Our Team

Stephen Nugent

Company Director

Stephen Nugent has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. In 1998, with his wife Helen, he founded Nugent Manufacturing, a specialist steel manufacturing company. Stephen is Managing Director of the company, which is based in Naas, Co. Kildare. Nugent Manufacturing’s past projects include the Aviva Stadium, Croke Park, the Irish Sky Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011 and the Gaiety Theatre.

Helen Nugent

Co. Director

Helen Nugent has been with Nugent Manufacturing since its inception in 1998. Her areas of expertise are HR, marketing and safety. She is also Internal Quality Auditor for the company’s ISO Quality Management System.

Jason Hickey

General Manager

Jason has spent 20 years working in the steel construction industry. He started with Nugent Manufacturing Ltd in 1999 as a steel fabricator and site foreman. Between 2006 and 2014 he progressed to Contracts Manager and in 2014 he was appointed General Manager. In addition to his significant professional achievements, Jason is a hands-on leader who takes pride in the firm’s success and holds himself personally accountable for the firm’s performance and, ultimately, its clients’ satisfaction.

Denise Gray

Administration / Accounts

Denise joined Nugent Manufacturing Ltd in 2002. Denise has 15 years of experience working in the areas of finance, accounts and payroll. As the Accounts Manager, she is responsible for the company’s financial records, she oversees expenditure and controls the finances within the firm. Denise is also responsible for the developing and monitoring the firm’s secretarial services.

Jason Gray


Draughtsman Jason Gray joined Nugent Manufacturing Ltd in 2005. As a Tekla Structure 3D steel detailer draftsman, his objective is to contribute to the company’s success by producing the most accurate and feasible illustrations for the projects assigned to him. Jason has eight years’ experience in 3D steel detailing and is responsible for conferring with architects and engineers on projects.

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