Chief Executive Officer
Jim founded Fairland over three decades ago, having run a successful Carpentry and Joinery business that had serviced the leisure industry for seven years prior. Having spent thirty-two years as Managing Director, Jim became CEO of Fairland in July 2022.
Jim has always recognised the importance of ongoing professional development. As well as his Carpentry and Joinery Advanced City and Guilds, he has attained his Building and Surveying City and Guilds, ONC and HNC in Construction and Surveying and IOB.
Jim’s the man at the top of the tree, with overall financial control of the company. He works closely with our internal accounts team and external accountants. He’s still very much at the coalface of the business and never too busy to liaise with our clients, Operations Director, Contracts Managers and Site Agents.
Jim believes the most important part of his role is offering help and advice on a variety of contract and site issues that are very much part of the Fairland working day. He’s dedicated to the success of his clients, his team and his company.
When Jim isn’t running Fairland, you might find him in the gym or at the pool. He also enjoys reading, walking, yoga, spending time with his family, travel, food, wine and socialising.
A degree in Historic Design means that Louise is very much at home knee deep in bricks and mortar. She’s been part of the Fairland team since the company was first established in 1990.
As a Executive Director, Louise is involved in future planning and also heads up our HR team. Her standards are exacting because she knows it’s our people that make your project successful.
Louise will tell you that her role at Fairland Contractors is fun, challenging and never dull! And when she’s not working you’ll find her enjoying her favourite pastimes, walking, yoga, cooking, socialising, dining out, music concerts and spending as much time as she can with her three grandchildren.
After eleven years of service, and as Jim and Louise’s right-hand man, Justin Horne has taken take over as Managing Director. He’s been part of the team for over a decade and has been involved in every aspect of the business. His forward-thinking philosophy has taken the company in new directions. His door is always open to anyone needing assistance or advice, whether that be management, team members or clients.
He’s dedicated in his quest to make working with, or for, Fairland a fantastic experience. He very much fosters the hardworking family ethos that we permanently strive for at Fairland.
When Justin isn’t at work, you’ll find him spending time with friends and family, watching what he calls, real football, lower league football. He also enjoys live music and anything that is Italian scooter orientated.