S&C Slatter announce Ben O’Connor as new Managing Director

11th Jun 2020

The Slatter Group has seen tremendous growth over the past 18 months, which includes the acquisition of White Horse Contractors and a number of new hires into senior roles across The Group.

In light of this expansion, it is with great pride that we announce the appointment of Ben O’Connor as the new Managing Director of S&C Slatter.

David Slatter moves into CEO role at The Slatter Group

Ben succeeds David Slatter, who will move into the role of Chief Executive Officer at The Slatter Group, overseeing both White Horse Contractors and S&C Slatter.

David Slatter commented:


I am delighted to welcome Ben to the role of Managing Director of S&C Slatter. Ben’s commercial experience of the sports construction and surfacing and civils industries as well as his strong sense of integrity mean he is the perfect person for the role. At The Slatter Group we have always prided ourselves on looking after our hard working and exceptionally loyal colleagues and I know that Ben shares the same values.

My new role as CEO of The Slatter Group will allow me to spend much more time ‘out and about’ on both S&C Slatter and White Horse Contractors construction sites. By talking to both our site and client teams I will be able to ensure that we are providing the services our clients require in the most efficient, environmentally friendly, and safe manner.”


Get to know S&C Slatter’s new Managing Director

Ben O’Connor joined the company in 2015 and has been a key player in the management team as Pre-Construction Manager.

Moving into the role of Managing Director, Ben commented:

“It is an honour and a privilege to become Managing Director of S&C Slatter; the Company has a market leading position built on strong moral fortitude and a personal approach. I’m excited to work with a fantastic, hardworking team who have huge drive and determination to keep us at the forefront of the industry.”


We couldn’t announce Ben as our new Managing Director without taking a moment to ask him about his new role and plans for the future.

Congratulations Ben! Tell us a little bit about your new role and responsibilities as Managing Director:

My time is spent working across the different departments of the business, listening to colleagues and helping to find solutions to challenges.  Working alongside David and Jason Douglass (Group Director), we identify areas for improvement and new sectors to be explored.  I am pleased to spend more time visiting sites, talking with colleagues and clients to ensure that the hard work of all of areas of the company is represented in a worthy installation.


What are your main goals for S&C Slatter moving forward?

To maintain the commitment to high moral standards and integrity with which S&C Slatter has prospered and to keep the Company at the forefront of market development while preserving the personal approach.

The impact of COVID-19 has hit nearly every industry hard, what are we doing to address the challenges our customers are facing?

Our teams are proving the strength of our ability to be flexible; we are working with clients to undertake operations in alternative ways, bringing projects forward as well as deferring them to secured future dates.  We are anticipating that funding resources will be stretched so aiding clients with sensible financing options is an important offering we can help with.  Being ready to meet demand when sporting activities can fully recommence is something our site teams are currently working incredibly hard to enable.

What challenges are we facing ourselves as a company and how are we addressing them?

The environmental agenda is a vitally important challenge and one we spend significant time discussing, researching and addressing.  Working exclusively with FieldTurf gives us a turf partner with great R&D teams, together we are developing solutions to give clients products and installations that are of exceptional quality and informed by the latest standards.


Congratulations to Ben and David on their new roles, we’re excited for what the future holds!

S&C Slatter – Constructed With Integrity

S&C Slatter have provided trusted solutions to the sport, leisure and education sectors for nearly 30 years.

Together with our sister company, White Horse Contractors, The Slatter Group provides an unrivalled scope of services to a broad reach of clients within the sports grounds, amenity, leisure, agricultural and equestrian sectors.

If you’re considering a sports construction project, and want to work with one trusted point of contact – from design and planning through to construction and aftercare – get in touch with Ben and our expert team on 01635 345 21 or email info@sandcslatter.com.