Meet The Team

We have over 120 employees; 35 based at our self-built head office in Plymouth, with dozens more partnering sub-contractors and specialists supporting our teams onsite all over the UK. Their passion and desire to be the very best have earned us a reputation for excellence with our clients.

John Whittaker

Managing Director

John brought a wealth of forecourt knowledge when he joined the company in 1999. As Managing Director, John is responsible for all aspects of the business and is recognised throughout the industry. Over the past 20 years he has overseen the company turnover grow from under £10m to over £40m, whilst maintaining the high-level hands on, professional approach that he is well known for.

Richard Williams

Construction Director

Richard joined the business in 1996 and has covered most roles including Buyer, Contracts Manager and Operations Manager. Richard has a flair for innovation and enjoys nothing more than taking a complex problem through the design stage and to completion.

Lucy Taylor

Operations and Finance Director

Lucy joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for the operational aspects of the business along with finance, IT and facilities. Her experience in finding solutions to problems, along with evaluating and developing systems and processes means Lucy is well equipped to develop and support the strategic goals of the business. Lucy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Caroline Humphries

Finance and HR Director

Caroline joined the company in 2009 and is responsible for the day to day running of head office, including finance, insurance, fleet management, human resources and personnel. With a wealth of experience advising owner managed businesses Caroline is highly versatile. Caroline is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant.

John Hoare

Commercial Director

John joined the company in 2005 and is responsible for all aspects of commercial management within the forecourt and civils side of the business. He works closely with our office and site teams to ensure projects are delivered within budget and to our client’s expectation. John prides himself on using his wealth of commercial experience to deliver the best value to our clients.

Steve Fitzgerald

Retail Director

Steve joined the company in 2010 bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him having worked in retail construction for over 15 years. Steve is responsible for the retail construction side of the business, which he has helped to expand significantly since he joined the company. He manages client relationships and oversees all retail projects.

Richard Carrington

Health and Safety Director

Richard joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for all aspects of health and safety. Richard has an immense passion for health and safety which is evident from the way he communicates with staff and clients alike. Richard is well known in the industry and has built up invaluable relationships with our staff, clients and subcontractors. Richard was named the Individual Champion at the 2019 Mates In Mind Impact Awards – a well-deserved accolade for his work raising awareness of mental health in the construction industry.

Dean Smith

Senior Commercial Manager – Retail

Dean joined the company in 2010 and is responsible for all aspects of commercial management for the retail side of the business. Since joining the company as a trainee Dean has developed to be a key member of the commercial team, benefiting from vast on the job experience alongside his degree, he is now well place to advise existing and new clients on any kind of project.

Andy Hughes

Senior Pre-Construction Manager

Andy joined the company in 2003 and is responsible for all pre-construction aspects of retail projects. As a former Contracts Manager his all round construction knowledge ensures any potential issues are identified and a solution found early in the process enabling the construction phase to run smoothly and efficiently. Andy uses his strong leadership, technical,  and communication skills to oversee design teams, contractors and site teams during the pre-construction process through to completion.

Ben Miller

Pre-Construction Manager

Ben joined the company in 2017 and is responsible for the pre-construction aspects of forecourt projects, specifically the design management element of these projects. Ben uses his 20+ years of experience in the construction industry to liaise with specialist structural and technical engineers to produce innovative, cost effective and practical design solutions.

Covid-19 Announcement

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020, along with subsequent discussions with our clients, the decision has been made to temporarily close our construction sites. In the short term there will be teams going on-site for the essential work of making the sites safe and secure. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the covid-19 outbreak. The safety, health and wellbeing of all our colleagues, our supply chain and their families is the top priority.