Crafting Innovation. Since 1976.

Longfords is made up of a dedicated team of craftsmen who are supported by engineers, specialists, technicians and managers who drive the business forward and enable us to deliver prestigious, quality solutions of the highest calibre.

The Team

Tony Nerney
Managing Director

Tony is more than just the MD of Longfords, he is constantly seeking out new business opportunities and because of his familiarity with the trade, he often contributes to the design process. He works closely with the team to ensure that they define, design, develop and deliver the project objectives and secure peace of mind among our expanding client base.

Paul McDonagh
Senior Sales Manager

Paul joined Longfords nearly 20 years ago. Throughout his tenure at Longfords, he gained extensive management and financial experience and he now he holds the position of Senior Sales Manager, responsible for a range of tasks including the preparation and management of bids, sales negotiations and commercial management.

Derek Fahy
Project Manager

Derek is a Project Manager, now based in the UK, who joined Longfords last year. He has extensive international project management experience in the industry, heading large multi-million dollar projects in Saudi Arabia. He also has a technical background in carpentry, production management and sound value engineering experience.

Kevin Campbell
Senior Operations Manager

Kevin has been working at Longfords for over 15 years. For nearly 10 years, Kevin has been working as Longfords’ Senior Operations Manager. Supported by a dedicated team, he is responsible for the delivery of the all of Longfords projects and for their production within the workshop.

Niall McPhillips
Senior Proposal Manager

Niall joined Longfords 6 years ago as an Assistant Estimator. Working closely with Paul McDonagh, his hard work and sharp skills enabled him to become the Senior Proposal Manager, responsible for managing tender enquiries, overseeing the preparation of estimates and submitting our proposals.

James Kiernan
Quality Surveyor

James is a Quality Surveyor at Longfords who also handles aspects of Project Management and Estimating working closely with Paul and Kevin. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Economics and Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and another degree in Quality Surveying as well as a National Certificate in Construction from Sligo Institute of Technology.

Paul McGuinness
Production Co-ordinator

Paul joined the Longfords team nearly 20 years ago as a metal finisher and machine operator. Driven by ambition and fuelled by talent, Paul became the Production Co-ordinator. Because of his extensive experience, he has gained a fundamental understanding of all facets of the production process and can come up with ingenious design solutions.

Michael Skelly
Design Engineer

Michael is a Design Engineer, specialising in the design and drafting of drawings in AutoCAD to support our procurement and production teams. He turns our designs into clearly understandable drawings of detailed components for procurement and production and issues drawings to obtain client approval for fabrication and installation by the site crew.

Nick Barker
Technical Designer

Nick recently joined Longfords as a Technical Designer specialising in 3D rendering. He is responsible for 3D and 2D design and works closely with the craftsmen to providing other technical design solutions. Nick earned a Masters degree in Industrial Design from ASP Warsaw and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from NCAD Dublin.

Des Dobson
Financial Controller

Des is Longfords’ Financial Controller, responsible for the implementation and development of financial systems. In his capacity as Financial Controller, he oversees the quality of accounting and the financial reporting within the organisation and works closely with senior management to improve various organisational issues.

Julia Kelly
Accounts Administrator

Julia has been Longfords’ dedicated Accounts Administrator for nearly 8 years. She manages the flow of cash and credit throughout the organisation in addition to performing a range of other administrative duties. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies as well as a diploma in Accountancy.

Amanda Farrell
Office Administrator

Amanda joined Longfords last year as an accounts assistant.  Since then she has progressed into an administrating role, where she supports the whole team in the day-to-day running of the organisation.


Ciaran Manicle
Senior Production Manager

Ciaran joined Longfords as part of our apprenticeship programme 13 years ago. He is now our Senior Production Manager, working closely with Kevin and Paul, and supported by team of professionals, he is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing such as quality control, research & development, training and pre-site logistics.

James Courtney
Assistant Production Manager

James joined Longfords as part of our apprenticeship programme 15 years ago. He gained years of training in the production process and is now our Assistant Production Manager, engaged in all aspects of manufacturing including quality control, research & development and training.

Ted Singleton
Structural and Architectural Consultant

Ted has been a Structural and Architectural Consultant at Longfords for 8 years. He has over 25 years of experience working for OEM companies in Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Engineering and Operations Management. Ted is Longfords’ lead structural engineer and an architectural designers who specialises in structural glass and metalwork design.

Julian Bennett
Concept Designer

Julian is a talented Concept Designer based near London. His specialisation is to create innovative concepts which he then renders graphically to visualise them. With over 15 years of experience working as a Designer at Pascall + Watson and degrees from the University of Salford and Loughborough, Julian will deliver many benefits to our clients.