Meet the Directors

Grainne Wood

Grainne Wood BEng CEng MICE

I have 20 years experience in the construction world post university. I studied Civil engineering at UMIST in Manchester and then went on to work with a variety of main contractors in an engineering capacity. I obtained chartered engineer status from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and moved into more managerial roles, again with a variety of contractors. In 2009 I decided that i would like to pool all this experience and offer my services as a freelance consultant. This rapidly developed into the small business that is now DAPS Project Management Ltd. My professional development has accelerated to meet the needs of clients and accreditation bodies accordingly, my experience and my training brings commercial value into DAPS and in the knowledge of this I ensure that our employees also have a strong focus on professional development and training.


David Larkman BSc(Hons) PhD CPhys

I have worked in construction for 8 years and have 15 years prior experience of managing projects in the academic and commercial research world. I studied Physics at both undergraduate and doctoral level and then went on to work for a medical device manufacturer before moving into academia. In 2010 I was presented with the opportunity to join Grainne in running DAPS Project Management Ltd. I maintain commercial and contractual oversight of the company whilst also working to develop new business and managing tender applications. I also support projects and staff where scientific or computational input is needed and am instrumental in managing staff development programs. I am also able to make tea and provide extensive criticism on most projects and topics, which is generally considered to be constructive.