ROLE: Jim is Mr McArdle. He is the chief of McArdle’s’ operations and founded the company in 1999. He is very supportive of all of the team and still plays a key role in the running of the business.
BACKGROUND: Previously, as the founder of McArdle Contracts, Jim headed major projects including construction works on the M1 and M25 and ground stabilisation for London Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Jim sold McArdle Contracts when it was at its peak in 2008. He also owned a civil engineering company in the Caribbean for 21 years.
Jim moved to the UK from Ireland when he was just 18 and started out driving trucks and was soon fortunate enough to buy a truck of his own and start his own business building motorways.
PERSONAL: Jim is very kind natured and does a lot of fundraising for charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Childrens’ Welfare & Research Foundation. He has strong connections with the London Irish Club and regularly attends their meetings. He loves to holiday, whether visiting family in Ireland or travelling to far-away shores.