Operating across the South East of England from offices in Norwich, Chelmsford, and Cambridge this family business has not lost sight of its original values.
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James Oxbury BSc (Hons), MRICS / Managing Director
James has been with the Company since leaving college in 1996 and has been a Director since 2007, leading the Oxbury Southern Team. He was appointed Managing Director in September 2016 and has ultimate responsibility for the management of the Company and retains a direct involvement with the Affordable Housing sector work of the Chelmsford and Cambridge offices.
In his spare time, James can be found cycling around the countryside and spending time with his young family.
Tim Boucher BSc (Hons), MRICS / Director Commercial and Public Sector
Tim joined the firm in August 2015 as a Director to strengthen the commercial sector of the business. Tim has close to 20 years' experience working on projects for both public and private sector clients and has particular expertise in private residential, commercial and education projects. Tim works throughout the three offices in Norwich, Chelmsford and Cambridge. In his spare time, Tim enjoys taking part in Triathlons and the odd round of golf. Tim is also Chairman of Interact Norwich and Poringland Parish Council.
Sue Howes / Director Affordable Housing Sector
Sue was a co-founder of the Company in 1990, having previously worked for Architects and Developers.
Sue has a wide project management experience of new build, refurbishment and special projects; and of successful large-scale programme delivery within the affordable housing sector. She heads up the Norwich-led services for affordable housing clients.
In her spare time Sue enjoys theatre and dance, travel, her home, garden and dogs.Close Bio
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Jo Loveday MRICS / Associate Director, Senior Project Surveyor
Jo joined Oxbury in 2002 after gaining her chartered status in 2001 and having spent the previous four years working for John Laing Construction Ltd on the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital site as a Main Contractor's QS.
Jo is a Senior Project Surveyor, specialising in the delivery of commercial schemes, including Medical Centres, as well as residential schemes.
In her spare time, Jo enjoys playing netball, hill walking and spending time with her family and young daughter.Close Bio
Geoff Gardiner MRICS, MBA / Associate Director, Senior Project Surveyor
Geoff joined Oxbury in 2004 to help set up the Chelmsford office. With chartered status and an MBA, his previous experience is varied and includes over 6 years in general building contracting, residential development, social housing development and managing social housing, together with the time employed at Oxbury as a Project Surveyor.
Out of office hours, Geoff still plays hockey and his other interests include golf, history and gardening.Close Bio
James Crouchman BSc, MRICS / Associate Director, Senior Project Surveyor
James is a Senior Project Surveyor overseeing the delivery of primarily residential schemes and was appointed as Associate Director at the beginning of 2015.
He joined Oxbury in 2007 from the London office of a merchant bank where he specialised in property lending. Prior to that, he spent 19 years in a private quantity surveying practice based in London.
A young family keeps him busy, but in any spare time he enjoys walking, hill walking, running, cycling and motorcycling.
Mark Watts BSc, PG Dip, MRICS / Associate Director, Senior Project Surveyor
Mark has been with the Firm since 2005. He has a BSc Honours degree in Economics and Geography, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying.
He is responsible for the project management of several projects from the Cambridge Office.Close Bio
Dan McKenna / Associate Director, Senior Project Manager
Dan joined Oxbury in June 2015 having previously worked both in the consultancy sector and on the Client side for Aviva delivering a variety of commercial new build and refurbishment projects.
Dan has experience across a number of sectors including commercial, health, further and higher education, hotels and retail.Close Bio
Aaron Joyce BSc, MRICS / Associate Director, Senior Project Surveyor
Aaron joined Oxbury in April 2016 as an Associate Director.
He started his career with Davis Langdon in Norwich before moving to London, where he worked for some of the industry’s top tier consultancy practices. After 12 years in London, he returned to Norwich and prior to joining Oxbury spent 6 years as the Commercial Manager for a main contractor.
Outside of work Aaron enjoys spending time with his family and time permitting, football, squash and the odd half marathon!Close Bio
Sally Brooks BSc (Hons), MRICS / Associate Director, Senior Project Surveyor
Sally joined Oxbury in July 2017 as an Associate Director having joined the construction industry in 1994 when she worked in the family business. Sally gained her chartered status in 2004 and has spent the last seventeen years specialising in residential developments, especially affordable housing. Sally had a short secondment to Doha, Qatar in 2009, where she worked on a multi-million pound airport expansion project. Sally is also an RICS APC Assessor.
In her spare time, Sally enjoys travel, keeping fit and spending time with her husband and pet Labrador.Close Bio
Peter Cook BSc / Associate Director Development Management
Having spent over 25 years either working for, or within, both the public and private sectors, acquiring widespread client side project, programme and portfolio management knowledge and experience in business planning, asset management, and, capital projects – he has attained particular expertise in both the strategic and operational planning, coordination and administration of both private and affordable new build schemes - from inception through to completion and project realisation. Peter works throughout Oxbury’s operational area, from all three offices in Norwich, Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Amy Butler-Priestley BSc, PG Dip, MRICS / Associate Project Surveyor
Amy graduated from the University of Reading in 2007 with a 2:1 in Human and Physical Geography and has since completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying. She gained her Chartered status in 2017 and is based in the Chelmsford Office. Amy is responsible for both pre and post Contract schemes.
Amy enjoys travelling, having recently ventured to India and Australia. She volunteered as a Gamesmaker at the London 2012 Olympics.Close Bio
Richard Ramsey BSc (Hons) MRICS / Associate Project Surveyor
Richard joined Oxbury in April 2018 as an Associate Quantity Surveyor after working in London for a number of years. Richard has gained over 14 years of experience providing cost management and contractual advice to clients in the Education, Retail, Commercial and Residential sectors. Richard looks to facilitate engagement with the project team to ensure best value is delivered at all stages of the project lifecycle.
Outside of work Richard enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and watching a variety of sport.Close Bio
Amy Leader BSc (Hons) MRICS / Associate Project Manager
Amy joined Oxbury in April 2018 as an Associate Project Manager based in Cambridge. Amy is a Chartered Surveyor with over 10 years’ experience working on projects for both the private and public sector including education and one public estate.
Amy has been an active member of the RICS since commencing her career and is currently a member of Governing Council.
She is a proud mother of two and step mum of two. In her spare time she enjoys raising money for charities and is cycling from London to Paris this October for Women v Cancer.
Matthew Gotts BEng, PG Dip Quantity Surveying / Project Surveyor
Matthew has been with the Firm since 2006, before which he spent ten years in a variety of technical support and engineering roles in industry. He has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Quantity Surveying.
His primary role involves assessing new schemes, visiting sites to assess their potential, dealing wtih architects, surveyors and other third parties, producing initial budget costs and liaising with the Client. Following this, if the schemes are deemed viable, he deals with the post Contract side of the schemes, taking them through to completion.Close Bio
Josh Bell BSc (Hons), PG Dip Quantity Surveying / Project Surveyor
Josh joined Oxbury in 2014 after graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University with a BSc Honours degree in Geography and has now completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying at London South Bank University. He continues to study towards his RICS qualifications whilst working at Oxbury as a Project Surveyor.
Outside of work, Josh enjoys playing tennis, running and having days out.Close Bio
Edward Lamyman / Project Surveyor
Ed joined Oxbury's Cambridge office in 2015 and has recently completed his Post Graduate Degree in Quantity Surveying. Ed enjoys travelling and has previously lived and worked in South Korea, China and Cambodia which was a long way from his Lincolnshire roots. In addition he enjoys travelling in his camper van, cycling and the art of competitive beard growing!Close Bio
Tom Puncher / Project Surveyor
Tom joined Oxbury's Chelmsford office in 2015 and recently completed a Post Graduate Degree in Quantity Surveying. Tom enjoys playing football, running and has completed a number of marathons. In addition he enjoys socialising with friends and family and maintaining his Peugeot 106.Close Bio
Elaine Hedges / Trainee Project Surveyor
Elaine joined Oxbury in 1994 as a Secretary and has held a variety of roles within the Firm since then.
She is now studying for a Degree in Quantity Surveying at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, in tandem with working at Oxbury as a Trainee Project Surveyor.
Outside of work, Elaine is an active member of her local community and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.Close Bio
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Stephanie Pain BSc, MCIPD / HR & Practice Manager
Steph has worked in both public and private sector HR for 20 years and achieved her Chartered Membership of the CIPD in 2005. She joined Oxbury in 2010 and enjoys a more varied role covering Facilities and Practice Management as well as HR. Steph is the first point of contact for most things not directly related to a building project.
Away from work Steph is a keen track & field athlete but spends most of her time providing a taxi service for her children!
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Helena Parke / Office Adminstrator
Helena joined the Company in 2015 having spent the previous 5 years working within the NHS. In the past Helena worked for a firm of Chartered Surveyors holding various positions over a twenty year period.
Outside of work Helena enjoys skiing, holidays and spending time with friends and family.Close Bio
Mandy Murdoch / Secretary
Mandy has many years’ secretarial and administrative experience and has previously worked for two firms of Chartered Surveyors. Prior to that, she worked at Anglian Water for several years and also at a charity for disadvantaged school leavers.
She joined the Company in April 2008 and is now the Norwich Office Secretary/Receptionist.Close Bio
Jo Rowley / Secretary
Jo joined Oxbury in 2010 and is the Secretary for the Chelmsford Office.Close Bio