Meet the Property Care Association 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 Managing Director. In the 22 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 2017, Hudson became PCA Chairman.
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 chaired the Structural Waterproofing Group for a number of years, and has recently been re-elected onto the PCA Executive Committee.
PCA Honorary Member
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 and until recently ran his own company, Wise Property Care.
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: 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. Richard co-founded Phlorum in 2003, which became a key player in the knotweed control industry.
Richard’s invasive species experience includes providing specialist advice and services to treat a range of non-native invasive species, including expert witness services for several legal cases. 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: EG Building Services (Elta)
John Bradley from EG Building Services (Elta) has been co-opted onto the Board, and will represent the new Residential Ventilation Group (RVG) sector of membership.
In 1980 John joined his first ventilation company, Colt International, as a company trainee on a 4-year training programme and now, nearly 38 years later, he is working for his fourth ventilation company, Elta. After leaving Colt in 1992 he spent 14 years with The Nuaire Group, most of which was as Managing Director of their residential ventilation division. Prior to Elta, he spent a number of years as Managing Director and major shareholder of a specialist independent residential ventilation company called Positive Ventilation, which provided a full consultancy, surveying, design, supply, installation, commissioning, certification and maintenance service.
The majority of John’s career has been in the ventilation industry, primarily focussed on residential ventilation. He has gained much knowledge and experience over the years, which will be of great benefit to the PCA and its members.
Company: MJ Rooney Construction
Cormac qualified as a Building Surveyor in 1998 and has since worked as Construction Manager on a wide variety of projects but specialises in Basements, Temporary Works and Structural Waterproofing. Cormac holds the CSSW qualification, is listed on the Waterproofing Design Specialist Register and is a director of the family business of MJ Rooney Construction.
Ben Hickman is the Technical Director of CSSW.LONDON and consults on structural waterproofing including defect diagnosis, expert witness and working within design teams. The largest scheme CSSW.LONDON is currently working on, is the £1bn development at St John’s Quarter in Manchester.
He is about to complete a Masters at the University of Cambridge. His research, which has been partly funded by the PCA Bursary, has included topics such as waterproofing additives for basement concrete (presented last year) and more recently podium deck waterproofing. Ben is a Chartered Building Engineer and Chartered Construction Manager.
Company: Bob Massey Associates
I took a summer job in 1975 with a newly formed Preservation Company in Bristol and 44 years later, I am still interested and enthusiastic about the industry and have a keen interest in mycology and entomology, alongside my investigative survey work.
Originally employed as a trainee technician, I quickly moved on to surveyor training, staying with the company for 11 years. In 1986 I decided to form my own contracting company which I traded until 1992 when the property market crashed. I reverted to doing everything from inspections, reports and preparing estimates. During this time I was given the opportunity to join a burgeoning manufacturer, Permagard Products Ltd as a technical sales representative working alongside David Wookey for approximately 13 years, before moving on to Wykamol in 2005. Five years later I decided the climate within the preservation industry had changed; I became aware of the need for independent surveyors and established my own specialist independent surveying company, which has traded successfully for 9 years.
Finally, I would like to put something back into the industry before I hang up my damp meter and put away the ladder.
Company: Property Care Association
Steve has worked for the Association for a number of 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, a position she still holds.