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OUR TEAM

Andrew Godfrey (Managing Director)

Andrew’s career path nearly followed his father’s as a Coal Miner, but instead, he started a Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship on building sites across Wales, once established as a tradesman and after moving to London, Andrew had the foresight and confidence in his skills to start his own business, it is from these meagre beginnings that Godfrey Group as a company developed.

Andrew built on his keen interest in business and resolute eye for market trends, moving the company to a more corporate environment that enabled consistent growth of over 50% annually. Andrew is responsible for the signing and overview of all contracts awarded to Godfrey Group.

Due to company growth and the ability to adapt to client’s needs, Godfrey Group is an industry leader in their field and this has to be accredited to Andrew’s strength of character and leadership.

When Andrew affords himself some time away from the office, his interests are his family and his smallholding, where he can recharge his batteries with his Highland Cattle.

 

Craig Mealor (Head of Finance)

Craig is the newest member of the Godfrey Group head office team.

With over 10 years’ experience in finance, Craig has studied Business & Finance at Bangor University, before starting his career as a practice accountant in the hospitality industry. He has a keen eye for detail, and is focused on the continued growth of the company, while maintaining the strong financial controls and processes.

Outside of work, he can be found out in the local countryside with his family and dog.

 

Dave Saxon (Operations Manager)

Dave predominantly works on our holiday park sector of the business.

The continued growth and success of Godfrey Group has given rise to the position of Business Development Manager allowing Dave to maintain the company’s excellent reputation not only with our existing customers but also potential new ones.

Having studied Business with IT at Middlesbrough University before moving to work in the F&B industry for large companies such as, Yates and Thwaites Inns which saw him working at establishments all over the UK. Dave then moved into retail, working for 10 years to further develop his management skills and the ability to adapt.

Whilst not in work Dave enjoys, cycling, swimming and spending quality time with his wife and daughters.

 


Christina Courtaney-Wyllie (Building Dept Administrator)

Christina works for Godfrey Group as a Building and Maintenance Administrator. Born and raised in Wales and a fluent Welsh speaker, Christina moved back to her roots in 2016 having lived away from home from the age of 19. She lived in Germany, Dorset and finally in Kent where she gained most of her administrative skills, including over 8 years’ experience in managing a team of operatives of various trades organising their daily workload.

As Building and Maintenance Administrator Christina liaises directly with our customers, operatives and suppliers to ensure that our current projects are arranged and completed as professionally and efficiently as possible and within an appropriate time scale.

Outside of work her two young children keep her very busy.

 

Yvonne Murphy (Office Manager)

Yvonne has taken on the role of Office Manager at Godfrey Group. Born in Scotland, but recently settled in Wales. Yvonne has lived in Germany for over ten years and various locations in the UK. During that time she has gained valuable experience from working for the Ministry Of Defence and in the Primary Health Care sector.

As Office Manager, Yvonne liaises with all sites, ensuring everyone has the relevant equipment to carry out their roles, and is also taking on the new challenge of HR.

Outside of work, Yvonne enjoys various outdoor pursuits with her family and 2 border collies.

 

Melanie Prichard (Payroll Manager)

Mel joined Godfrey Group as our Payroll Manager due to the continued growth and success of the Company. She has over 20 years’ experience working within Payroll and Accounts and therefore will also be assisting Craig in other Finance duties.


As a Payroll Manager, Mel has a strong attention to detail and along with working closely with the managers, she will ensure the utmost accuracy when processing the payroll. Mel is also available to discuss payroll queries direct with the employees and assist them with personal tax queries etc.


Outside of work Mel enjoys sporting activities with her family and loves walking her Border Collie Maggie.

 

Laura Godfrey-Brazier (Brand & Media Development)

Laura has worked at Godfrey Group for 3 years in various roles. First, starting as a cleaner and key holder in 2018, then completing work experience which included work in the finance department, taking an active role in the interview process and being a part of the 2019 team that launched Godfrey Group on a National platform, attending The Holiday Park & Resort Innovation trade show at Birmingham NEC.  


In 2021, Laura is now the Brand & Media Developer for Godfrey Group. In this role, Laura has worked with energy and passion when designing the website, uniforms, and vans. Additionally, she manages the company’s social media sites, posting updates, advertising our work, and creating more brand recognition. 


Outside of work, Laura is a Business Management student at the University of Liverpool, where she is completing her Degree. She also enjoys socialising, playing board games with her family and spending time with her dog, Nel. 

 

Craig Hughes (Site Manager)

Craig has been working for Godfrey Group for over 3 years and due to the continued growth of the business he was recently appointed the Building & Maintenance site manager.

With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry Craig brought with him a vast wealth of knowledge and experience having worked on new build constructions, house extensions, heritage works and barn conversions.

He leads our Building & Maintenance team on various projects which also includes Kitchen & Bathroom refurbishments and Fire Protection works for a local housing association.

When a new project is undertaken Craig will have a presence on site from concept to completion, ensuring that when the work is signed off as complete it meets the customer’s specification exactly.


Outside of work he spends his time in the countryside with his partner and 2 children.