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James Rogers

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.

Leigh Cunningham

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

Ross Allen

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

Graham Smith

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…

Karl Severs

Our Project Director 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.

Brian Hemmings

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!

Steve Mott

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

Sam Overton

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.

Ryan Wager

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

Daniel Briggs

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.

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