Welcome to The Construction Centre
About the Website
The Construction Centre is the number one online resource for the provision of information relating to building products suppliers and people. The website is used by thousands of people within the industry such as contractors, architects, specifiers and surveyors.There are four main areas of information:
- Product Search
Over 16,000 product manufacturers listed with direct links to their websites and 200,000 product categories to choose from to find suppliers of materials and components. There is also a facility to contact one or several suppliers at the same time.
- Supplier and Contact Information
The website contains many UK directories including merchants and wholesalers and building professionals such as architects, surveyors and engineers as well as contractors and tradesmen.
- Other Resources
Manufacturer news, careers, building regulations, Local Authority Planning Departments, CAD drawings, BCIS Cost Information, The Code for Sustainable Homes and CPD courses.
Who is the website aimed at?
The site is used by professionals within the industry, particularly Architects, Specifiers and Contractors. It is also useful for tradesman, builders and also the thousands of private individuals who turn their hand to self-build or serious DIY projects in and around the home.
What sets us apart?
- We passionately believe in our ability to produce meaningful volumes of relevant traffic to our customers websites through our advanced technology
- We offer a simple and intuitive search function for our visitors to use with speed and efficiency
- There is a dedicated and friendly team of people behind the company seeking to provide the best online marketing solution for the construction industry.
About the Team
The Construction Centre is headed by Managing Director and Entrepreneur, Richard Simmons who has a degree in Building from Aston University and was originally an ARICS Quantity Surveyor before becoming a successful property developer in and around Warwickshire.
Alongside property development, Richard also formed a strong internet team in 2000 which was responsible for the success of UK250.co.uk a leading UK consumer directory and later went on to develop Email4Property.co.uk. This site is one of the top UK property websites and was acquired in 2006 by Trinity Mirror plc who quickly identified it as best of breed in its sector.
Richard then turned his attention to the building industry where there was a clear gap in the online market for the provision of reliable and comprehensive construction information.
As a result www.TheConstructionCentre.co.uk was launched late 2006, has grown from strength to strength and now receives over 3.8 million visitors per year.
The same team has also helped to develop www.TheRenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk which is a leading UK resource for the renewable energy sector.
The Management Team (left to Right): Carl, Angela and Richard
Richard Simmons: Managing Director
Responsible for the big picture; knows his construction products from Attenuation Tanks to Zinc Cladding!
Is the regular provider of office cake and treats
Carl Norton: Operations Manager
Committed to running a tight ship with first class customer service.
Loves tennis and golf, preferably both on the same day
Angela Gallacher: Head of Press & Marketing
Dedicated to promoting and marketing the website everywhere and to everyone.
Is devoted to gorgeous shoes and loves to run but not in the heels
Our account managers are dedicated to providing the best possible service to every customer and we pride ourselves on delivering responsive, professional and friendly assistance to new and existing customers at all times.
The marketing team is responsible for all our brand awareness and promotion to the building industry. A clear and targeted schedule, of email and direct mail shots to our vast database of construction professionals alongside a consistent advertising campaign, ensures a successful marketing strategy.
Head of Press and Marketing
All Marketing and PR activity, both online and offline.
Marketing, website content, online press releases and customer profiles.
Content Research and Copywriter
Online content for the company and customers.
Customer profile pages.
Technical Support Team
The Construction Centre considers itself to be second to none in producing effective results for the customers who choose to promote their company through the website. Our technical support team ensures that each listing is fully optimised to gain the maximum brand exposure across our website and search engines.
Technical Support Manager
Set up of customer accounts, profile pages, product categories.
Data research and customer account set up.
Administration and Accounts
John Neville: :
Credit Control, Accounts
Deals With:All financial accounts and credit control.
Website Design, Development and SEO (search engine optimisation)
In addition to the team above, The Construction Centre has established long term partnerships with a highly skilled team of graphic designers and developers who continually work on the website’s development and positioning within Google and search engines.