Our People

Terry Deighton MIoR (CEO)

Terry Deighton

"Everyday the challenge of driving our company makes me excited about our future prospects. The business has a broad depth of knowledge, which is delivered objectively to our clients ensuring that we have their interests at heart.  Our independent view gives the client confidence that he is receiving optimum value for money.”

Terry has a long and illustrious roofing career, starting on the tools back in 1980 as an apprentice Built-up felt installer. He initially worked for a variety of roofing contractors working through the ranks to management.

Terry formed Everlast Waterproofing in the late 1990’s and has been instrumental in creating the business you see today. As the business developed Terry put the business through a MBO bringing in three new key personal to the business, allowing responsibility to be delegated.  Terry has used his vast roofing experience and knowledge to lead The Everlast Group to ensure that the business produces a high quality service to a competitive and demanding market. 
Phase 2 of the Everlast Group restructure sees further focus at tapping growth opportunities in Europe whilst consolidating our position as a national provider. Under the new structure Terry Deighton will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO he will continue day to day involvement with the business, liaising as he always has with our clients and supply chain alike, Terry will also focus on strategic thinking and our move for more European opportunities through the next phase of the Group’s development. Terry said “I certainly learned a lot during my time as Managing Director and look forward to be able to channel some more of my time and experience to company strategy and business development”.

Terry formed Everlast Waterproofing in the late 1990’s and has been instrumental in creating the business you see today. As the business developed Terry put the business through a MBO bringing in three new key personal to the business, allowing responsibility to be delegated.  Terry has used his vast roofing experience and knowledge to lead The Everlast Group to ensure that the business produces a high quality service to a competitive and demanding market.

Phase 2 of the Everlast Group restructure sees further focus at tapping growth opportunities in Europe whilst consolidating our position as a national provider. Under the new structure Terry Deighton will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO he will continue day to day involvement with the business, liaising as he always has with our clients and supply chain alike, Terry will also focus on strategic thinking and our move for more European opportunities through the next phase of the Group’s development. Terry said “I certainly learned a lot during my time as Managing Director and look forward to be able to channel some more of my time and experience to company strategy and business development”.

 

Mike Hunter (Managing Director- Everlast Group and Everlast Waterproofing)

Mike Hunter

“At Everlast, we are dedicated to delivering an all-encompassing approach to the building envelope. Our management team has over 20 years contracting experience, which coupled with our understanding and appreciation of changing markets, the latest innovative technologies, environmental and health and safety constraints all combine to make Everlast Group a driving force within the construction market.”

Michael has 13 years’ experience within the construction industry having first joined a national distributor of building materials as a graduate management trainee, he quickly decided that contracting was what he wanted to do and joined the Everlast Group in 2003 where he became part of a team focussed on growing the business to become a nationally recognised brand associated with providing the highest levels of customer service.

His early years at Everlast were spent gaining a full appreciation of the markets, client base and the needs of the business and its stakeholders. Having now been with the business for +10 years he is well positioned to protect the interests of all the key elements that make the Everlast Group what it is today. Mike was appointed Managing Director of Everlast Group and Everlast Waterproofing Ltd in April 2014. Mike said “I am proud to be taking on this role at such an exciting period for the company. We have a great team ethos at Everlast and I’m looking forward to working with Terry and the rest of the management team in building on the success of what has already been achieved.”

 

Jason Cross MIoR (Managing Director - Everlast Rail)

Jason Cross

“We utilise our vast experience within the rail industry to deliver the best possible service the market can offer. We realise the importance of the skills needed to operate within this specific sector and our committed work force all hold personnel track safety certificates.”

Having left school at 16, Jason served an apprenticeship as a roof plumber carrying out various lead work projects. He gained valuable knowledge of the railway and its infrastructure during nine years with Serco Rail as Planned Maintenance Engineer and Projects Co-ordinator gaining a qualification as a COSS, Hand signaller and D32 assessor. 

Jason then joined Everlast in 2000 as Rail Co-ordinator and has been Project Director since 2005. Jason was appointed Managing Director of Everlast Rail Ltd in April 2014. Jason said “The Rail Division continues to grow and we are very excited about new opportunities and future potential for the business. We continue to strive for a strong safety culture and a level of workmanship which is not compromised by this demanding environment, ensuring that Everlast Rail are at the forefront of all future infrastructure projects.”

 

Damian Maclean (Managing Director - Scaffolding)

Damian Maclean

“We pride ourselves on achieving excellence in whatever work we undertake. It is our intention to offer you an excellent service at a very competitive rate, as we know that a realistic price could be the difference between winning and losing one.”

Damian has been in the scaffolding industry since 1992 working as a labourer on site up to an advanced scaffolder, which he achieved in 2000.  Damian has had experience of working on numerous large and small scale projects whilst on the tools, and working on various projects such as power stations, chemical sites and street works. Since joining the Everlast Group in June 2008 as the Scaffolding Director he has been responsible for developing a new division while supporting other divisions within the group. Since its set-up the scaffolding division has secured many large and small projects.

 

Stuart Dobson (Pre-Construction Director)

Stuart Dobson

“At Everlast it is our aim to give our clients peace of mind by working closely with innovative suppliers of quality roofing systems, through a partnership approach from specification through to completion.”

Stuart has worked in the roofing industry for nine years and joined Everlast Group as a National Business Development Manager in 2012, to further develop their share of the roofing market focusing on the refurbishment sector whilst working with key clients and manufacturers.

Following on from a successful period of working in the Technical Services Team of Sika Liquid Plastics, Stuart furthered his career and took on the role as an Area Sales Manager covering the Yorkshire region for seven years. During this period Stuart also successfully completed the Licentiate exam for the Institute of Roofing.

As part of the team at Everlast Group, Stuart aims to bring his experience, knowledge both technically and commercially along with his enthusiasm and ability to build trust with clients to satisfy their needs.

 

Scott Deighton (Managing Director - Everlast Specialist Surveys) 

“I’m truly passionate about my work and always eager to connect with other people. While I enjoy all aspects of my job, I think my favourite stage of a project is finding a solution to the problem during an investigation.”

Initially started in the industry as an onsite operative for Everlast in 2003 but then left in September 2007 to pursue a career in graphic design at Matthews International.  Scott re-joined the company in December 2009 to take the diagnostic testing services onto the next level. Scott has since gone on to grow the business into a separate division within the Everlast Group known today as Everlast Specialist Surveys Ltd, now one of the leaders in non-destructive testing in the UK.

Scott has an history of business and has founded his own companies over the years, this has earned him the accreditation of being one of the top 10 young Entrepreneurs in Leeds and a member of the global network Entrepreneurial Spark. 

 

Joshua Greaves (Office Manager- Group) 

Josh Greaves"It is my aim to ensure the day to day operations of the business run smoothly, to ensure that our clients recive a industry leading service" 

Josh started with Everlast Waterproofing in 2005 in the role as office Junior and over the last 11 years has seen his role develop from office junior through to the most recent appointment as Office Manager. He is responsible for the day to day operational side of the group business and oversees the purchasing portfolio as well as fleet management. 

As a regional board member for the National Federation of Roofing Contracts Yorkshire & North East, Josh plays a large part in shaping the industry at a regional level. 

Josh brings a wealth of operational experience and product knowlegde to the Everlast team, and is always looking to further is own professional development, to keep Everlast Group as a market leader within the industry. 

 

Michelle Cooper (Group Business Development Manager) 

Josh Greaves"I am delighted to be working for the Everlast Group.  I look forward to the challenge and expanding the core strengths of the business.

The synergy between my trusted contacts within the industry coupled with relationships with superb teams across all divisions of the Everlast Group will enable us to grow and develop the business to its full potential." 

In February 2017, Michelle was appointed as Group Business Development Manager.

Having worked in the construction sector for over 20 years, Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience and contacts and is responsible for developing existing opportunities and generating new business throughout the UK.

With a background in marketing, Michelle will utilise her skills to promote the image and core values of the Everlast Group within the market place.

Additionally, Michelle is renowned in the construction industry for her ability to network at all levels and for being in the right place at the right time.