David Charles Driscoll ~ CV

Address: 88, Kemball Street, Ipswich IP4 5EA
Telephone (Home): 07760361995

Professional profile

A results-oriented and proactive Manager with expertise in providing painting and decorating services and managing contracts. A resourceful and educated professional in regulatory and safety compliance with successful experience multitasking and delivering economically efficient and sustainable painting and decoration solutions to private customers and contractors. A natural leader, possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and the ability to develop positive relationships both internally and externally and undertaking contractual painting and decorating. A team-builder and approachable professional, enjoys being part of, as well as managing, a productive team and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.

Career summary

     2015 – Date

Sole Proprietor
David Driscoll Painters and Decorators, Suffolk

  • Recently started a painting and decorating business, David Driscoll Painters and Decorators, and currently managing daily business and administrative daily operations including payroll, record keeping, accounting, staffing and undertaking contractual painting and decorating.
  • Visiting construction sites and other venues to build strategic partnership with clients and gaining new contracts.
  • Effectively managing sub-contracted painters and decorators to meet deadlines and provide good customer service.

     2013 – 2015

Homestead PDS Ltd, Ipswich, Suffolk

  • As a director of Homestead PDS Ltd, managed daily business and administrative operations including accounting, record keeping, inventory and payroll.
  • Completed monthly records of sub-contracted painters’ work, managed staff and implemented changes to operational procedures to streamline operations and provide good customer service.
  • Actively networked and visited construction sites to gain profitable contracts for the company.

     2007 – 2013

Homestead PDS, Ipswich, Suffolk

  • Started a decorating business, Homestead PDS, and managed daily business and administrative operations, including accounting, bookkeeping and networking to gain new contracts.
  • Effectively managed monthly records, stock inventories, sub-contracted painters schedules and payroll to streamline operations.
  • Maintained detailed log records of work for each contract and multi-tasked to manage an average of 7 painters working at different locations concurrently.

     2006 – 2007

Self-Employed Painter Decorator
QPS Quality Painting Services, Ipswich, Suffolk

  • As a self-employed painter decorator, provided painting and decoration services and communicated professionally and with confidence with customers to achieve excellent performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Actively listened to customers to ensure services were planned and executed appropriately.

     2001 – 2006

Delivery Service Assistant | Team Leader Shop Floor
Tesco, Chelmsford, Essex

  • Worked as an assistant to manage delivery service operations and developed improvements in procedures to streamline work flow and meet company targets.
  • Trained and mentored shop floor operators, managed schedules and ensured tasks were correctly executed by each team member.

     1989 – 2000

Self-Employed Painter | Painter Decorator
Private Work and Contractors, Essex

  • Worked as a self-employed painter and provided excellent painting services to private customers
  • As a self-employed painter decorator, delivered painting and decorating services to several contractors concurrently, including Private Dwellings (Chelmsford), Young & Jay Painting contractor (Hockley), S.M.
  • Tinsley Painting Contractor (Chelmsford), Lawless Painting Contractor (Harlow) and QPS Painting Contractor (Baddow).
  • Purchased materials, managed customer orders and ensured sub-contracted staff met targets and provided excellent services.

     1986 – 1989

Apprentice Painting and Decorating
Countryside Properties PLC, Billericay, Essex

  • Serving as an apprentice at countryside properties PLC, practiced and developed a passion for providing painting and decorating services to customers in a timely manner and with the highest standards of quality
  • Developed excellent time management skills by working in more than a painting or decorating job simultaneously and keeping track of deadlines and personnel involved.
  • Compiled lists of materials needed and maintaining detailed logs of different projects.
  • Improved my communication and interpersonal skills, by listening to feedback from managers and senior co-workers about my work and by communicating professionally with customers.
  • Learnt techniques and best practices for the use of the different painting and decorating materials.

Education, professional certifications and registration numbers

At Essex Institute of Further Education (1986-1989):

  • CQMS safety scheme, competent and compliant with the SSIP core criteria # 2011/1250
  • IPAF Mobile 3a mobile boom 3b boss training Ltd certificate number # OP/0637701
  • Site management safety training scheme # 1606732
  • Site safety plus registration number # 1606732
  • Advanced city and guilds of London Institute #016317/5942/00370/1/29/08/69
  • NJCBI certificate number #404363
  • Apprentice with countryside properties PLC Ref: PERS/AB
  • Asbestos awareness #1575-590886-604984
  • Employers and public liability #PPEZMF/0008572

Further details

I.T. ~ Linux mint
First Aid ~ Qualified, AP # 41932
Interests and activities ~ Enjoying Weekends, Living, Fitness, YouTube, Creating Picture Books, Social Media, Eating Healthy, Resting.

References are available on request.

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