Callum Yeowell

Constructing Excellence

Callum has achieved, in the 3 years since graduating, what many would be proud to achieve in an entire career. He currently holds the position of Pre-Construction Manager for Gilbert & Goode, having progressed from Under Graduate, to Site Manager and Project Manager prior to his current role.

Callum manages his team and responsibilities with dedication and charisma. Callum is the youngest member of the company’s senior management team and is also responsible for continuous improvement for the company, a role he fulfils to the highest standard. Within this he project managed Gilbert & Goode achieving the first ever lean ISO18404 accreditation in construction and managed required changes to achieve it.

Graduating in 2016 with a high first class honours degree in Construction Management & the Environment, he has since achieved chartered construction manager (MCIOB) status, is an ISO140404 accredited Lean Leader, acts as the chair of Novus and participates in many industry orientated events on the behalf of the CITB.

Leadership comes naturally to Callum and it shows within his team, his supply chain and his piers within the organisation. He is dedicated to giving back to the industry through providing CPD’s, knowledge shares and lectures to the next generation coming to the industry and the wider industry. This is building a legacy from Callum which I know will only continue to grow as he continues to progress within the industry.

Gilbert & Goode benefit from strong relationships forged by Callum with key clients such as Cornwall Council, Falmouth & Exeter University, Ocean Housing and the Eden Project. He has built trusting and collaborative relationships that have enabled us to overcome some traditional barriers and maximise project success for all parties. Callum drives internal cross departmental team working, collaborating to achieve goals best for the company rather than individual departments. Collaboration is also evidenced within Callum’s supply chain where it is utilised to maximise project success.

Our organisation benefits from continuous improvement forums from which an ethos of creative thinking combined with continuous improvement is driven. Callum was integral to establishing this forums and has been appointed, in addition to his substantive post, to the Continuous Improvement Management Team. Callum is committed to innovation and striving to think of new ways of working both internally and externally of Gilbert & Goode.

Sustainability, both environmentally and economically, is integrated into his general approach without needing separate due consideration. He ensures it’s appropriately deliberated at all relevant situations be it sustainable technologies or in our operations.

Callum is an intelligent client for his supply chain in a number of forms including; ensuring a no blame culture is present enabling root cause analysis to maximise learning opportunities which are then shared for wider learning, collaborative planning attaining buy in, an open and honest approach, cause & affect awareness, alignment of project goals and collaborative workload forecasting ensuring the pipeline of workload is achieved. Key achievements

Key Achievements

  • Lead on the world’s first ISO18404 accreditation and continues to lead on the organisations continuous improvement activities. I cannot overstate Callum’s role in this. His leadership truly shone through in achieving this prestigious accreditation for the business as well as highlighting the benefits for wider industry.
  • Youngest member of Gilbert & Goode’s senior management team, done so within 6 years of the industry and only 3 years from starting full time employment within the industry. Including the transformation of a relatively new department. Callum has done a fantastic job in forming a new team into the highest performing department within the business.
  • Already a respected leader. Inspiring future generations through his contributions back to the industry; Chair of Novus, CITB Construction Ambassador, providing of CPD’s/lectures and collaborative knowledge sharing events. He is undoubtedly a role model not just future generations but also colleagues and peers.