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Meet the Directors - Chris Dewick

15 April 2021By Rachel CleaverBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction, Directors,
This week we’d like to introduce you to Chris Dewick, our Technical Operations Director. Chris is an experienced surveyor and is responsible for ensuring our operational output is delivered to a high standard across the business.  

Chris Dewick
Technical Operations Director 

What is your role?
My role in the business is Technical Operations Director. As well as my responsibilities to the Board, I manage the Building Surveying team, and I’m responsible for ensuring technical excellence in delivery of all our projects, in accordance with our Quality Management System. 

What do you love most about working for Canham Consulting?
I joined Canham Consulting in 2002 and have played a part in the success and growth of the business over the years. I am truly proud of everyone that has impacted on the business, and most recently, of what we have all achieved together in these most challenging times. Our business has always been about our people and it’s been very important to me that we stay true to our humble beginnings and maintain a family atmosphere. It has been fantastic to continue to see this over the years, and to watch the friendships that have formed.

What do you like most about your job?
No two days are ever the same! Having responsibility for our Quality Management System means I have the opportunity to work with all my colleagues across the business. It’s fantastic to hear our colleague’s enthusiasm and dedication. My primary role is a Project Manager and I often work with clients who have suffered significant fire or flood damage in their homes or business. It is my responsibility to help our clients through the process, in what can often be very distressing and emotional circumstances. Every project and every client are important to me, and although the work can be challenging, I find it very rewarding to be able to help make a difference. 

What’s been your career highlight so far?
I feel fortunate to say there have been many. I worked in London and the home counties for around 11 years and had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects. These included the Chanel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), to a new Oil refining facility at Jamnagar in India (the largest refinery in the world), Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline project between Turkey and Kazakhstan amongst others. I’d also consider my contribution to Canham Consulting as a career highlight. I joined the business in its infancy and feel very proud to be part of the team and see the way we have developed over the years. 

How do you like to relax away from work?
I have a passion for rugby, boxing and anything fast! Motorbikes are in my DNA and are a true passion of mine - although not so relaxing, it is great fun! I have explored Europe on two wheels on several occasions, one of the most memorable trips was riding to Italy to watch the Superbikes Championship and Moto GP racing. Italy is my favourite place to travel to due to the incredible scenery, good food and great wine!  I also enjoy exploring new places with historic significance. Stopping at the Normandy Beach landings on my last tour to Europe was a truly humbling experience. A bit closer to home, I like to cook and entertain friends. I am looking forward to hosting again very soon once the lockdown restrictions ease!

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