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Chris Ayers

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.

Duncan Elphick

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

Clare Ashmore

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

Phil Pearce

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

Peter Kerr

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

Mike Murray

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

Jason Pitts

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…

Ivan Collins

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:

  • Advisory role to service managers
  • Liaison link with M&E and IT consultants
  • Provides services back up to our project management team
  • Quality control and delivery on services installations
  • Design development and co-ordination
  • Working with our commercial management team in the analysis, review, report and procurement MEP contracting packages

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.

Geoff Watson

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.

Aileen Partner

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

Andy Smith

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

Adrian Grint

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

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