• Peter Hartill


    Peter was a Senior Audit Partner with Deloitte, based in their Birmingham office, having retired on 31st May 2008. Peter was with Deloitte for over 40 years based mainly in the Midlands but also spent time at their offices in London and Washington US. During his career he acted for most of Deloitte’s major Midlands clients and one of his specialist areas was the real estate sector.

    Peter became Chairman of Deeley on 1st January 2009.

    Peter is married with 2 step-children and enjoys golf and other sports.

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  • Peter Deeley

    Joint Managing Director, Deeley Group

    Joined family owned construction company (established in Coventry in 1936) from school in 1958. Worked on site (a good carpenter’s mate), with the Surveyors Department in the office and then in 1961 acted as Site Manager for a new housing development in Balsall Common.

    Peter took over as Chairman of Deeley Group upon the death of his father in 1986.

    In 1991 Peter became Chairman of Coventry Technical College (now City College), Chairman of the Construction Section of the Coventry Chamber of Commerce in 1998 and he is past Chairman of the Builder Employers Confederation (Coventry and Warwickshire) and Heart of England Community Foundation.

    Peter is married with three daughters and enjoys golf and travelling.

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  • Eleanor Deeley

    Joint Managing Director, Deeley Group

    Eleanor Deeley, formerly a partner at Cushman & Wakefield who headed the Midlands residential team, has been appointed as the deputy managing director of the Deeley Group, a firm started by her grandfather in 1936.

    Eleanor has 20 years’ experience in the property industry, including a nine-year spell at director level at CBRE, and has expertise in housing, mixed-use schemes and land development and investment across a range of property sectors.

    Her role will see her guiding the day-to-day operations of the £50 million turnover firm which includes construction, development and housing, as well as developing a longer-term strategy for the company.

    In January 2022, Eleanor became Joint Managing with her father Peter.

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  • Martin Gallagher Managing Director, Deeley Construction
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  • Martin Gallagher

    Managing Director, Deeley Construction

    Martin joined Deeley Construction (formerly G W Deeley Limited) as a Trainee Surveyor in 1988.

    During his training within the company, Martin obtained an Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying at the University of Central England in Birmingham, as well as becoming a Professional Member of The Chartered Institute of Building and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

    He has progressed from Trainee Surveyor through to his current role of Managing Director of Deeley Construction.

    Under Martin’s guidance the company concentrates on design and construction and has carried out a diverse range of projects including industrial, commercial, retail, housing and public buildings including schools and colleges.

    Married with a son – who takes up most of his time!  His interests include running, where he has completed the London Marathon in 2016 raising over £7,000 for for The Alzheimer’s Society.

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  • Steve Jones

    Estimating Director, Deeley Construction

    Steve joined the company in 2008 as Senior Estimator and was promoted to Estimating Manager in April 2010 having previously held the same position at a number of other local construction companies. He was appointed as Estimating Director in June 2010 and joined the Deeley Group board in July 2019.

    After nearly 20 years experience as a contractor’s Quantity Surveyor he transferred to an estimating role in 1995 and brings a wealth of experience to managing the pre-contract activities of the company. In 1984 he obtained a professional qualification in quantity surveying and became an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    Steve has a daughter and a son and is a keen golfer.

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  • Steve Turner

    Construction Director, Deeley Construction

    Having completed his A levels, Steve started his career in the construction industry with Deeley Construction as a Trainee Surveyor in 2000.

    Whilst working for the company Steve attended a series of day release training courses which concluded with the attainment of a BSc Honours degree in Construction Technology and Management at DeMontfort University in Leicester.

    During his time with Deeley, Steve has progressed from Trainee Surveyor to Senior Surveyor and Senior Contracts Manager and was appointed as Construction Director in June 2011 and joined the Deeley Group board in July 2019.

    Steve is responsible for the management and delivery of live projects and his wealth of experience within the organisation means that he has knowledge on a wide variety of schemes including housing, hotels, education, industrial and commercial.

    Steve is married with a daughter and a son and is a keen motor sport spectator when time will allow.

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  • Andrew Cann

    Group Finance Director

    Before joining Deeley, Andrew trained in a medium sized audit firm in the City of London before relocating to Birmingham. In total Andrew has spent 14 years in medium sized audit firms auditing and advising businesses of varying sizes.

    Andy joined Deeley in 1996 as the Group Financial Controller and was promoted to the Main Board as Group Finance Director in February 2006. He is currently responsible for all aspects of Deeley Group’s financial management, financial reporting, secretariat and IT.

    Outside of work Andy proves that accountants do lead exciting lives with a keen interest in bushcraft survival amongst many other sporting interests. Andy is married with a son and daughter.

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