The History behind the incorporation of Burrows Davies Limited


The company was incorporated in April 1995, prior to which both the directors, Mark Burrows and Tim Davies had been responsible for the running of the York region of Rattee & Kett (part of the John Mowlem Group)

Mark Burrows trained as a Quantity Surveyor for Shepherd Construction Ltd and was involved in many of their prestigious projects over a ten-year period.  He spent two years with a national house building contractor before moving to Rattee & Kett (Mowlem), York, as their regional surveyor, in 1989.  He was responsible for all their surveying and regional administration activities in the North of England and Scotland.

Tim Davies trained as a stonemason in Wiltshire before setting up the masonry division for Ernest Ireland Construction (part of Mowlem) in 1980.  He became technical manager for Stonewest Cox in 1986, and then moved on to become project manager for the restoration of Westminster Abbey (a Rattee & Kett project) in 1987.  He moved to York in 1989 to set up a new regional base for Rattee & Kett.

We have a large workshop, yard and offices at Strensall, just outside York, with stone sawing facilities and a Banker area for the working of stone.  We also have several teams of very experienced Fixer Masons carrying out work at our various contract sites

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