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Dowds Group

Dowds Group

Updated December 2023.

About Dowds Group

Company Overview
Dowds Group is a leading, multi-disciplined Building Services and Construction company. Founded over 45 years ago, the company has built its reputation on delivering complex engineering projects. Today, Dowds offers clients across the UK & Ireland a ‘one-stop service’ for MEP, Construction, Facilities Management and Energy Solutions in the Healthcare, Education, Commercial and Public Sectors. We have always been a people-centric company, our people are our most important asset, our biggest financial investment and so it stands to reason that providing the best employment experience possible is the key area of focus for our strategy going forward!
Company Size 199 UK-based Employees
INDUSTRY Construction
Dowds Group Head Office

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Employee Demographics

  • <2 years - 35%
  • 2-5 years - 33%
  • 6-10 years - 22%
  • 11-15 years - 4%
  • 16-20 years - 2%
  • Over 20 years - 4%

Company Culture at Dowds Group

The employee experience below at Dowds Group, compared to a typical company.

77% of employees at Dowds Group say it is a great place to work*, compared to 54% of employees at a typical UK based company.
Dowds Group
Typical Company
*Responses to the statement “Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.” vs. a typical UK company.


People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.


People here are treated fairly regardless of their race.


When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.


This is a physically safe place to work.


People here are treated fairly regardless of their sex.

Working at Dowds Group

Our team marked the ‘topping out’ ceremony at Grand Central Station in Belfast alongside Main Contractor Saycr Farrans.
Our Pumpkins & Plankin’ wellbeing campaign, encouraged 5 teams to get outside exercising and collecting Autumn selfies.
Staff workshops and away days, such as the Construction team day out ensure all the team feel involved and informed.
Our End of Summer Party celebrated the opening of our Ballymena HQ with cocktail making, live music and speed-quizzing.
We sponsor various teams in our communities, pictured MD James Dowds handing over Steadfast FC Ballymena's new shirt.
As part of our community engagement we visited Straidhavern PS to donate high vis vests, hard hats and tools to P1 & P2.

Best Workplaces Lists

Great Place To Work® is proud to recognise Dowds Group on the following Best Workplaces Lists.

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