David Blakey

Director, based in Leeds

Having joined Summers Inman in November 2000, David became a Director in 2008.

David is a Chartered quantity surveyor and project manager. He is responsible for the management and expansion of our core services delivered from our Leeds office. David works closely with the Directors and senior management team across the Northern region and Nationally.

The majority of David’s 25+ years of experience has been gained in working in partnership with public and private sector clients including residential, sport and leisure, education, health, industrial and commercial. David has extensive experience in EU public procurement procedures and continues to play an integral part in the many Frameworks we are involved in for our public sector clients. His willingness to listen to others, ability to think laterally and promote a culture of collaboration continues to strengthen the solutions provided by the practice. David is extremely passionate about community regeneration and involvement.

‘David’s approachable and sociable nature underpins a very skilled and experienced professional with an evident passion for client satisfaction and ‘right first time’ service delivery. This was clearly demonstrated on all projects delivered on behalf of the Council, and contributed significantly to their overall success. I am happy to recommend both David and Summers Inman, and hope that I have the opportunity to work with David and his team again in the near future.’

Liam Keane – Calderdale MBC Framework Manager

David acts as Framework Director for our partnership on the SCAPE National Framework for Project Management and Quantity Surveying.

Away from the office David enjoys spending time with his family and taking the dogs walking, usually via a suitable hostelry! The real relaxation comes in the form of motorcycling, be it a spirited ride through the glorious Yorkshire Dales or a more sedate tour with Mrs B.

David is actively involved in his own community and is Chair of Governors for his local primary school.