Introduction to Watkins

Watkins are market leading mechanical and electrical systems contractors delivering integrated end-to-end building services to the construction industry in London and the South East.

At the forefront of our field, our resource efficient solutions have made us the ‘first choice’ supply partner for a number of key clients in London’s high rise residential and commercial sectors. We offer an outstanding level of expertise combined with unparalleled customer service and our portfolio includes a full range of property types from smaller scale specialised projects through to multi-million pound flagship developments.

Company story

Watkins has, since 1962, established a reputation for excellence, based on trust.
Watkins Logo
Clifford Watkins first established his plumbing business in 1962 primarily working for house builders in Kent. He was soon joined by his son Wyn who worked for him as an installer. Wyn took over the reins of the business in the 1970s. At that time, Watkins employed just a handful of men, with the office based in Wyn’s lounge.

Under Wyn’s astute leadership, the company grew and began to take on larger contracts for national house builders. The expansion continued throughout the 1980s and by 1989 the company was able to move to new, purpose built premises in Ramsgate, Kent.

Over the years, Watkins has responded to our clients’ needs by including mechanical, electrical, PPM, design and ongoing support within our core building services, allowing us to provide a fully integrated process under one roof.

Now the company is a multi-disciplined building services specialist, providing a fully integrated process and full range of M&E services to the residential and commercial sectors. The company is managed by an experienced board of directors and is still privately owned by the Watkins family.

Watkins Team profiles

Watkins Philosophy

Quality and Workmanship

Our products and services will be delivered to a high standard with a ‘zero defects’ mentality

Honesty and Transparency

Our relationships both personally and at a corporate level will be conducted in an honest, transparent and fair manner

Customer
Relations

We promote long term relationships with customers based on innovation, value and customer service

A safer
Workplace

No one should come to work and get hurt

Social
Responsibility

We are committed to engaging with our neighbours, communities, suppliers, society and the environment based on mutual respect and cooperation

Economic
sustainability

We constantly strive to create sustainable value

Meet our directors and management

Watkins senior management team has many years of experience in a wide range of construction related sectors including education, commercial, residential and maintenance. Our board of Directors is Chaired by Malvina Watkins who has over thirty years of experience in construction.

Leadership Team

Malvina Watkins

Malvina Watkins

Chairman

Tony Murphy

Tony Murphy

Managing Director

Rhys Watkins

Rhys Watkins

Director

Marc Harris

Marc Harris

Director – Group Services

Andy Seary

Andy Seary

Director – Operations

Martin Holder

Martin Holder

Divisional Manager

Roy Lovelock

Roy Lovelock

Head of Training & HSEQ

Keith Nicholls

Keith Nicholls

Head of Technical

Melanie Chaston

Melanie Chaston

Financial Controller

Nicky Taylor

Nicky Taylor

Commercial Finance Manager