Our People

Companies succeed by attracting and retaining the best employees. At Wilding Butler we have great people in our team who also care: - they care passionately about our service, the projects we build, together with our client’s aspirations and objectives.

Our highly experienced and dedicated staff are well qualified, with many being members of major construction professional institutes. At all times they maintain communication with our client’s through close collaboration, openness, honesty and trust.

We have achieved Investor in People Status and are totally committed to its principles, together with a culture where all staff can develop, innovate and fulfil their full potential. A regular annual personal skills and development review is undertaken with each staff member and an agreed training programme is developed, recognising their role within the company and their future potential.

Wilding Butler has total commitment to providing a continuous training programme for its staff including safety, health and environment issues, as well as academic qualifications. As part of this commitment we have in place a joint venture Training Partnership Agreement with the Chartered Institute of Building to develop the qualifications and skills of all our staff. We regard training as a vital investment for the organisation and firmly believe that our staff benefit substantially from training relevant to their role.


Harry Butler FCIOB

Harry is a fourth generation Hampshire builder. His Great Grandfather established Butler Brothers who built many projects in Southampton including three cinemas and a large part of the housing in the Shirley and Bassett areas of the City.

Harry commenced his career as a trainee site manager and has managed a huge and diverse range of contracts in his long career as site manager, contract manager and contracts director. He joined Phil Wilding at Willmott Dixon before forming Wilding butler in 1993.

Harry retired from the day to day management of the business in December 2007 but is still involved as a non executive director.

Throughout his career he has been actively involved with the CIOB including past Chairman of the South East Branch of the Institute representing over 6000 other Chartered Builders. In 2008 he was elected to the National Board of Trustees.

Phil Wilding BSc MRICS MCIOB

After gaining a Degree in Quantity Surveying, Phil worked initially with Costains before joining Willmot Dixon where stayed for 11 years, becoming Managing Director of their southern region for 8 years. In 1993 he left to establish Wilding Butler.

He has considerable construction experience at senior management and director level, with responsibility for a diverse range of major projects, up to £25m in value.

Phil is passionate about training and skills and attracting young people into the business. He has been involved with a number of organisations over the years including Hampshire Economic Partnership, Local Skills for Productivity Alliance, Basingstoke College of Technology, Education Business Partnership, the South East Centre for the Built Environment and Business Link in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight where he is currently Chairman.

Wilding Butler
Construction Limited

Wessex Way
Colden Common
SO21 1WP

Tel:  01962 717850
Fax: 01962 717860

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