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Monika Slowikowska

Monika Slowikowska

CEO, Goldenhouses

Golden HouseMonika Slowikowska was born in Poland where she started at the age of 18 her career in advertising and enrolled to Thames Valley University, where she studied Marketing. Following 7 successful year in Advertising, mostly spent in McCann Erickson, where she was the youngest ever Account Manager Worldwide and run the 5th and 7th biggest advertising budgets in the country, she moved to London. Starting from scratch with poor English she changed the life from high-fly advertising executive to administrative role in Structural Engineering firm. This was followed by roles with small and large Contractors, where she had an opportunity to work on large project like Victoria Park Plaza Hotel and Riverbank Hotel as a Procurement Manager and over the years leant how to be Assistant of Project Manager.  The next position taking 3 years was with large property developers where in addition to the previously mentioned tasks she assisted with the legal side of property purchase and planning permission obtaining on large building. However, the main activity was to Assistant Project Manager various construction jobs from 9 flats to 186 flats projects.

8 years of working in the Construction Industry in London coincided with the relocation to London of her brother, who sold his business in Poland. Being prompted by him, she started working for him in the Construction Company. What meant to be a small activity soon turned to quite a large operation with millions turnover and almost 50 people working for the company in various roles. 

5 years of being a Managing Director in her brother’s company has proven to be the most challenging and rewarding activity in her life. Unfortunately the relationship with the brother wasn’t great and the need to leave the company in order to maintain the high standard she wanted to keep became apparent. In May 2012 she started her own company Noble Houses Developments Ltd later renamed to Golden Houses Developments Ltd where the quality and standard were kept.

Since the commencement of the works the company have completed over 40 projects and have over 180 staff. The clients reach Golden Houses Developments Ltd only from recommendation and such is due to the professionalism and quality delivered. The company negotiate its projects working for the regular clientele.

Monika has built as well 30,000sq ft Joinery Factory, which serves Company’s projects and external joinery packages.

The firm was as well invited to construct one of the projects for George Clarke’s programme Ugly House, which was featured in Channel 4 in March 2016.   

Awards:

  • Finalists in the Best Contractor in European Women in Construction Awards 2015.
  • Finalist in Inspiration Person in NFB 2016
  • Winner in Women in Construction in London Construction Awards 2017
  • Finalist Construction New Awards 2016- House Builder of the Year
  • Finalist NFB 2016 – Contractor of the Year
  • Winner in Build Excellence in London Construction Awards 2017

Undetermined Awards (decision due date 27th March 2018):

  • Finalist in NFB 2018 – Contractor of the Year
  • Finalist in NFB 2018 – Contractor – the Employer to work for
  • Finalist in NFB 2018 – Training Programme
  • Finalist in NFB 2018 – Inspirational Person

 

Sessions

What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​

 

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