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.
Jo-Anne Stubbs (Finance Manager)
Jo, joined Godfrey Group in early 2016 when the company’s success warranted a Finance Manager. She has over 20 years’ experience working in Finance within the Industry and Commerce sector employed within companies ranging from exciting start-ups to well established multi-nationals. She has helped Godfrey Group achieve substantial growth whilst implementing strong financial controls and processes. Jo-Anne is dedicated to ensuring the longevity of the company whilst striking a happy balance with her home life and 3 children. Outside of work she can always be found with her head in a book or Kindle to hand.
Dave Saxon (Business Development Manager)
Dave joined Godfrey Group in 2019 bringing with him many years of management experience.
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 in 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-Willie (Building Dept Administrator)
Christina joined the company in 2019 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 manging 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 (General Administrator)
Yvonne is the newest member of Godfrey Group and has taken on the role of Office Manager. 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.
Vicki Jarvis (Property Acquisition)
Vicki joined the company in 2017 as Purchase Ledger Clerk. Over the past two years her role has expanded in line with company growth, Vicki has undertaken many tasks in this time, drawing from her experience in Data Reviews through to guiding the company to Safe Contractor accreditation, she is now Property Manager for our Property Ownership and Rental Department, gaining her letting agent licence to add to her skill set this year.
An avid reader at heart, who is enjoying the new challenges that come with a developing business venture.