organizational chart Dec 2017 Chawton Hill Chartered Building Surveyors

Company Founders

David Edwards

David Edwards | Managing Director

David Edwards has a wealth of Project Management and Employer’s Agent experience. He has previously worked as a Senior Surveyor and Team Manager before becoming a Director of Chawton Hill Associates Ltd.  He is involved with all of our clients and specialises in the Health and Education sectors of the business.

David has been central in the successful  development of the Make Ready System for preparing and re-stocking emergency vehicles. This innovative solution frees critical emergency staff to focus on patient care.

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Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes | Head of Business Development

Steve Holmes has many years of experience in the building industry and has worked on a diverse range of building and development projects. He has been involved in team management and business development for a range of companies and has now focused his attention on the exciting challenges that Chawton Hill Associates Ltd creates.

As a Founder he maintains close contact with clients, and follows each project through to completion. He is involved in the careful selection of project teams and always enjoys the challenge that construction work brings.

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Team Leader

James Matthewson

James Matthewson | Associate Director Professional Services/Surveys

James is a skilled and proficient Chartered Building Surveyor.  He has a wealth of experience in residential work and is an expert in Party Wall matters and in dealing with insurance and loss adjusters to assist with our client’s claims. He has excellent Project Management skills and is a calm and confident person to have in our team.

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Senior Team

Abigail Peters

Abigail Peters | Building Surveyor

Abigail (Abi) is an experienced and dedicated Building Surveyor who has a wealth of Building Control knowledge together with an excellent technical knowledge and CAD skills.  As a new member of our team she is involved in a wide range of projects and is working as Employers Agent and on some of our larger projects.

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Andrew Stott

Andrew Stott | Building Surveyor

Andrew has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying and the Environment and is a Certified member of the British Institute of Facilities Managers.

Andrew brings experience from the educational and retail sectors in Facilities Management and Health and Safety. He is IOSH certified by ROSPA and by combining his technical knowledge, client liaison experience and green building expertise, he is able to smoothly guide our clients throughout the construction process.

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Cathal McGuigan

Cathal McGuigan | Building Surveyor

Cathal has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying and a Diploma in Industrial Studies.

Cathal has experience of working in a multi-disciplinary company where he designed, specified and ran projects on site as well as undertaking a range of surveys and services for mostly public sector clients.

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David May

David May | Clerk of Works

David is a very experienced building professional and has managed a number of successful companies prior to joining us.

He is also a seasoned hand at spotting construction problems and works well with any on site team to ensure that each construction project is a safe.

David has worked with Chawton Hill Associates since our inception in 2002 and is a valued and respected team member.

Diepiri MacPepple-Jaja

Diepiri MacPepple-Jaja | Building Surveyor

Diepiri has a MA degree in Broadcast Futures with Business Innovation [Merit] from (Ravensbourne/City University London), Prince 2 (Foundation), Diploma in Building Surveying (Kingston University), TEC Cert in Building Studies (Architectural Assistant), AssocRICS in Residential Surveying and Valuation and is currently taking the MRICS APC.

Diepiri, has experience of working in building surveying, valuation, architectural design, and property development for multi-disciplinary companies where he ran projects and assisted in design and build contracts for private and public-sector clients. Plus 3 years’ experience as Business advisor in Surrey for Young Enterprise which is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills.

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Are you a RIC’s qualified surveyor? Please take a look at our latest jobs and get in touch if you are interested in joining the Chawton Hill team.

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Regional Team

Paul Summers

Paul Summers | Building Surveyor Middlesex

Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and is an Associate Member of RICS.

Paul brings over 30 years of surveying and loss adjuster experience to Chawton Hill specialising in recent years with subsidence fire and flood restoration projects as well as building surveys, party wall matters and schedules of condition.

Paul covers North and West London and the Northern Home Counties to complement our Gloucester, Sussex and Surrey regions.

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John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe | Building Surveyor Sussex

John is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors within the Building Surveying Division and has a B.Sc degree in Building.

He has gained wide experience of surveying and maintaining residential properties of all ages and types of construction, including listed buildings. John also has had considerable similar involvement with commercial, healthcare and public buildings, having been responsible for all aspects of maintenance from the diagnosis of defects to specifying and supervising subsequent improvements and repairs.

John covers the Sussex region to complement our established North London, Gloucester and Surrey regions.

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Mark Knight Chartered Surveyor

Mark Knight | Building Surveyor  Surrey & Gloucester

Mark is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Building Surveying Division and holds a Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management at Reading University. He is also an ECO accredited Surveyor having completed the Energy Companies Obligation training with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Mark has experience in both residential and commercial property surveys, valuation works and completion of the RICS Building Survey report.

Mark covers the Gloucester region on a Monday and Friday and supports our HQ Surrey building surveyors for the rest of the week to complement our established North London and Sussex regions.

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Graham Driver | Building Surveyor Suffolk

Graham is an Associate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a BSc in Building Surveying from De Montfort University, Leicester.

With over 30 years experience in the property industry, Graham has a wide experience surveying commercial and residential properties of all types and sizes. He is also experienced in Party Wall matters and dilapidations.

Graham covers the north of Essex and Suffolk regions to complement our North London, Gloucester, Sussex, Kent and Surrey regions.

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Chris Walker

Chris Walker | Building Surveyor  Kent

Chris is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and an Associate Member of RICS. He has a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Building Engineer.

Chris brings over 20 years of surveying and engineering experience to Chawton Hill specialising in recent years with survey, assessment, specification, design and management of development and refurbishment works. He has a wealth of experience in assessing building defects and designing solutions to enable continued use and development of buildings.

Chris covers Kent to complement our North London, Gloucester, Sussex and Surrey regions.

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Trevor Hayter | Building Surveyor Essex

Trevor covers the Essex region to complement our North London, Gloucester, Sussex, Kent and Surrey regions.

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Office Support Team


Kimberley Weston | Director’s PA

Kimberley became a member of the Chawton Hill team as a Personal Assistant to both Directors, after previous personal assistant roles, including working for another Chartered Surveyors for 4 years. Kimberley’s key roles are meeting and greeting clients, managing all incoming telephone calls to our surveyors and providing administrative support. In addition, she manages the building survey side of the business and is involved in providing quotations, booking surveys with Estate Agents and Clients and preparing high quality reports.

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Sue Fleming

Sue Fleming | Survey/Project PA

Sue has over 16 years experience in various administration and assistant roles in blue chip companies such as Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and most recently Robert Dyas.

Trained as a private secretary with RSA shorthand and typing qualifications, Sue will be supporting our expanding regional building surveyor programme. He key roles include providing customer quotations, booking surveys with Estate Agents and Clients and preparing high quality building survey reports.

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Bridgit Winn-Taylor | Finance Manager

Bridgit is an enthusiastic and versatile key person in our business.  Her job involves handling our Practise Accounts, invoicing, project forecasting and cash flow management.

We have updated our accountancy package and Bridgit is the driver of this process and is actively involved in maintaining and developing the wonders of our new systems.

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Gina Daniels | Survey /Project PA

CV coming soon!

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Chloe Richardson | Survey /Project PA

CV coming soon!

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