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Andy Snapes

Senior Partner
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As Senior Partner of WWA, Andy leads the firm’s development and service delivery in the UK and takes a “hands-on” role with project delivery, training and support to our project teams. He has clocked up over 40 years’ experience in the fields of Cost and Project Management and has an extensive list of successful projects, including the Stirling Prize winning Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground and the multi-award-winning Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth. Andy is one of the original founding Partners of WWA and their ethos of developing a business based upon nurturing long-term relationships with clients, continues to underpin what we do.

When he is not in the sea with his surfboard, Andy is a passionate supporter of grassroots football and can be found most Saturday afternoons running the line for his local club.

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James Beckly

James Beckly

Managing Partner
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James is a highly experienced and innovative professional with over 20 years’ property development and construction industry experience.  He is the Managing Partner responsible for the smooth operation of our services and the development of the business in support of the Partners and their teams. He is also directly responsible for the development and leadership of our Project Management service across the business.  He has worked for developers, consultants and construction managers across a broad range of market sectors and geographical locations in the UK and overseas.

With a proven track record of delivering large and complex projects and programmes, James believes in close collaboration and teamwork across the professional disciplines.  He thrives in challenging environments, where he will drive the team to exceed client expectations, objectives and aspirations. He is an energetic and proactive individual, able to adapt to change and ensure momentum is maintained from project inception to completion.

An avid water sports enthusiast, he will often be found sailing and windsurfing around the Devon and Cornwall coastlines with his family.

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Nick Andrews

Partner
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Nick qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in London in 1986 and joined the WWA team in 2010. Nick leads the cost management service and is responsible for maintaining our high quality of service to Clients and continuously improving our technical expertise. With vast experience across most market sectors his particular strength lies in “looking at the bigger picture” to overcome challenges and obstacles. This has been invaluable when working on large complex projects, the most notable of which being the award winning Eden Project in Cornwall.

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Dwaine Bushell

Dwaine Bushell

Regional Partner
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Dwaine is a Regional Partner and oversees the WWA Gloucester office as well as the marketing of the business. He has over 12 years experience in the construction industry both in the UK and overseas. In addition to his Cost Management expertise, he is a trusted and sought after Project Manager, Employer’s Agent and Monitoring Surveyor for a number of our key Clients. Dwaine has successfully delivered a diverse range of projects including Grade 1, 2 and 2* refurbishment, education, retail, offices, leisure, residential, industrial and infrastructure in both the public and private sectors.

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Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert

Regional Partner
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Andrew is a Regional Partner and oversees the WWA Plymouth and Truro offices, taking an active role in project delivery. With over 25 years experience as a Cost Consultant, Project Manager and Employer’s Agent, he provides expert market advice and guidance to some of the company’s most valued clients.  Andrew is passionate about the future social and economic development of the region and has been instrumental in the successful delivery of many transformational schemes across the City.

You may also spot Andrew up at Home Park supporting his beloved Plymouth Argyle!

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David Carkeek

David Carkeek

Regional Partner
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David is a Regional Partner and oversees the WWA London and Manchester Offices. With over 25 years of experience of the fast pace in the London construction markets, he is an expert in the successful delivery of residential and mixed-use schemes. David is heavily involved throughout the life of each project and strives for best value on behalf of clients and skillfully challenges design, specification and buildability issues without compromising design or vision. In addition to his outstanding knowledge of the residential sector, David has in-depth experience in leisure, retail, industrial and commercial offices.

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Stuart Wilkinson

Stuart Wilkinson

Regional Partner
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Stuart is a Regional Partner responsible for the WWA Exeter and Salisbury offices working closely with Office Leads to further enhance the team’s capability across the respective regions.

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Matt Bromley

Matt Bromley

Partner
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Matt qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 2004 and is based in our Plymouth Office with a National client remit. Following on from a very successful period delivering high street and food store developments, Matt then developed a bespoke project and cost management service for the pre-development phase of hotel and leisure facilities that has been adopted by National providers and reaped huge benefits. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he is particularly adept at providing a tailored project and cost management service to clients requiring support and guidance on all type of projects, thereby establishing new opportunities and efficient methods for delivery.  He is also Partner responsible for compliance and H&S within the business.

Matt enjoys spending time with the family, interspersed with taking part in (ir)regular circuit training, tinkering with DIY car mechanics, following the F1 Grand Prix season and being a non-stop service provider to two teenage daughters!

Kate Mills

Kate Mills

Partner
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Kate is a qualified Bid Director, experienced Business Development and Marketing professional with over 25 years’ experience, with 15 years’ served in the construction industry. She works closely with the team to develop and grow the business with existing clients and in new markets. Covering the 7 offices in London, Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth, Salisbury, Manchester and Truro, Kate provides strategic direction and practical support to identify new opportunities, converting these into exciting projects for the technical teams to deliver. She sits on the committee of South West Women in Construction and is Chair of The Building Forum Devon & Cornwall.

Living on Dartmoor Kate takes full advantage of the walking opportunities in her spare time!

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Tanya Brownridge

Partner
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Tanya has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Control and Operations in both the Public and Private sector. She spent five years as the Finance & Operations Manager for a significant charitable trust and trained as a charity accountant with CIPFA. Other experience includes Finance Manager for the Transportation Unit at Poole Borough Council in Dorset, as well as senior roles at the RNLI and LV. Tanya leads the Operations and Administration team, responsible for financial management, administration, payroll and HR. She drives the development and implementation of company strategies, policies and practices for all offices.

In her spare time, Tanya is a Board Director and Treasurer for Plymouth Leander Swimming Association.

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Mark Stevens – New Salisbury Office

Mark Stevens

Partner
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Mark is an experienced Cost Manager, who manages our Salisbury office. Mark joined WWA from one of the largest international Cost Management practices, where he was a Director responsible for large-scale residential projects. Prior to that he spent 15 years as an Equity Partner within a mixed-discipline design practice in Bristol.

Mark has detailed knowledge of how to maximise value during the early stages of a project through the management of the design. He has a proactive and hands-on approach which continues through pre and post-contract stages and has been praised for his friendly and honest approach.

During his career, Mark has successfully managed projects in a number of sectors, including residential, education, sport and leisure.

When not cost managing, Mark will almost certainly be listening to his eclectic music collection.

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John Turnbull

John Turnbull

Partner
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John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Partner managing the WWA London Office. With over 20 years’ experience of the London construction market, he is an expert in the successful delivery of residential and mixed-use schemes.

John adopts a “hands-on” approach throughout the life of each project, working closely with the design team, and striving for the best value on behalf of his clients.

In addition to his outstanding knowledge of the residential sector, John has in-depth experience in the leisure and commercial office sectors.

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Martin Bennett

Martin Bennett

Partner
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Martin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience. He studied at the University of Salford and has spent his working life in the Greater Manchester area watching the Cities of Manchester and Salford grow to the world-renowned status they have today. Martin has been fortunate to work on high profile projects including Manchester Hospital PFI, University of Manchester, the Commonwealth Games, Media City (Coronation Street) and Salford Rugby Stadium. He has also worked on a mix of other education, commercial and residential developments.

Out of work he keeps an eye on the current struggles of Bolton Wanderers, spends some time in the gym and walking the dogs around the village where he lives on the edge of the West Pennine Moors.

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Jonathan Sharp

Partner
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Jon is Partner leading WWA’s Truro office and is responsible for the ongoing commercial success and day to day running. He takes great pride in creating the best working environment that he can and nurturing others so they can reach their full potential – work-life balance is key!

From a technical aspect, Jon specialises in the strategic and financial delivery of Client-side Cost and Project Management services. He has widespread sector experience in the UK and the Middle East whilst working for prestigious Client organisations.

Jon is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Nikki Griffiths

Partner
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As the Office Partner, Nikki leads the service delivery of the Plymouth office and takes a proactive ‘hands-on’ role with project delivery and supporting the office team. She has over 15 years’ experience in Cost Management and Employer’s Agent roles and has delivered a number of award-winning projects including the residential development known as Leeward House at Mount Wise and Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre.

When she is not out running to keep fit, Nikki can often be found at weekends taking part in equine themed activities with her three pony-mad daughters.

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Simon Venner

Simon Venner

Partner
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Simon is a Partner and Office lead for the Exeter office. He is a Chartered Project Management Surveyor with over 12 years’ experience delivering projects with a focus on driving a committed and client-focused team ethos. 

His early career focussed on Healthcare and Science Projects for large estates and public sector clients and also gained experience working overseas completing projects in Africa, India and Central America. In more recent years Simon has delivered a range of commercial, residential and leisure projects. He has led some of WWA’s most challenging and exciting projects in the UK and abroad. Simon grew up in Devon and has been working in the region for 7 years. Joining WWA in 2015, he is extremely proud of the WWA team that has developed and grown in Exeter during this time.

Simon enjoys the best of Devon living in his spare time he engages in a range of outdoor pursuits including water sports and hiking.

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Tom Michaluk

Tom Michaluk

Partner
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Tom is a chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience gained across various sectors. Based in the Gloucester office, he joined WWA in 2015 having worked for both regional Main Contractors and Surveying Practices, bringing a wealth of experience gained in both disciplines. Tom has experience of the retail, industrial, airport, infrastructure, commercial, housing and student accommodation sectors and has worked with several large clients and developers. He has particular expertise in the infrastructure sector and has delivered significant housing infrastructure and highways schemes, as well as representing landowners on land sale negotiations with major housebuilders.

Away from work, Tom is a keen cricketer, runner and any other sports family life will allow time for!

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James Hannaford

James Hannaford

Partner
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After growing up in Devon, James moved to London after finishing his University studies and worked for national consultancies over a ten year period.  Specialising in the Higher Education and Healthcare sectors, James has worked on projects ranging from small-scale refurbishments, to signature Architect led multi-phased estate redevelopment plans, throughout the UK.  Since relocating back to Devon in 2018 and joining WWA, James provided the cost management input in relation to the award-winning ‘The Wave’ project in Bristol, as well as developed the healthcare offering in Devon, primarily with the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

James enjoys anything water-based and is often found on a boat with his less enthusiastic young family.

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Scott James

Scott James

Partner
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Scott is Partner with responsibility for Strategic Development within the company, working closely with the wider Partnership Board and staff to review and implement new initiatives.  This includes the implementation and growth of our world-first B Corporation status which assesses the business impact on the triple-bottom-line across People, Planet and Profit.  Scott Co-Chairs the B Corp UK Built Environment Working Group and is a committee member a number of sector bodies including the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Partnership Board and Constructing Excellence Cornwall Hub.

Scott’s service focus is in the delivery of regeneration and place-shaping projects for Clients including local authorities, the higher education sector and in the private sector, as well as developing public sector, Local Enterprise Partnership and Chamber of Commerce construction strategies. The cross-over between the future growth of the built environment, zero-carbon ambitions and electric vehicles has seen Scott lead on developing a Solar Canopy and EV charging infrastructure product.

Outside of work, Scott loves to cycle around Cornwall, spend time with his family on the Cornish beaches, or ideally be planning an adventurous overseas trip.

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Hollie Griffin

Hollie Griffin

Partner
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Hollie is a Partner of WWA based in Manchester and has over 12 years’ experience in the Development and Project Management fields. She specialises in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and Co-living developments. Hollie has successfully led on a number of prestigious schemes nationally, including Echo Street, Manchester which was the first PBSA/Co-living scheme to be granted planning permission in the City.

As an experienced development/project manager, Hollie is skilled at project delivery strategies that provide value for Clients, whilst minimising risk. She works collaboratively with her clients to understand their objectives and aspirations, resulting in consistently exceptional outcomes.

When not caring for her horse and dogs, Hollie is a keen runner and enjoys hiking in the Lake District.

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James Andrew

James Andrew

Partner
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James is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He specialises in monitoring projects for banks and funders’. Based in our London office, James has worked with a wide range of funders and equity providers from private investors and high street banks through to bond and PFI financed schemes.

His project experience covers a large range of project types including; private and public residential, private rental schemes (PRS), social and sheltered housing; hotels; offices; student accommodation; healthcare and primary to higher education. The scale of project experience ranges from single dwellings through to entirely new build university campuses.

Away from the office James is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Loriners and has season tickets for Harlequins and Surrey.

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Chris Hines

Consultant
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Chris is a highly respected communicator and driver of positive change. He was founder and Director of Surfers Against Sewage for 10 years. With a strong focus on “solution to problems”, he assists us with ensuring the environment remains at the forefront of projects across the region.

Chris is also a YIMBY – Yes In My Back Yard – having campaigned for sewage treatment works, he lives next to one!