IT’S WHAT WE DO
LDD embodies the ethos of value, quality and customer service.
We have built a solid reputation based on an extensive knowledge of the latest products and techniques needed to meet the most exacting specifications. Situated in the heart of London we are able to respond immediately to our client’s site requirements and service demands, which have been the key factors in the rapid growth and success of LDD.
1992 - London Diamond Drilling Services is formed
From humble beginnings...
2000 - London Diamond Drilling Services is acquired by the GroupIn 2000, the company was subject to a buyout which provided the platform for the firm to grow. A modernisation roadmap was at the heart of the acquisition, with a plan to diversify into other areas beginning to take shape.
2005 - LDD Fire Protection is launched to complement the existing servicesRealising that holes made in concrete often need to be filled to modern fire regulations, the LDD Fire Protection division was launched, providing a passive firestopping service to complement its existing offering.
2009 - Builderswork and Strip Out competencies are now to be offered with the addition of the 'LDD Special Works' divisionContinuing to expand their offering and diversify into other areas, in 2009 LDD launches the Special Works’ division, which includes builders work and strip out competencies, allowing the company to provide a multi package service on large contracts, providing efficiencies for all.
2014 - Ziggy acquires LDD following the management buyout from the GroupIn 2014 Ziggy became sole-proprietor following the management buy-out from the Group. Ziggy had a strong vision for the company and set out a modernisation programme, investing in people, plant and systems to ultimately enable LDD to become a tier 1 supplier and provide a best-in-class service.
2017 - The company turnover exceeds £20M and trades as LDD Construction Ltd2017 was a great year for LDD and saw the company turnover £20M for the first time. The company has begun trading as LDD Construction Limited and will move into a brand new office and yard early 2018 to support the rapid growth the company is undergoing.
MEET THE DIRECTORS
The LDD Construction management team.
Proprietor and Owner
Ziggy started as an Apprentice Diamond Driller for the Group in 1992. In the following eight years, he successfully completed his apprenticeship among other qualifications and amassed extensive knowledge of the concrete cutting industry before rising through the ranks of management.
In 2000, the Group acquired London Diamond Drilling Services Ltd and Ziggy utilised his technical knowledge and business development acumen to head up LDD and build on the existing foundations of this new arm of the company.
Following the management buyout of the group in 2003, Ziggy and three of the other Group Senior Managers formed the board of the largest diamond drilling and sawing company in the UK.
Ever on the lookout for new growth opportunities, Ziggy’s lightbulb moment in 2005 led to the formation of LDD Fire Protection, which would offer various passive fire protection services including firestopping service penetrations formed by the Diamond Drilling division.
With demand from key clients to offer the customer service and quality workmanship that the company had become synonymous with but across further trades, Ziggy started LDD Special Works in 2009. Now able to service complete builderswork packages, the value and description of contracts undertaken continued to grow.
In 2014, Ziggy acquired LDD and the related trading divisions from the Group in another management buyout and appointed his Board of Directors.
Today, the company trades as LDD Construction Ltd with a turnover of £20 million and continues to successfully deliver projects large and small throughout London and the South East.
I got involved with every aspect of that project to make sure that it was perfect. On occasion, I went back on the tools, to demonstrate best practice to the younger guys. We care more about quality than hierarchy. We deliver our package exactly as promised.
Danny joined the company in 2003 and continued his professional development by achieving his Level 2 NVQ in Drilling & Sawing with the DSA.
He gained extensive experience and wider construction knowledge on various sites in supervisory and operational roles before joining LDD’s management team in 2008.
In 2011, Danny headed the team managing LDD’s largest value contract at that time – the comprehensive strip out package of PwC’s headquarters at One Embankment Place.
From there on, Danny led the Special Works division of the company; building and mentoring a multi-discipline team to deliver large scale strip out and builderswork contracts.
Danny became a Director in 2015 and maintains his hands-on approach to ensure safe and successful provision of LDD’s range of services across all divisions.
Having been at LDD for nearly 15 years I am extremely proud to have been part of its growth during this time. We have diversified into a fully fledged construction firm, built around the services which we are best known for.
Kang joined the company in 2006 as Credit Manager, but quickly became involved with the commercial side of the business, where he began overseeing the financials on projects as well as managing the credit function.
This helped improve his knowledge within the construction industry and his precise and professional approach were instrumental during the management buyout, in which he became a Director.
Since then, Kang has implemented procedures and controls whilst ensuring large scale investment throughout the business to facilitate the rapid but sustainable growth LDD has experienced in recent years.
Everyday at LDD is completely different, the diverse client base and fast moving nature of our projects keeps us all enthused and motivated to go above and beyond.
Stephen joined the company in August 2016 and became Commercial Director in June 2017.
Before joining LDD, Stephen worked for a leading main contractor and has extensive knowledge and expertise in procurement, building contracts and construction techniques.
This experience provides LDD’s clients a high level of service to deliver their requirements.
Stephen enjoys the varied range of services undertaken by LDD and working with a close knit management team to exceed client expectations.
Stephen is committed and proactive in leading a team of Commercial Managers across LDD’s four divisions.