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My grandfather John Tilbury started our family business over eighty years ago, and since then we have built and refurbished thousands of residential and commercial properties in and around London and in the South East of England. My father David Tilbury Senior started working for his Father John in 1968 and has continued to do so for more than forty years. The tradition continues and he now works with me... dare I say for me? David Tilbury Senior has extensive experience in the field, and is a first class builder who can turn his hand to pretty much any craft.

My Mother Terry Tilbury is also involved in the day-to-day running of the business and has been for over 40 years. She oversees our administration, liaises with our accounts team, attends to our client’s needs and overall, helps to run a tight ship.

In 1994 I started working for my father which was certainly a learning curve, as I remember seeing the look of horror on clients’ faces when I arrived (just a young lad) to provide an estimate. I re-assured them that I had the necessary skills for the task at hand but looking back, if I am honest, I think it fair to say that they were unconvinced. Thankfully Dad and our team always provided results and before long my confidence grew in my own ability. I realised that I wanted to continue the family tradition, but my parents encouraged me to finish my education first and by the time I left University in 2001 I felt I was ready to take up the reigns of the business.

Whilst we still regard ourselves as a family business with strong family values, we have continued to grow and succeed, and I feel our success is built on the back of our highly professional and reliable service. In recent years when the economy has had it difficulties we were still able to grow our portfolio and expand our share of the market place by focusing on providing good value for money and competitive pricing. 

Left: David Tilbury, Right: Father "My father David Tilbury Senior started working for his Father John in 1968 and has continued to do so for more than forty years. The tradition continues and he now works with me... dare I say for me? "

Left: David Tilbury, Right: Father

"My father David Tilbury Senior started working for his Father John in 1968 and has continued to do so for more than forty years. The tradition continues and he now works with me... dare I say for me? "

In 2004 one of our proudest achievements was to expand our skill set and we built our first new-build properties. In May 2006 Tilbury Projects was recommended by the London Evening Standard, in the Homes and Property publication a supplement of the ‘Really Useful Guide’. In July 2013 our work was featured in Real Homes Magazine and in December my company, Tilbury Corporations Ltd, was Highly Commended as Property & Construction Business of the Year at the 2013 West London Business Awards. 

Recent focus has been on our latest new development is Harlington where we are building an apartment block close to Heathrow Airport. 

Running along- side all of this I have recently expanded into the Property Management sector to enable us to extend the service we provide and can now truly claim to be a one stop solution to the building and construction sector. As we say, "One Name, One Number, One Complete Property Solution".

Thank you for reading!

David Tilbury

Principal
London Builders