With over 75 years in the homebuilding and construction industry, M & J Ballantyne Ltd is able to sustain this level of success through the contribution of our team. Our team is led by a number of key people who help to ensure that the business continues to go from strength to strength.

Michael Ballantyne (Managing Director)

Michael Ballantyne (Managing Director)

Since 1981 Michael has worked with M & J Ballantyne during school holidays and after 3 years studying at Napier University, joined the Company full time in 1990. He was appointed a Director in 1992 and subsequently Managing Director in 2003.

Michael is involved in all aspects of the future planning and the day to day operation of the business and ensures a frequent personal presence on site to oversee all contracts and private house building during the build process.

Joanna Ballantyne (Director)

Joanna Ballantyne (Director)

Starting a career in design and travelling to London and abroad for 5 years, Jo decided to work closer to home and was offered the position of Property Manager with Taits solicitors here in Kelso. The role involved setting up and branding of a whole new property sales division of the long established solicitor business.

Jo then moved to M & J Ballantyne Ltd to look after their rental portfolio, set up and design show homes, new marketing, I.T  and new business and was made a Director in September 2013.

Grant Davidson (Director)

Grant Davidson (Director)

Grant began his career in construction training as a Quantity Surveyor in private practice before moving into the contracting sector. During his time in contracting Grant has worked as a general building contractor and mechanical services contractor on some prestigious buildings in the Borders and Edinburgh.

Grant joined M & J Ballantyne Ltd in 1999 as a Quantity Surveyor working on larger construction projects and was promoted to a Director in 2013.

During his time with M & J Ballantyne Ltd he has undergone professional development to gain qualifications in Health and Safety, AutoCAD and Construction Management to provide a more complete knowledge to the successful management and delivery of construction projects.
Grant is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.