Meet the Team

Meet the team

We are fortunate enough to have employed some of the most skilled and dedicated people in our industry. We are not just a construction company, we are a people company. We always put our people first. Ensuring an engaged positive workforce, which united makes Dribuild. We offer exciting opportunities and support our people to be the best they can be in their careers.


Matt Tyler

Matt Tyler

Managing Director

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in housing, maintenance and construction. Originally qualifying as a quantity surveyor, he now heads up Dribuild as Group Managing Director. A strong and inspirational leader delivering measurable results with integrity and clear vision. He has a proven track record of delivering great customer service and value for money. Known for driving growth, Matt passionately believes in developing people and building strong teams. Matt is a non-executive director of Selwood Housing, member of IOSH and the Institute of Directors.  He loves all things sport and sunny holidays!

Mike Holt

Mike Holt


With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Mike first started by taking up a youth employment scheme and quickly moved to become a self-employed sub-contractor specialising in interiors. He founded Dribuild over ten years ago and has been instrumental in our growth strategy, seeing the Group grow 20% year on year.  Mike is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and building solid relationships with our suppliers.

If he’s not on site with a hard hat on, he’ll be on the golf course with a golf club in hand!

Dave Kipling

Dave Kipling


With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Dave was one of the co-founding members of Dribuild. He has a huge amount of experience in leading operational teams on small, simple projects through to high profile, complex Interiors projects.  His down-to-earth approach and attention to detail ensures he delivers projects to be proud of.  Dave’s a massive fan of boxing and Manchester United!


Adrian Marshman

Group Operations Director

Adrian has 25 years of experience in the construction, housing and maintenance sectors. Originally qualifying as a Quantity Surveyor, he progressed into leadership roles in two large National businesses. Since then he has held a Director position in a Regional Building & Maintenance company before joining Dribuild in February 2018. He has worked extensively in housing, commercial, leisure and retail project sectors and prides himself on customer service and people leadership

Adrian is professionally qualified and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Outside of work Adrian is a family man who enjoys sport aplenty; running, golf, football and F1 being the main passions. He’s also appeared on a BBC1 game show in the past, but we’re yet to tease out of him which one!

Senior Team

Ben Whatley

Ben Whatley

Developments Director

After completing and gaining a First-Class Honours degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, Ben developed his skills at a large multi-disciplinary construction firm before joining Dribuild as Commercial Manager. He has worked on a number of diverse projects in both the residential and general contracting markets. He now leads our Development team overseeing projects for our housing clients – both public and private sector.   He excels at value engineering, achieving cost efficiencies for clients and negotiating land acquisitions.

Ben can also be seen taking to the skies across the South West as pilot of our hot air balloon!

Tony Daniels

Tony Daniels

Construction Director

Tony first joined the construction industry as an apprentice carpenter. He worked his way up and has over 10 years contract managing experience. Tony joined the Dribuild team in 2014 as a Senior contracts manager before becoming our Construction Director. He has an impressive track record for overseeing prestigious schemes.

Tony loves the challenges at work, but also loves relaxing holidays to recharge his batteries!

Mike Catley

Mike Catley

Senior Construction Manager

Mike has 25 years’ experience within the construction industry managerial roles. With his extensive experience Mike has been involved in prestigious schemes through the South of England, including many Local Authority improvement Schemes. Mike has been part of our Dribuild team since 2012.

Melissa Barber

Melissa Barber

Group Head of Business Services

Melissa has over 15 years’ experience in the construction and housing sectors. As a professionally qualified marketer and known for her leadership in transformation, Melissa joined our Dribuild team in March 2018. Melissa is customer centric and loves Dribuild for their people first approach.

Melissa is a non-executive director of Elim Housing and chair of the Constructing Excellence marcomms forum.

If she’s not tweeting, she’s shopping!

Jeffy Mathews

Jeffy Mathew

Head of Finance

Jeffy has over 20 years’ experience in finance with over 15 of those in the construction industry. Having started off working for audit firms in both India and the UK, he then joined a national leading Building Services firm heading up their Finance function. Jeffy joined Dribuild in 2017. He is commercially focused with a strong eye for detail and a proven track record of leading multi-location-based finance teams.

When Jeffy’s not in the office crunching numbers he’s travelling.


Richard Williams

Commercial Manager

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He’s highly motivated, confident communicator and is vastly experienced working across multiple sectors in relation to new build and refurbishments. We welcomed Richard to our Dribuild Team July 2018.

He enjoys most sports (sadly only watching now) and spending time with his family.