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Derek Godfrey - Managing Director

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With a background originally in Engineering Design and Technical Sales and Marketing Management, Derek has established Ellis as a regionally recognised exemplar to the construction industry. From a fledging operation in 1990 Derek has now built the company into a recognised award winning brand with a highly motivated and professional workforce. Derek is passionate about local business and is committed to the South East and Sussex as a business destination. He is director of Eastbourne District Chamber of Commerce and is also Vice Chair of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

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Kevin Barden - Construction Manager

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With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, previously at Kier, Mowlems and Lovell Construction. Kevin will oversee all live projects through a team of contract managers. He will also be involved in the pre-construction and tender submissions.

Kevin is a top-flight professional with a wealth of experience which includes, over 12 years at Kier Southern where he was their Operations Manager overseeing all on site projects out of their Crawley office. At Kier, Kevin oversaw the £50million extension and refurbishment of Lewes prison and the £26million development of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.

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Jeremy Maynard – Commercial Manager

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Jeremy joined the Ellis team in late March of this year. His initial appointment was to manage the pre-construction department and he quickly found that the professional attitude that prevailed there was reflected throughout the business and has very recently been appointed as Commercial Manager. He brings a wealth of experience and skills gained through his previous role as a Commercial Leader with Laing O’Rourke.

 

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Michael Pannett - Design & Build Co-Ordinator

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With almost 30 years experience within the construction industry, Michael is delighted to be working back in his home town after several years of commuting, together with various overseas projects. Over the past few years he has specialised within the “high-end” residential market sector delivering many challenging and complicated projects. He is initially from an architectural background and therefore has a very close eye for detail which enables him to provide the technical interface support for all stages of the build. Michael particularly focuses on the design and build projects where he will co-ordinate the pre-construction and construction design phases to ensure the clients expectations are met in terms of delivery and quality control.

 

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John Baxter - Financial Director

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John is a senior finance professional with a wealth of experience. John trained in practice with KPMG before moving into a number of senior roles in the industry. With a great deal of operational experience in addition to his management accounting skills John is a key member of the senior management team working closely with all the sections of the business adding value to ensure we maintain the best possible relationships with all our working partners and the business performs at the highest level.

 

 

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Mal Laurie - Operations Manager

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Mal heads up most of the back room functions which are so vital to keeping the business running smoothly. This involves responsibility for our document management system, processes and quality control, admin and contract support services. Mal also manages the improvement and learning of our most important asset – our people. So often the real value of HR is overlooked but at Ellis we realise we’re only as good as our people so we make sure our people are the best and get all the learning and training they require. Mal is a very experienced business professional with extensive experience of systems, processes, personnel management and client customer service at senior management levels for blue chips including Aviva, NHS, AXA, EoN and Hastings Direct where she was responsible for a team of over 300.

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