colin wright

Colin Wright

A highly experienced and efficient individual with an extensive knowledge of business practices especially in procurement, facility management, estimating, invoicing, sales and valuations. A management team member who demonstrates a high degree of initiative and self-motivation and enjoys the challenge of a busy, demanding work environment. Vast knowledge of the market and business environment gained through progressively responsible positions in management and by establishing a wide network of key business contacts.

Proven track record in consistently meeting and exceeding corporate objectives through the creative and efficient implementation of strategic operating plans. Well developed leadership, teambuilding and interpersonal skills gained through effective delegation, coaching, mentoring and development of staff. Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Conscientious, with the ability to maintain a consistently high standard of work under pressure. A good team member and leader.

Key Skills

  • Thirty four years experience in the Sports Construction Industry.
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day Management of office and staff.
  • An established record in the management and coordination of the procurement process to ensure efficient and cost effective supply of quality products to construction sites.
  • In-depth knowledge of contract valuation preparation
  • Specialist in the provision of estimates for tennis court construction
  • Proficient in the accurate implementation of systems and procedures
  • Competent at maintaining and developing long-term customer relationships with consultants and local authorities.
  • Successful record in obtaining business via the telephone and providing the necessary support to secure field sales.

Career History

2005 - present
G. Thornton (Contracts) Ltd
Operations Director

A highly organised and capable Operations Director with strong management, communication, analytical and decision-making skills. Experienced at setting and achieving goals through the accurate implementation of operational and cost control efficiencies. Hardworking and trustworthy, with the ability to remain calm under the pressure of a demanding workload.

1995 - 2005
G. Thornton (Contracts) Ltd
Office Manager

As a key member of the management team role involves the day-to-day management of the office, staff, procurement, estimating, sales, invoicing and valuation preparation.

1982 - 1995
En-tout-Cas Plc
Assistant Regional Manager

The company was one of the leading contractors for the installation of sports facilities in the UK and Europe. The role of Assistant Regional Manager involved the general management of office, staff, profit and loss accounts, sales and purchasing, invoicing, profit and loss analysis, control and reporting.

1975 - 1982
En-tout-Cas Plc
Regional Office Manager

The role of Assistant Regional Manager involved the general management of office, staff, sales and purchasing and invoicing.

1967 - 1975
En-tout-Cas Plc

Accounts Clerk before being promoted to Cost Records Supervisor

Personal Details

Date of birth: 10th December 1950
Car driver: Full UK Licence
Health : Good
Interests: Football, Golf, Gardening


Colin Wright, Operations Director, Thornton Sports