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Meet the Team

Ben Clear

Managing Director

Ben has spent his whole life on and around building works. For much of his childhood, he lived 'on site' as his father Malcolm completed a lifelong ambition restoring a Sussex cottage which became the family home. After finishing school, Ben went away to university and achieved a first-class honours BA degree. Even so, he was never away from the business for very long; he returned home every summer to work as a labourer for CRB.

During his four years as CRB Contracts Manager, Ben implemented many new ideas and strategies, with a renewed focus on larger construction projects. As a result, the company's conversion rate increased from a monthly average of 30 per cent to a monthly average of more than 70 per cent. Ben also introduced a Performance Management System.

Ben lives in Seaford with his wife Aimee and two daughters Evie and Ruby. He is an active charity fundraiser with local community groups. "I grew up seeing and hearing about building work almost every day," says Ben, "and the business has always been close to my heart. There are two main reasons why I love my job: I get to build buildings that will still be standing when I am long gone, and I get to nurture and develop a team of people who love their work and who make me proud on a daily basis."

Consultant

Malcolm Clear

Malcolm has spent almost his entire adult life in the construction industry. He now offers support and advice to CRB, bringing to bear his many years of experience; after all, there are few building-related conundrums Malcolm didn't face in his thirty-plus years as Managing Director. A very handy golfer as well as a builder, Malcolm is the Scratch Captain for the East Sussex National Golf Team and continues to compete at county level for Sussex. When Malcolm stepped down from his full-time position in CRB, he and a friend started a charity, building community centres in Africa. You can find out more about Malcolm's charity 'A New Beginning, Rwanda' here.

"I'm not embarrassed to admit that I often lean on Malcolm's experience," reflects Ben, "He was the man who created CRB, of course, and he's kept busy since taking semi-retirement. I'm very proud of what he achieved with his charity work. Perhaps it was inevitable that he found another outlet to keep him building; nowadays, it's community centres in Africa rather than in Sussex!"

Office Manager

Yvonne Wiggan

Yvonne is an experienced manager who has worked most of her life in the city. Her role at Kraft Foods took her around Europe and when she finally moved on she spent many years as the office manager at the inner city Ickburgh School. She settled in Eastbourne after finding the perfect School for her son Asha, who attends the outstanding Hazel Court. She has been an active fundraiser for the school which is officially designated as a school for children with complex needs including autism. She has also volunteered for Save the Children with whom she completed a fascinating trip to Afghanistan. Yvonne says "I joined CRB as it posed a unique challenge which would allow me to build on my skills, the work is interesting and enjoy the dynamic approach".

About
Us

CRB is a family-owned and managed company with a staff of 16 full-time employees, supported by a network of specialist sub-contractors.

Contact

Call01323 727200

OfficeCRB Contractors, 38-40 Leslie Street, Eastbourne, BN22 8JB

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