Our Staff

Directors

Andy Collins – Managing Director

Andy commenced his career as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor with regional refurbishment specialist VAT Watkins Ltd and progressed to the position of Senior Surveyor before leaving in 1989 to join fit out specialist NICO, based in London. In that same year, Andy joined ISG Interior Exterior plc, specialising in fit out works.

As a founder member of ISG, Andy grew with the company, witnessing rapid growth to a turnover in excess of £500m, progressing to the position of Divisional Financial Director for the Refurbishment Division which from a standing start in 1995, was turning over £130m, employing 140 staff members by 2004.

Andy joined Connaught in 2004 as Managing Director, adopting a hands on approach to running all aspects of the business, utilising many of the skills gained working alongside fit out refurbishment specialist and maintains many cost consultants and client relationships gained whilst working for main contractors.

Andy joined Connaught in 2004 as Managing Director, adopting a hands on approach to running all aspects of the business, utilising many of the skills gained working alongside fit out refurbishment specialists.

Brian Hope – Contracts Director

Brian joined Connaught in 2006 following over 6 years management experience working within the raised floor industry providing a Contracts Management role for both Bathgate and Atlas Flooring.

Brian has been responsible for the management and delivery for significant Connaught successes including recent projects at a major new Data Centre in the Docklands, IPC Magazines, HP Wynard and Standard Chartered Bank.[/

With his extensive experience, an eye for detail and a strong emphasis on process, quality and Health & Safety, Brian works closely with our clients to ensure that every project is safely delivered to the required quality, on budget and on time.

Leigh Bridges – Projects Director

Leigh has been with Connaught since inception in 1992 and has progressed through the ranks from installer to Procurement Manager based at Head Office and most recently, following promotion to Project’s Director, taken responsibility for several prestigious, high profile, multi-million pound fit outs including the new Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras International, One Hyde Park, and the Crystal at Royal Victoria Docks.

Leigh works alongside Phil Robertson and shares overall responsibility for the Construction elements of our projects.

Following his promotion to Project’s Director, Leigh has taken responsibility for several prestigious high profile multi-million pound fit outs.

Managers

Rob Linay – Estimating Manager

Rob joined Connaught in 2003 and is responsible for the management of our estimation department from receipt of tender information through to submission of prequalification documentation and tenders.

Rob has spent time with Kingspan Access Floors and Durabella, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in both raised access flooring and specialist timber finishes. Should your enquiry be large or small, Rob and his team will be pleased to help.

Rob is responsible for the management of our estimation department from receipt of tender information through to submission of prequalification documentation and tenders

Matt Wood – Procurement Manager

Matt joined Connaught in 2017 to improve our procurement process, stock management and supply only business. Matt works closely with our project managers and our supply chain, calculating precise material requirements for all our projects.

Matt also manages our warehouse stock of materials for our Supply Only side of the business so that we are able to provide an instant response to any enquiry, be it a 20,000ft2 Communications Room to a replacement second hand panel to match an existing system.

Matt works closely with our project managers and our supply chain, calculating precise material requirements for all our projects.

Health & Safety

AM Safety Specialists Ltd

Here at Connaught we use the prestigious AM Safety Specialists Ltd to service our Health and Safety requirements. They work closely with the entire Connaught team to ensure the highest standards of Health and Safety. AM Safety Specialists Ltd are members of OHSCR, IMAPS, EuroSHM, IEMA and ROSPA, as well as training providers for IOSH, CITB, CIEH and First Aid providing many in house training courses.  They are acknowledged as experts in their field by industry peers, and provide a bespoke service to Connaught.

As part of their service, Connaught are provided guidance on operational and commercial decision making advised by Health and Safety issues.  They also formulate corporate Health and Safety Polices for Connaught that involve every member of the workforce.  We believe that as consultants they can give unbiased and objective opinions of all Health and Safety workplace issues, which enable us to make certain the right – not the easiest – choice are made.

We believe that as consultants they can give unbiased and objective opinions of all Health and Safety workplace issues, which enable us to make certain the right – not the easiest – choice are made.

Got any Questions

Call us on 01245 237527 or EMAIL US and we’ll be glad to help with your enquiry

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