Teams dedicated to delivering compliant construction projects for commercial clients

Our teams of professionals deliver our service with passion, drive and a focus to be the best that we can be in our industry. We work collaboratively and share new ideas with a view to continuously improve our service offer to you so that you can be sure it is the very best it can be. Our in-house technical team are full members of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Additional resources utilised by us include Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Energy Consultants and Structural/Geotechnical/Civil Engineering Engineers.

Our experienced personnel includes regional managers, administrators and support staff and enables us to deliver a quality Building Control service across the whole of England and Wales.

Our personnel who make this happen:

Hickton Group Personnel


Tony Mobbs

Tony Mobbs

Managing Director, BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA FFB

My work background:
I qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1981 and practiced at various companies in the Lake District, Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford. I gained a lot of experience in schools, housing, hospitals, offices, apartments and blacksmith conversions, had various directorships, design and management roles.

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Becci Clayton

Becci Hanson

Office & HR Manager and PA to Tony Mobbs

My work background:
I started as a Sales Assistant and Customer Service Assistant at 16. I then undertook administration and secretarial roles and worked my way to my current role as Office & HR Manager and PA to Tony Mobbs, as well as being the company secretary for both Hickton and BRCS.

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Kathy Clarke

Kathy Clarke

Head of Marketing, DipM MCIM

My work background:
I’m a member of the CIM with 22 years’ sales, marketing and business development experience gained from working for various marketing and design agencies. Before joining our team, I was a Company Director at a graphic design company for three years and owner of Mobius Marketing for nine years.

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Emma Holt

Marketing Executive, DipM MCIM

My work background:
As Marketing Executive working for Hickton Group, I am responsible for delivering and executing marketing activity and campaigns for both Hickton and BRCS.

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James Duerden

James Duerden

Marketing Coordinator

My work background:
Starting with a retail background during the early part of my life, I dived into a fast-paced and busy working environment within a large store with many responsibilities and goals. I strived towards effective customer loyalty and satisfaction which I’ve now adapted in my new role here.

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John Rudge

Regional Manager (South West and Wales) BA (Hons), B Arch (Hons), RIBA

My work background:
I qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1976 and practiced at various firms and their offices in Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Hong Kong and Muscat and I gained a lot of experience in hospitals, offices and headquarters, performing arts and conference venues, defence projects, apartments and hotels. I’ve also held partnerships and directorships in design and management roles of major projects.

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Sophie Brading

Business Development Consultant (South West and Wales)

My work background:
I have 20 years of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience gained through working for a variety of organisations within the Construction Industry.

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Susie Davies

Customer Service Administrator (South West and Wales)

My work background:
I have over five years experience of working for Lloyds bank in a variety of roles gaining experience in complaints, finance, administration and redress. For the last two years I have been working for Aulton Architecture dealing with accounts, administration and customer relations.

With sport, being a major party of my life, I am a fully qualified baby and pre-school swimming teacher and I teach part-time.

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BRCS Personnel


Andrew Bullen

Director, BSc (Hons) C. Build E FCABE AIFireE

My work background:

I hold a degree in Building Surveying from Sheffield Hallam University and am currently a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and Associate Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. I have over twenty-nine years of construction industry experience, the last twenty-two working for both public and more recently, private sector Building Control bodies. Prior to joining the private sector, I was the Principal Building Control Surveyor for Barnsley Council Metropolitan Borough Council – a position I held for nearly nine years. However, my long and varied surveying career started as a Building Surveyor producing design schemes for a range of projects, undertaking building surveys and producing planned and preventative maintenance programmes for private surveying practices

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Dawn Moore

Dawn Phillips

Business Manager

My work background:

I spent the first 20 years of my working life in the financial sector, 11 years working for the Halifax – a great experience which allowed me to travel around the country living at various locations including London where I worked in the City. Another nine years working for a mortgage broker based in South Yorkshire and then a short spell working in education. My next move was into construction.

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Andrew Pearson

Senior Building Control Surveyor & Project Manager, C.Build E MCABE

My work background:
I have approaching 20 years experience working within the Building Control sector and I am currently a Chartered Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. I have extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of the industry, the Building Regulations and relevant associated legislation. During this time, I have enjoyed periods of employment in both private and public Building Control sectors. Such experience has provided me with an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects that range in complexity, while appreciating the common need to provide a cost effective, customer focused service.

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Simon Grindle

Senior Building Control Surveyor & Project Manager, MRICS C.Build E FCABE

My work background:

I have nearly 30 years of construction industry experience working for both public and more recently private sector Building Control bodies. Prior to joining the private sector, I was a Building Control Surveyor for Barnsley Council Metropolitan Borough Council – a position I held for 18 years.

I am a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

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Simon Polley

Simon Polley

Consultant, FCABE MRICS MIFireE

My work background:
Following ten years’ service in local authority, I’d like to say that I’m a leading figure in the field of private sector building control. I’m a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institution of Fire Engineers. Prior to founding the business in 1996, I operated as the Principal Consultant of the Building Regulation Consultancy Service – a position which I held for ten years. As a building regulation consultant and fire safety engineer, the work revolved around the application and interpretation of building regulations, fire precautions and other legislation. I also provided advice and guidance on a vast range of different and complex issues and projects, including Crown properties, large mixed-use and multi-storey buildings.

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Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Senior Project Manager and Building Control Surveyor, BEng (Hons) C.Build E MCABE MRICS

My work background:

I’m a corporate member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and hold an honours degree in Fire Engineering. My early career saw me working with a number local authority Building Control sections across East Anglia and in the Home Counties. Then following seven years as a self–employed consultant, working in both the public and private sectors, I was a director of BRCS (Building Control) Ltd for nineteen years. Following the successful acquisition of BRCS by Hickton Group, this allowed me to retire as a Director and to become a Senior Project Manager and Building Control Surveyor.

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Stuart Barry

Stuart Barry

Project Manager & Building Control Surveyor, C.Build E MCABE

My work background:

I am a corporate member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, and starting in Building Control in 1970. I have experience working in multiple Local Authorities including rural, urban and city authorities covering all aspects of Building Control from small domestic work to large city hospitals and shopping schemes. I also have experience in safety at sports grounds and care homes. I have worked for BRCS as a consultant for 10 years and joined them full time in April 2017. Prior to joining BRCS, I was Managing Director of the company which provided the roll of Building Control to Rutland County Council for a 10 years period ending March 2017.

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Su Batt

Su Batt

Project Adminstrator

My work background:
My working background is mostly in administration, for a whole variety of companies. As a youngster I had no idea what I wanted to be ‘when I grew-up’ and I figured where ever I was in the world I would find office work.

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Cathy Coupe

Cathy Coupe

Project Administrator

My work background:
I have worked mainly in secretarial and administrative roles. On leaving school I went to work for The DeBeers Group where I stayed for 23 years. I was a Diamond Sorter/Valuer for just over 5 years before I decided to move into an admin role. For the last 11 years at the company I was secretary to the one of the Executive Directors. I have also worked in the Control Room for Essex Police answering emergency calls before moving into the slightly less stressful area of Building Control!

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Sarah Eastwood

Administrator

My work background:

I spent the first five years of my career working in the Education sector for a primary school curriculum provider, where I started as an Apprentice in business. This role gave me a good understanding of office administration and enabled me to develop my skills in most areas of business and administration.

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Hickton Personnel


Jonathan King

Jon King

Operations Manager

My work background:
I have over 21 years’ site and office-based experience in the construction industry, a bricklayer by trade with time spent in senior level construction recruitment and a separate challenge of rehabilitating ex-offenders back into work.

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Laura Mitchell

Laura Bradshaw

Commercial Manager, BSc (Hons) CIAT

My work background:
I studied part-time at Sheffield Hallam University whilst working in an architects practice for five years to gain my BSc Hons in Architectural Technology. Just over five years ago I made the switch into Bid Management for Hickton and have recently been promoted to the senior management role of Commercial Manager.

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Cally Graseley

Bid Manager

My work background:

I have worked within tendering teams for over 11 years across different sectors including utilities, technology, energy and housing maintenance. I discovered tendering from a 2-day temporary position which has turned into 11 years so far! I started out in a Bid Co-Ordination role progressing to a Senior Business Writer shortly afterwards and have spent the last 6 years in a Bid Management role.

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Kelly Smith

Bid Writer

My work background:

I have worked within the construction industry for over 17 years, predominately within the residential sector.  I have undertaken various roles throughout my career and my construction background began whilst being employed within the technical department for a large house builder. My career progressed into business development and tendering which comprised sourcing new opportunities, liaising with clients and preparing and submitting qualitative tender documentation.

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Stevileigh Evans

Resource Administrator

My work background:

I have over five years’ experience within business administration and have completed both Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Business Administration within previous employment – where I have held similar administrative roles.

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Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Office and HR Coordinator

My work background:
I started as an apprentice in business and administration at a work programme provider and then moved onto completing an NVQ in customer service within the same company. By gaining these qualifications it has made me more confident and will support me in my new job role within the company.

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Charlotte Cranney

Bid Administrator

My work background:

I started my career in administration as an Apprentice Administration Assistant working for Barnsley Council. Since then I have undertaken customer service and administration roles in recruitment, industrial and education sectors.

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Chelsea Green

Administration and Resource Assistant

My work background:

My previous roles before joining Hickton include administration in Human Resources, Construction and Customer service. I undertook an apprenticeship within Barnsley College’s Human Resources department and then moved to a construction company working on the service desk as administration support. Within 3 months I was promoted to Building Co-ordinator and managing the daily diaries of 25 engineers.

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