Karl Smith Commercial Director


Role and Responsibilities


Karl Smith served 8 years as Longworth Q.S prior to being appointed Commercial Director in 2015. Since his appointment, Karl has already seen his department double in size as he begins to integrate his management led approach towards achieving excellence in the industry.



Professional Experience


Through study and experience, Karl has developed a strong understanding of everything from programming, payment mechanisms and supply chain partnering, to variations, letters of intent and dispute resolution. Technically, he has an in-depth understanding of all elements of roofing, cladding and associated substrate, and is well versed in all of the elements of estimating in the building envelope which enables him to assist clients with cost planning from concept to completion.

Education, Qualifications & Professional Development

  • MSc Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
  • BSc Business Management
  • Working towards RICS Chartership


  • Keen climber and walker
  • Recently completed the 24-hour Three Peak Challenge with Longworth for charity
  • Football, Liverpool fan
  • Fitness and going to the gym