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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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.
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!