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Meet the team

Graham Urwin - Managing Director


Graham has been the driving force behind Graline Construction since 1974, making him the heart and soul of the company. Having been in the industry for over 40 years, means that he has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building industry. Graham has been part of many fantastic building projects, with one winning Graline the 2012 Regional Master Builder of the Year Award in Energy Efficiency. 

Graham has been an active member of the Federation of Master Builders Solihull Business Group for many years, helping to promote the industry. He has also been fortunate enough to sit on the Federation of Master Builders National Board and become the Regional President.   

Ian Smart - Director & Electrical Engineer

Ian is Graline Construction's Level 3 electrical engineer and has been in the company since 2008. He has worked hard to become trained in many different skills, but finding a real passion for both carpentry and electrics. He has gained a 2391 City & Guilds Inspection Testing qualification, which is highly respected within the electrical industry, as well as a Level 2 Diploma in site carpentry.       

His biggest achievement was winning the 2012 Federation of Master Builders - Regional Apprentice of the Year Award, for his outstanding work on our Ullenhall project.   


Tom Poppitt - Director & Plumbing Engineer

Tom is Graline Constructions Level 3 advanced plumbing engineer. He joined the company in 2013 and showed a real passion for the construction industry and especially plumbing. 

He has a Level 2 qualification in wall and floor tiling and so specialises in complete bathroom refits, while being a good all rounder. 

Ian Sherman - Site Manager

Ian is one of Graline Constructions longest standing employees having been in the company since 1997. He has become an integral part of the Graline team and has worked hard to become site manager. 

Ian is a multi skilled craftsman and has extensive knowledge of the construction industry. He has a particular interest in carpentry and joinery, which he is highly qualified in.  

David Cooper - Brick Layer 

Dave is Graline Construction’s skilled brick layer and has gained much experience in a variety of skills having worked for the company for many years. Dave’s skills have developed to include plastering, tiling and drainage which are a great asset to the company.

Kathryn Poppitt - Business Development Manager

Kathryn is based at Graline Construction's head office and is the first point of contact for all enquires. She has good knowledge of the company and has a real passion for business and the construction industry. She has previously gained invaluable experience in the property sector and enjoys the challenges that it can bring.

Kathryn also utilizes her skills being the secretary for the Federation of Master Builders Solihull Business Group, where she provides assistance in keeping federation members up to date with new industry developments and news. She also enjoys the opportunity to organize meetings and events that help in raising money for both local and national charities.