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Jeremy Hands

Jeremey joins our team with an abundance of international fit out experience. Originally working for a design and build company in his native Australia before relocating to the UK and joining a leading construction company and then a London-based fit out company where he became a lead project manager.

Approachable and easy-going Jeremy is a good communicator and a real people person. He likes meeting and working with various people from supply chain contractors to the client and the project team. He gets a great sense of achievement when completing a project.

Like most Australians, Jeremy loves to travel, visiting countries far and wide. He also enjoys hiking, the best one he completed was to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro! Jeremy likes to catch up with friends in his spare time and when it comes to sport, he loves football.

Always find a reason to laugh.

Scott Richardson

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.

Mark Swingler

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

Rich Young

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

Darren Knott

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…!

Nigel Aldridge

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.

Ben Coumbe

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!

Rory Gillespie

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

Nick Davey

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.

Jack Shepherd

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.

Alex Small

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.

Graham Lees

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.

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