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Barry J Ashmore Dip Law Dip Arb FCIArb MCMi spent 20 years in Specialist Sub Contracting before becoming a Construction Contracts Consultant. Barry is an experienced professional with a broad range of expertise in negotiation, mediation, marketing, management, adjudication, arbitration, quantity surveying, and the law. 

Barry has a very practical down to earth approach and specialises in advising Specialist Sub Contractors. 

Roger Knowles FRICS, FQSi, FCIArb, Barrister qualified as a chartered surveyor and also a barrister. In 1973 he founded James R Knowles a company which subsequently became a worldwide brand and floated on the AIM market in 1998.

Roger was the CEO and more latterly the Chairman before he sold the company to Hill international in 2006. In addition to his executive roles in the company he has acted as adviser, advocate, expert witness, arbitrator and adjudicator on many construction disputes.

During the past 30 years of his career Roger has lectured at over 1,750 public training courses and hundreds of "In House" courses which have taken place in most major cities in the UK and Ireland, and also throughout the Far East, Middle East, Australia and South Africa. He has also lectured in Seoul, Istanbul, Nigeria, Cyprus, Malta, Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, USA and most western European capitals.

Roger is the author of the legal text book 150 Contractual Problems and their Solutions and the Public Sector Partnering Contract which is used by many local authorities on their construction projects. In excess of 400 of his legal and technical articles have been published.


Richard Brackenbury MA (Cantab) FCIARb is a specialist construction solicitor whose client base covers a range of parties in the construction industry. He has wide experience in all forms of dispute resolution in the courts, arbitration, mediation and adjudication but specialises in resolving payment disputes by way of adjudication, as well as the more traditional dispute resolution mechanisms of litigation and arbitration. He also advises on contract forms, amendments and warranties and acts as a bolt on commercial resource to clients for negotiation and risk management exercises. He is head of a team of construction lawyers that includes a qualified adjudicator and arbitrator.

Ann Glacki BA has been supplying up-to-date information on legal, practical and safety issues to the construction industry since 1986. Ann is an information provider, researcher, and editor for construction law library and news bulletin. Ann is your fountain of all knowledge on building contracts (both new and old), health and safety quantity surveying, Building Regulations and British Standards. Ann can trace any book or document in print on construction and engineering. 

Karen Player specialises in helping business owners to break down the barriers to change. If your business is running you, rather than you running it, Karen's unique combination of business and psychological skills can help you to get a new perspective on your business. Karen also has a keen eye for profitability and the bottom line to ensure whatever you do has a pay back. 

Robert Partridge F.Inst L.Ex is a lawyer with over fifteen years' experience in debt collection. Robert can help you with all matters relating to debt collection and help you to develop a professional approach to debt collection. Robert has just the right blend of experience, knowledge and legal expertise to help you in a practical and effective way. 

Martin Lloyd-Penny FCA is an experienced accountant and Finance Director who has worked across a range of sectors including Specialist Sub-Contracting. Martin now runs an "intelligent" internet-based recruitment service and he has over 3,000 candidates across the UK. Martin is rapidly becoming the guru of internet based recruitment and runs the "mature" brand of companies including accountants, lawyers, sales and marketing

Jane Rogers is a Rich Thinker! After successful careers in both Human Resources and Financial Management Jane left the corporate world and trained as a group leader with world renowned Louise L. Hay. Jane went on to train as psychotherapist and then built up and later sold the largest complementary health clinic in the UK outside London. Jane now specialises in inspiring others to live their lives in abundance, pleasure, joy, happiness, peace and contentment. 

Stephen Pilling BSc Dip Arb MRICS MCIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Construction Contracts Consultant. Stephen has worked in both contracting and Private Practice and operates both nationally and internationally. Stephen specialises in Sub-Contractor support on matters of contractual obligation/liability, quantification and value and has extensive expertise in claims preparation and defence. He is also well placed to give sound guidance on a wide range of operational issues. 

Colin Gibb is an ex career soldier who then went on to spend 18 years developing systems for financial information giant Experian. Colin specialises in assisting small and medium sized organisations with their IT requirements, bringing an air of mature authority to everything he does. He is particularly skilled in developing databases economically and will bend your ear on the mundane but essential subject of backing up your data, and what can happen to your business if you don't! 

Maz Ashmore Bsc (Hons) is an experienced professional with a wide range of skills in the field of human resources. Maz can help you to deal with the ever changing demands in the field of recruitment, selection and H R management. Maz has the experience and expertise to help you with the implementation of new strategies for the benefit of your business. 

Doug Hall CeMAP is an experienced Mortgage adviser with over 20 years in the financial services industry. Doug was a building society manager for Britannia Building Society for over 10 years before setting up his own business specialising in mortgages, general insurance including payment protection cover and life cover. 

Mike Holland BSc DipM CM FCIM MCIPR started his career in the construction industry as a graduate structural engineer. He subsequently moved into journalism, writing for specialist magazines and a daily newspaper before returning to industry as a public relations specialist, within a major engineering company. 

Mike is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He specialises in providing marketing and public relations advice to clients in the construction industry. 

Brian Wallace NACFB is the Regional Partner of a firm of Business Brokers which assists clients with business sales throughout the UK. With 28 years High Street banking experience prior to entering the business sales market 6 years ago, Brian is well placed to understand and advise on how to structure, value and then sell your business. 

Having successfully sold a wide variety of businesses including many in the construction and associated fields he brings invaluable experience and an impressive track record to the Virtual Team. 

Paul Hodgkinson MSc DipM MCIM is an experienced Business Development and Sales & Marketing Professional with a broad range of UK and International Industry exposure. With a down-to-earth approach, he is successfully helping businesses to profitably develop and grow.

Jason Heath BA Hons, MBA is a Director for Construction Finance with one the UK’s leading construction finance providers. Jason specialises in helping subcontractors of all sizes maintain a smooth and sustained cash flow. Jason is well placed to advise on business finance issues. He was the driving force behind the establishment of a specialist construction finance division in 2005 which now provides finance to in excess of 150 firms. He therefore understands the variety of industry contracts and unconventional terms subcontractors are often working under and the finance issues they face. 

Tony Loizou is a versatile and energetic Operations Director with international expertise. Proven skills in effecting change initiatives and improving performance in "turnaround" situations.

He has overseen the design and build of warehousing and manufacturing plants and implemented warehousing and manufacturing processes end to end, concentrating on small to medium sized organisations.

His experience extends to having proven competences at managing IT Business Systems and support systems, strongly developed skills identifying operational weaknesses and introducing change initiatives to regain profitability.


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