Member Profiles

Adam Latimer
Adam LatimerIan Farmer Associates
Ian Farmer Associates have been undertaking ground investigations since 1985 and has built a strong client base of consulting engineers, developers, builders, architects, local authorities and government organisations. To date the company has established nine regional offices and two laboratories (geotechnical and material) throughout the United Kingdom. The company’s strategy is to establish and maintain long term partnerships with clients by providing services that meet the client’s quality, budget and programme requirements. Services include Ground Investigation Fieldwork Desk Study Reports (Phase 1) Interpretative Reports (Phase 2) Factual Reports Geotechnical Testing Environmental Testing Validation Surveys The company is on a number of approved lists and framework arrangements including, Environment Agency, Highways Agency, City of Salford, Lancashire County Council, Wrexham CBC and the Coal Authority.
Andrew Burrows
Andrew BurrowsHighways Advice Limited
Highways Advice Ltd is an independent highways consultancy, providing transport engineering and development planning services throughout the Northwest. We work with architects, planners and developers, helping clients secure planning consents for all kinds of development projects.
The consultancy provides technical support in the following areas:
Pre-Application Highways Advice * Transport Statements * Consultations with Highway Authorities * Access Strategies * Site Design * Swept Path Analysis * Servicing Management Plans * Car Parking Surveys * Car Parking Management Plans * Traffic Generation Analysis * Planning Condition Discharge Reports * Travel Plans * Visibility Splay Agreements * S.177 Oversailing Licences * S.247 Highway Stopping Up Applications * Planning Appeal Statements * Expert Witness
Brian John Boys
Brian John BoysB&E Boys Ltd
Boys Holdings Plc is a family run business with a great depth of experience within the Construction Industry. The Company was founded as a joinery business by Brian and Elaine Boys in 1961. From the Company’s early roots in joinery, we have developed our organisation to meet the present needs of the many markets throughout the North West. We are involved in Construction projects in the Housing, Education, Public and Private Sectors and the NHS. We have a very strong property portfolio and also considers joint ventures, new “one off” developments, retail sites and Partnership schemes within the Construction and Development markets.
Lyn Eccles-Sargeant
Lyn Eccles-SargeantEcology Services Limited
Based in Lancashire, Ecology Services Limited is a growing company built on solid foundations. Our team of highly experienced ecologists offer an ecological and environmental resource to both the public and private sectors. Our vision is to provide a high quality service partnering our Clients that is practical, environmentally sustainable and professional.
Emily Rebecca Ann Millar
Emily Rebecca Ann MillarHawthorn Estates Ltd
Hawthorn Estates operates as a facilities management and construction maintenance company.
We offer a comprehensive selection of services from basic site maintenance to complex building projects. We cover sites over a wide area of the country and love a challenge with difficult sites a speciality.
We provide thermo plastic lining and drain clearing, as well as all the standard things you would expect from a facilities management company.
Hawthorn Estates Ltd is a family company which has built a solid reputation as a specialist contractor within modern, traditional and historic conservation environments. We relish complex building refurbishments together with office fit outs.
We enjoy the satisfaction of our client.
We are ethically efficient.
Conal Kearney
Conal KearneyREC Environmental
REC is a consultancy, specialising in environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.
With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK.
Gary Cleary
Gary ClearyCSR Sustain
CSR Sustain offer a dedicated energy assessment solution to domestic & commercial landlords, local authorities, commercial letting agents, architects and business owners across the UK. Since 2008 commercial energy certification has been a legal requirement before any sales, letting or construction of domestic and commercial premises can take place. Failure to produce a completed EPC before sale or lease of a property could result in a hefty fine for the owner or leaseholder. The energy performance of a building will increasingly affect not only its running costs for occupiers, but also its market appeal and capital value. A committed approach to energy efficiency is imperative for any forward thinking business. Whether you require an ‘EPC’ to sell or let your property, or you want to reduce the carbon footprint of your business as part of your corporate social responsibility, CSR Sustain can help you to meet your needs with a range of quality services.
Howard James Wood
Howard James WoodSite Surveying Services Ltd
Site Surveying Services Since 1997 SSS have been carrying out surveys throughout the UK Our Clients include large architects , developers, council, national contractors, SSS have a vast range of experience on all types of site guaranteeing professional and precise results in all situations. We have 4 FT & 2 PT survey teams & 1 drawing office manager- all equipped with the latest automatic EDMS & GPS We take great pride in our work and strive to offer our client many additional services It’s a 3d world why get just a 2d plan And we can save you money with our renowned volume calculation service We provide Topographical Surveys- All sites are tied to the os national grid / level datum Visualisations Sections, contours shaded visualisations and flythrough movies of site topography, google earth & aerial photo overlays Volume Calculations check your design levels to save you or your client offsite muck costs River flood surveys Full hec ras & EA com
Morgan Rothwell
Morgan RothwellD&M Creative Limited
D&M Creative is a graphic design agency based in the UK. Our passion for developing highly creative commercial work is linked to our drive for each client to achieve success in their business. Despite the glitz and glamour that some of you might associate with our industry we regularly get our hands dirty to help our clients at exhibitions and conferences and we’ll burn the candle at both ends when that last minute advertising opportunity comes up. In a nutshell we want you to succeed and we’ll work hard to make that happen.
David Lord
David LordThemis at Burnley College
Themis is the business training and Apprenticeship division of Burnley College. We are one of the largest Apprenticeship providers in Lancashire, working with over 1,000 Apprentices in 40 subject areas including over 10 construction disciplines. We also provide a host of industry training programmes which deliver beneficial impact on business performance.
Simon Forshaw
Simon ForshawPWA Parker Wilson Limited
Parker Wilson Consulting are a Building Services Engineering Practice with offices in Manchester and London and an associated office in St. Albans. We offer a full design service covering Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Services, including data and telecom systems. The business was originally established in 1989 from within an architectural group practice. We pride ourselves on our understanding of the needs of other design team members. We have an informed view of the particular working practices of our Clients, especially with regard to office space planning, catering and healthcare and laboratories. The practice was founded on the basis of providing creative innovative design and a high level of service to our clients. The year on year growth of the practice has been due to repeat commissions from clients and recommendations from clients.
Mark Moppett
Mark MoppettBooth King Partnership Limited
Established in 1969 as Alan Booth Associates the practice developed into Booth King Partnership and incorporated in 2008. Booth King aims to provide the highest quality of engineering design in concept, in detail design and in execution, on programme and delivering excellent value for money. The practice’s philosophy is to provide for all projects engineering leadership at director level to ensure design and project leadership from the most experienced and technically capable engineers. The practice philosophy for innovative and sustainable design together with their knowledge of the latest construction technologies and close working relationships with contractors and specialist manufacturers ensures buildings which meet the projects requirements in terms of operation, sustainability, buildability and cost whilst producing buildings which are recognised for their design quality. Based in Ramsbottom, Lancashire the practice provides engineering consultancy services to architects, developers etc
Mathew Jones
Mathew JonesForbes Solicitors
Forbes has nine offices across the North of England, over 320 employees, 38 Partners and is the largest legal practice in the North West outside the major cities.  We offer a full range of legal services to both individuals and commercial clients.

The firm has a reputation for its commitment to client care and quality. We hold ISO9001 Quality Accreditation and are recommended in both the Legal 500 clients’ guide to the legal profession and also the Chambers directory.

Our aim is to keep things as straightforward as possible whilst ensuring the needs of our clients are put first.

Whatever the size of your business, the Commercial Property Lawyers at Forbes Solicitors offer practical legal advice on a wide range of commercial property issues including:
• Sales and purchases ;
• Leases and occupational licences including Landlord and Tenant Advice ;
• Licensing ;
• Construction and development ;
• Public sector and social housing plot sales and development ; and
• Pension Fund SIPP and SSAS investment schemes.
At the outset of each project we work closely with our clients to clearly understand their business objectives. The combination of our legal expertise, straightforward advice and cost effective service has ensured that clients return and recommend our service to others. These clients include Local Authorities, Housing Developers, Leisure Operators, Housing Associations, Property Investors, Charities and many owner managed businesses.

Penny Bennett
Penny BennettPenny Bennett Landscape Architect
Penny Bennett Landscape Architects are Chartered Landscape Architects, established in 1992. We operate throughout the North West and Yorkshire, working with a wide range of clients in the private and public sector. The practice provides a professional and personal service, delivering cost effective and sustainable design solutions. We offer the following: Landscape Design Consultancy: Full design service from inception to completion of works on site,design of planting, soft works, habitat creation, land reclamation ground modelling, and drainage; Hard landscaping; Feasibility studies. Other services include: Community engagement; Tree / vegetation surveys; Preparation of cost estimates; Planning applications; Expert witness for public inquiries; Preparation of management plans; Advise on commissioning art works; Preparation of photo visualisations; CDM Contract Administrator.
Richard Gee
Richard GeeRoman Summer Assoc. Ltd
Roman Summer are an experienced independent consultancy able to offer a dedicated and comprehensive service to clients in need of planning support. We are proud of our excellent “can do” reputation earned through many years working on a wide range of development and regeneration projects across the UK.
Patrick Wilkinson
Patrick WilkinsonJ & J Ormerod PLC
JJO are a kitchen, bedroom & bathroom manufacture based in Stacksteads. We employ around 400 people within the company’s production and warehousing staff. We can supply anything from a single handle to a complete kitchen, bedroom / bathroom. We can provide a planning & design service which includes CAD designs for your clients to view
Paul Nolan
Paul NolanNolan Redshaw Ltd
Nolan Redshaw Ltd are a Practice of Commercial Chartered Surveyors, which was set up in 1996. The Company has ten members of staff and provide specialist commercial property advice throughout the North West of England and beyond. Our main areas of work are Agency, Valuation and Property Management, but the Practice has considerable skill in development, including site assembly work, viability and expert witness work, both for Local Authorities and the private sector. Summary of Services: * Commercial property agency * Commercial property management * Valuation * Detailed site assembly * Site investigation * Development appraisals * Planning application Supporting Statements * Rent review and lease renewal * Building surveying * Rating advice
Steve Padley
Steve PadleyWatson Laurie
Watson Laurie are one of the few remaining truly independent insurance brokers in the UK in that we are not owned by an insurer, are not a member of a broker network, nor are we owned by a consolidator.
Phill Harris
Phill HarrisBowland Tree Consultancy Ltd
Bowland Tree Consultancy Ltd are a Lancashire based arboricultural advisory practice who operate throughout the UK. We provide advice, surveys and reports on all tree related matters to a wide range of clients in both the public and the private sectors. Phill, the Principal Consultant and Practice Director, is a Chartered Arboriculturist with a Degree in Arboriculture and over 13 years’ experience in the field. Our knowledge and expertise is derived from continued arboricultural experience and education and, in this context, we are able to offer an effective professional service to our clients.
Reid Lewis
Reid LewisRatcliffe Groves Partnership
Established in Bury over 50 years ago, the Ratcliffe Groves Partnership also operates from offices in London, whilst retaining its headquarters in Bury. We have a diverse portfolio of work, including Retail, Industrial, Commercial, Leisure, Education, Hotels, Ecclesiastical, Schools, Mixed Use and Residential. We have established ourselves by understanding the clients’ business objective from the beginning, thus ensuring relevant and creative designs that lead to better quality and improved value for money. We have invested a great deal of time in ensuring the sustainability of our designs, exemplified in our sustainable Wyevale Garden Centres model store concept. RGP offer a comprehensive range of services from architectural design, master planning, project management, Principal Designer, Party Wall surveys, interior design, rebranding, to construction management.
Robin Holgate
Robin HolgateArchaeological Research Services
Established in 1999, Archaeological Research Services is a commercial archaeological practice that works across the entire archaeological sector. We provide a complete range of archaeological and historic building services, including desk-based assessments and all kinds of evaluation and recording work (surveys, geophysics, fieldwalking, evaluation trenching, historic building recording, watching briefs and excavations of all sizes). We have a large pool of permanent archaeological staff, enabling us to complete works on time and to react quickly, and a strong track record of working with our clients to find ways to add value to a development through archaeology, thereby adding to the development’s ‘sustainability’. Our approach is to provide successful outcomes by way of tailor-made solutions.
Emma Howarth
Emma HowarthPoole Dick Associates
We are a construction management consultancy based in Manchester, Bury and Stoke-on-Trent, providing Project Management and Quantity Surveying services to both the public and private sectors. Our Leadership Team’s clear vision for the business, developed in conjunction with the wider Poole Dick workforce, reflects the primacy of our people and our clients in everything we do. We recognise the role that softer skills play in building successful relationships, something which is often undervalued in technical industries like ours. This lies at the heart of what we call ‘The Poole Dick Way’, a unique blend of expertise and professionalism delivered in an approachable manner. From site appraisal to practical completion, from due diligence to dispute resolution, from feasibility to final account, from budget estimate to budget control – in fact, within just about every modern form of procurement and contract, we believe that excellence in communication is the essential ingredient of a successful project. Our people care about their performance and transfer this passion to whatever they do, from a minor cost estimate to a major contractual dispute and there is no doubt our clients benefit from this approach
Kevin Millar
Kevin MillarSympathetic Works Limited
Sympathetic works are heritage consultants and training providers.
We are an Independent company, providing professional & practical advice for conservation and repair of traditional and historic (heritage) buildings. We also provide specialist training courses promoting knowledge and traditional skills required for conservation, repair and maintenance of heritage environments.
We are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of our heritage and rural skills. Our desire is to provide training to aid both householders and tradespersons with the opportunity to enhance their skills and to better understand how older buildings benefit from the knowledge they learn. If you have such a property we also offer an advisory service. If you are a contractor we can advise on training plans and CPD courses to enhance needed skills for pre tender and contract compliance and material specifications.
Andy Bolton
Andy BoltonA P Bolton Builders & Contractors Ltd
A P Bolton Builders & Contractors Ltd was founded by Andrew Paul Bolton in 1988 and since then has provided his customers with many years of quality workmanship. We have a vast bank of knowledge and experience with traditional and modern construction techniques helping to provide quality to our customers from building maintenance to new builds and refurbishments. Based in Hebden Bridge our passionate and dedicated team of professionals work closely with our clients across the north of England.
Dominic Kearney
Dominic KearneyBetts Associates Consulting Engineers
If you are looking for cost effective, commercially sound structural engineering you need to be assured your project from conception to implementation will be delivered on time with the very best solution to combine all your commercial needs and practical build considerations.
Duncan Martin
Duncan MartinClement Acoustics Ltd
Clement Acoustics are UK based acoustic consultants with offices in London and Manchester. We pride ourselves in providing expert services in the fields of environmental, architectural and building acoustics.