AKSWard London
Head Office
10 Bonhill Street
London
EC2A 4PE
020 7236 0161
london@aksward.com
Gary Allen / Managing Director
Matt Walker / Head of Building Surveying
Stephen Gibbs / Operations Director
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AKSWard Hitchin
7 Bancroft
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
SG5 1JQ
01462 420 668
hitchin@aksward.com
Gary Allen / Managing Director
Colin Seabrook / Head of Conservation
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AKSWard Southampton
116 High Street
The French Quarter
Southampton
SO14 2AA
02380 235 340
southampton@aksward.com
David Perkins / Director
John Dunford / Regional Director
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AKSWard Oxford
Registered Office
Seacourt Tower
West Way
Oxford
OX2 0JJ
01865 240 071
oxford@aksward.com
Craig Gamble / Director
Paul Morgan / Operations Director
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AKSWard Birmingham
33a Vittoria Street
Birmingham
B1 3ND
01212 274 386
birmingham@aksward.com
Craig Gamble / Director
Paul Morgan / Operations Director
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Team

Gary Allen
Managing Director

BEng (Hons) CEng MICE RMaPS

Gary Allen is Managing Director of AKS Ward and represents the Company on the board of Corde. He has responsibility for overall strategy, ethos and direction of the Company and its style of operation. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with some 30 years experience.

Gary has particular strengths in education projects and has maintained an interest in structural surveys and defect investigations, a vast wealth of commercial experience as well as an expert witness.

Away from work Gary enjoys all sport particularly football, MotoGP and speedway racing1.

Gary Allen
Managing Director

David Perkins
Director

BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

A main board director with responsibility for Business Development and IT, David is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 30 years experience across a wide range of building sectors. He graduated from Sheffield University before emigrating to Zimbabwe and South Africa where he spent 5 years before returning to the UK.

Always open to new ideas he now has a particular interest in the development of BIM across the Company, David is actively engaged in promoting the development of AKSWard’s BIM standards as our industry adopts exciting new methods of collaborative working.

Away from work David’s interests include music (especially Bach and Jan Akkerman), reading, Zulu and Ndebele history, and since first taking the wheel of an Alfasud, a passion for Alfa Romeo and all things Italian. He likes nothing more than B Road bashing in his Spider.

 

David Perkins
Director

Craig Gamble
Director

BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

Craig is a main board director with particular responsibility for Finance and Project Delivery. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in all building sectors.

Craig is a highly motivated Engineer with an expertise in producing cost effective and innovative solutions for a wide range of building types and budgets. Craig offers a hands on approach and enjoys maintaining an active involvement throughout the life of a project.

When not at work Craig enjoys spending time with his young family and dog or being out on his bike, getting away from them.

Craig Gamble
Director

Stephen Gibbs
Operations Director

BEng(Hons)

Steve is an Operations Director who has specific responsibility for running our London office. He is a Structural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience across a wide variety of market sectors, which has enabled him to develop excellent working knowledge of traditional and modern methods of construction, sustainable design and BIM and regulations. All 20 years’ have been with AKSWard, joining as a Graduate before rising through the ranks to where he is today. His experience includes working on a lot of our high profile projects which have put AKSWard on the map. Steve takes massive pride in his work, seeking to be at the head of all his projects from start to finish, getting involved in finding effective solutions to problems and supporting his amazing team.

Away from the office Stephen is passionate about windsurfing and looks forward to getting out on his board, but opportunities are few and far between as he devotes most his spare time to his wife and two young boys. In the future he hopes his boys share his passion for wind and surf.

Stephen Gibbs
Operations Director

Paul Morgan
Operations Director

BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

Paul is an Operations Director who has specific responsibility for running our Oxford office. Paul also sits on our Operations Board helping to manage the day to day operations. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 25 years’ experience of which 22 years’ have been with AKSWard, joining as a Graduate before rising through the ranks to his current position. Hailing from the North East Paul is a personable and approachable individual, and takes pride in his and his offices work. He particularly enjoys early engagement and scheming on projects, and looks to maintain an active role in projects as they progress through the office.

Away from the office Paul is passionate about cooking, and looks forward to any opportunity to get the BBQ out. He enjoys getting away from it all on the golf course, and would love to get his handicap down but between work and family life, he struggles to find the time to play more regularly, which is reflected in his game!

Paul Morgan
Operations Director

John Dunford
Regional Director

BSc (Hons), CEng MIStructE

John is the Regional Director for our Southampton Office. He has been involved in the construction industry since leaving school and as a Chartered Structural Engineer he has over 25 years’ of knowledge and experience. John has dealt with most types of projects that a medium-sized consultancy may be faced with. He enjoys all aspects of the industry such as working with architects and contractors in all sectors from new build, education, retail, leisure and residential, and he still gets the buzz looking back at the finished product when the job is completed. Over the years he has built up a reputation for ensuring his team are as committed to each and every project as he his, something he is passionate about. John is a great mentor to his team. Away from work John just thinks about work! He hates decorating, but does it reluctantly, likes photography but doesn’t get the time to do it!

John Dunford
Regional Director

Matt Walker Operations Director

Matt Walker
Head of Building Surveying

BSc(Hons) ICIOB MRICS IMaPS MPTS

 A Chartered Building Surveyor of 17 years and a lifetime in various other roles within building and construction. Matt specializes in Party Walls, building defects, project delivery and (obviously) exceeding client expectations.

Away from work he has a busy family life, tries and fails miserably to keep fit, watches too much sport (apparently) including managing his youngest son’s junior cricket team. He also loves music of many styles and eras, comedy, a fine ale or two and trying to save the planet!

Matt Walker
Head of Building Surveying

Colin Seabrook
Technical Director

Colin is a chartered engineer with over forty years’ professional experience. He is head of conservation for AKSWard and has a wealth of experience in a variety of construction systems and techniques but in latter years has specialized in conservation and forensic engineering.

Colin has in the past acted as an expert witness on several projects. He has undertaken many reinforced concrete slab investigations on a variety of buildings including car parks and industrial ground bearing slabs. With the latter he has developed an understanding of soil/structure interaction and the benefit of understanding the modulus of subgrade reaction.

Colin has drafted guidance for the former PSA (Government agency) on dealing with High Alumina Cement in existing concrete floor and roof slabs. He was also responsible for designing the reinforced concrete structure to the multi-million-pound modern Liverpool Central Library that included the highly loaded suspended repository floors.

Colin Seabrook
Technical Director

John Winterbottom
Technical Director

John Winterbottom
Technical Director

Sara Nain Hallett
Technical Director

Sara Nain Hallett
Technical Director

Adam Smith
Technical Director

Adam Smith
Technical Director

Edwin Tung
Technical Director

Edwin Tung
Technical Director

Elena Kviatkovskaia
BIM Manager

Elena Kviatkovskaia
BIM Manager

Shwan Alhayderi
Principal Engineer

Shwan Alhayderi
Principal Engineer

Jacob Vallis
Senior Engineer

Jacob Vallis
Senior Engineer

Wojciech Surma
Senior Engineer

Wojciech Surma
Senior Engineer

Yolanda Morphakis
Senior Engineer

Yolanda Morphakis
Senior Engineer

Peter Chan
Project Engineer

Peter Chan
Project Engineer

Ruairidh Young
Project Engineer

Ruairidh Young
Project Engineer

Taurai Harahwa
Project Engineer

Taurai Harahwa
Project Engineer

Ryan Purchase
Project Engineer

Ryan Purchase
Project Engineer

Ryan Lafferty
Project Engineer

Ryan Lafferty
Project Engineer

Ahmed Alihasan
Project Engineer

Ahmed Alihasan
Project Engineer

Joshua Fyfe
Project Engineer

Joshua Fyfe
Project Engineer

George Adam
Project Engineer

George Adam
Project Engineer

Albarraa Daoud
Graduate Engineer

Albarraa Daoud
Graduate Engineer

Seyon Surendran
Graduate Engineer

Seyon Surendran
Graduate Engineer

Tekle Asfaha
Graduate Engineer

Tekle Asfaha
Graduate Engineer

Giorgia Planta
Graduate Engineer

Giorgia Planta
Graduate Engineer

Max Waddup
Civil Engineer Apprentice

Max Waddup
Civil Engineer Apprentice

Mark Leaver
Senior Technician

Mark Leaver
Senior Technician

Thomas Shepherd
Senior Technician

Thomas Shepherd
Senior Technician

Lorain Groves
Senior Technician

Lorain Groves
Senior Technician

Nirpaul Panesar
Senior Technician

Nirpaul Panesar
Senior Technician

Byron Jones
Senior Technician

Byron Jones
Senior Technician

Cadan Jones
Technician

Cadan Jones
Technician

Rebecca Young
Financial Controller

Rebecca Young
Financial Controller

Wahida Majeed
Accounts Assistant

Wahida Majeed
Accounts Assistant

Kerry Tear
Credit Controler

Kerry Tear
Credit Controler

Lina Aliskeviciute
Executive Assistant

Lina Aliskeviciute
Executive Assistant

Marcel Saint Laurent
Senior Administrator

Marcel Saint Laurent
Senior Administrator

Matt Groves
Consultant

Matt Groves
Consultant

Tanya Sadowski
Consultant

Tanya Sadowski
Consultant