Committee

Our Committee – this list will not only show you who is involved with the club, but is also useful if you need information relating to your trade or professional discipline.

Officers

Kevin Harris

Chairman

Bamboo Technology

As Managing Director at Bamboo Technology Group, Kevin has a clear understanding of the importance of good communications and IT infrastructure in construction. He has worked with numerous clients and design teams from concept design through to project completion and brings a unique perspective and understanding to each project he works on. His varied roles have given him a wide range of skills which are proving invaluable for his work in the sector.

Jonathan White

Vice Chair

Quattro Design Architects

Jonathan, has architectural experience in many sectors covering a variety of projects including Residential, Commercial and Leisure however mainly focusing in Education schemes over recent years. He has developed increased experience in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and is keen to promote its value to clients and developers. Jonathan is committed to his club involvement by promoting the club and excellence in construction.

Anna Wood

Club Secretary

BPE Solicitors

Anna is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Construction and Engineering Team at BPE Solicitors. Having lived in Cheltenham for 30 years and specialised in construction law for nearly a decade, Anna knows the local market extremely well. She is known for helping clients manage risk in projects, particularly in the education, leisure and health are sectors. Her clients and project sites are spread across the whole of England.

Gemma Brindley

Treasurer

Crowe U.K. LLP

Gemma is the Treasurer of Constructing Excellence Gloucester and is a director in Crowe’s corporate tax team and leads the office’s property and construction sector specialism in Cheltenham. Gemma acts for a wide portfolio of clients in all sectors and regularly contributes technical articles to various publications. Gemma advises on capital allowances, tax efficient structures, R&D tax reliefs, patent box and corporate tax compliance.

Committee

Robert Walder

Communications Committee

Quattro Design Architects

Robert is a Director at Quattro Design Architects. He leads on a diverse range of projects in the Education, Residential, Extra Care and Healthcare sectors, but his primary focus is leading Quattro’s Healthcare sector team. His responsibilities range from design concept and design management, to managing the company’s strategic direction with his fellow directors.

Anthony Wheatley

Kier Construction Central

Anthony is Senior Business Development Manager for Kier Construction Central, covering the Gloucester and Oxford offices. As a qualified building professional and former quantity surveyor, Anthony brings a wealth of practical experience to this preconstruction role, bridging the gap that often appears between business development and operations.

Adam Welland

Membership Committee

Barnwood Construction

Adam, a Senior Contracts Manager with Barnwood Construction has over 30 year’s experience in the industry having started his career as a site engineer in Birmingham. He went on to work his way through the ranks with several regional contractors. He has been responsible for the delivery of many of Barnwood’s prestigious projects over the last 7 years. These include the recently completed Honeybourne Place in Cheltenham.

Nick Bracey

Membership Committee

Brace Creative Agency

For over a decade now I've enjoyed helping some of the biggest names in the industry achieve their goals whilst helping small and medium enterprises grow to their full potential. At Brace Creative we started on a local level and have never forgotten our roots, but we've always aimed high. It's these lofty ambitions we seek to bring to all of our clients. We've worked with charities, locals governments and schools, those just starting out, as well as industry giants. We know the online community inside out and we cater every package for you.

Sam Carter

Membership Committee

EG Carter

Sam is part of the fourth generation of the Carter family to work within the business. Sam began his career in 2012 as a Management Trainee and soon progressed into a Contracts Manager. Sam is now responsible for the management of our Major Construction Team. Sam is responsible for the Major Construction Team’s delivery of projects within the Education, Healthcare, Commercial and Industrial sectors. Sam is also a Charted Builder.

Lisa Denby

Membership Committee

Kier Construction Central

Lisa is a Site Manager for Kier Construction Central, she is based in Gloucester and has worked in the industry for 9 years. She has progressed from a work experience student, through the Kier Degree programme to the present day, where is a she is currently working on the refurbishment of Shire Hall in Gloucester City Centre. She has worked on number of different projects, including Cheltenham Racecourse, MAIA Infineum and Gloucestershire Fire Stations.

Lisa enjoys working on the Constructing Excellence committee, as she believes it is great opportunity to encourage younger generations into the construction industry and showcase its endless opportunities. She is also a strong advocate for Women in Construction.

Hannah Price

Student Member

I have been in the construction industry for just over 5 years. Previously I was perusing a path in counselling which I hold a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Clinical Counselling and Applied Psychology from Swansea Metropolitan University. I am still able to apply my learnt people skills from my degree in my current role as an Architectural Technician at Eric Cole Ltd. We are a small architectural practice based in Stonehouse and have been around for over 100 years. My confidence and skills have grown from being initially employed as an assistant. As well as working as a technician, I am responsible for marketing and social media to coincide with my interest in art and design which can also include rendering, presentations, planning submissions, and social media. I recently decided to further my education and I am currently at Gloucestershire College studying Construction and the Built Environment.

David Evans

Committee Member

Gloucester City Council

David is a development professional within a local authority setting. Having qualified back in the last century with an MA in Town and Country Planning he briefly practiced planning but moved swiftly into regeneration and economic development. He has spent his career within 6 local authorities across South Wales and the South West of England and is now City Growth and Delivery Manager at Gloucester City Council where he manages the Planning, Heritage, Strategic Housing, and Economic Development services. He works closely with the other local authorities in Gloucestershire on strategic planning and economic growth matters. David believes strongly in working collaboratively with the development industry to deliver investment. By respecting each other’s strengths, weaknesses and drivers we can deliver successful schemes that achieve profitability for the industry alongside improving the places and communities that we all live in.

Lucinda Baker

Committee Member

Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Lucinda is a construction specialist Partner in the Real Estate team at HCR; a team that includes QSs, adjudicators and arbitrators. Lucinda has extensive experience of acting for schools, Universities, colleges, developers (commercial and residential), funders, investors and all tiers of the construction industry. She also has a successful disputes resolution practice and has had two recent reported judgements in the TCC in London so she can provide cradle to grave project support dealing with the contract papers as well as any disputes that may arise.

Peter White

Committee Member

University of Gloucestershire

Peter White works for the University of Gloucestershire in the Business Development team. Previously he worked at Gloucestershire College for 21 years, latterly as a Vice Principal. Peter has worked closely with the construction industry for many years and has a particular interest in promoting the industry, workforce diversity and supporting growth, especially companies in our region, by helping to provide a pipeline of qualified and competent professionals. He is currently part of a team at the University that is developing range of Degree and Masters level programmes for the construction industry.

Brendan Quinn

Committee Member

Cotswold Transport Planning

Brendan is a Director at Cotswold Transport Planning who has worked in both the public and private sector since 2000. During this time, Brendan has gained a considerable breadth of experience in highway and transportation planning having successfully managed a wide range of development planning projects across a number of sectors, ranging from large scale residential schemes through to retail/commercial development, mixed use city centre regeneration projects and new school provision.

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