From design managers to quantity surveyors, each and every employee at Beech Design & Build brings a wealth of talent, expertise and creativity to the team. Get to know our key leaders and teams below.
Andrew - CEO
Andrew Cordwell BEng (Hons) is the CEO of the company, having overall responsibility for its portfolio of projects. An engineer by trade, he has over 20 years’ experience in engineering, project management and building services management. Andrew has a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and began his career at DGP International. He brings to the company a wealth of experience in managing commercial, retail and industrial building projects.
Paul - Managing Director
Paul Davidson BSc (Hons), MRICS manages the design and projects teams, and has day-to-day management responsibility for all development projects. Paul has 30 years’ experience in the property consultancy industry with 14 years specific experience in design services across a number of sectors. He has a wealth of professional and academic qualifications including as a chartered building surveyor, member of the association of project supervisors and a BSc (Hons) in building surveying.
Dave - MD of Construction
Dave is the MD of Construction at Beech Design & Build and currently heads a team of 30. He is responsible for all construction projects within Beech’s overall portfolio. Dave has 33 years’ experience working in residential property and has had a very successful career along the way. His 'go-getter' attitude and his love of challenges make him a great fit for the company.
Hollie - Development Assoc. Director
Hollie is our Development Associate Director. Her day-to-day role consists of putting development management procedures in place, to ensure that the business is tracking and progressing all new build projects, as well as having them off the ground. On top of her wealth of industry experience, Hollie’s professional attitude and attention to detail make her a great asset for the business.
Iain - Associate Director: Design
Iain has over 25 years’ experience and a heavy background in architectural technology and building surveying within the residential sector, both in the UK and the middle east. He is now our Associate Director for Design. His role is to oversee all our new builds and interior design, making sure that work consistently completed to a high standard while continually raising the bar.
Ian - Assoc. Director: Refurbishment
Ian is our Associate Director for refurbishment, incorporating M&E and building surveying. He graduated in 1999 with a 2:1 in Building Surveying from Leeds Metropolitan University. His hard work also enabled him to become a chartered building surveyor with the RICS in 2003. His passion for historic buildings and property development makes him a great fit for the business.
Jonathan - Head of Special Projects
Jonathan now heads all special projects, having joined the company in 2014. As a quantity surveyor, he had gained experience in all mainstream areas of commercial buildings with a focus on refurbishment and specialist fit-out schemes. Having gained a Bsc (Hons) degree in quantity surveying, Jonathan is a strategic, creative and highly competent individual who always accomplishes more than expected by meeting project challenges with enthusiasm and hard work.
Angela - Head of Interior Design
After graduating with an Interior Design degree in 1999, Angela started her career by designing a number of pubs. She then spent 5 years working on 5-star hotels in Dubai, where she learned a lot by being thrown into the deep end. After that, she moved to Australia, where she set up her own business before eventually coming back to the UK. Angela’s passion, experience and dedication make her a great asset to the business.
Simon - New Build Design Manager
Simon holds a degree in Architecture from South Wales University, Australia. After a successful first role in Sydney, he moved to London to work for an international practice specialising in hotel/higher education buildings. He then moved to Manchester to work on large-scale residential property developments. Working in our new build department, his day-to-day role is to review all potential opportunities and evaluate which is best to work on.
Abdel - Principal Design Manager
Abdel is a Senior Architect who has established an international reputation in his profession. He has worked for high profile architectural firms and even established his own small business in 2013 before finally deciding to re-enter an Architectural Practice. Abdel’s responsibilities are to primarily oversee all new build design projects whilst also mentoring his team in their day to day work.
Peter - Commercial Manager
Peter has worked in the construction industry for over 34 years, starting as a Quantity Surveyor and working his way up to become a Commercial Manager. He was attracted to joining the Beech Group thanks to the innovative, risk-taking nature of the business and has already proven to be a valuable asset to the team thanks to his knowledge and dedication.
Paul - Safety Manager
Paul has previously served in the Royal Engineers and also spent nine years in the Middle East working on large-scale construction projects as a Project and Corporate HSE Manager. He joined Beech Design & Build in early 2018 and has already made a significant impact on the business thanks to his previous experience and knowledge.
Tim - M&E Manager
Tim is a HVAC engineer (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and holds over 20 years’ experience in the building services industry. He also holds a city and guilds qualification in refrigeration and has worked on all stages of product engineering, from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning. His vast experience, technical knowledge, and practical skills make him a valuable asset to the team.
Marcin - Head of 3D Visualisation
Holding a degree in Architectural Design and Technology, Marcin originally comes from Poland and was hired shortly after graduating due to his dedication and potential. Marcin now heads his own department, specialising in design and 3D modelling. He has a strong passion for architecture and is highly meticulous with his work, making him a valued member of the team.
James - Safety Assurance Advisor
James has 15 years’ experience in Health and Safety within the Construction industry and has worked for prestigious global companies, as well as numerous contractors in the Middle East. He was involved in a £1.2b project in the desert, as well as the revered Jumeirah Golf Estate in Dubai. His wealth of experience makes him a valuable asset for the business.
Silvia - Interior Design Manager
Silvia has a degree in Art and Design from Portugal as well as 6 years’ experience in hotel and residential interior design. She also has extensive experience in furniture and interior design in the student accommodation sector. Silvia manages a team of 4 and is responsible for giving interior sophistication to buildings, whilst respecting each building’s heritage. She has always been passionate about reconciling the old with the new and has a soft spot for working with textures and colours.
Ester - Assistant Design Manager
Ester graduated in Architecture at La Salle University, Barcelona, Spain. Her projects included preservation and rehabilitation, master plans, mixed-use developments, commercial and residential projects in Australia, Spain and the Middle East. Working on our listed buildings projects, her day to day responsibilities are to deal with the project design, documentation, technical details, supplier relationships and construction works.
Virginia - Project Manager
Virginia BA (Hons) MSc graduated in architecture from the University of Valladolid in Spain in 2009. She has worked in various architect offices and has been involved in architectural projects for the University of Leon, the public library in Burgos and a variety of restoration projects. Her day to day responsibilities are to deal with the project design, documentation, technical details, supplier relationships and construction works for several projects.
The Beech Holdings family
Beech Design & Build is a part of the Beech network of companies - Beech Holdings (parent company and residential developer), Manchester Apartments (professional lettings) and Beech Properties (student lettings). Get to know the wider team by visiting the Beech Holdings website.