Meet our Directors.

Mark Doughty

Managing Director

With over 32 years of experience with the construction industry, Mark is a problem solver and a Director who leads by example having worked his way up the management ladder.  Mark is passionate about quality, health and safety and understands the importance of generating a close working relationship with both clients and colleagues.

As the driving force behind MSK, his principles have fashioned our approach to the construction process and have influenced the value we place on our clients.

Mark is a keen cyclist and loves watching a game of football.

Damian Buss


Damian is a dynamic and enthusiastic manager.  He started with MSK in 2006 as a Contracts Manager but he has extensive, hands on experience of internal fit out packages including dry lining, partitions and plasterboard which goes back to when he first started out in construction as an 18 year old.  During those early years, he honed his man management skills whilst working as a trades’ supervisor. Damian’s primary focus is to concentrate on the service and client area of our business whilst developing strong client relationships.  He is responsible for delivering all MSK logistic projects along with his team of Contracts Managers and has a wide experience of high specification residential, retail and commercial projects. In his private life Damian is keen on motor cycling, mountain biking and spending time with his family and friends

Nick O’Keeffe

Managing Director

Over the last 33 years, Nick has worked his way up the ladder to become the well respected Managing Director of Lesterose Builders.  During the early years he  learnt his trade hands on and joined Lesterose in 1984 but his obvious talents enabled him to move up through the ranks from being a site foreman to his current role as MD.  Nick has been involved with some very high profile projects and his hands on management style together with his passion and enthusiasm for what he does has made a huge contribution to the success of the current company.

When he has time, he’s an avid Millwall fan but also loves horse racing, golf and obviously spending time with the family !

Paul Braid

Paul Braid

Regional Manager for Scotland

Paul has worked with Lesterose for 26 years starting off as a time served bricklayer, he quickly progressed to a Project Manager with Lesterose Builders overseeing a variety of projects.  In 1997 he was charged with moving the groups operations into Scotland resulting in the successful delivery of high profile masonry packages on the SECC and Buchanan Galleries developments.  From there Paul went on to establish and run Lesterose Scotland in his current role, therein he adopts a very practical approach to man management and promoting teamwork throughout all levels of the company.

Paul’s day-to-day activities include coordinating all on site operations, commercial matters and health & safety performance.