Meet the Team
FCA, BAAF, C Euro Law.
Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and holds an honours degree in Accountancy & Finance from Dublin City University. He also has graduate qualifications in European Law and Business Studies, specialising in Marketing & Economics. Richard completed his articles with Grant Thornton in 1997. He then moved to Bastow Charlton and was appointed Audit Manager with special responsibility for Information Technology. He then made the transition to industry and accepted the position as Group Financial Controller for Qualceram Plc. In 1999 Richard joined the Allen and Smyth Constructions team, where he had responsibility for all financial reporting and control systems. He also headed the I.T. Department and brought the company through the information revolution of the last two decades, so that Allen & Smyth Constructions Ltd is second to none in Information & Communication Technology. Richard was appointed to The Board in January 2007, and was appointed Managing Director in 2012
BSc., M.R.I.C.S., A.S.C.S.
Denis began his career working for the leading Quantity Surveying firm Patterson Kempster & Shortall (PKS). During his tenor with PKS, Denis qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor achieving a Diploma in Construction Economics from Bolton Street, an Honours Science Degree in Surveying from Trinity College and a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Denis joined Allen and Smyth Constructions Ltd in 1988 and took over the management of the Quantity Surveying and Estimating Departments within the company. Denis played a key role in the growth of the company over the years and was elected to the board in 1999.
Quantity Surveyor Director
FCIOB, Chartered Construction Manager, Dip. Const. Econ., Dip. Project Management
Brendan studied Quantity Surveying and Project Management in Waterford Institute of Technology. After completing college, Brendan worked for various contractors in the UK before returning to Ireland. Brendan worked with SIAC Construction for six years and P.J. Hegarty & Sons for eight years, on a broad range of large scale projects such as Intel, Wyeth Medica and Grand Canal Plaza. Brendan joined Allen and Smyth in 2004 as Quantity Surveying Manager. He was the head Quantity Surveyor on the €100 Million Bridgewater Centre which completed in 2008. Brendan was appointed to the Board in January 2007.
Diploma in Construction Project Management
Alan has a Diploma in Construction Project Management and has been part of the CIF/IOSH Managing Safely In Construction program since its inception.
Alan has been with Allen & Smyth since its inception in 1986. Positions held by him over his career include: Site Manager, Project Manager and Contracts Manager and he was appointed to the Board in 2013 as Contracts Director. Alan`s vast experience gained by working at all levels of construction, on diverse Commercial and Pharmaceutical projects, has made him an exceptional Contracts Director. Alan’s ability to deliver results on time, in budget and safely, has made him a valued leader of our team.
He is widely versed in Commercial & Pharmaceutical projects and is very adept at projects undertaken in restricted and confined spaces, where client facilities are to remain opperational. The projects he has managed range from the construction of the Avoca Handweavers Retail Outlet in Rathcoole (€15 Million), the Concern Ireland headquarters (€3 Million), to the extension of production facilities in Schering Plough (€5.7 Million). His work in the pharmaceutical industry with companys such as Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Schering Plough, Helsinn Birex, Rottapharm, Covidien, Mallinckrodt, Bristol Myers Squib and Takeda, have included offices, warehousing, large drainage projects, large water treatment facilities, laboratories, production buildings, tank farms, manufacturing suites, packaging line fit outs and reactor installations among others. All of these included the scheduling and co-ordination of associated Mechanical and Electrical works.