Like every organisation, Parkeray people come in all shapes and sizes. However, when it comes to working to a consistently high standard, having a total belief in what they do and just getting on with one another, our people seem pretty much all the same.
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Adrian has always had an interest in his role beyond just numbers. He enjoys interacting with people and has worked with many businesses of all shapes and sizes. That said, he’s at his happiest counting beans, although it’s fair to say he’s not a Bean Counter!
Over the last few years, Adrian has developed a passion for cycling and along with three Parkeray colleagues has taken part in Cycle to MIPIM in 2015 and 2017, a 1500km ride from London to Cannes for children’s charity CORAM, alongside other industry sportives and events, including the Prudential Ride 100. This has further developed into competing in the odd Duathlon or two, time will surely tell if he manages to keep up the pace!!
Show me the money
Aileen joined Parkeray in 2000 as the office manager for the Sutton Office. As the company grew and more staff were employed it became apparent that there was a need for a HR professional within the firm. Following attendance at college, Aileen achieved a CIPD qualification and became the ‘home-grown’ HR Manager. In line with this role, she also works closely with Mike Murray as his PA supporting him with his busy schedule.
Aileens ‘no-nonsense’ attitude ensures she works effectively even in the most challenging and emotional situations.
When not working, Aileen enjoys spending time with her family, going to the cinema, theatre and beer festivals!
A cat can look at a king
Alex joins our lite team with an abundance of construction management experience. He has a proven track record of successful, multi-million-pound projects in London and the surrounding areas, giving him an in-depth knowledge of the fit out and refurbishment sector.
Hardworking, reliable and honest, Alex is a strong team player with the ability to motivate others. A great communicator, Alex enjoys meeting new people and forming relationships with them along the way.
Away from the office, Alex likes to listen to music to relax, catch up with friends and family and when time permits, he enjoys travelling. His other passion is boxing in particular Thai boxing and he is also keen jujitsu practitioner.
Never, never, never give up.
Focused and keen to learn, Ally brings positive energy to the marketing team. Pleased to be given the opportunity to study and work at the same time, she is currently working towards a BA (Hons) Business Management with Business Practice (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship). Ally has always wanted to be in business development and the role fits her social, confident personality perfectly.
She is excited to expand her network and is looking forward to meeting new people while gaining insight and knowledge of the construction industry. Ally is hardworking, creative and is always willing to lend a hand.
In her spare time, she likes to go to the gym, play tennis or shop! She is also a bit of a foodie and likes to visit new restaurants or cook at home. Ally loves to travel and has ambitions of visiting Canada and Japan where she can combine her other passion…skiing.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Impressed by just how much Parkeray supports and invests in its trainees, plus Mike Murray’s emphasis on fun, Amelia knew that our trainee scheme was the place for her. With family and friends both recommending not only the industry but also Parkeray to her, Amelia joins us and is currently completing a HNC Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship.
Amelia enjoys the diversity that her role offers and likes the balance between the office and site environments whilst learning at the same time. Friendly and honest she loves being part of a team and always gives 100%
When she isn’t at work, Amelia likes to spend time with friends and family or attend festivals and concerts as she loves music. Her other passion is football and plays regularly at the weekend, that’s when she’s not watching her favourite team, Liverpool on the TV.
Progress, not perfection
As one of our graphic designers, Andrada supports all our teams from preconstruction at HQ to the project teams out on site. She has held various design positions since completing her Master of Architecture degree which taught her to be organised, reliable and hard-working.
Her role allows her to be very creative, stay up to date with all design trends and learn new skills. Andrada thrives in the friendly office setting, is exceptionally helpful, and is a genuine problem solver.
Outside of work Andrada enjoys tennis, swimming, and painting. She also has a passion for anything science and space-related and you will often find her watching videos about NASA missions. She is a bit of a romantic at heart, building a beautiful life with her partner and pet dogs.
Life is what you make of it, and I spend mine laughing!
Andrew has been in construction for over 30 years. Starting from a trade background he progressed to a degree in Quantity Surveying and further developed his career into management in the fit out industry over the last 15 years.
In a constantly evolving environment, he is thorough and processes driven to get the end result.
A conscientious and questioning professional, Andrew has a very broad knowledge of all levels of the industry and thrives on building strong working relationships.
Away from the office, Andrew has a passion for motorcycles and the great outdoors. He loves to travel and is currently renovating a property in the south of France.
Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the bloody thing
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Andy’s background in commercial management hails from key players in our sector. He brings to Parkeray an abundance of fit out and refurbishment experience within both the public and private sectors.
Easy going, approachable Andy likes working as part of a team both in the office and on site. He is hardworking and enjoy the fact that no two projects are the same, bringing different variety to his working life.
Away from work Andy is a keen runner and has completed the London Marathon five times. He also enjoys playing golf and is a season ticket holder at Spurs.
Andy joins our commercial team with an abundance of experience as a surveyor. Having started his career in construction as a trainee, he soon worked his way up to senior surveyor. As a commercial manager, over the last 15 years, he has worked in different sectors ranging from residential to commercial fit out and refurbishment completing projects for many high-profile clients such as The Science Museum.
Dependable, approachable, and organised, Andy particularly enjoys working as part of a team and building good working relationships. He enjoys the challenge of delivering something special for the client. Seeing the project come together and then handing over the finished space you created for them to enjoy.
Andy is a keen sportsman and plays football, rugby and golf. He also likes running and is always up for completing a challenge for charity. He likes to travel and when he gets the opportunity he likes to go and see live music.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Andy joined Parkeray in 2004 and has over 25 years experience in project management and has been a director since 2013.
He has won the quarterly H&S award twice and is on the H&S Board for his commitment to this important issue. He ensures all his project teams keep an excellent site set up, is loyal, tolerant, supportive of others and despite having high expectations of himself and others, will always give credit where it’s due.
Andy won a gold award from the City Corporation by the Lord Mayor of London. He creates a positive influence and is a welcome addition to the Parkeray Challenge team; he lifts spirits with a smile and a song. As well as being a lover of the outdoors, in his spare time you can find Andy on the race track or watching other speed freaks in the F1.
Everyone has a responsibility for themselves
Construction runs in Archie’s family, so he was destined to join the industry and keep up the tradition. Deciding that university wasn’t really for him, Archie gained his BSc in Commercial Management through our trainee scheme.
Archie prides himself on being calm and organised. He is ambitious and counts one of his many strengths as being hardworking. He believes the best part of the job is seeing the transformation of each project, from start through to handover.
In his spare time, you will find Archie in the gym, on the golf course or catching up with friends. He’s also a football fan and can often be found on the south coast cheering on AFC Bournemouth.
Arek joined Parkeray in 2005, working with Andy Smith on PriceWaterhouseCooper’s offices in Uxbridge. Arek is responsible for placing orders, managing the labourers and managing expectations. He is easy-going, friendly and always builds strong relationships with building security and management teams.
One of the first projects Arek worked on was creating the international HQ for BP which introduced the high standard of PPE and H&S procedures we enjoy today. This was a good training ground as Arek is fastidious in maintaining a clean and tidy site and instils a sense of order.
His love of the great outdoors takes him snowboarding to the longest slope in Europe at 25km to scuba diving in the deepest of seas. Before Arek came to England he was a keen basketball player and played in the amateur league for over 10 years! His day to day exercise now consists of cycling as often as possible and as a regular gym goer. He is also a rock fan and you can’t keep him away from seeing his beloved Metallica whenever he can.
With construction running in the family, the obvious choice for Bailey was the Parkeray Trainee Scheme. Bailey completed some valuable work experience with us and enjoyed it so much he decided to stay. Keen to learn, he is excited by the challenges that lie ahead on and is currently completing his Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship.
Bailey enjoys getting out and about on site to see meet new people and is learn new techniques. He is enthusiastic, hardworking and dependable, which makes him a great asset to any project team.
In his spare time Bailey likes to go to the gym or play video games but his main passion is Rugby. He plays and trains on a regular basis and was proud to have been part of the Sussex Under 18 squad.
What is the reason we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up again.
Bartek has been with Parkeray since 2002 and has worked his way through the ranks to Construction Manager. Patient and friendly, he enjoys the variety of projects and people he comes into contact with.
Thriving on a challenge, he has been involved with some of our larger projects including Innocent and more recently The Office Group projects. Bartek’s cheerful easy going nature makes him an integral part of the site based team and he is also a previous winner of the company quarterly health and safety award.
Outside of work Bartek enjoys family outings with his two boys and cooking. To keep fit, he enjoys running with his husky dog and also rugby. Back in Poland, he played in the rugby league for many years. Snowboarding is also a favourite pastime of Bartek’s.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving
A career in construction was the obvious choice for Ben, as it runs in the family. Keen to learn and develop his skills, Ben previously completed a BTech Engineering Foundation course which gave him valuable knowledge and practical experience in mechanical and electrical disciplines. He now furthers his studies at Southbank University with an HNC in Building Services Engineering.
Not wanting to sit behind a desk every day, Ben enjoys getting out and about on-site to see how a project comes together. He is calm, hardworking and enjoys meeting new people and being part of the team.
Ben is a big sports fan and enjoys football and golf in his spare time. He also likes to go to the gym to keep fit and meet up with friends for nights out.
Ben was construction manager with one of the UK’s leading building and infrastructure companies and joins our Lite team with a wealth of experience. He has worked on a variety of projects including building some of the first Covid testing centres and additional NHS space during the pandemic.
He thrives on working in the fast-paced environment of fit out and enjoys meeting people from all different backgrounds. Ben has a positive influence on the project team, is considerate and hardworking but likes to have a laugh at the same time.
Away from work, Ben is a huge football fan and spends his weekends following Chelsea around the country. When it comes to holidays Ben loves the action of the slopes but also likes to relax on the beach too.
This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!
Ben has held senior estimating roles for two competitor main contacting companies in the fit out industry and joins our team with a vast amount of experience and knowledge. He has, over the years successfully secured many notable project include Eurostar changeover at Kings Cross.
At work he is easy going and extremely approachable. He thrives on the fact that every project is different from the last and no two days are ever the same!
A sports fan and music lover, his particular favourites include West Ham Utd and anything from 60’s & 70’s regarding music. At home Ben enjoys spending time with his family, that’s when he isn’t playing lead guitar in a Blues Rock Band!
Ben graduated in 2013 with a 2:1 in BSc Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying), at the London South Bank University, after spending five years working with Parkeray and training as a commercial manager.
During his time at Parkeray he worked on some notable projects such as 30 St Mary Axe and Grosvenor Square. Ben works extremely hard to deliver a project and get the job done, but doesn’t like to take things too seriously, instilling a sense of fun into the working environment.
He loves to travel and once cycled 12,000km across Canada, America and Australia (in the middle of their summer) and worked the last year for a large construction company in New Zealand, on a number of large new build manufacturing warehouse and office projects in Auckland.
Bernard joined us in 2012 but started in the industry over 40 years ago through the old fashioned apprenticeship route. Although he is a skilled carpenter he has over 30 years’ experience as an estimator and loves that his role is demanding yet rewarding. He particularly enjoys working with the people in his team and likes to think he is methodical and hardworking, an approach he expects from those around him.
A keen sportsman, Bernard was a league squash player in his day but these days sticks to running, cycling and the gym for fitness. He follows rugby, F1 and football, choosing Man Utd as his team since the Georgie Best days! In his spare time he works on his labour of love, renovating his Grade II listed house.
Passionate about her role, Beth is a Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA) and a qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) and Assessor. Beth joins our sustainability team with several years of experience delivering results within the construction industry.
Hardworking and friendly, Beth enjoys working in sustainability and helping projects reduce their environmental impact. She believes that within construction it’s great when a project comes together and all the client’s sustainability aspirations have been met.
Away from work, Beth likes to keep fit by running and is also a keen hockey player, playing for her local team. To relax she enjoys baking, especially cakes and when time permits, she loves travelling and has explored far-off places including Australia and Fiji.
Brian has a master’s degree in Quantity Surveying and joined Parkeray in 2014. During his time in the industry he has been involved in some impressive project such as Europe’s longest champagne bar at St Pancras, the National Portrait Gallery restaurants and also Kings Place. More recently he has been involved in high end fit outs for Yum, home to brands such as to KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut and for Clear Channel refurbishing their headquarters.
Tenacious, passionate and driven by the Parkeray culture, Brian’s belief is to do the best that you can do while surrounded by the right people.
Away from work Brian enjoys cooking and trying new culinary delights. When he’s not scoffing his face, he likes to throw himself off the side of a mountain with a bike, some people call it mountain biking, his friends call it madness! He does it at night too, twice as dangerous and definitely twice as much fun!
Following in family footsteps and keen to learn, Callum is excited by the challenges that lie ahead on our trainee scheme and is currently studying of his HNC in Construction at London Southbank University.
Not wanting to sit behind a desk every day, Callum likes getting out and about on site to see the project lifecycle develop as no two days are the same. He is motivated, hardworking and enjoys the team atmosphere.
In his spare time Callum’s main passion is football. At a young age he was on the books at Millwall and now still regularly plays 5-a-side with friends. He also likes to play darts in his local league.
Carrieanne joined the sales and marketing team in 2009. The studious member of the team, she is helpful and always on time – a must when she is managing our prequalification submissions.
She is also super organised and coordinates all our staff and client events whether it’s a breakfast for two people or an evening affair for over a hundred! Meticulous in everything she does Carrieanne is a model team player!
Carrieanne has a love of travel and enjoys visiting new places, recently taking her to Italy and as far away as Singapore. Her other love is to shop and she admits that she has a penchant for handbags! She has a secret skill – baking, where she learnt everything from her mum. Mike Murray even commented that she made “the best Bakewell tart ever” and that was her first attempt!
Quietly confident and polite, Chelsey greets everyone with her natural, warm welcoming smile. As office junior she works closely with our office manager to ensure Parkeray’s day-to-day business operations run as smoothly as possible.
Chelsey’s role also enables her to work alongside all the different departments within the business, getting a taste of how each one works to brings the company together. Dedicated and hard working she likes to be kept busy and believes that if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
Outside of her nine to five, Chelsey likes socialising with friends and going to festivals and concerts. However, her real passion is dance. She is a Championship dancer in Freestyle Disco Dancing, training hard and competing in competitions all over the UK. Chelsey enjoys attending dance festivals where she gets to dance for a whole weekend competing in many different styles.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Chris has a BSc in Construction Management which is reflected in the way he operates and delivers his projects.
Chris is one of our “go to bowlers”, quietly assured with exceptional man management skills. He brings out the best in people.
He has successfully delivered a number of our highest profile projects, always done with the minimum of fuss, superbly organised (his signature), taking a lead role and exuding confidence.
A lover of all sports and a dedicated Hammer’s fan.
Chris has worked his way up to Senior Sustainability Manager after working as an external consultant to Parkeray for a number of years. He is an experienced professional who specialises in undertaking sustainability assessments of a variety of non-domestic buildings. Chris is a BREEAM Accredited Professional, LEED AP and an On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor.
He enjoys working closely with project teams to ensure that the scheme achieves its sustainability goals in the most cost-effective manner. Chris has worked on a number of large-scale and high-profile developments in and around the City of London including 20 Fenchurch Street, Principal Place and Moorgate Exchange, working for clients such as Google, Waitrose, Volkswagen Financial Services and Bloomberg. His experience with sustainability assessment methods means that he has a broad knowledge of the sustainability issues faced by different projects.
Chris keeps himself busy at the weekends cycling, walking the dog, or just spending quality time with his young family. His newest hobby is green woodcarving, a form of traditional woodworking applying different carving techniques using traditional edged tools
Chris joins the Lite division with a strong background in the interior fit out sector. He first attended college studying bricklaying alongside an extended diploma in Construction & The Built Environment. Chris continued his studies gaining a BSc in Quantity Surveying and uses his wealth of academic knowledge to contribute to his success in the workplace.
He is an enthusiastic individual focused on communicating with all members of the immediate and wider team. Approachable and dedicated he ensures the team is supported and always gives 100 percent. In addition, Chris likes to learn from his peers and always wants to challenge himself in new ways to develop his skillset.
When he’s not at work Chris loves to travel overseas and has recently explored the East and West coast of America. He appreciates the outdoors and spends the majority of his spare time longboarding.
Chris has been with us since 2007 and his easy-going style, combined with a steely determination to deliver projects, has fast made him operations director. A true team builder, thorough and dedicated.
Cerebral in his approach, Chris is a people person who encourages involvement and interaction at all levels. He has a strong academic background having graduated from university with a degree in Building Project Management.
A Geordie at heart he pays homage to the Liverbird and everything that says “This is Anfield”! Music and art of the hip-hop and rhythm and blues genres has resulted in Chris compiling a vinyl record collection numbering in excess of 3000! (Yes all HH and R&B)
If you are first you are first if you are second you are nothing
Chris joins our commercial management team with an abundance of experience as a surveyor. Having started his career in Australia, he soon worked his way up and has now been involved in a range of sectors including retail, residential and fit out. He was recently part of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project, which he says was incredible to be part of such a landmark project in the UK.
A reliable, approachable, and easy-going member of the team who enjoys meeting new people and building strong relationships. Chris is a practical problem solver and gets a great sense of achievement when handing over a completed project to the client.
When it comes to his time off it’s all about sport for Chris. He enjoys taking part in cricket, running and also his native Australian Rules football. When time permits, he also likes to travel and explore new countries.
Chris comes from a trade background in plumbing and heating and has worked his way up through the ranks to technical services manager. His experience is wide and varied having been in the industry in a managerial capacity now for a number of years.
He thrives on the different challenges each day brings and enjoys meeting different people along the way. Friendly and hardworking, Chris is a real people person and believes his trade background enables him to build strong working relationships with all involved, from clients to suppliers. He also admits to being a bit of a perfectionist!
A real family man, Chris enjoys days out and holidays with his young family, travelling to new places. When he gets the chance, he enjoys playing football and the occasional round of golf. He doesn’t take life too seriously and his friends says he’s a bit of a wind up!
Push yourself, because no one is going to do it for you.
Clare joined Parkeray in 2000 and the main board in 2005. Drawing on her vast experience of the construction industry she takes a direct involvement in client liaison embracing her Project Sponsor role. Clare acts as a point of contact at the highest level for our clients and their team. She views things from the client’s point of view and works closely with our team and theirs to ensure all requirements are understood and delivered.
She has full authority to act on behalf of the company for the good of any project. Clare also ensures the consistency of our brand internally and externally through to delivery.
Clare is a shareholder of the company and is well respected not only within the business but also within the wider industry having held her position on the main operating board of the British Council of Offices since 2011. She is also a past winner of the annual Movers and Shakers award and the G4C award for leadership.
Out of the office you can find Clare on the water, racing yachts in the Solent from her home in Cowes. She is a Yachtmaster, Rescuediver and she takes challenges head on, whether it is conquering Kilimanjaro, doing the Fastnet or making bee hives with fresh cow dung!!
Family, friends and laughter mean everything to Clare.
Let life be a daring adventure or nothing
Connie has already completed two years of her full-time university course and now joins our graduate scheme to continue studying towards her BA Hons Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying), Chartered Surveying Degree Apprenticeship.
Inquisitive and hardworking, Connie is always up for learning something new and enjoys meeting new people. Her previous experience means she is good with people, an excellent communicator, and a valuable member of the team.
Bubbly and outgoing Connie always makes time for her friends and family and as a big music lover, she likes to go to concerts and festivals. If there is any free time after that, she is also a qualified nail technician!
Conor has always been in and around the construction industry, starting out as a labourer and then painter and decorator. A chance meeting with Parkeray propelled him to further his career through our trainee programme graduating with a BSc in construction management.
Confident and approachable with a number of years’ experience already to his name, Conor enjoys working as part of a team and does what it takes to get the job done.
Away from the office Conor enjoys playing football and is a regular for his Saturday league team. His other passion is music, in particular, indie and rock and roll and loves to go to music festivals and concerts when he gets the chance.
Sky’s the limit
Dan was destined to be in the industry as he started his career at the family roofing business. Making a move into fit out and refurbishment Dan worked for another main contractor on a wide range of projects before joining the Parkeray team.
Easy going and approachable Dan enjoys interacting with our subcontractors throughout the process of preparing a bid and gets great satisfaction of knowing his hard work has paid off when a tender is successful. Dan has an inquisitive mind so enjoys getting into the details of a project and to find that extra something that just might secure the win!
His weekends are mostly spent with the family, particularly doing activities with his daughter. Dan is a sports fanatic and loves watching golf, football, cricket and boxing. He’s a regular at the gym and plays football a couple of times a week. He will also ‘hack up’ the golf course when his schedule permits
Dan brings a number of years valuable experience within the fit-out industry to his role as project manager. Originally joining us during his industrial placement for his degree and with a strong academic background he brings a focused and professional approach to delivering projects. He has been involved in some of our most prestigious project including our largest to date at 135 Bishopsgate.
Hardworking, passionate and a keen eye for detail, Dan likes being able to see a project progressing through to a tangible finished article which he finds extremely rewarding. He enjoys the camaraderie of the project teams and also that every day on site is different… keeping him on his toes!
In his spare time, Dan is passionate about fitness and enjoys going to the gym. Rugby, mountain biking, skiing and anything else that gives a good adrenaline rush! He also loves travelling to new places around the world with plenty of countries on his bucket list.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit
Daniel has rapidly developed through the business not only due to his academic prowess but also due to his management ability to direct large teams in a collaborative and considered manner. With an inquisitive mind and a real desire to problem solve Dan gets great satisfaction from building something from scratch.
Dan is extremely hardworking and driven by quality, attention to detail and client satisfaction.
Outside work Dan relaxes reading a wide range of books, watching films, spending time with his family and he loves card games and board games. Dan is very creative and will try his finger at anything artistic.
Darren has a wealth of construction experience to his name and worked for some large names in the industry whilst working his way up to the senior project management role he holds today. He has delivered a wide variety of projects and was once awarded an NHBC Pride in the Job excellence award.
He likes being involved in the project from start to finish, constantly pushing for improvements to complete each project to the highest standard possible. Committed and a genuine team player Darren enjoys building strong client relationships.
In his spare time Darren enjoys socialise with friends and family, dinning out, theatre and live shows. To relax, he can be found taking his golden Labrador, Oscar for long walks or on the golf course. He is also an avid football fan and follows Chelsea FC.
I think you’re alright, I don’t care what everyone else thinks…!
With a master’s degree already to his name, Darryl wanted to put his business management knowledge to good use. With a recommendation to check out the Parkeray trainee scheme and construction already in his family, Darryl completed his MSc in Construction Management.
He likes seeing a project develop from an idea into a working reality and thrives on being able to deliver the finished project to the client. Focused and organised with an easy-going personality, Darryl enjoys meeting new people and, in the process, building positive working relationships.
When he isn’t at work, Darryl enjoys travelling, cooking and going to the gym to keep fit. His other passion is sport including football and also runs a basketball podcast and blogging site.
Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
Dean joined our commercial team in 2014, having graduated in 2011 with a BSc Quantity Surveying from the University of Greenwich. During his time with us he has delivered a variety of projects, notably 1 Canada Square, Douglas House and our home, Parkeray HQ.
The studious member of the commercial team, Dean is quietly driven & committed but always embraces the Parkeray ‘can do’ attitude in all that he does.
Away from work Dean enjoys spending time with his family. His three boys keep him plenty busy on the weekends, and what’s left of it he enjoys following various sports, especially Formula One!
Duncan joined Parkeray in 2004 and was appointed to the board of directors in 2013. His main responsibility as director is to manage and support our project teams, giving advice, direction and guidance. Duncan is hard working, always seeking to achieve goals and targets set with the right level of quality. Duncan believes Parkeray has a unique style and approach which sets us apart from our peers.
He is a keen member of the Parkeray Challenge team, having completed the 3 Peaks Challenge, South Downs Way, the Lake District 4 Peaks and 75 miles around the Isle of Wight, all of which raised much needed funds for charity.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results
Elle already had some industry experience to her name as prior to joining Parkeray she worked for the family business. Growing up around construction provided her with the valuable knowledge she needed to gain her BSc in Commercial Management, finding helpful guidance from both of her parents.
Hardworking and reliable Elle likes to meet new people and enjoys being part of the team. Her friendly personality enables her to make instant connections with everyone involved in the project from supply chain through to clients.
When she gets time to relax you will find her catching up with friends and spending time with her family.
Ellie was our preconstruction coordinator for two years before moving on to become secretary for the interiors team. Before joining Parkeray, Ellie spent four years working for a well-known main contractor as information manager.
Providing administration support both in the office and on site, Ellie’s all round skill-set has proved to be an asset to our organisation as well as her industry knowledge. Ellie’s bright and chirpy demeanour adds a bit of light-heartedness to what can be a highly-pressurised environment.
In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends and the odd cocktail or two. Ellie also enjoys travelling and spent eight months in South East Asia in 2014.
Elliot joins our team as Assistant Project Manager and has always been in and around the industry. His experience hails from other well-known names in the industry and he has been involved in some highly prestigious projects. Walking around the capital and seeing jobs he has completed gives Elliot a real sense of pride.
Honest, loyal, and trustworthy Elliot thrives on being busy and enjoys the day-to-day problem-solving which comes with fit out and construction. He loves being hands-on and ultimately handing over a quality space to be proud of.
Away from work, Elliot is an avid football fan and when he’s not playing for his 6-a-side team you will find him at the Emirates supporting his beloved Arsenal. When he isn’t refurbishing his new property, he also likes to indulge in the odd European city break with his partner.
Victory through harmony.
Ephraim did his research, applied, met with Mike and was instantly attracted to the Parkeray ‘family culture’. Assured he would get all the support he needs whilst on our trainee programme, he is now enrolled on a Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship course.
A reliable, calm and level headed individual, he likes to get the job done in the right manner. Ephraim’s easy-going personality makes him an excellent team player and communicator. He is looking forward to meeting new people, learning all about his role as a project manager and enhancing his overall knowledge in construction to be the best he can possible be.
Away from work Ephraim enjoys spending time and going out with his friends and family. To relax and chill out he also like watching movies or catching a good series, but he also has a passion for driving and watching fast cars!
Faith joins Parkeray as an additional graphic designer to support Toby with the busy demands of the marketing team. Staying on brand, designing and creating all marketing materials from simple info graphics to technical tender submission for both print and digital.
Not sure where her career would take her Faith qualified with a BSc in Digital design from Brunel University and has held various graphic design positions, most recently for a corporate digital learning company. She is quiet, calm and extremely focused and enjoys the freedom she gets to let her creativity flow.
In her spare time Faith enjoys spending time with friends, reading and visiting exhibitions at many different museums. She is also a movie fan and likes to catch the latest rom-com!
They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
Fergus joins our sustainability team with a number of years’ experience in delivering results within our industry. In his previous role he was the sole sustainability resource across £300m worth of construction sites in capital. Passionate about his role, he is patient, approachable and believes in doing things the right way.
He firmly believes we can alter the future of our planet, and by working at Parkeray he is in the best position to educate project teams on ways to implement sustainable practices to make a positive change towards a greener future.
Away from work Fergus likes to work out at the gym to keep fit. He is a huge football fan not only watching but also playing a bit himself. Fergus also loves to travel as much as possible in both the UK and abroad.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Having had previous work experience assisting and shadowing project managers on-site, Finley decided project management is the right career for him. The combination of working whilst studying attracted him to our trainee scheme. Finley is completing his HNC Construction (Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship) at Southbank University.
Whether walking around on-site, getting hands-on and learning new things every day, Finley likes to be busy. Hardworking and personable, He is looking forward to growing his industry knowledge and meeting new people.
When he isn’t at work, Finley likes to go to the gym, meet up with friends and is a bit of a gamer. He also enjoys the outdoors and going clay pigeon shooting.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Frank has been involved with many of our award-winning projects being services manager on three of the four CMYA projects; Nestor House for Euromoney, the Humanities Department and Sherfield Library at ICL which also won a RIBA and Gold AIS award. He won a quarterly and annual H&S award at the college.
His primary role is services but he loves to dabble in the building aspect of projects. He is hard working, dedicated and enjoys what he does. As a keen participant in the Parkeray Challenge Team, he has taken on the 3 Peaks, South Downs Way and also the 4 Peaks…..all in his site boots!
Away from work Frank enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughters and granddaughters.
You can’t eat an elephant in one bite
Gary joined Parkeray in early 2014. He started out as an electrical engineer and soon moved into services management where he has worked on various projects for many important clients such as Legal and General, Bupa and The Office Group.
Hardworking and enthusiastic Gary loves the challenges that often come with the services element of a project, it keeps him sharp and gives him energy. A great communicator Gary thrives on meeting new people and building good working relationships with all members of project team and consultants within the building industry.
With a young family at home when Gary does get time to relax he is a keen sports fan, anything from football, golf, cricket and cycling. Gary has participated in our cycle to MIPIM event from London to Cannes and the Prudential London 100.
Geoff is our director responsible for preconstruction and planning. He is a shareholder and is part of the original Parkeray crew. He has the ability to build excellent relationships with our clients, he always goes the extra mile and takes great pleasure in making someone else’s life easier.
He has various nicknames in the office, such as Zoro and the geek! Geoff is our in-house gadget man, definitely an early adopter.
Geoff is a keen cyclist, often pinning on a number to race and has his name on the same trophy as a former Tour de France yellow jersey holder.
Gerry is keen that his projects are all one team, working together and the dynamic of working with other colleagues is important to Gerry and the end result for the client.
Gerry has a relaxed way of life when away from work, spending time with his family and enjoying his hobbies.
You are only as good as your last project
Gordon joined the Parkeray services team in spring 2013 and brings with him a wealth of services experience. Gordon started out as an electrical engineer and moved into services management when asked to by a client. He has worked on various projects including the Houses of Parliament, the MOD, further afield at the Sultan of Oman’s Palace and also in New Zealand where he spent 3 years.
He encourages everyone around him to enjoy their work as much as he does, creating a positive working experience. Industrious hardworking and once described as pragmatic, he just keeps going and says if it needs to get done – it gets done!
Outside of work Gordon can occasionally be found on the golf course, riding his motorbike or watching Arsenal, although most of his spare time at the weekend is spent having fun with his family.
With a wealth of expertise hailing from large names in the industry, Graham has an established career in fit out. His previous achievements have been recognised by British Council of Offices and he was also awarded employee of the year.
Completely focused and personable, Graham is a great motivator on site bringing the team together. Describing himself as tactful and driven, Graham enjoys the buzz of day to day site life and the challenge each day brings.
Away for the office Graham is a huge sports fan enjoying rugby and motor racing. He is also a lover of the outdoors and you will often find him cycling, skiing or walking.
Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Graham joined Parkeray in 2006 starting with what was the original Lite Team and after a number of years moving over to work on the larger, more high value Interiors project. and is totally committed to the team.
He is a grafter, dedicated, loyal, builds wonderful relationships with clients and has a proactive and balanced approach. He is also hugely modest!
He loves everything about America, especially northern soul music, Motown, urban decay and the people. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and family be it at home or abroad and is a dedicated member of our Challenge team.
I’m Parkeray till I die…
As Operations Director Greg oversees and provides support on projects for our Interiors team. Joining us in 2011 with a distinguished background in commercial management, Greg is dedicated and personable and always goes the extra mile to build relationships with our clients.
He is one of those guys that people enjoy working with. His relaxed style coupled with his strong desire to always ‘come out the other end smiling and with a handshake’ has seen him successfully manage some of our most prestigious projects.
Greg grew up on a farm in his native South Africa so rugby and all things connected seem to dominate Greg’s social life and loves nothing better than to relax with friends, enjoy a pint and regale a tale or two of how his beloved Springboks became world champions (three times!).
Mondays are a problem!
After three years of working as a barber, Harry decided to change his career and looked no further than our trainee scheme. With close links to the industry, but no prior experience in construction, Harry is looking forward to developing his skills, meeting new people and progressing in his role as project manager trainee.
Harry enjoys the diversity of the project manager role and likes the variation of the site environment as no two days are the same. He is hardworking and likes to keep busy, so it suits him perfectly.
When he isn’t working, like most people his age he enjoys meeting up with friends at the weekend and is also a self-confessed shopaholic! Harry enjoys sport in particular football and is a huge Chelsea fan.
Heather joined Parkeray in 2008 and is an integral part of the estimating team. She coordinates the estimators throughout the tender process, from arrival to getting enquiries out and managing the tender deliverables.
She has to work to constant deadlines but works well under pressure and enjoys working with the team. With a positive mental attitude, Heather is calm and good at keeping others calm, whilst remaining focused and dedicated.
Iain is a dedicated, methodical, fun and friendly Commercial Manager who has worked on prestigious projects such as Stella McCartney, Amnesty International UK Ltd and the fast track fit out of a new Paddington based headquarters for a Norwegian Oil Company.
Iain, known as ‘Doddy’ is one of our company entertainers. You may have witnessed his rendition of “Burlington Bertie” while donning a bowler hat. If not, you should.
Doddy is a ‘faddist’, a Jack of all trades with all the gear as well as the idea. In fact, he has done everything from scuba to skydiving, golf to cricket and white water rafting to fancy dress. He is a keen footballer and played for the 3rd division in Zimbabwe. Make sure you ask him about his 10 bodyguards!
I’m not as green as I’m cabbage looking
Ian’s extensive experience in the interiors sections spans over 25 years and prior to that he spent 10 years in civil engineering. In 2001 Ian was project manager on a project that won fit out of the year for a prestigious client.
He likes to be hands on with the team, interacting with all those involved and creates a great rapport with everyone from clients through to suppliers. Ian is dedicated, focused and professional in delivering each of his projects.
Outside of work you can find him relaxing at home with the family. Although a keen DIY-er, a major house renovation has now freed him up so that he can spend time catching up with either reading a good book or indulging in his passion for gardening.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never tries anything
As Group Board Director, Ivan takes overall responsibility for the management of our services division, maintaining a watchful eye on both the overall strategy, as well as through day to day involvement. Ivan was appointed to the Board in 2013.
His key responsibilities include:
His role also involves developing future relationships with clients, professional team members and M&E contractors. Ivan will review all project, post contact to constantly improve our service and delivery.
Always be a martyr to your heart, and you’ll never regret a single thing.
Ivayla joins our admin team with a wealth of industry knowledge, having spent a number of years as document controller and office manager in her previous position. She provides invaluable support to the team and as U2 administrator, Ivayla is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of our project information and collaboration software – Union Square.
Positive and helpful, Ivayla enjoys being part of a project, meeting and working with lots of different people. She takes her role seriously and will always give her best by constantly learning new things and expand her knowledge. Every successful project makes her feel proud of being involved with a great team.
Away from the office Ivayla loves anything that keeps her outdoors, whether its cycling, walking or tending to her allotment. She also enjoys camping with family and friends or just inviting them over for a BBQ.
After hearing about Parkeray from a family member Jack was drawn to a career in the construction industry and wanted an exciting new challenge. Jack already had one degree to his name and added a master’s degree in Construction Management to his qualifications. Prior to joining Parkeray, he gained valuable experience working for a large landscaping company which opened his eyes to the opportunities available in construction.
Working well in a team and with an honest and hardworking attitude, Jack is always willing to lend a helping hand. An excellent communicator, he builds strong relationships with all members of the project team whilst watching the transformation of each project, taking pride in each and every detail.
Outside of work, Jack likes to travel and has been lucky enough to visit Australia and South East Asia. He is a big fan of watching and playing sports; golf, football and cricket. When he gets time to hit the course, he plays golf to a 6 handicap.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
Jack joined us in 2011 and graduated through the Parkeray trainee scheme with a BSc in Quantity Surveying. He always displays an excellent attitude to his work and undertakes his commercial role with diligence and professionalism.
He has been involved in many prestigious projects including a number of floors at The Scalpel Building. Hardworking and with a straightforward approach, Jack has an innate ability to build relationships with clients and professional teams alike.
When he’s not working Jack is a keen football fan and you will find him in the stands at Crystal Palace where he is a season ticket holder or playing as a Parkeray 5-a-side squad member. A keen traveller and if he has any spare time left over he is learning to play golf!
You can ask a silly question once, but don’t ask it twice
James joined our trainee scheme with no prior experience in construction and has gone on to qualify with a First Class Honours BSc Commercial Management degree. He relishes learning something new every day and faces challenges head on, both in and out of the office.
A very easy-going person – James enjoys working on site and is an asset to any project team he works with. He likes the variety his role provides and believes in doing things the right way. Working with subcontractors and clients alike, James places real importance on these relationships and adopts a simple straightforward approach.
A sports enthusiast, James is a Chelsea supporter and a keen rugby player at Chipstead RFC, he is also a regular on the Parkeray Le Touquet golfing weekends!
Jim is a previous winner of our annual H&S award for his work at Bedford Square. He has worked on prestigious projects such as Amnesty International UK, Unilever, ICL and the Science Museum.
He is a strong leader who demonstrates mutual respect and stands by his word. He views Parkeray very much as a family, with everyone being involved in the decision making process.
Jim loves the great outdoors and is part of the Parkeray Challenge Team. He enjoys most sports, plays golf and is regularly out on his bike.
It’s always a good day when you wake up breathing
James has been in the building services industry for over 30 years. His strong background in construction and fit out environments includes fast-track Design & Build projects, and he has worked for other main contractors within the industry, prior to joining Parkeray.
Tenacious and reliable, James is driven by a strong desire to get the job done whilst exceeding the client’s expectations. James likes to be hands-on with the team and his attention to detail is second to none; seeking out each project’s unique selling point.
Away from the office, James enjoys a variety of hobbies including photography, composing music in his studio at home, or when time permits, taking his motorbike for a spin. A big family man, James likes to spend quality time with his wife, three children, and their faithful hound.
Life moves fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
James has always been in construction and he began on ‘the tools’ working his way up through the ranks to become project director. During his career, he has worked for many high-profile clients such as Baker Botts, delivering multi million pound projects.
He thrives on the different challenges each project brings and enjoys meeting different people along the way. Friendly, passionate and approachable, James classes his best attribute as being a people person, forging good working relationships with not only the delivery team but also with the client, to ensure a successful journey, delivering the project to the highest standard, on budget and on time.
James is a real family man and enjoys spending as much time with them as he can. He also likes working out at the gym not only to keep fit but also to relieve any stress! As a motorcycle enthusiast James loves all things motorbike; from building them to taking road trips across Europe.
No matter your age, you never stop learning and tomorrow is a new day with fresh challenges.
James gained practical experience during his training working at one of the UK’s largest construction companies and also worked as an estates project manager for Kings College London before joining Parkeray.
James particularly enjoys the variety of his role as no one day is the same. Determined and driven, with an inquisitive nature, he loves a new challenge or a new problem to solve and is an intrinsic part of the site team.
Away from work James likes to spend time with family and friends, going to live music events and watching his beloved Crystal Palace FC. He enjoys seeing new places and has travelled to many places around Europe, Australia and both North and South America. He once completed the 3 Peaks Challenge for charity in just 23 hours and 23 minutes raising £4,000 for Save the Children.
James joined Parkeray in 2012 and started in the industry via the traditional route, following a brief spell in advertising! He worked for a main contractor for 14 years whilst studying for his quantity surveying degree and working through the various divisions of the company at the same time.
An easy going and understanding person, James is also a stickler for presentation and attention to detail. He believes that it’s best to listen first and offer your input after and although a numbers man, he enjoys coming up with ideas for solutions to any design issues.
A family man, James has two boys so when he’s not fitting in with their hectic schedule of activities he likes to relax at home. When there’s time he enjoys getting away for short breaks at boutique hotels and eating in nice restaurants.
We’re going to need a bigger boat!
With his wealth of expertise hailing from other names in the industry, James has an established career in fit out. His achievements have been highly recognised as he was awarded employee of the year at his previous employer.
Completely focused and a big ‘team player’ James thrives on bringing the team together to produce results and enjoys seeing a project develop through each stage until completion. Reliable and hardworking James still likes to bring an element of fun to the work place.
Outside of work James enjoys socialising with friends and spending quality time with his wife and son. He is also a keen gardener and when he isn’t pruning or mowing he likes to dabble in making his own jam and marmalade.
Treat others how you would like to be treated
Dedicated and hardworking Jamie brings positive energy to his role as Business Development Manager. A recommendation led him to pursue a career in the construction industry and now with several years of experience in the position, he is concentrating his knowledge on assisting both our London and Regions teams.
Jamie is easygoing and enjoys the flexibility of his role, getting to meet new people and visiting our exciting projects. A real people person, his friendly personality is ideally suited to put clients and the project team at ease.
Away from work, he loves spending time with his young family, or you’ll find him doing something active either down at the gym or playing football or rugby. He also likes to travel and took time out a few years ago to travel the world.
Hard work pays off
Jamie joined Parkeray in 2010 and has completed her Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT) qualification, she enjoys the fun and relaxed atmosphere that the office provides.
She likes to get on with her work and get her head down to make sure things are done. Some would say she is slightly OCD, particularly with her desk as everything has its place – people know not to touch anything!
Outside of work Jamie is a dab hand at DIY, a skill she learnt at an early age from her dad. She is currently busy renovating her second house where knocking down walls and rebuilding new ones is keeping her busy!
In her school days, she loved sport and was Essex high jump champion 4 years in a row. As well as winning swimming galas and playing basketball for the London team! Her most recent love is her Chihuahua, Larry, who likes to have a snuggle on the sofa every evening.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get
With an established career in accounting, Jane is highly experienced and held a senior position for over 6 years at her previous company. Organised and supportive Jane’s skill set blends perfectly with the rest of our accounts team.
Hardworking and with a thirst for knowledge, Jane wants to understand everything she does and will admit she can be a little bit OCD at times. A real do-or Jane likes to get things done.
Away from the office, Jane likes to spend quality time with family and friends. She also enjoys eating out and is partial to the occasional afternoon tea. Jane is also trying to get into fitness…to offset all the eating out she does!
“In victory, you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it”
Winston Churchill. Basically, champagne is the answer to everything!
Jason brings extensive management experience to his role as project manager. His strong background in construction and fit-out environments include projects at some of the best landmark buildings around Greater London, from the Houses of Parliament to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Wembley Stadium and pretty much most of the tall buildings in London.
Jason brings an energetic enthusiasm to all his projects. Friendly, sociable and easy to talk to he gets along with everyone he meets and is a true team player. Always trying to better himself, he is constantly learning and loves to problem solve.
Away from work Jason loves music and films and anything that involves them both. As a very sociable person Jason has a keen interest in psychology and human interaction. He also likes going to the gym, especially if the café is stocked with goodies!
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
Jason is Managing Director for the Lite team. He has been dedicated to Parkeray since incorporation and is a shareholder of the company. He was also closely involved with the launch of Parkeray Lite in 2002. Jason is extremely proactive, easy going, loves problem solving and takes great joy in meeting the client’s needs. Jason discovered the blue Parkeray cocktail back in 1998…no-one knows what’s in it!
He is a big bear, a family man and has a massive heart. When out of the office he can be found playing golf, fly fishing or spending time relaxing with the family at their French hideaway.
I’m not being funny, but…
Jess joined the finance team in 2013 after 4 years at specialist contractor MPG and has her level 3 Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT) diploma.
She says she prefers to be kept busy and works well under pressure. Friendly and organised Jess likes to help others whenever she can and enjoys working in a team environment.
In her spare time Jess loves going out with her friends and spending time with family but her real passion is dance…all kinds… ballet, tap, street or theatre and is training for her teaching qualification so that one day she can run her own class. Oh and let’s not forget that she is a qualified football referee too!
Jodie joined Parkeray in 2002 working within the Estimating department keeping the boys (as was then) in check. She managed all estimates and submissions. After becoming a mum for the first time, Jodie returned to join the sales and marketing team as her keen eye for detail and the fact she was a stickler for alignment fitted perfectly!
She is a highly valued member of the team, is always helpful and willing to turn her hand to any task, from managing events, writing complex submissions and working on marketing campaigns. She is also responsible for managing our website and producing our in-house magazine; Parklife.
Outside of the office she loves going to the cinema, music and sport, Wimbledon tennis was always one of her favourites. She is a keen gig goer and loves a bit of rock, be it anything from Bon Jovi to Bryan Adams, but all this comes after ‘mum duties’ to her two children, which she says are her biggest achievement.
Joe joins our project management team with a wealth of fit out experience already to his name. Having stumbled into the industry by chance, Joe has worked his way up through the ranks from ganger to project manager and quickly discovered he preferred building offices rather than working in them!
He loves being hands on, problem solving and enjoys day to day life on site. Meeting and working with many consultants and contractors to deliver the finished project is what Joe thrives on. Laid back but driven he is a team player and believes that if one component fails, everyone does.
When time permits Joe likes to spend time with family and friends. He also likes to travel and was fortunate to spend a year exploring South East Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand and the south Pacific Islands. Another of passion of Joe’s is Rugby. A huge Saracens fan, he also played a bit himself and represented British Colleges at the age of 18.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
John has been in the building services industry for many years and has vast experience in the fit out and refurbishment sector. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our technical services team from working on modern, high-quality fit outs to listed refurbishments.
For John, it’s all about collaboration. He enjoys working with the whole team, pulling together their own elements to make it work and handing over the perfect end product. Amiable and always there to lend a hand, John is a real team player.
In his spare time John likes to spend time with his family and also going to the gym to keep fit. His other passion is mountain biking and will often be found out and about on the trails perfecting his technique for a real adrenalin rush!
John has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, specifically the fit out sector. During his career, he has been rated in the top 5 construction managers in the country, and most recently John’s project had been short-listed as a finalist for the 2022 BCO awards.
A big team player with a methodical and disciplined approach to problem-solving. Committed to sustainability issues, as a Chartered Environmentalist John is able to inform clients and his team on the latest and current issues that need to be addressed during each project.
Away from the office John enjoys spending time with the family and catching up with friends. A lover of the great outdoors he likes to go fly fishing, clay busting and is also an avid rugby fan, and come the Six Nations you will find him at Twickenham.
You only get out what you put in…
Very much part of the Parkeray family, Jon joined us in our first year and was an integral part of the team, completing some of our most memorable projects. Most recently he was the dedicated project lead working exclusively with The Office Group for more than 9 years, successfully overseeing in excess of thirty schemes.
Now some 25 years on and as Operations Director Jon partners his joviality with honesty and integrity.
Jon is a keen golfer and organises the annual Parkeray golfing weekend. When not on the golf course Jon loves spending time at the weekends with his family or doing a spot of DIY.
Always look on the bright side of life
Jordan’s experience comes from a trade background where he started as an electrical apprentice and worked his way up to project manager. He worked for a number of our supply chain members on some of our most prestigious projects before joining us as services manager.
Jordan brings an energetic enthusiasm to all his projects. Friendly and likeable Jordan gets great satisfaction from seeing the project through to completion knowing he has been part of its success. He is always keen to expand his knowledge and gain experience.
Away from the office Jordan enjoys socialising with friends and is a big football fan and is a huge Liverpool supporter.
You only get out of life what you put into it.
Joe joins our trainee scheme with some construction experience under his belt after working with his dad but is keen to improve his skills and knowledge. He is excited by the challenges that lie ahead and is looking forward to learning something new. Joe is currently in the first year of his HNC in Construction course at London Southbank University.
Not wanting to sit behind a desk every day, Joe enjoys that no two days are the same on site. He is reliable, confident, a quick learner, and is a massive fan of how project management promotes teamwork to make the best decisions available. Always an optimist, he will manage to see the good in a bad situation.
In his spare time Joe’s main passion sport and likes going to the gym and regularly plays football at the weekend. When it comes to relaxing, he enjoys spending time with friends and family watching a good film or boxset.
No one ever made a difference by being like everybody else.
Joseph’s enthusiasm for construction started when he came across sustainability. Intrigued, he applied for a sustainability officers’ position where he soon realised he wanted to be involved in projects from conception through to completion rather than one aspect. He completed his training through our trainee scheme with first class honors in his BSc Construction Management.
Joseph has been involved with some complex schemes and enjoys every different aspect of construction and how it comes together in the fast pace fit out sector. On site he relishes in finding workable solutions to get the job done.
In his spare time, Joseph is out quad biking or playing piano and writing music. As a teenager, he used to train in boxing, but during his time in Malaysia this developed into a passion for kickboxing.
Julie brings a wealth of accounting experience to our finance team having previously worked for an American Investment Bank in the city for more than 10 years and is the key point of contact for anyone who has any issues or queries concerning our suppliers.
She is extremely reliable and meticulous in her approach to all things financial but also appreciates the relaxed, friendly working environment of the team which she particularly enjoys.
In her spare time, Julie likes to practice Pilates and catch up with friends although with 3 young sons there isn’t often too much of that to spare. She also finds herself constantly redecorating her home!
They can only say no
Our Senior Project Manager Karl brings a wealth of project management experience to our team along with his silver fern.
An avid Rugby fan, family guy and general sports enthusiast, when Karl’s hard-hat comes off, he is busy coaching mini league rugby at his local club. He is also pretty active and when he is not spending time with family and friends – in particular, his twin daughters and son, he loves running and snowboarding whenever he gets the chance.
On site, Karl enjoys the team culture, the banter and everyone working towards one common goal – successful project delivery and a satisfied client at handover.
For someone that always liked working with his hands and making things happen it was inevitable that Ken would make a success as a carpenter and manager. For Ken the devil is in the detail, he has a keen eye for quality and subscribes very much to building things right fist time with no short cuts. Ken’s management approach is gentile, respectful and communicative and goes about his work in quiet but assured manner.
A keen fitness fan that somehow manages to combine early morning runs, boxing classes and rugby fitness coaching with the rigors of day to day life.
Kevin has been with Parkeray from day one. Through his hard work and commitment as a subcontractor, we brought him on board as a full team member in 2001. Since then he has worked his way up to become one of our Lite team’s go-to project managers.
Drawing on his background in the industry Kevin is able to build a good working relationship with both management teams and subcontractors on site. Reliable and approachable Kevin was awarded a prestigious CCS National Site Award for his hard work and dedication.
When he’s not at work Kevin has a passion for all things motorsport including driving his own RR sport and he also has a keen interest in military history.
Laura did various in-house marketing roles before settling down on a career in business development within the construction industry. Her experience hails from other big names in the industry. Laura’s longest tenure was with another fit out contractor where she spent over ten years, joining them as an £8m business and leaving when the turnover was over £150m.
Conscientious with a can-do approach, Laura loves meeting new people and making connections. Her friendly personality puts everyone at ease, and she likes to introduce her contact to each other to enhance their business relationships and watch them develop.
Away from the office, Laura loves camping, festivals, gigs, and going to the theatre. When it comes to keeping fit, she is a keen runner and has recently joined a boxing gym!
Laura has the momentous task of looking after our Lite team, managing the administration support for the whole team, both in the office and on site. Having joined in 2012 she has already established herself as one of the team and her calm and resourceful approach works wonders at keeping the team well behaved!
Laura is organised and likes to get on with the job in hand. She has over 10 years’ experience within the construction industry and enjoys working at Parkeray because of the people and the communication between the colleagues in her team.
Home life is all about spending time with family and friends for Laura. Her other love is travelling and once took 6 months out to travel the world. Her favourite place was New Zealand, as this is where she dared to do a sky dive and go white water rafting!
After developing an interest in buildings through art at school, Leigh went on to study architecture at university. It was there that he decided to pursue a career in project management where his design orientated creative mind and keen eye for detail are invaluable. Leigh has worked in project management both here and abroad, completing complex projects in many sectors including education and housing.
Leigh is organised, articulate and passionate about his work. He enjoys seeing the progression of a project from start through to the finished article. Easy to work alongside and willing to help, he likes a challenge and with every day being different there is always the opportunity to expand his knowledge.
Away from work Leigh is a huge sports fan, particularly all kinds of football from Gaelic to the NFL. Whether its supporting Arsenal or playing and managing at Brent FC, Leigh is a big fan of the game.
He also enjoys travelling and is currently working his way through Europe and is aiming to complete 30 countries by the time he reaches 30.
Genius is eternal patience
Le’Shaun took part in one of our community initiative days whilst at college and it was here that he learnt about the Parkeray trainee scheme. Working and studying at the same time was something he had always considered, so applied to join and he hasn’t looked back since!
Currently in the first year of his Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship Le’Shaun easy going and friendly. He enjoys the diversity of his role and is looking forward to learning and gaining a better understanding of how his role works within Parkeray.
A talented musician Le’Shaun plays a whole range of instruments including piano, drums and the guitar in his spare time. He is also a huge sports fan and enjoys sports such as basketball and football as well as other activities like cycling, swimming and kickboxing.
Lesley joined Parkeray in summer 2014 and brought her wonderful laugh, quirky sense of humour and boundlessly creative ideas to the marketing team.
Her passion for all things marketing started when she was about 7 and at Heathrow, off to visit relatives in Barbados: she became fascinated with the airline’s marketing material and later wrote to other airlines requesting they send her theirs! This enthusiasm turned professional when Lesley set up Hotminute, a lifestyle and events online publication, and later started her career in marketing in the fit out construction industry before joining Parkeray.
Lesley has a wide range of interests outside of work, from attending unusual gym classes to car design, popcorn (strictly “sweet and salty” only), board games and everything in between. Everything but snow, which should be banned, according to Lesley!
Lou is a man who looks ahead and finds solutions. He is proactive with a calm disposition and treats all those working with him with respect, from clients to colleagues, subcontractors and suppliers. He has worked on projects for clients such as Google, Bupa, The office Group and University of Westminster.
Lou is an F1 fan and loves classic cars. His first cars were Triumph’s, Audi Quattro, Alfa Romeo’s and dreams of an extended car collection. His favourite pastime is spending time with his family and walking the dog.
It does what it says on the tin
Luke brings his expertise as a Sustainability and ESG Analyst to the table, as a member of our environmental team.
A green enthusiast, Luke enjoys the nitty gritty of sustainability and making an impact for the planet and people.
His previous experience includes completing 14 BREEAM In-Use assessments for a large UK logistics company and implementing an EPC Strategy for a multi-billion European real estate fund.
Away from work, Luke enjoys spending as much time as possible with the family, as well as cooking, playing football and making music.
Good things happen to those who wait.
Magda gained her first-class honours degree in 2013 and since then has worked her way up to project surveyor. She joins our commercial team with an abundance of experience, working on many different projects for a wide range of clients such as Howard de Walden, Network Rail, and GLP. In 2017 she was a finalist in European Best Young Woman in Construction at the WICE awards.
She is easygoing and always open and welcoming to new challenges. Magda enjoys meeting interesting, new people and is an excellent communicator. Motivated and results-driven with a very strong working ethic Magda enjoys the feeling of achievement at the end of a project no matter how difficult or challenging it was.
In her spare time, Magda likes to catch up with friends and family. She also loves the great outdoors, and her hobbies include surfing, wakeboarding, and horse riding. Her other passion is dog training, and she volunteers for a dog shelter, training them ready for adoption.
If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you!
Marc is no stranger to the fit out industry having worked for a number of well-known construction companies before his arrival at Parkeray.
Advances in technology never cease to amaze Marc. It is this passion and curiosity that led him down the technical career path and keeps him on his toes!
Starting out as an electrician, Marc worked his way up to the role of Technical Services Manager, where he has acquired over 12 years experience.
When Marc is not working, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. He is also learning to play the guitar and golf.
When you’re going through hell, keep going
Mark is one of our commercial management graduates who completed his BSc Commercial Management at The University of Essex. Laid back, focused and ambitious, Mark has worked on some prestigious project for clients such as Channel 4, Bupa and Integro Insurance.
Mark has a positive outlook on life and works with a great deal of enthusiasm and energy on each project allocated to him whilst building excellent relationships internally and with clients and subcontractors alike.
His main hobby is fishing and in his spare time can be found on the river and lakes of Colchester, angling for his biggest catch yet. As a fisherman of ten years, Mark’s prize catches include a 25lbs Carp and 65 lbs Catfish. Aside from fishing, Mark enjoys a night out in town with his friends.
Work hard, play hard
Mark has had a long career in the fit out and refurbishment industry, working at some of the big names in construction. He joins Parkeray with a wealth of experience and knowledge having worked with some prestigious clients such as The Office Group.
An easy-going guy Mark thrives on working under pressure. He likes to leads with clear boundaries and expectations, but also with a willingness to listen and enact change. He enjoys seeing a project through to completion, from the initial shell and core until the final cutting of the ribbon at handover!
Away from the office most of Mark’s spare time is spent on long walks with his two Vizsla dogs and going to watch live music especially rock bands. He enjoys socialising with friends and can also make a mean Sunday roast. A football fanatic you will always hear him chanting ‘Come on you Irons’!
Firm but fair
Martin joined Parkeray in 2000 and was promoted to Construction Director in 2020. He brings a wealth of experience and provides support to the Parkeray team through his role. Martin is a diligent, supportive and calming influence, has the patience of a saint and the durability of the SAS!
He has worked on some of our largest projects to date; the Atrium in Uxbridge and 99 Bishopsgate, earning a quarterly H&S award at the same time. Martin is the proud creator of one half of the company safety slogan: Safety – live with it, we think you’re worth it! He is also an accredited SKA Assessor.
Away from the office, he can be found hiking in Snowdonia with friends. He is dedicated to his family who means the world to him.
A job is only worth doing well
Matt has always been in construction, working his way up through the ranks from carpenter to senior contracts manager and along the way returned to college to gain his BSc (Hons) in Construction. With 25 years of practical experience at the front end of a project, Matt can apply the skills he mastered to his new role as preconstruction manager.
Quiet, positive, and always happy to lend a hand, Matt enjoys delving into all the preconstruction details and programme to assist the team to pull everything together.
Away from the office, Matt’s free time is packed full of hobbies that give him a real adrenaline rush including paragliding, paramotoring, and flying. For slower-paced activities, he enjoys camping, family holidays and loves cooking.
Life is a moving train – you can get on or off at any time – just remember the journey is better with friends.
Matt brings to the table a wealth of expertise and a portfolio of exciting high-profile projects for iconic brands such as the Shard and Facebook. His experience includes not only traditional office fits outs, but projects for other sectors as well, such as retail, corporate banking, healthcare and insurance.
Funny, easy-going and dedicated, Matt enjoys the variety of people he comes into contact on a daily basis through his work and from his experience, this could mean from everyday people to Royalty. Not many people can claim they’ve been formally introduced to the Duke of Gloucester and Countess of Wessex, or had lunch with Margaret Thatcher, but Matt can!
Described by his friends as mad, up for anything, funny and hilarious, Matt is known for using the phrase “Live the dream!” Outside of work, he does well to fulfill this, whether it’s enjoying sports such as rugby league, golf and boxing, going to the pub, spending time with his children and girlfriend and travelling.
Not only does Matt “Live the Dream” he also makes them reality, through his efficient management skills and dedication to seeing a project through, from concept to completion.
Matt joined the Lite team in 2012 as Project Manager and worked his way to becoming a Contracts Manager in 2023. He has completed projects for high profile clients such as the Natural History Museum, Kingston University and St Mary’s in Twickenham.
Friendly and approachable, Matt’s ethos is as open as he is. He develops good relationships with everyone on site and believes that in creating strong bonds with our supply chain we can deliver a successful project.
Matt’s three children are his pride and joy and when he’s not spending time with them he loves sport, anything from football to snowboarding. Not afraid of a challenge or two, Matt loves crazy outdoor pursuits including parachute jumps and has conquered the ‘tough mudder run’!
Matthew joins our commercial management team with an abundance of experience as a surveyor. Having started as a trainee he soon worked his way up, gaining his BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying. Matthew has worked on a wide range of projects from commercial Cat A fit out and refurbishments in excess of £15m
A reliable, easy-going, and personable member of the team who is always willing to help out. Matthew gets great pleasure in being involved in the project from the beginning through to completion whilst making the numbers work.
In his spare time, Matthew enjoys football and surfing. He also likes socialising with friends and to relax he will catch a good movie.
When somebody say ‘nothing is impossible’ tell him to play golf!
Rich has worked within the building industry for over 30 years, starting on the tools. He has a can-do attitude and together with his extensive knowledge of fit out and refurbishment he successfully manages all his projects.
Friendly, hardworking and approachable, Rich believes his trade background enables him to build strong working relationships with all involved, from clients to suppliers. He likes a challenge and he strives to produce quality projects that the team can be proud of.
At weekends Rich likes to spend his spare time with family and friends or walking the dogs. He has a passion for anything with 2 wheels and owns a classic motorcycle that is his summer hobby, he can also be found taking part in off road enduro motorcycling with an occasional bit of mountain biking thrown in!
Hard work pays off
Michael was our first ever services trainee, qualifying with a First Class (Hons) degree in Building Services Engineering. Mike thrives on being part of the growing construction industry, travelling from site to site, seeing a project come together from start to the very end, preferably without any leaks!
He prides himself on the fact that he is a people person, easy to work with and a true team player. Mike enjoys working with and meeting new people, from supply chain to clients alike. He believes that coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Outside of work Mike likes to spend his free time visiting friends across the country, eating and nice restaurants and socialising; he is always up for a laugh. When it comes to sport, football and skiing are his other passion along with an obsession with buying shoes!
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Most of Michaela’s family already work in the industry, which sparked her intrigue and interest in a career in construction. Michaela is currently studying for an HNC in Construction and the Built Environment at Southbank University and says this opportunity is the perfect balance of gaining working experience alongside learning.
Helpful, honest and focused, Michaela works well as part of a team and is looking forward to meeting new people, being pushed out of her comfort zone, learning something new every day and having new experiences.
Fun and spontaneous, Michaela loves to go to concerts and music festivals in her spare time. She also likes to socialise with friends, travel abroad and find exciting new places!
You become what you believe
Ask anyone why they stay here so long and the answer is always ‘the people’.
Mike always says and believes that Parkeray is a company “about people, for people”, get that right and the rest should be plain sailing.
For Mike, construction is about perspective and just doing the simple things well. Say what you do and do what you say, work hard, play hard, get on with people and have fun.
His indulgence is Rugby; he was there when Jonny kicked that goal! When time permits he loves to dance, his early years saw him no stranger to catsuits and sequins.
Mike, Mick, Mickey, everybody’s friend, leader and confidante, is always available to take your call.
Building is not about bricks and mortar, it’s about people
Miru originally started her full-time university course but then heard about the Parkeray graduate scheme. Working and studying at the same time was something Miru had always considered, so combining the two suits her perfectly.
Hardworking, approachable, and determined to get things right, she will always go out of her way to help people. Miru enjoys the diversity of the commercial manager role and likes the variation between the office and site environment. Currently studying towards her BA Hons Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying) (Construction Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship) Miru says she is really enjoying it!
Outdoorsy and adventurous Miru is always up for trying something new. To relax, she likes to get creative, listen to music, and enjoys games night but has been known to get very competitive! When she isn’t catching up with friends, she likes to go longboarding.
As office manager Monica is the first point of contact, greeting and welcoming our many guests. She brings a wealth of experience and positive energy to our HQ after many years of working as a guest experience manager and team leader.
Calm, proactive, and industrious she ensures the smooth running of the busy front of house whilst keeping a cool head. Monica loves everything about her role, is committed and organised but also likes to have fun along the way.
In her spare time, Monica loves spending time with her daughter, traveling, or settling down with a good book. As a teen, Monica played professional football in her native Romania, passionate about the game she still plays at an amateur level from time to time.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it
Prior to joining Parkeray, Natalie worked for a well know multinational airline as a member of the cabin crew. Following a desire to change her career direction, Natalie joins our busy finance team as an accounts assistant.
Friendly, eager to learn, and with a positive attitude, Natalie will be supporting all aspects of our finance division. An organized individual who loves a challenge, she enjoys being able to hit the ground running and has adapted quickly to the fast pace of our accounts department.
Aside from work, Natalie enjoys skiing and catching up with family and friends. She loves traveling, bottomless brunches, and indulges in binge-watching the odd Netflix series.
You can sleep beneath the moon, you can bask beneath the sun, you can live a life of going to do, but you’ll die with nothing done.
Nathan is one of our trainees and is currently studying for his HNC Construction (Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship) at London Southbank University. The scheme was recommended to him from a family friend, and it has opened his eyes to the career opportunities available in construction.
Eager to learn, enthusiastic and hardworking, Nathan’s positive attitude makes him an asset to any project team. Whether at college or on site, he enjoys being challenged with new tasks and responsibilities as no two days are ever the same.
To relax Nathan enjoys going out with friends to festivals and working out at the gym. When he gets the time, he can be found in the stands at Craven Cottage watching his beloved Fulham FC.
Neil has a sound knowledge of the industry and an established career in fit out and refurbishment. With a wealth of expertise hailing from large names in construction he is adaptable and effective in building teams and leading project delivery.
Neil is proactive and flexible in his approach, loyal, passionate, dedicated and committed. Completely focused, he is a great motivator bringing the team together to achieve results.
Outside of work Neil enjoys spending time with his family and socialising with friends. He is a huge sports fan including football and manages a youth team involving his sons. He also has a love of motorsports and a lifelong passion for high-performance sports cars.
The older you get you realise how much you don’t know.
Nick has twenty-five years’ experience running fit out, heavy refurbishment and new build projects for a variety of tier one contractors. In that time, he was awarded both project manager and project of the year.
He enjoys the challenge of creating new environments for clients and helping them and their teams realise their goals whilst making it an enjoyable experience for all involved. Hardworking and logical, Nick revels in the finer details and finding pragmatic solutions, all with a degree of humour.
Nick enjoys all things active including scuba diving, surfing and skiing whenever the opportunity allows. At the weekends he likes to relax with the family or indulging in his other obsession… classic cars which he has been collecting for twenty years.
Say what you do and do what you say.
After leaving school Nigel originally started in the construction industry as a joinery apprentice. Some forty years on and his experience hails from the big names in the fit out industry. Nigel has worked for many prestigious clients including The Rothschild Foundation at Spencer House.
Nigel is driven by a strong desire to get the job done and gets great satisfaction at delivering the finished project. Loyal, supportive, and exceptionally hands-on, his approach enables him to find a workable solution to ensure the client’s expectations are met.
Outside of work Nigel loves cooking and entertaining. He is always trying out new culinary delights for friends and family, although not always successfully! Nigel also likes to go skiing and sailing when time permits.
Positivity always prevails.
Owen has been in the construction industry since 2000, working in house building, new build residential and commercial but extensively in interior fit outs.
A native of South Wales, although you wouldn’t know from his accent, Owen is easy going with a dry sense of humour. He is experienced and determined with an eye for detail, professional and friendly, Owen is always happy to help.
Owens interests outside of work include cars, cinema, design, a keen interest in American sports and he also plays the electric guitar, badly!
It is what it is
Paddy joins Parkeray having spent a number of years in a Health and Safety role. Originally starting out as a fitter’s mate for a mechanical ventilation contactor he worked his way up and acquired a broad understanding of all construction related health & safety issues. Paddy also holds the NEBOSH certification and is a Committee Member of the Essex Branch for IOSH.
Paddy firmly believes that people are the key to everything, even more so when it comes to Health & Safety and he gets great satisfaction out of helping everyone do their job safely. Paddy is very hardworking and approachable so can always be asked for his advice.
Outside of work Paddy is a dedicated family man with two young children and likes nothing more than spending time together on days out with them and his wife. His other love is music and plays the drums, more unusually, the Congas and the Bongos but admits he doesn’t play as much as should these days!
A man is not judged on how many times he falls down, but on how many times he gets back up.
Paul started of life as an electrician before progressing over the years to become a practiced technical services manager. His experience is wide and varied having worked on both sides of the fence and he brings to Parkeray a wealth of industry knowledge.
Having come from a trade background, the quality and detail of the installation means everything to Paul and he is driven by a strong desire to get the job done right the first time. A real team player, Paul likes to get out from behind the desk and build strong working relationships with client teams and everyone on site.
When he gets time to relax Paul enjoys going to the cinema and also love to visit the theatre. Not really a sports fan, however he is a retired technical extended range scuba diver and trainer.
Paul now is at the helm of our IT department after having been with Parkeray since 2005 on a consultancy basis. With a solid background in information technology Paul’s experience is exceptional.
His easy going manner and friendly personality makes him very approachable. Paul thrives on problem solving and troubleshooting, which is a good thing as no one day is ever the same in IT!
Outside of work, Paul is a sports enthusiast. He regularly plays golf and football and is an avid Chelsea supporter. His other passion is motorsport; all kinds and you will often find Paul at events abroad. He is a regular spectator at The 24 hours of Le Mans and has visited the Nürburgring.
Paul’s previous roles in the industry have included project manager and liaison manager, so he joins the preconstruction team with extensive practical experience on sites to help our estimating and project teams.
Thorough in his approach, Paul enjoys the buzz of a challenge and the satisfaction at the end when everything is delivered as promised, working with a team to share the achievements. Highly professional, he likes to get things done and has been known to get quite competitive!
To relax Paul enjoys cooking and taking the family dog on long walks. He also likes to socialise with family and friends especially catching up with his three grown-up daughters.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Paul’s construction career commenced as an apprentice electrician progressing through all levels to the fully-fledged technical services manager he is today. With extensive experience including facilities management both home and abroad he has been involved with many prominent projects including task manager for The Ministry of Defence.
Having worked his way through the ranks, Paul’s knowledge is well rounded, which he combines to great effect with a hands-on committed approach. He enjoys a challenge and likes to play by the rules.
Away from the work place Paul enjoys fishing, clay pigeon shooting and the occasional round of golf. He is also a fan of the great outdoors whether it be walking, camping or jumping on his motorbike to discover new places.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Peter has been around since “Before the beginning”; one of the two company founders.
After working in construction since the early 80’s focussing on work winning, Peter now heads up IT at Parkeray; with special focus on the integration of our cutting-edge Project Information Management software provided by Deltek. Software that organises and makes available project information to our teams of decision makers and thus empowers them to make prompt and informed decisions and streamline project delivery.
Quality is remembering long after the price is forgotten
Phil has over 34 years of experience within the construction industry, specialising in the project management of multi-disciplinary projects ranging in value from £150,000 to £150 million. A founder member of Parkeray in 1998, Phil was appointed the position of MD of the Interiors team in 2008 and CEO as of 2022.
Phil believes in absolute quality from inception to completion. His vision is to seek continual improvement in all that we stand for and all that we do.
Outside work, Phil loves cooking and is a keen photographer. He also enjoys watching most sports, participating in some (playing golf) and a committed follower and avid supporter of both his son’s footballing endeavours. More recently, he is fully embracing dance – ballet, acro and modern – via his daughter – as his feet are not made for dancing!!
Something of a gadget man (but not a geek!) he is interested in all technological developments that aid and assist us in a forever changing world.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success
Raz is a huge asset to each site team he works with, friendly, organised and highly professional. He joined us full time in 2017 having previously worked as a site supervisor for a leading construction logistics company. Raz gained his experience through his involvement in many interesting projects including The Shard, Westfield, Stratford, and the Olympic Park.
He likes to have everything planned out, even the smallest detail so that nothing takes him by surprise. Raz loves interacting with different trades and finding solutions to everyday challenges. It gives him great satisfaction to deliver a successful project to the client.
Raz loves spending his free time with his family, getting out and about and relaxing in nature. They also love to travel and like to holiday as much as they can. His other passion is martial arts having practised Judo and Kung Fu now for many years.
Richard has been in and around the industry for a number of years with various private construction companies before joining our commercial team. His experience as a surveyor covers a range of sectors including housing and has been involved in large framework contracts.
Honest and enthusiastic, Richard loves being part of a team and enjoys meeting new, interesting people along the way. He likes the diversity that each project brings meaning no two days are the same.
Richard is a self-confessed fitness fanatic and likes to go to the gym at every opportunity. A sociable character, he also likes to spend time meeting friends for a drink or going to the cinema to watch the latest movie release.
It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
With an abundance of practical construction experience, Ricky previously worked for a ceiling and partitioning contractor before his natural career progression took him through site manager up to project manager where he is today. With nearly 20 years in the industry Ricky is a bit of a perfectionist and some might say workaholic!
Focused and driven he is an integral part of our Lite team. He believes that first and foremost from day one, quality is the key and thrives on seeing the all the hard work pay off when the project is completed and is handed over to a happy client.
Outside of work, family is everything to Ricky however when he does get some spare time it’s all about cars. If he isn’t going to motor show or meets you will find him under to bonnet working on modifying his own car.
Don’t be the same, be better
When deciding what to do next in his career, Riley liked the integration between on-site learning and studying at university. The Parkeray Trainee Scheme offers him the ability to gain skills and knowledge as a project manager while he completes his HNC Construction (Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship) at Southbank University.
Riley is easygoing and enjoys meeting new people. He is looking forward to watching a project develop from start through to completion and helping out along the way. With no two days the same, Riley relishes the challenge of becoming a project manager.
When he’s not working, Riley is into health and fitness, socialising with friends and catching up with family.
Rob joined the services team at the beginning of 2014 and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He also spent a number of years in process engineering and was involved with the largest medical gases installation in Europe of its time, at The Royal London & St Bart’s Hospitals.
He has completed numerous projects in Canary Wharf and for various clients such as The Office Group, NBC Universal, GlaxoSmithKline and Paramount Pictures.
His easy going, calm nature means Rob doesn’t get stressed and says that having fun helps get the job done. He is a positive presence on a project and believes that you should always let people know when they are doing a good job.
Rob has completed various charity challenges including a 555km off road cycle ride from through Vietnam & Cambodia, hiking 45miles around the coast of Jersey and 60miles along the Jurassic coast.
Ron is a carpentry and joinery based manager who always gets the job done. His attributes include tenacity, proportion and a strong desire to meet his client’s expectations.
He is a relaxed, professional manager, with an intense dislike for laziness and will always confront any difficulties head on to ensure a successful result.
His skills beyond the workplace, extend to the kitchen where he loves to experiment. When not cooking you will probably find him on the South Coast in his caravan relaxing with the family and honing his football management skills.
Its not life threatening
After a brief spell away, Rory re-joined our project management team in early 2022. Prior to this, he was one of our very own project managers having joined our graduate scheme in 2017 and gaining a Master’s Degree in Construction Management. During his time with us, Rory has worked on a variety of high-profile, high-value projects.
Proactive, practically minded, and not one for sitting behind a desk, Rory enjoys being involved with a project from day one and seeing it through to completion. He likes meeting and working with a wide variety of people, facing new challenges, and knowing every day is different on site.
Away from the office, Rory is an all-around sports fan, playing rugby from a young age, keeping fit at the gym, and is also a qualified ski instructor. When time permits, he also likes to spend time catching up with friends and colleagues.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan
Ross joins Parkeray with a wealth of project management experience having worked for numerous blue-chip clients. These projects have assisted his swift career progression, completing successful yet extremely challenging projects since beginning his professional career.
Ross is proactive, motivated and driven and enjoys seeing the changes of a project from concept to completion, whilst maintaining a strong client delivery focus. He also believes that the key to success is working with a great team.
Away from the office, Ross likes to relax by going to the gym, spending time with friends and travelling. He is also a sports fan enjoying rugby and has recently taken up golf, although he would be first to admit it’s not going quite so well!
Do the job as if you were doing it in your own home
Rowan completed his BSc Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying) degree and gained valuable experience at the UK’s leading steel fabrication company prior to joining Parkeray. Looking to expand his knowledge he is excited to work in the fit out sector.
Rowan is naturally quiet-natured and easy-going. He is a reliable team player and always happy to help other members of the team to see the project progress from day one through to completion.
Outside of work, Rowan enjoys all things active from going to the gym to playing 5-a-side football every week with friends. He also likes to go and watch his favourite team, Arsenal play.
Ryan graduated in 2012 with a 2:1 in BSc Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying), at the London South Bank University, throughout which he excelled.
He is well organised and displays a real maturity in his attention to detail, thoroughness and persistence to get the job done.
Ryan joins us from another big name in the construction industry, bringing with him a wealth of experience. Professional and hardworking, he has worked on a wide range of projects for various clients in different sectors.
Quiet and studious at first, Ryan enjoys the team environment and working collaboratively. Once you get to know him, he has a great sense of humour and he love the office banter. Ryan has a real competitive drive and loves the feeling of securing a project.
Away from work, Ryan has a passion for football and follows Brighton and Hove Albion. When he’s not watching Brighton play at the Amex Stadium, he is involved with Patcham United as a youth football coach, recently guiding their under 13s through an unbeaten season! He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping a busy social calendar.
A problem shared, is a problem halved
With previous industry experience already under his belt and a degree in business economics, Ryan chose to focus his attention on the construction industry and graduated from our trainee programme with Distinction in an MSc Construction Project Management degree.
Hardworking and dedicated, Ryan enjoys being able to see a space progress from the beginning of a job right through to completion. Personable and genuine he is an asset to any site team.
In his spare time Ryan likes to keep fit and is regularly at the gym lifting weights or he can be found attempting to play the guitar. He also has a curiosity for gadgets, in particular taking them apart and putting them back together again!
It’ll be fine
Sam started his career ‘on the tools’ and has worked his way up through the ranks. His strong trade background brings a depth of experience to our technical services team. During his time in the industry he has worked on many complex installations.
Positive and resourceful, Sam likes that every project is different and presents a new challenge, which he enjoys finding workable solutions to overcome. He enjoys meeting new people and building strong working relationships with all involved, from clients to suppliers.
Away from the office Sam likes travelling and exploring new places, catching up with family and friends and walking his pet dog, Rosie. His sporting pursuits include cycling and canoeing.
Sam worked in the industry before joining our training scheme where he successfully completed his BSc Construction Management degree whilst gaining valuable training on site. Sam has been involved in some prestigious projects for clients such as Virgin Atlantic Airways and one of our largest projects at Tintagel House for The Office Group.
An outgoing, confident and overall nice guy, Sam enjoys working in a team environment on site and the responsibilities his day-to-day work entails. Not one for getting stuck behind a desk, Sam enjoys interacting with all those involved from clients to subcontractors and having a positive influence on the project team.
Football is a passion of Sam’s; in fact, it was his passion for the game that started our annual charity 5-a-side football tournament.
Scott has been around construction since college and furthered his education when he completed his degree while working full-time with one of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure companies. During his career, he has worked for high-profile clients such as Imperial College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
He is organised, logical, and detailed, focused not only on the “big picture”, but also on the small elements of each project to ensure delivery. Scott loves being part of a team and enjoys meeting different people in the industry.
In his spare time, Scott likes to stay active and enjoys going to the gym, walking the dog, and catching up with family and friends. If he’s not doing DIY around the house; he did a complete renovation of his first home, he’ll be binging on Netflix or cooking.
Scott joins our Lite team as Project Manager and has always been in and around the industry. His experience hails from a number of other main contractors and his hardworking approach saw him work his way through the ranks, being promoted to site manager at the age of just 22.
Easy going, friendly and cool-headed Scott is a good communicator and thrives on the responsibility of running the project and seeing the reward in the finished job.
Away from work, Scott likes to spend time with friends and family, catching up over a nice meal or a drink or two. He also loves sport especially football.
Shantel joins our estimating team with over 10 years’ admin experience. Prior to arriving at Parkeray, Shantel worked within the industry as a senior administrator for a building control company.
Thriving under pressure and supremely organised (she has a folder for everything!) Shantel works alongside our estimating coordinator Heather, to ensure our estimating team’s operations run as smoothly as possible.
Outside of her nine to five, Shantel likes to spend time socialising with friends and travelling, even though she has a fear of flying! Her favourite place to visit is Turkey and having found her own idea of paradise there, she just can’t get enough and returns at least once a year.
Sophie joins our team of trainees and is currently at Southbank University completing a Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship. She knew about the industry from family connections and was attracted to our scheme which enables her to complete her studies whilst gaining practical experiences at the same time.
Friendly and easy to get along with, Sophie is always eager to help the team. A quick learner she enjoys seeing the project develop from start to finish, working with different people along the way.
In her spare time, Sophie likes to spend time with her friends and family, enjoying a nice meal or just catching up. She also finds time to watch a good movie or bake something delicious in the kitchen. Always up for a challenge Sophie also conquered Ben Nevis in less than six hours!
Step outside your comfort zone, for that’s where life begins.
Sophie started her career working for a number of consultants before joining the exciting world of contracting. Not only does she bring with her an extensive knowledge of the fit out market, but also her positive energy and bubbly personality.
Sophie loves meeting new people and creating a great rapport with them to establish successful working relationships. Honest and committed she will always find the best in every situation to ensure everyone is happy.
Away for the office Sophie loves going to the gym, skiing and playing netball, in fact she loves most sports and has been known to run half marathons. Her other passion is going to the ballet, in her own words…#small obsession!
With his background in civil engineering, he is well versed in large-scale machinery and structural elements. Spencer’s experience hails from over a decade in the Royal Engineers. Progressing to Section Commander he was responsible for implementing safe systems of working and generally promoting health and safety awareness across a variety of different construction environments.
Hardworking and adaptable Spencer is an excellent communicator and enjoys meeting and talking to new people. He likes that every day and each project is different which brings a new challenge.
Away from work, he likes to relax and spend time with friends and family. He is also a keen golfer but admits he needs more practice. Spencer also is a bit of a petrol head and likes motor racing and going to track days.
Stephen brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as project manager. With a varied site, services and project management background, he thrives on each new project and the set of unique challenges it may bring.
Stephen’s easy going but professional attitude puts clients at ease as he takes care of their needs while creating a jovial atmosphere. One of his mantras is that life’s too short; let’s just get the project built between us.
A young family takes up most of Stephen’s spare time and DIY around the house take up the rest. He is a keen biker but strictly only the motor type and when it comes to sport, Rugby is a favourite. Stephen follows London Irish and enjoys the annual Six Nation’s tournament.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself
Steve joins our commercial management team with an abundance of experience as a surveyor. He started his career whilst studying part-time, soon working his way up and gaining a first-class honour degree from the University of Greenwich. Steve has experience in a range of sectors and projects from Cat A fit out and refurbishments in excess of £5m.
Approachable, hardworking, and a personable member of the team, Steve enjoys working on a variety of projects. He gets great pleasure in seeing the concept of a drawing develop into a real project and feeling proud that he played his part.
A West Ham supporter and season ticket holder, Steve enjoys watching football as much as playing and is captain of his amateur Saturday team. He also likes to follow the MotoGP and spends time in the garage attempting to fix his own motorbike.
Steve joined Parkeray in 2016 as services manager with an abundance of experience and technical knowledge. His outstanding communications skills and strong presence on site saw him promoted to construction director in 2022.
As an integral part of the team Steve is highly respected, articulate and will encourage the onsite team to ensure a high standard of delivery. Always up for a new challenge, one of Steve’s beliefs is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his young family and meeting up with friends. He also follows ice hockey, likes to travel and can often be found tending to his tank of marine fish.
You only miss 100% of the shots you don’t take
Stewart has always worked in the construction industry and started from a trade background as a joiner before he made the move into estimating. He has worked for other main contractors on a wide range of Cat A and B projects before joining Parkeray.
Approachable and helpful Stewart enjoys being part of the team and the challenge that each new project brings. He thrives on finding ways of getting one step ahead of the competition to secure a win!
Away from the office Stewart is a real family man and spends as much time as he can with his three sons. His other passion is football whether its playing, coaching or just watching. A keen golfer, Stewart enjoys hitting the fairways for a relaxing round golf when time permits.
Experienced project manager Terry joins the interiors team with a wealth of experience and has delivered a variety of cost and time-sensitive commercial fit out projects. He is passionate about what he does and believes that every job completed to the satisfaction of the client is just reward for all his hard work.
Terry is proactive, conscientious, dedicated and has a keen eye for the finer details in each project he works on. Terry also enjoys the variety that his role offers, with each day being different when you are working on site.
When he’s not in the office, Terry has a variety of hobbies including carp fishing and football. When time permits, he also like to spend time with his two sons at the motocross.
Live life to the full each day, as you don’t know what tomorrow will bring
Terry joined us as project manager in 2000 and then in 2012 turned his attention to Health & Safety, gaining his first NEBOSH qualification that year. Since then he has progressed to Health and Safety Manager and then Director where he uses his extensive experience to oversee and advise our health and safety team on all Parkeray projects both Interiors and Lite.
His passion and allegiance to Parkeray is matched by his passion for a good, practical, pragmatic health and safety approach. Terry has a real sense of pride in his work and his attention to detail while carrying out safety audits is uncompromising.
Away from work Terry has a passion for fitness and you will often find him at the gym. He is also a lover of music…. listening to anything from country to rock. His first record; 1972, 45″ T Rex, Metal Guru which he played over and over on his Mum’s old radiogram.
The grass never grows on a busy street
Our trainee scheme came highly recommended to Thomas through a family member in the industry. The more he learnt, the more he realised it was the right choice for career for him to pursue. Currently studying his Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship, he is enjoying the variation of working and studying at the same time.
Hardworking and friendly Thomas enjoys meeting new people and interacting with all members of the project team on site. He is looking forward to taking on new, exciting challenges and seeing the diversity that you get to experience on each different scheme.
When he’s not working Thomas likes to go to the gym to keep fit. He also follows MMA, boxing and football and if there is any spare time after that will catch up with friends, going to festivals and raves.
You didn’t come this far to only come this far.
As Head of Creative Design, Toby overseas every aspect of design to our business and ensures, our marcomm’s are beautifully on brand.
A countryman at heart, Toby left Hunstanton – a quiet seaside town in Norfolk at the age of 18 to study for his degree in Visual Communication at the University of Central England before settling in London.
Toby has a strong creative background working on some well know print brands. Toby has also acquired a wealth of design experience as a freelancer, working on high-profile marketing campaigns within the advertising sector. In his previous role, Toby worked as a multimedia designer for Kanter Media Custom for two years. His work included producing the infographics for the 2014 UEFA Champions League – a dream project for an avid football fan and Tottenham Hotspurs supporter!
In between spending time with his young family, Toby also enjoys squeezing in the odd days fishing and now with his son coming of age, being ‘one with the mountain’, skiing not boarding of course!
All or nothing
Tom brings plenty of experience to the team, having worked in the design team of a building services engineering company before joining Parkeray at the beginning of 2018. He is a hardworking, respectful and valued member of the team with first rate technical knowledge of commercial building projects.
He has a real passion for the industry and has achieved professional status EngTech with the Engineering Council and professional grade membership with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Outside of work Tom is a big music fan, listening to most genres, anything from old time tunes to the latest releases. Sport is another of his hobbies in particular football and he is also learning to play golf.
Don’t wait for opportunities, create them
From a young age Tommy as always destined to be in construction as it runs in his family and since graduating with a BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree he has worked at a number of the top fit out contractors.
His strong academic background reflects his focused and professional approach to delivering projects. Tommy likes to be hands on with the team, interacting with all those involved from clients to suppliers and enjoys each challenge every new project brings.
Away from work he likes going to see live music or comedy or just to spend time with family and friends. Tommy also enjoys a variety of sports including football, golf and can often be found relaxing by the water, carp fishing.
He was also once President of the Kingston University Juggling and Circus Skills Society who speciality was fire arts!
Tony joined Parkeray in 2013 having previously worked on projects such as the new Marriott hotel at Twickenham stadium, and the Conrad Hotel at Chelsea Harbour.
Tony likes working and being involved in a team, he believes it makes working easier and a more pleasant experience. Avoiding confrontation, he works with people rather than against them, a real team player. He is ultra-cautious and likes to check everything out. A smilie chap, Tony gets on with people from all walks of life.
Away from work he is a sporty person and loves rugby and football, a keen Crystal Palace supporter. Spending his Sundays in the wilderness, he also enjoys shooting clays at JJ’s Club in Kent.
Tony has a large family and when time permits enjoys travelling and meeting up with friends abroad and has been known to visit the Munich Beer Festival with his beer connoisseur friends!
Honesty is the best policy
Vince’s career in construction began after leaving school. He trained as a gas engineer and later set up his own building company, which kick-started his experience working on construction sites.
With 22 years experience on the tools as a dry liner under his belt, Vince worked his way up from site manager to contracts manager and eventually found himself working for a main fit out contractor for three years as a project manager. In his time there, he completed a £2.6m fit out, which resulted in the company’s first ever SKA Gold rating – an achievement he is especially proud of.
Family life keeps Vince busy. However, he enjoys live music and loves going to concerts as much as he can. Watching motorsports is another one of his favourite past times – any type will do, particularly Formula 1 and Moto GP (motorbikes).
Vince enjoys seeing a project through to completion and the client with the end product. He describes himself as a nightmare to work with “I’m always right! And I tend to think I can do the job better than anyone else, so I’m never satisfied”. It’s an approach that works and keeps the client happy. Thankfully, Vince isn’t as bad to work with as he thinks!
Being good at what you do takes a lot of hard work
Bishak started working with Parkeray back in 2002 as a self employed labourer. In 2005, through his work ethic and commitment we decided we should bring him on board full time. He now works as a site foreman and strong number two, mainly to Alan West, Jon Pye and Gerry Gilbert.
Bishak runs the day to day logistics, environmental and safety management extremely well and in doing so has received plaudits from all comers. His commitment has earned him our first elite ‘outstanding achievement award’ for his contribution to the successful operation of our site in the Commonwealth Building of ICL’s busy Hammersmith campus.
Some of the initiatives that Bishak has instigated are extremely creative such as the introduction of the “Bishhook” and no loading red zones both of which deal really well with some of the old perennials we often have to deal with on site such as trailing cables, damage to existing finishes and congested circulation routes.
Bishak came over from Gdansk in 2002 and in his words has ‘been lucky to come to Parkeray’. A long way from his childhood dream of becoming a footballer! He was pretty good, perhaps not quite good enough to be a pro but certainly held together the Parkeray 5 a-side team who only drew one game…….. and lost all the others!!!
Out of work, when not spending time with his wife and two sons, he loves tinkering on his computer, he studied IT basic C++ programming before leaving Poland.
Needing a career change and prepared to take the plunge, Zoe wanted to make a fresh start, so when a friend recommended Parkeray’s Trainee Scheme, she decided it was the perfect opportunity. Without any previous experience, Zoe is excited to learn and work her way up.
Zoe is looking forward to studying for her HNC Construction and The Built Environment at Southbank University whilst gaining practical experience on-site. Hardworking, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator, Zoe likes to get the job done!
Outside of work, she spends most of her free time creating bespoke balloon decorations for events. It’s a very successful business she set up during the pandemic. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending festivals.
She believed she could, so she did.