Meet the Team – The Directors

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09 Jun 2016 in Stories, Uncategorized

Author : Jemma Dougherty

Eugene McNicholl & Mark Hughes have been in business together since 2000.  After meeting at various work events during their employment they decided it was time to strike up a partnership and go into business for themselves.

I have been trying to find out a little more about the people behind the titles:

Eugene tells me: “I gained my BSc Hons Quantity Surveying, MRICS from Jordanstown and then went straight into the construction and shop fitting industry where I now have 24 years experience.

Outside of work I have 2 boys with beautiful wife and a crazy dog.  We are a football family, both watching and playing it and also enjoy taking the dog from longs walks!

My most memorable moment was meeting my wife, closely followed by the birth of my boys – I’m definitely a family man!

I don’t believe I have reached my high point yet – better things are yet to come! And the secret to success so far is simple hard work & good communication!”

Mark explains: “after graduating with my BSC Hons MRICS I spent a year working for a private architect, putting the theory into practice. I then moved to spend many years working for a contractor on large and small scale projects, from retail and hospitality to commercial and private sectors before setting up McNicholl Hughes in 2000, which has been my high point to date.

I am married to Emer and we have 4 children, including a set of twin girls who are now 11 – yes its a busy house! The twins arriving has to be one of my most memorable moments. We are a pretty active family, but to keep fit and unwind I enjoy swimming and walking.

Career wise my high point to date has been starting McNicholl Hughes and watching it grow, secret to success….never giving up!”


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