Meet the key members of the BCM Scaffolding Services team.

Adèle McLay

Managing Director

Adèle is the owner of BCM Scaffolding Services along with David Hayde. They are experienced business owners, managers and advisers, and have many years of experience in the construction sector.
As Managing Director, Adèle is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, and leads the team towards consistently achieving excellence in the delivery of client projects. As well, Adèle works closely with the directors of client companies, developing deep partnerships so both companies achieve their business goals when working together. Adèle is also involved with business development and resourcing of scaffolders for our projects. She leads the HR and training team as BCM Scaffolding Services continues to evolve the way in which it recruits its site workers, and develops its team members via the company’s inhouse training academy.
Adèle is also the Managing Director of Safe Rise Scaffolding Group the umbrella company and brand that supports all scaffolding acquisitions undertaken by Adèle and David.
Away from work, Adèle can be found enjoying all forms of the arts (theatre, musical theatre, classical music, opera, galleries and much more….), reading, going to the gym (at 6am), and painting (as a learner artist) and relearning the piano.

David Hayde

David Hayde

Commercial Director (Interim)

David is responsible for all commercial activity within BCM. He looks after the commercial side of projects and completes monthly applications for payment, whilst helping to ensure the company operates in a way that delivers consistent excellence to clients. David is highly qualified and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Fellow Management Accountant.

When he’s not in the office, David can often be found working on his allotment, completing handyman jobs at home or studying Genealogy. Family time is a top priority for David too.

Irene Moriarty

Irene Moriarty

Head of Scaffolding Projects

Irene has over 35 years of experience in the construction and scaffolding sectors, gained in a range of management roles with leading construction and scaffold companies. She is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and has a number of other qualifications relevant to the sector. Irene is responsible for the successful delivery of all our scaffold projects for our clients, at all times ensuring we complete our projects with excellence. Irene has all our delivery teams (contracts/projects managers, site support managers, scaffold operatives) reporting to her, and together, they work to our clients’ desired programmes to ensure the efficient completion of their projects.

In her leisure time, Irene enjoys spending time with family or socialising with friends. She also attends live music gigs, enjoying an eclectic mix of music from many genres. Irene loves all things related to the Gaelic Athletic Association (she is Irish), especially Tipperary hurling and equestrian events. Irene also spends time walking in the countryside.

James Cussens

James Cussens

Commercial Manager

James has a wealth of experience in the scaffold sector, having worked for several well-know scaffolding companies in senior commercial management roles. James’ role included supporting our estimating and commercial teams with pricing and financially managing projects; working with the top operations team to ensure we deliver our client projects as required from a commercial point of view; liaising with clients in relation to commercial matters, and much more.

James has several scaffold and construction industry qualifications including: SMSTS, NVQ level 6 site management and account qualifications.

James enjoys undertaking property development/renovation projects in his personal time, as well as spending time with his young family.


John Ahmet

Projects/Contracts Manager

John is fully responsible for the successful delivery of scaffold projects for our clients, ensuring we deliver to their scaffold and build programme through close liaison with client project and site managers, and managing our resources and teams. John is a highly experienced scaffolder and scaffold manager having worked in the industry for +30 years.

John’s qualifications and accreditations include: Advanced Scaffolder, Advanced Scaffold Inspector, SMSTS, CSCS Gold and various other scaffold qualifications.

In his leisure time, John enjoys playing golf (he’s not very good at it 😊) watching football, imbibing very good wine accompanied by great food. John is also a family man, and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family members, including his grandchildren.

Projects/Contracts Manager

New appointment pending…

Thomas (Tommy) Gibbs

Scaffold Inspection Manager

Tommy has worked as a scaffolder for BCM Scaffolding Services for almost 30 years.  He is highly qualified as an Advanced Scaffolder, Advanced Scaffold Inspector, and has many other relevant certificates.  Tommy is responsible for undertaking weekly inspections of all our client sites to ensure we are working at the highest level of scaffold and construction site health and safety.  Scaffolding is in Tom’s blood as his father, grandfather and uncle were all scaffolders.  He loves the closeness of the people in the industry, the banter, and the pride he feels when he’s finished a piece of work.  Tommy is now enjoying being ‘off the tools’ and working as a Scaffold Inspector.

When not at work, Tommy is a keen snow skier; he also loves fishing off his boat and family time.

Chris Walton

Chris ‘the Professor’ Walton

Estimator/Business Development

Chris has a wealth of experience in the scaffolding, having worked at several leading scaffolding companies over the years. There isn’t much that Chris doesn’t know about scaffolding, which is why in our company we call him ‘the Professor’, a term of endearment that has been coined by some our clients too. He started work as a scaffolder before moving into management roles including managing scaffolding teams, operations management, business development, estimating and regional management. Chris brings all this experience to his role of Estimator/Business Developer with BCM Scaffolding Services, working closely with pre-construction/surveyor team members within our client companies, ensuring we develop and price scaffold projects in support of their business objectives.

When not working Chris is a very keen angler. He also spends a lot of time with his family including five grandchildren. He can regularly be seen supporting them from the side-lines at their football matches – something he loves doing

Kathy Panzavechia

Kathy Panzavechia

Finance Manager

Kathy looks after all things financial. Her role involves monthly reporting, dealing with wages, liaising with HMRC and creditors, completing regular returns, and much more. She holds an accounting technician qualification and has been in this field for most of her working life. Kathy loves her job and approaches each day with a positive outlook, tackling the challenges this busy position brings.

Outside of finance, Kathy’s other love is art – both buying it and creating it. She enjoys attending art galleries, painting by numbers, and the occasional crossword.

Yard/Logistics Manager

New appointment pending…

Marion McGarvey

Office Manager/Contracts Administrator

Marion supports our operations teams to ensure we complete our projects as required by our clients.  She works closely with Phil, our Operations Manager and his team in the yard and on site.  As well, Marion is the company’s Office Manager, managing all administrative functions to ensure the business runs smoothly.  Marion is ‘on the go’ all day in her role. She likes with a team of people, and the varied nature of her role, including the daily liaison with all sorts of people.

In her private life, Marion enjoys spending time with family (including two young grandchildren), socialising with friends, and caring for her elderly mother.


Ngachung Lai

Commercial/Operations Assistant

Ngachung, referred to as Chung joined us as a graduate having completed a bachelor of arts in history, and masters of science in quantity surveying. She is working across the company undertaking a range of activities in our commercial and operations departments. She is also learning estimating and is regularly accompanying our estimating team when visiting clients on site. Chung is learning the scaffold and construction sector very quickly, something we are all thrilled about as, BCM Scaffolding Services supports young people joining the sector.

Outside of work, Chung enjoys going to museums and art galleries; her current favourite artist is Daniel Arsham. She’s a fitness enthusiast, cycling to work and going to the gym each day. Plus she’s an avid fashion researcher, reading about all the controversies in the fashion industry. Reading and travel are also high on Chung’s lists of interests.

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