Meet the team

Rotary Drilling and Soils Boring

Meet Our Team

Stephen Glover

Managing Director

Stephen successfully produces the crucial momentum which allows this business to continue to flourish year on year. He is responsible for maintaining the high standard of operational performance throughout the company as well as directing strategy for continuous profitable and sustainable growth. His experience in the ground investigation industry accumulates to more than 35 years thus being the catalyst for the success of Phoenix Drilling as a whole.

Samantha McLeary

General Manager

After joining Phoenix Drilling in October 2014, Samantha spent 2 years as Office Manager before being promoted to General Manager. She has guided the company seamlessly through the implementation of the Integrated Management System and health & safety accreditations. Her HND in accountancy and 7 years of experience as a Contact Centre Service Advisor only begin to skim the surface of reasons why Samantha is so valued within the team.

John Black

Senior Geotechnical Estimator

John, one of Phoenix Drilling’s most recent recruits is a professional in the construction material testing industry. With 15 years in the field, John brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has worked on both national and multi-national levels, enabling his ability to approach challenges with a unique perspective.

Ian Lockie

Contracts Manager

With a sum of 27 years of experience in the geotechnical industry, Ian brings with him a myriad of experience and exclusive knowledge to the company. Throughout his career he has undertaken many different roles including, Operations Manager of Ground Investigation, Senior Geotechnical Engineer as well as former chair of the ICE Scottish Geotechnical Group. Ian’s prestigious background combined with his approachable character is what makes him such an asset to the Phoenix Drilling team.

Jim Bird

Workshop Manager

Jim has only recently joined the Phoenix Drilling team, but brings with him over 20 years of workshop management experience. He has worked in the welding and fabrication industry since leaving school, and is a qualified blacksmith and welder. He has also been fully trained and certificated in Staff Supervision and Workshop Health & Safety by Scottish Engineering. The experience he will bring to the business will be incredibly beneficial.

Jillian Lafferty

Office Manager

A great proportion of the company’s elevated staff morale as well as client satisfaction rates are thanks to the vivacious personality of Jillian. It is her relationship with both staff and clients which help Phoenix Drilling thrive in such a competitive industry. Since joining the team in October 2016, Jillian has been responsible for introducing an abundance of innovative systems which are crucial in the everyday running of the business.

Kirsten McCormick

Administration Assistant

Currently a law student, Kirsten works part time in the Phoenix Drilling office supporting our Office Manager with administrative duties. Her knowledge of computing technology and willingness make her the perfect addition to the team and aid the flow of the daily workload.

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