and solve it.  Mooney Kelly will always say honestly where the problem is and whose responsibility it is – even if it’s the clients themselves.’

Eddie Picton, MEP CONSULTANT

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‘One of the best things about working with Mooney Kelly is that any variations on the job were always dealt with very speedily. Nothing ever drags on and they really nip problems in the bud.’

Tom Standish, Parkeray, CONTRACTOR

 

We worked together on a difficult project with a lot of unexpected changes along the way.  Mooney Kelly handled all the changes in a professional manner and in the most reasonable way they could, providing a good QS service to both the team and the client.’

Nick Hart, M&E SYSTEMS DESIGNER

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WE'RE FLEXIBLE

‘I often ask them to do fairly unusual things and they do them quickly. Above all, they’re very flexible.’

Bob Marks, CLIENT

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‘I’ve known Mooney Kelly right from the earliest days. They’re a very flexible and practical company and very responsive.’

Jeremy Emmett, Bovis Lend Lease, CLIENT


‘We put them under great time pressure and they responded to the challenge and got the job done, rather than trying to talk themselves out of it or giving excuses.’

Matthew Purser, REAL ESTATE AGENT

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WE'RE STRAIGHT DEALING

‘As people, they are very amenable and professional – but they are also tough- talking when they need to lay down the law, which is very necessary sometimes.’

Nick Hart, M&E SYSTEMS DESIGNER

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‘They’re no-nonsense and to the point, but they’re also good fun.’

Danielle Pilcher, CLIENT

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‘Mooney Kelly are very practical and pragmatic.’

Mike Allen, Campbell Reith Hill, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

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‘Mooney Kelly have a no-nonsense approach to projects and can switch between different areas of work with ease.’

Graham Harris, ARCHITECT

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AND OUR CLIENTS KEEP COMING BACK

‘I would love to work with them again.’

 

Danielle Pilcher, CLIENT

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‘They’re really good: good people with a professional attitude to everyone they work with. We’d definitely be very happy to work with them again.’

Tom Standish, Parkeray, CONTRACTOR

‘They have a very positive attitude and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else. In fact, I haven’t worked with another company since.’

Jeanette Shand, CLIENT

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‘They’re the good guys!’

Graham Harris, ARCHITECT

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