35-year-old Gareth Loye is CEO of M&M Contractors. From its headquarters in Belfast, M&M Contractors is a 30-year-old business providing turnkey telecommunication and electrical infrastructures, encompassing civil engineering, construction, and cabling installation/testing solutions.
He is married with two children, and is an avid sports fan, having completed the Belfast City Marathon six times and competed professionally in mixed martial arts for eight years.
Gareth overcame a challenging childhood to get to where he is today. He began his education in one of Northern Ireland’s poorest schools, yet became one of only two students in his class of 36 to leave with any GCSEs at all!
Gareth was able to turn this poor experience into a positive, as it made him appreciate education and gave him the drive to achieve more for himself, ultimately leading to him securing a BSc Honours 2:1 in Construction, Engineering and Management from Ulster University.
Upon leaving university he joined his family business, M&M Contractors, as a Project Supervisor. Over the next eight years he worked tirelessly to progress to Head of Operations, and most recently in 2011 to his current position as CEO, where he’s taken over from his father, who is now a Director.