Football striking sensation Dean Billingsley has really hit the top corner joining WMS!

Complementing the WMS Chudleigh Team Dean joins us as a Trainee Manager responsible for managing our minor works and response services provision!

Prior to joining WMS Dean has been a carpenter for 4.5 years with Barratt Homes and qualified to level 3 advanced carpentry winning Barratt Homes apprentice of the year last year.

An ex YTS ( youth training scholarship) at Exeter City Football Club Dean has played for them since he was 13, represented Devon Schools and South Devon in secondary school.

Dean currently plays for Exmouth Town and played for Bideford AFC for a short stint. Dean enjoys golf, socialising, the gym and running.

Dean’s nifty footwork will certainly come in handy as he helps WMS exceed all our “goals!”

Welcome and good luck Dean!!!!


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WMS would like to introduce Richard McElliott as Contracts Manager working out of our offices in Somerset!

Richard’s work experience is mainly in the commercial and renovation sectors with a bit of new build over the years.

Having completed projects for a variety of clients including, Somerset & Devon Fire Service & Rescue, Avon and Somerset Police and the NHS, Richard has also completed projects for a number of primary, secondary and private schools, education centres, colleges and sports centres, not forgetting private projects including factory fit outs!

Richard starting his career as a carpenter and later in his career went back to college to learn plumbing to NVQ level 2.

Moving on to Site supervisor and then Site Manager, Richard eventually moved into Project Manager/Contract’s Manager roles and with over 21 years in the construction industry has gained a host of qualifications including level 6 NVG Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering.

Richard will be working closely with Chris and the team with the day to do running of the Yeovil branch and ongoing contracts whilst helping push the new Somerset office forward, building new relationships in the area with clients and contractors as WMS grows!

In his spare time Richard enjoys going to live music events, is a very keen festival goer (Glastonbury being his favourite) and he likes to produce his own music in his home studio to relax and even DJ’s from time to time!

Another great acquisition for Chris and the team in Somerset, welcome Richard!!!

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WMS are proud to announce the arrival of Trudy Mitchell who joins us as an Administrator for WMS and Williams & Martin, for the Cornwall branch.

Prior to joining the company, Trudy worked in a variety of sectors including marine, tourism, construction, and retail.  She brings experience in office management, finance, team administration, compliance, document control, customer service and consumer law.

Supporting the day-to-day running of the contracts and projects, Trudy assists the Contracts Managers and wider team.

Trudy has an Honours Degree in Leisure Management and spent her placement year in Thailand within the hospitality industry.  She spent several years living in Germany and speaks fluent German.

Having returned to her native roots in Cornwall, in her spare time Trudy enjoys being creative, painting seascapes and animals in acrylics, photography, and sewing, and can often be found out on the local beaches with her two sighthounds.


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WMS were pleased to assist when a long standing client came to us with a set of particularly awkward circumstances they needed help with including possible road closures!

Faced with working on a split level property, with limited access and parking, sitting snuggly in a tight one way system on a main thoroughfare, WMS have come through with flying colours!

Faced with stripping the existing roof and replacing with new, full cavity wall insulation, application of the full Webber render system to the rear elevation and full external redecoration, this project has been completed with minimal disruption to residents and the wider community. 

Meticulous planning, phased scaffolding, delivery and collection times, sympathetic road closures, out of hours working and collaborative communication with all stakeholders have ensured a smooth roll out and delivery of this work, all completed on time, in full and to the delight of the client, WMS - your trusted contractor!

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WMS Painting Division goes from strength to strength and the recent external decoration of this multi occupancy building is testament to their abilities!

Working closely with their local scaffolding sub-contractors WMS phased their works so as to keep disruption to a minimum.

WMS have painting Divisions operating out of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and results like these are contributing to the steady growth of the painting business across all 3 counties!

#trustedcontractor # workwithus #paintingcontractor


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WMS Devon Painting Team have recently completed the external decoration of this lovely scheme - much to the delight of the local residents!

External decorations are never ideal at this time of year but due to painting being delayed by the pandemic a further delay was not possible.

Upon instruction WMS sought the advice of the local coatings manufacturer for the most appropriate system and specification and following a joint site visit agreed next steps!

Whilst keeping one eye on the weather forecast WMS planned all works accordingly applying all coatings in line with recommendations.

Keeping the residents in the loop was key to the success of this project and is testament to the team on site,  the feedback upon completion has been excellent!

Team work = dream work at WMS!


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WMS continue to receive recognition for a job well done, the latest for a project managed by our Cornwall office! 2 pieces of recognition in one day for our Senior Contracts Manager Justin, richly deserved pats on the back!
#1 Justin - Fantastic job, Well done to you and your team, excellent work, many thanks, Lee - Director
# 2 Justin - Thank you for the great work, Well done team! Have a lovely weekend, Deborah – Project Manager

WMS your trusted Contractor!
#winning together #teamwork #clientfirst
Hi Chris
Hope you all having a nice evening. Thank you for your phone call earlier Chris I appreciate the quick response and resolving/addressing what was discussed. Just wanted to say apart from what we discussed earlier the void was outstanding great work by all staff and they all very very helpful and a great standard of workmanship.  Plumber was great asked loads questions really helpful and it come out a great.  Young kitchen fitter was brilliant I know we had problems with the kitchen but he was open trying different things and we sorted it together.   Jane awesome as always.  The chippy that was at new road was great too the new hand rail look amazing.  Jerry generally was really  really good and helpful just what we discussed earlier that's all.   The last 2 you have done have been brilliant and it been a pleasure to work with you guys and it been really good. If we can help you more let us know but just wanted to give you a bit of feed back. I have also included my senior ( Jame )  and empty manager within this email.  Regards
- Richard
Please would you pass on my thanks to WMS colleagues for the hard work that has been put into my schemes in North Devon. It is very much appreciated by me and also within my schools – it has not been without its challenging times but I doubt that will ever change! These challenging times are often made easier when you can work with helpful people and Phil is particularly one of those! I wish you and colleagues a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to working with you again next year.

- Donna

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