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Matthew Jones – Director

Matthew Jones – Director

Leeds and London

BScGen.Arch. BArch, RIBA

Matthew Jones is a RIBA qualified architect and a director of Bowman Riley responsible for the Leeds and London offices.

Launching his career as in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Matthew worked for an ex-patriot English firm of architects for three years.  The projects he delivered ranged from bespoke luxury holiday homes at the exclusive Tryal Resort to a school extension and refurbishment programme across the island.

Returning to the UK in 1997, Matthew began working for Bowman Riley.  In 2003, Matthew established the Leeds office and was promoted to director that same year.  In 2012 he also became the director of the new London office servicing our clients in the capital and the South of England.

Matthew is a keen golfer, former rugby player and enjoys live music.

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Michael Feather – Director

Michael Feather – Director

BA Arch Dip Arch ARB RIBA

Michael Feather became a director of Bowman Riley Architects in 2014.

Initially starting his career at Bowman Riley, Michael re-joined the practice in 2009 after several years working in London.

Michael has almost 20 years’ experience of successfully leading design teams to deliver complex projects and large-scale programmes of work.

He specialises in the design and project management of retail, commercial and science and innovation developments and champions modular construction.

Out of the Office, Michael enjoys playing and coaching rugby, cycling and outdoor activities.

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Darren Bush – Director

Darren Bush – Director

BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA

Darren Bush is a director of Bowman Riley.

He joined the practice in 1991 shortly before qualifying as an architect.

Darren has considerable experience in the retail and petroleum sector working on projects for Wm Morrison Supermarkets, The Co-operative Group and Asda.

Under Darren’s leadership, the retail team firmly established a proven track record in meeting the particular requirements of clients in this competitive sector.  His team specialises in effective communications and team working, project management, risk management, health and safety, co-ordination of complex phasing, design for lean construction and cost control.

Darren prioritises high quality design and delivery of project information focusing on sustainable, low maintenance design suitable for fast and safe delivery.

He is responsible for the practice’s finance and IT management.

Darren enjoys skiing, tennis and travel.

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John Coultas – Director

John Coultas – Director

BA (Hons) DipArch (Oxford) RIBA

John Coultas is a director of Bowman Riley Architects.

He qualified as an architect in 1991 and spent the next four years working for a Yorkshire based design led practice.  Over 20 years ago John moved to Bowman Riley to lead the commercial/housing team.

Over this period he has looked at hundreds of sites to assess their development potential, and with the team we have achieved planning consent for thousands of homes on challenging sites throughout Yorkshire.  A good proportion of these properties have been constructed under his stewardship.

By reputation, John has built up a client base comprising some of Yorkshire’s highest regarded business people.  His projects include:  one of the country’s largest ice cream factories, Caw Ingredients the UK’s most technologically advanced soft drinks factory, the state-of-the-art Haddocks Farm, the new office head office for software company TPP and the Grade I listed refurbishment of the Judge’s Lodging in York.

Away from work, John enjoys riding his Italian motorbike across the North Yorkshire Moors and Lake District.

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Caroline Fattorini – Director of Building Consultancy

Caroline Fattorini – Director of Building Consultancy

RICS

MRICS, MSc, BA

Caroline Fattorini joined our team in 2017 as the Director of Bowman Riley Building Consultancy.  She is responsible for developing business and managing and mentoring the building consultancy team and for ensuring the successful delivery of projects.

To help building owners and occupiers get the best value from their assets, Caroline’s team provide the full range of building consultancy services throughout the lifecycle of a property or estate.

Previously at Lambert Smith Hampton, Caroline brings a wealth of experience of working with high profile clients such as:  BT, Northern Rail, NHS, Nationwide, Harrogate International Centre, Royal London, Countrywide, Carphone Warehouse, Nuffield Health and Thornton’s.

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys watching films, cooking and keeping fit.

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Antony Pleasants – Associate Director

Antony Pleasants – Associate Director

BSc Hons

Antony Pleasants joined Bowman Riley Architects in 2007 and moved South in 2012 to manage the new central London office.  Promoted in 2016, Tony is the Associate Director responsible for managing the London office and developing business in the capital and the South.

In May 2012, Tony played a pivotal role in the establishment of Bowman Riley’s new London office set up to support the company’s national clients with assets in the capital and the South of England and to develop new business. At the end of that year, he was promoted to Associate in recognition of his success.

Tony is experienced in managing a design team through detail design, construction drawing information and communicating with the client and wider design team consultants. Tony works hard to develop strong working relationships to the benefit of project delivery. With first rate technical skills, Tony is fully proficient in the BIM process and the software Revit.

Tony is currently involved in commercial, leisure, retail, petroleum and residential sectors.

He is a keen footballer and plays in a weekly 5 a side team and enjoys snowboarding holidays.

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Samantha Jevons – Marketing & Business Development Manager

Samantha Jevons – Marketing & Business Development Manager

BA (Hons), MCIM

BA (Hons), MCIM

Samantha Jevons joined the practice in 2011 with 10 years’ experience of marketing in the property industry.

Working alongside the directors, she provides marketing, communications and business development expertise.

Samantha is responsible for managing all marketing and business development planning and strategy, communications, bid management, client relationship management and event management.

She adores spending time with her little boy, holidays, parties, great stories, dresses, champagne, theatre, cycling, camping and is an advanced scuba diver.

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Laurence Teeney – Principal Architect

Laurence Teeney – Principal Architect

BA (Hons), BArch (Manchester) RIBA

Laurence Teeney is an award winning architect specialising in the design of education buildings with over 20 years experience working with schools, colleges and universities.  He has a first class record in delivering complex projects within a live learning environment.

Leading our team of specialist education designers, Laurence imparts his passion for design and quality.  He is a collaborative design team leader developing, testing and listening to the briefing requirements of teachers, user groups, the project manager and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible outcome for the client.

Award-winning buildings include: Albion Place retail development, Culture Fusion youth centre, Kirkstall Brewery student residences and the Civic Quarter Library and Gateway Building for Leeds Metropolitan University, which features in the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Leeds.

Given the opportunity, Laurence would like to spend more time travelling and looking at maps.

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Colin Briggs – Associate Architect

Colin Briggs – Associate Architect

BA (Hons) PGDipArch RIBA, BA French Language & Related Studies

Promoted to Associate in 2015, Colin Briggs has been recognised for his ability to successfully deliver a range of projects whilst developing positive relationships with clients and securing new work for the practice.  With over seven years’ experience as an architect he has considerable flair and excels in client engagement.

Colin qualified as an architect in 2009 and since then has led a range of projects in the commercial, residential, heritage, industrial and government sectors.  He has also spent a year in Australia working predominantly on new residential apartments and car showrooms.

His experience ranges from commercial developments to private residential schemes and historic buildings. Colin won the Best Building Design Award for Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. He fulfils the roles of RIBA York branch secretary and is a BREEAM Accredited Professional.

Colin is fluent in French and Grade 8 pianist.

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Craig Mewse – Architect & Associate

Craig Mewse – Architect & Associate

BA Hons PG Dip RIBA

Craig Mewse is a qualified architect recognised for producing high quality exciting contemporary designs.  He is responsible for leading a variety of projects from inception to completion in particularly challenging environments.

His most recent role is as project architect for the extension to Skipton Building Society’s headquarters building to provide additional office and meeting room space while providing a contemporary multi-purpose atrium in the heart of the building within the Skipton’s Conservation Area.

With proficient use of the latest technology, Craig presents ideas in a compelling and easy to understand 3D environment while delivering projects as part of a collaborative team through the use of Revit and Building Information Modelling.

Craig drives forward the use of new technologies to enhance the delivery of our services including BIM, 3D visualisation and augmented reality.

Craig’s experience is further strengthened through extensive travel around Asia, Australasia and South America.

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Will Roberts – Associate Project Manager

Will Roberts – Associate Project Manager

MAPM APMP BSc (Hons) Building Surveying (First Class)

Will Roberts is a driven and adaptable project management professional with first-hand experience in the property and construction industry.

With a breadth of experience gained by working on a range of capital projects through both client project management and contract management roles, Will has experience in the delivery of both pre and post contract duties for a number of high value capital projects.

With a proven track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams, Will has excellent communication and people management skills as well as strong organisational ability. He has the ability to tailor his approach and refine project management procedures and techniques in order to gain the most from the project team, delivering high profile projects on time and on budget.

In his spare time, Will enjoys keeping fit and watching sport, especially rugby and cricket. He also makes time to socialise with friends and family.

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Dan Heward – Associate

Dan Heward – Associate

HND Building Studies

Dan Heward is a qualified architectural technologist with over 17 years’ experience.  He provides design solutions that concentrate on the technology of building design and construction.  His experience encompasses projects in commercial, retail, housing, defence, bio science sectors.

Following his promotion to Associate in 2011, Dan has undertaken the role of project leader working with our clients and the rest of the design team to manage the construction process from conception through to completion.

Most recently he has lead the technical delivery of a wide range of retail developments for The Co-operative Group and Wm Morrison Supermarkets.  He has specific expertise in large scale roll-out programmes to remodel and refurbish existing retail stores and in adapting and converting other buildings into retail premises.

Dan always strives to deliver projects to the highest technical standards.  He has particular expertise in the conversion and extension of redundant properties transforming them into viable commercial spaces and in the delivery of fast track projects with extremely quick build programmes.

Dan and his team pioneer cutting-edge construction techniques to improve the speed of project delivery and provide best value solutions to meet client needs in the highly competitive retail sector.

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Steve McDonald – Associate Architect

Steve McDonald – Associate Architect

BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA

Steve McDonald joined Bowman Riley in 1994 and was promoted to Associate in 1999.  As a qualified architect , Steve provides support to the director in charge of the retail sector within the office heading up design teams for various developments.

Steve has an impressive track record in the successful delivery of retail developments from inception through to completion.

For the past decade, Steve has specialised in retail and commercial developments pioneering fast track delivery, sustainable construction and zero carbon technologies.  Steve has more recently been responsible for the delivery of a number of large extension projects, requiring complex phasing solutions, and shell fit outs.

Areas of work primarily with Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc and include various store refurbishments, store extensions, new build stores and petrol filling stations both new and existing.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys playing the drums, ten pin bowling and family walks.

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Stephen Haestier – Architect & Associate

Stephen Haestier – Architect & Associate

BA(Hons) Dip Arch Post Grad Dip. RIBA

Stephen Haestier joined Bowman Riley in 2001 and has gained varied experience from working on a range of construction projects ranging from the refurbishment of listed buildings to industrial schemes and housing developments.

He was promoted to Associate in 2008 and since then he has continued to progress his career with an expanding portfolio of retail and industrial projects, expanding into the areas of master planning and urban design.

Stephen was part of the team that secured the first BREEAM Excellent 2006 accredited supermarket in the UK. Stephen also coordinates our BIM implementation strategy ensuring that the practice remains at the forefront of this field.

In 2014, Stephen took on the responsibility for driving forwards Bowman Riley’s adoption of BIM and coordinates our response across the practice.

Outside work, Stephen is a member of Ilkley and District Round Table and as former Chair enjoys taking time out to raise money for local charities when he is not chasing after his young family.

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Rebecca Jones – Marketing Coordinator

Rebecca Jones – Marketing Coordinator

BTEC

Rebecca Jones has a passion for all things creative and provides invaluable graphic design and marketing support to Bowman Riley.

She is the practice’s brand guardian and is responsible for the design and production of high quality marketing collateral and additional marketing communications, such as flyers and brochures.

Working alongside the practices marketing manager Rebecca assists with business development planning and strategy, communications, bid management, client relationships and event planning.

Outside of the office Rebecca doesn’t stop and generally can be found playing badminton, cycling or walking.  When not in the country she will be in the French Alpes on the slopes.

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Andrew Wolstenholme – Architect & Associate

Andrew Wolstenholme – Architect & Associate

Associate

BA Hons Dip. Arch ARB, RIBA

Andrew Wolstenholme qualified as an architect in 2004 and has spent the last twelve years working in the commercial, hotel and leisure, public and private housing sectors.

Since joining Bowman Riley in 2013, he has managed projects in the commercial, hotel and leisure, social and private housing sectors.  He has undertaken a number of feasibility studies on many challenging sites to assess their development potential.

Most recently Andrew has acted as project architect/contract administrator for a £21 million new headquarters office building for 650 staff in Horsforth, Leeds.

Andrew worked on the project from first concept through to completion. The design of the building combines the clients requirements for a building with a traditional Yorkshire mill-like appearance with a striking modern extension.

Andrew has also represented the practice as an expert witness at a planning appeal for a large housing development on the edge of Skipton.

Out of work, Andrew likes mountain biking, snowboarding, live music and cooking/eating good food.

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Richard Sykes – Associate

Richard Sykes – Associate

BSc (Hons) Arch Tech, ACIAT

Promoted to Associate in 2017, Richard Sykes is a qualified Architectural Technologist with over 15 years’ experience.

With excellent technical knowledge gained, from practicing both in the UK and overseas, Richard uses his expertise to produce clear, concise and fully coordinated construction drawing packages.  He has a keen eye for good design and detailing and takes pride in the precision of his work.

Richard takes a collaborative approach to team working for the benefit of successful project delivery.  He liaises closely between clients and statuary authorities to achieve the right determination within the National Planning Policy Framework regardless of complexity.

Richard has worked in a wide range of projects using different construction techniques including traditional load bearing masonry and timber and steel frame, concrete and modular construction.  Currently he is developing Bowman Riley’s modular expertise working alongside modular building manufacturers.  He has delivered projects that were originally designed as a traditional build and converted them to modular schemes to meet tight deadlines.

Richard has embraced the use of Revit software which is a pivotal part of BIM (Building Information Modelling), and explores ways of using the software to the clients benefit.

Away from the office, Richard’s daughter keeps both him (and his wife) on their toes! A keen cyclist, he usually finds time for a bike ride into the Yorkshire Dales and recently completed a long-distance coast to coast ride.

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David Hodgson – Associate

David Hodgson – Associate

BTEC HND Building Studies

David Hodgson has worked at Bowman Riley for over 25 years and has been involved in various market sectors including hotel, leisure, residential, retail, industrial and educational.

In 2004 David was promoted to Associate and now deliver projects from inception to completion with the assistance of architectural and technical support.

Over the last 12 years David has worked as a Project Leader on a variety of projects in the residential, retail, commercial, education and hotels and leisure sectors including the renovation of a Grade I listed boutique hotel in York.

In recent years David has specialised in leading the delivery of private residential schemes.   His responsibilities include detailed negotiations to secure planning approval (and discharge conditions), production information, liaising with contractor and specialists throughout the course of the building works.

He is a keen follower of Liverpool Football Club and enjoys watching live music.

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Tom Shelley – Head of Interior Design

Tom Shelley – Head of Interior Design

BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) BIID

BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) BIID

With over 15 years’ experience, Tom Shelley is a qualified interior designer and member of the British Institute of Interior Design.

Tom combines a flair for design with a personable manner and the technical expertise to be able to deliver an interior design scheme from concept to completion.

Qualifying as an Interior Designer in 2002 from Manchester Metropolitan University, Tom started working as an interior design professional in Manchester on a multitude of commercial and Industrial projects nationwide.

In 2006, Tom moved to Bowman Riley joining the Leeds team and working on the interior design of prestigious Toronto Square development where the office is now based.

In 2014, Tom achieved a first class degree in Architectural Technology from Leeds Beckett University. This technical qualification gives Tom an edge over other designers in his field.

The British Institute of Interior Design granted Tom full membership in 2017.

Tom loves cycling and renovating his self-designed home.

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Ben Horobin – Head of Interior Design

Ben Horobin – Head of Interior Design

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Ben qualified as Interior Designer in 2008 from the University of Salford. He has been working for the past eight years gaining valuable experience in the commercial, hotels and leisure and residential sectors.

As a creative and credible designer, Ben has a keen eye for modern trends in interior design. He has a proven track record in translating his clients’ aspirations into reality and excels at project delivery.

In his free time, Ben loves foreign travel, spending time with his young family, walking his dog and playing and coaching rugby.

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Olivia Sidey – Interior Designer & Architectural Assistant

Olivia Sidey – Interior Designer & Architectural Assistant

MA Interior Architectural Design, BA (Hons)

Olivia Sidey joined Bowman Riley Architects in 2013 after completing a Masters in Interior Architectural Design at the University of Edinburgh.

Based in the London office, Olivia provides architectural assistance and interior design on a range of projects in the residential, commercial, hotel and leisure sectors.

Olivia uniquely combines architecture and interior design to really understand the hidden beauty and life in buildings that would otherwise be obsolete. Re-interpreting the stories of buildings is something that Olivia is passionate about.

In her spare time, Olivia loves travel, music festivals and spending time with her friends.

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Ruth Bush – Architect

Ruth Bush – Architect

BA Hons, Dip. Arch, BREEAM BRE, RIBA

Ruth Bush has over 20 years’ experience designing community, education, commercial and historic buildings.

She enjoys working closely with clients to fulfil every aspect of their brief and excels in user group, stakeholder and community consultation throughout the design process. Ruth was the project architect on two award-winning projects; the Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough and Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre for University of Leeds. As a BREEAM Accredited Professional, she is committed embracing sustainable principles whilst producing designs which are efficient, workable and surpass expectations.

Out of work, Ruth enjoys creating stained glass, painting watercolours and tennis.

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Anita Rebaudo – Architect

Anita Rebaudo – Architect

RIBA

Anita Rebaudo joined Bowman Riley Architects in Leeds as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant following her undergraduate degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. During her Post Graduate Diploma, she continued to work part time with the company and resumed a full time position following the completion of her degree in order to gain the professional experience needed to become a Chartered Architect.

During Anita’s ten years at Bowman Riley, she has worked as part of the design team on a variety of new build and refurbishment schemes in the commercial, retail, leisure, residential and industrial sectors.

Anita has a keen eye for detail and tackles each project with precision and professionalism.

Anita is proficient in the BIM software Revit.  She has an excellent track record in the successful delivery of a range of commercial and retail developments.  Reliable and trustworthy, every project is delivered with outstanding results.

Outside of work, Anita is a fully qualified fitness studio instructor, who teaches a range of classes.

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Ed Kirke – Architect

Ed Kirke – Architect

BA (Hons) Arch, PG Dip, RIBA

BA (Hons) Arch, PG Dip, RIBA

With over 13 years’ experience, Ed Kirke joined Bowman Riley in 2013 and completed his Part III and RIBA Chartership in 2015.

Ed has previously worked on a range of predominantly commercial and retail projects including:  mixed use developments, offices and call centres.  He has specialist knowledge and design acumen within retail design and fit-out having previously worked for a national outdoor retailer designing and overseeing 30 plus stores and developing two concept stores.  Furthering this experience with Bowman Riley, Ed has been involved with multiple workstreams for The Co-operative over the past few years.  Additionally Ed has experience in residential, education projects and a multimillion pound retirement village in Ripon.

With a personal passion for ecclesiastical and conservation architecture, in his spare time Ed can be found in the Lake District overseeing the repair and refurbishment of his 18 century Grade II listed home.  He enjoys spending time in the great outdoors:  mountain biking, open water swimming, running, hiking and snowboarding.

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Roy Wilson – Architect

Roy Wilson – Architect

BA (Hons) PG DipArch ARB

Roy Wilson is an Architect based in Bowman Riley’s London office leading a number of commercial mixed use and residential projects in the capital and the South of England.

Qualifying as an Architect in 2009, Roy has worked as part of the Bowman Riley team for over 10 years making a significant contribution to the practice with a high attention of detail and proficiency in the use of BIM as a collaborative tool.

Roy has a track record of delivering schemes that have been driven by the need to achieve cost savings and fast track programmes whilst still maintaining a high level of quality on both traditional and design and build developments.

Most recently Roy designed the Albion Place retail development on Skipton High Street successfully delivering the scheme using Building Information Modelling (BIM). This project won ‘Development of the Year 2014’ in the Yorkshire Business Insider Property Awards.

Roy enjoys playing and watching football.

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Colin Ruddock – Petroleum Manager

Colin Ruddock – Petroleum Manager

Since joining the practice in 2005, Colin Ruddock has specialised in projects for petroleum clients with a wide and varied scope throughout the UK.

In that last decade he has delivered hundreds of petrol filling station projects for some of the UK’s largest petrol and retail clients including Esso, Artelia, Wm Morrisons Supermarkets and Asda.

Colin has delivered a huge range of projects including refurbishment, infrastructure replacement, new builds, HGV, AdBlue and environmentally sensitive projects, phased construction, Motorway Service Area, joint client, live forecourts as well as traditional single phase projects. These projects have given Colin the experience necessary to provide clients with the flexibility necessary for the esoteric nature of petroleum retail.

Colin holds current UKPIA and ExxonMobil Safety Passports and has experience working with large petroleum specialist contractors such as Williams Southern, Fibrelite, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Tokheim, Fox Construction, Premier and Dakin.

Out of the office, Colin enjoys motorcycling, clay pigeon shooting and is currently attempting to rediscover his love of badminton.

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Peter Thompson – Senior Building Surveyor

Peter Thompson – Senior Building Surveyor

MRICS, MCIOB BSc

Peter Thompson joined Bowman Riley Building Consultancy in 2017.  He is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building.

He has a vast quantity of experience managing capital profits from client side and consultant appointments with varying complexities of stakeholder engagement.

Peter has experience of working in varied working environments – higher education, local government, private practice, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence. He has excellent surveying abilities, including building pathology, CAD and contract management/administration.

He is particularly interested in the conservation, repair and refurbishment of listed and historic buildings.

Away from work, he enjoys hill-walking (mainly in the Lake District, aiming to bag all the Wainwrights), riding his motorcycle, playing badminton, cycling and attending live music concerts.

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Alex Holliday – Senior Building Surveyor

Alex Holliday – Senior Building Surveyor

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Alex joined Bowman Riley in 2017 and supervises the day-to-day running of the core building consultancy services in the Leeds office.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the team, Alex excels in building strong client relationships.  Alex has over nine years’ experience working in the property industry for various property consultants providing a broad range of services to clients providing building surveying and project management duties.

A keen runner, Alex has completed several marathons including New York and London.  He also enjoys playing squash, golf and has represented the Yorkshire Property Rugby team for the past few years.   He is also a season ticket holder at the mighty Bradford City Football Club!

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Lyndell Machekanyanga – Building Surveyor

Lyndell Machekanyanga – Building Surveyor

Bsc (Hons)

Lyndell Machekanyanga joined our growing Building Consultancy team in October 2015.  Graduating in 2010 from Nottingham Trent University, Lyndell went on to work for a major consultancy firm undertaking surveys on healthcare and education respectively.

With the knowledge of how best to tailor projects to meet the needs of clients, Lyndell works to achieve the most beneficial outcomes. She has understanding of new build construction and refurbishment of existing buildings having worked on a wide range of properties including education and healthcare institutes throughout the UK.

She is looking forward to broadening her surveying experience at Bowman Riley working on a range of projects as part of the Building Consultancy team.

Lyndell is an avid cook/baker and enjoys going to the gym to work off the food she makes.

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Will Smithies – Building Surveyor

Will Smithies – Building Surveyor

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Will is a graduate building surveyor with two years’ professional experience in the property and construction industry.

He has undertaken a variety of buildings surveys and has project managed modest refurbishment and new build projects.

Will’s technical skills include:  condition surveys, building pathology and defects rectification, dilapidations surveys and contract negotiations, development of schedules and scopes of works, tendering and procurement processes, project management and contract administration, cost estimating, control and reporting techniques.

Driven and ambitious, Will is currently working towards achieving the RICS chartered status in 2018.

Aside from work, he is a keen fitness and rugby enthusiast having represented his school and local rugby club for 10 years prior to university.  He also enjoys listening to a eclectic mix of music, travel to South Africa and Europe and socialising.

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Gayle Carruthers – Assistant Principal Designer

Gayle Carruthers – Assistant Principal Designer

NEBOSH IOSH

Gayle Carruthers is currently training as a Principal Designer and has recently successfully completed the NEBOSH General Certificate.

Her role involves supporting the health and safety consultants in delivering the roles of principal designer, client adviser and the provision of health & safety audits.

Gayle joined Bowman Riley in 1999. She has over 16 years’ experience in an architectural project support role.

Her experience includes: assessing design hazards, identifying and managing design and health and safety risks and advising on all aspects of the CDM Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 in retail, leisure, commercial and education sectors.

Gayle likes to walk her dog in the local countryside, live rock concerts and is a keen Burnley football fan.

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Mandeep Bassan – Senior Architectural Technologist & Project Manager

Mandeep Bassan – Senior Architectural Technologist & Project Manager

BSc (Hons) Architecture Technology, MSc Project Management

Mandeep Bassan is a qualified Architectural Technologist and Project Manager with over ten years of experience in the construction Industry. Following the recent completion of a Master’s degree in Project Management, he was promoted to a senior team member in 2013.

Mandeep has a passion for business and new technologies and specifically did a thesis research paper on ‘Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a Project Management Tool: An analysis of how BIM can be successfully implemented within construction project teams’.

Equipped with these new skills, he is able to simultaneously manage the planning and execution of various construction projects. He has particular expertise in large scale refurbishment programmes. He also has experience of working on commercial, residential, social housing and healthcare project and is currently working towards becoming a Full Member of the Association for Project Management (APM).

Mandeep has a passion for innovation, new technologies and vintage cars.  In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the world and spending quality time with family.

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Andy Tate – Senior Architectural Technician

Andy Tate – Senior Architectural Technician

HND Building Studies

Andy Tate has considerable experience in the use of BIM using Revit Architecture to produce architectural models on a wide variety of projects with contract values ranging from £5 million to £60 million.

He works with the wider design team to share BIM information for the overall benefit of the project delivery.   Andy has developed in-house best practice protocols for the use of Revit and produced standard templates. He is actively involved with the Bowman Riley BIM steering group, set up to facilitate the use of BIM in line with industry standards and clients’ expectations.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys mountain biking and walking.

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Darren Hill – Senior Architectural Technologist

Darren Hill – Senior Architectural Technologist

HND Building, MCIAT

Darren Hill is a Senior Architectural Technologist with over 14 years’ experience in providing first class technical support on a range of construction projects.

A technical expert, Darren focuses on delivering projects to the highest possible standard. He produces high quality graphics that assist our clients and the wider project stakeholders in visualising the development during the design stages.

Proficient in the BIM software Revit Architecture, Darren designed the ByHaus apartments, Wm Morrison supermarkets, The Bailey and the Airmesh head office projects using the software to the benefit of the overall project efficiency.

Out of work, Darren enjoys snowboarding and renovating houses.

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Mark Holden – Senior Architectural Technologist

Mark Holden – Senior Architectural Technologist

Btec HND Building Studies

With over 10 years’ experience, Mark Holden is a qualified architectural technician.

Mark  joined Bowman Riley in 2003 from school initially working as a trainee, whilst studying part time to gain a HND from Leeds Metropolitan University.

He is a project leader who has been involved in a variety of projects in different sectors including retail, commercial, industrial, social housing and private developments.

Mark sees projects from concept through to delivery and successful completion. 

In his spare time Mark enjoys playing and watching rugby league and spending time with his family.

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Greg Morgan – Project Designer

Greg Morgan – Project Designer

BA (Hons) Arch

Greg Morgan is a highly skilled project designer and manager with 31 years’ experience.

With experience in dealing with the complexities of heritage projects, Greg has worked on listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

He has also worked on schools, doctor surgeries, hotels, housing, commercial, retail, railway, pharmaceutical buildings and motorway infrastructure.  He is able to combine a keen eye for detail with a strong commercial understanding.

Outside of work, Greg is a keen cyclist and motorcyclist.

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Robert Baxendale – Architectural Technologist

Robert Baxendale – Architectural Technologist

BSc(Hons) MCIAT

Robert Baxendale is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, who has most recently provided technical expertise on a new build office scheme and a number of Grade II listed hotel refurbishment schemes.

Out of work Robert enjoys spending time with his family, at the weekend he generally heads out somewhere for a walk and a picnic.

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Richard Hill – Architectural Technologist

Richard Hill – Architectural Technologist

HNC in Building Construction

Richard Hill is a versatile Architectural Technologist and project leader with 12 years’ experience.

His practical hands-on approach and attention to detail results in projects delivered successfully to a high standard.

He joined Bowman Riley’s team in Leeds in 2017 with a proven track record of working with leading retailers including: Tesco, John Lewis and Wm Morrison in the capacity of project leader.

Richard enjoys following Manchester United, playing 5 a side football and going to the gym.

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Lee Stansfield – Architectural Technologist

Lee Stansfield – Architectural Technologist

CIAT

With a first-class degree in Architectural Technology, Lee Stansfield joined the petroleum team at Bowman Riley in 2016.  He delivers petrol filling station projects from feasibility through planning to tender and completion. 

Lee loves to explore how science and technology intertwine to create efficient design and architecture.  

In his free time, Lee likes to travel and visit cities around the world with outstanding architecture and picturesque sceneries.  He also enjoys taking part in fundraising events for local charities, walking and swimming.

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Mark Hayton – Architectural Technologist

Mark Hayton – Architectural Technologist

BA (Hons) ACIOB

Mark Hayton has 15 years’ experience providing technical expertise on a wide range of high profile projects.

Qualifying in 1998 as an architectural technician, Mark supported the technical delivery of a range of developments for Bowman Riley Architects. After several years, he needed a new challenge and moved on to work as a technical manager for a builder contractor.

During his time with a building contractor, Mark worked on a number of prestigious projects including: Southampton Football Club Training Academy, St Oswald’s Extra Care Retirement Village, Brighton University Varley Halls of Residence, Dorchester Brewery and Asda Supermarkets.

After taking time out to spend time enjoying life in Grenada in Spain, Mark returned to the UK in 2013 and started working back at Bowman Riley.

Outside of the office, Mark is very active as his time is spent teaching his young son how to swim, play football and going to the park. Mark is a keen cyclist and while living in Spain for 18 months he raced for a semi-professional cycle team and learnt Spanish.

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Chris Snowden – Architectural Technologist

Chris Snowden – Architectural Technologist

BSc (Hons)

Chris Snowden is a qualified architectural technologist who has worked at Bowman Riley for over seven years specialising in the delivery of projects in the retail sector.  

In his spare time, Chris is a keen football fan and enjoys travelling the world.

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Ben Stone – Architectural Technologist

Ben Stone – Architectural Technologist

BA (Hons)

A graduate from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a first class degree in Architectural Technology, Ben Stone joined Bowman Riley Architects in September 2016.

Enthusiastic and professional, Ben provides invaluable technical support to the Leeds team. He is able to apply his knowledge of current building regulations and up to date material specifications to successfully develop fully functioning architectural drawings.

With a particular interest in the BIM software, Revit Architecture, Ben has become proficient in producing architectural drawings using Revit. He is also competent in AutoCAD Architecture, NBS, NavisWorks, SketchUp and FormIt software products.

Whilst still at university, Ben traveled to Malaysia for a month to study the vernacular architecture and visited world UNESCO heritage sites in Penang and Malacca.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys watching live music along with travelling having already visited parts of Malaysia and America. His next ambition is to travel through Route 66 within the next few years!

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Michael Crabtree – Architectural Technician

Michael Crabtree – Architectural Technician

HND Construction

Michael Crabtree joined Bowman Riley in 2014 as an Architectural Technician after starting his career working for a building contractor for four years.  He gained practical experience of providing technical drawings to support the delivery on construction projects on site.

Michael’s has provided technical assistance on various primary school expansion and refurbishment projects for the David Ross education trust.  He assisted with the planning and tender documentation.

His knowledge and experience of building products and specifications ensured the client received robust and cost effective solutions for each project.

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Anish Mistry – Architectural Technician

Anish Mistry – Architectural Technician

(HND) Construction, ACIAT

With over eight years experience, Anish Mistry currently prepares and produces technical information including feasibility, scoping reports and construction drawings whilst undertaking site surveys and visits on roll-out refurbishment projects in the retail sector.  

In his leisure time, he enjoys DIY and auto detailing.

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Martin Gaskin – Finance Director

Martin Gaskin – Finance Director

BSc FCA

As the Finance Director of Bowman Riley, Martin Gaskin has the unenviable task of making sure that all of the business’s creativity, passion and know-how is harnessed to deliver the right commercial results.

Bringing his experience as a Chartered Accountant and MBA, Martin supports the financial control and development of the business.

Outside the office, his interests include working with third sector organisations in the development of their plans and studies around social issues.

In his spare time, Martin enjoys running and cycling, walking his dog and reading novels.

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Kara Thorpe – Financial Controller

Kara Thorpe – Financial Controller

BSc (Hons) FCCA

Kara Thorpe is a qualified chartered certified accountant with 14 years’ experience.

She enjoys spending days out with her two little boys, dining out and holidays.

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Karen Standrill – Office Manager

Karen Standrill – Office Manager

CIPD

Karen Standrill has been providing invaluable administrative, office, finance, HR and compliance support to the Bowman Riley team for over 10 years. 

She works closely with the directors to ensure the smooth running of the practice.  Karen is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.  

In her spare time, Karen enjoys walking her dog Jasper, a good glass of wine, cooking and meeting up with friends.

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Grace Wood – PA and QA Manager

Grace Wood – PA and QA Manager

PA to Directors and Manager of the Practice’s Quality Management system Grace Wood has been a dedicated member of staff for 20 years.

In her free time Grace enjoys reading, cycling and sewing, and loves cats and all things Japanese.

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Kim Dilworth – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Kim Dilworth – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Kim Dilworth provides a friendly and efficient front of house service for Bowman Riley, which includes answering the phone for our three offices, receiving visitors and providing administration assistance throughout the practice. 

Kim finds it a very varied role and no two days are ever the same!

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Brandon Strike – IT Technician

Brandon Strike – IT Technician

Btec Level 3 ICT CCNA

IT expert, Brandon Strike ensures the Bowman Riley team has the hardware and software they need to deliver efficient services to our clients. 

In his spare time, he likes to go on road trips, works on his car and secretly plays bingo.

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Rachael Davidson – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Rachael Davidson – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

NVQ Level 3

Rachael Davidson maintains an efficient reception for Bowman Riley, managing incoming calls for the three offices, welcoming visitors and providing a wide range of clerical assistance to staff.

In her spare time, Rachael is a keen horse rider, swimmer and shopper.  She enjoys fine wine, a good book and being at home with her three little girls, husband and cat.

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Natalie Stott – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Natalie Stott – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Natalie Stott is one of our team of three receptionists busy looking after both clients and colleagues. 

She enjoys travelling, baking and is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to entertain her young son.

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Emily Cox – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Emily Cox – Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Emily Cox works with our administration and reception team to provide a friendly and efficient service to clients and colleagues.  Emily ensures that our admin services are seamless and consistent.

Outside of the office Emily likes to get out fell running and socialising with friends.

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Richard Berry – Part II Architectural Assistant

Richard Berry – Part II Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) M Arch

Richard Berry achieved his master’s degree in 2015 and is currently enrolled on the RIBA North West Part 3 course with a goal of sitting his final exam in 2017. 

He has developed a very particular toolset, gaining knowledge in computational and parametric design, BIM and augmented reality.  Richard works on predominantly education projects and has supported the successful delivery of a new arts centre for Outwood Grange Academy and a new science building for Harrogate Grammar School. 

He enjoys visiting new places, flying drones and is always looking for that next adventure!

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James Barnes – Part II Architectural Assistant

James Barnes – Part II Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) MArch (International) Architecture

James Barnes provides architectural assistance to the petroleum team producing designs, liaising with clients and contractors, to supporting a project’s completion on site.

In his spare time, James is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist and enjoys playing football and squash.

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Daniel Mason – Architectural Assistant

Daniel Mason – Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons)

Based in our London office, Daniel Mason applies technical solutions to creative design projects.  With proficient use of the latest software, he presents ideas in a compelling and easy to understand 3d environment.

Daniel has an excellent knowledge of the BIM process and uses Revit to deliver projects as part of a collaborative team.  His passion for technology makes him adept at articulating how embracing new technology provides business value and benefits.

He introduced augmented reality and 3D printing to the practice and implemented their use into our design process.

Daniel loves exploring the outdoors, be it through walking, running or cycling.  His greatest outdoor challenge to date was completing the National Three Peaks in under 24 hours.

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Daniel Postill – Part II Architectural Assistant

Daniel Postill – Part II Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) M Arch, Certificate in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

Daniel Postill is currently studying towards becoming a full qualified architect whilst working for Bowman Riley.

He is keen to build upon his eclectic range of experience at this stage in his career.

Dan has two big ambitions; to visit every European country and every UK independent cinema by the time he is 30 years old.

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Will Gains – Architectural Assistant

Will Gains – Architectural Assistant

Working towards BA (Hons) in Architecture

Will Gains began working for Bowman Riley Architects in 2013 and is currently in his second year of his Architecture degree at Leeds Beckett University.

Will has a well-rounded skill set that enables him to apply technical solutions to creative design projects.  He works on a range of retail and residential projects whilst continuing his studies at Leeds Beckett University.

Immersed in university life, Will brings the latest design trends and new ideas to the practice.

He loves to travel and photograph the environments and architecture of the places he has visited.  Will’s aim is to have stepped foot on every continent by the time he turns 30!

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Donna Parfitt – Architectural Assistant

Donna Parfitt – Architectural Assistant

BSc (Hons) in Architecture NEBOSH FdSc

Donna Parfitt joined Bowman Riley in 2017 an Architectural Assistant with 11 years’ experience in construction.

With a BSc in Architecture, Donna also holds the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction and FdSc in Construction.  Donna will be starting her Masters degree in Architecture in September 2017.

In her spare time Donna enjoys renovating her new home with her partner, going for walks with her dog and when possible visiting new countries.

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