Meet the Property Care Association Board
Company: RTC (Remedial Treatment Consultants)
Andrew has been involved in the industry for 27 years and is a founding partner of RTC, a remedial company based in Blackpool, Lancashire. He passed his first industry qualification in 1989 at the age of just 20 and has since become fully qualified holding CSRT and CSSW qualifications.
Andrew is extremely passionate about the industry and has been heavily involved with the association as a director since 2007. In July 2015, Andrew was also elected Chairman and remains part of the Executive Board.
Company: Safeguard Europe Ltd
Hudson entered into the building preservation industry in 1995, when he joined the family business, Safeguard Europe. Initially taking on a technical role in the laboratory, Hudson has now progressed to Marketing Manager. In the 16 years he has worked in the industry, Hudson has gained a wide knowledge of waterproofing and building repairs and works closely in the development of new products. In July 2015, Hudson was elected Deputy Chairman.
Company: Wise Property Care Ltd
Les entered the construction industry as a trainee Quantity Surveyor before moving into the Building Preservation industry. Les was given the opportunity to join a national preservation company as a surveyor, and progressed through the ranks to Group Marketing Director before forming his own company, Wise Property Care, in 1996.
Company: Timberwise (UK) Ltd
Mark is Chairman and Director at Timberwise, a preservation and waterproofing contractor member of the PCA that operates throughout England and Wales. He has been a director in a number of different companies in a variety of industries over the last 30 years giving him wide business experience and knowledge. He has served as a director and chairman of the Property Care Association in the past and by returning to the Board he will bring new ideas, good leadership and sound guidance to the executive team. He is looking forward to making a difference and to helping the Association achieve its objectives.
Company: South East Timber & Damp Ltd
Abigail runs South East Timber & Damp with her husband Dean Webster CSRT CSSW, based in mid Kent. The company has been in business for 13 years, and they became PCA members as they wanted to be amongst the best in the industry. Abigail is passionate about doing things right, being the best and providing outstanding service to their clients. She strives to be authentic, honest and transparent in everything she does and she has a drive to build relationships and network regularly. She is called by business colleagues a “powerhouse” due to her ability to makes things happen.
Company: Shaw Preservations Ltd
Jacki has been involved in the preservation industry since 1997 and owns and runs Shaw Preservation Ltd, a company of 38 years standing. Jacki is our first elected female board member, being voted on in April 2013.
Company: Advanced Preservations Ltd
Peter has worked in Preservation/Structural Waterproofing Industry for many years and is currently Managing Director at Advanced Preservations Limited. Peter took over as Chairman of the Structural Waterproofing Group during 2013, and has recently been voted onto the Executive Committee.
Company: Phlorum Ltd
Richard has been an environmental consultant for over twenty years. He started as a contamination specialist and then developed as an environmental manager. This allowed him to provide expert services to clients in the early days of the knotweed treatment industry, where a lack of specific legislation saw it as a contamination and nuisance issue. This culminated in Richard co-founding Phlorum in 2003, which became a key player in the knotweed control industry. From an initial focus on this topic, Phlorum evolved into a truly multi-disciplinary consultancy, providing broader environmental services that add value to their core business — e.g. ecology, contaminated land and environmental management.
Richard’s invasive species experience includes providing specialist advice and services to treat Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed and other plants affecting property and land remediation. He has provided expert witness services for several legal cases and has presented talks to a wide range of audiences.
Richard has contributed to the working groups that produced the knotweed guidance for the RICS and numerous documents for the PCA. He also assists with the marking of examination papers for the PCA Japanese knotweed courses.
Company: Hamilton Associates Surveyors Ltd
Paul’s experience in the remedial industry spans some 38 years. He started as a remedial technician at the age of twenty, and in 1992 started his own remedial company. This company is still operating today. Paul became a freelance surveyor in 2001, and in January 2007 he became the first freelance surveyor member of the PCA.
Company: Property Care Association
Steve has worked for the Association for over 15 years starting out as technical specialist. He has progressed through the ranks and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2012.
Company: Property Care Association
Sue has worked for the PCA since the move to Huntingdon in 2007. In 2010 she was appointed Company Secretary and tasked to provide administrative support to the Board of Directors.