OUR PEOPLE

People are at the core of our business, be they employees, manufacturers, suppliers, or sub-contractors. It is their hard work, knowledge, tenacity and good humour that make it possible for us to deliver projects in on programme, even in the tightest time frames, within budget.

It is always nice to be able to put a face to a name, so below you'll find some of the people who make the wheels of Guildprime turn on a day-to-day basis.

Kevin Potter

Chief Executive Officer

A joiner by trade, Kevin has been in business for more than 35 years. At 21 he became the youngest accredited NHBC builder and developer and built his first two new properties in Essex followed by many more prestigious properties and successful developments for high end clients. Kevin is very much looking forward to working on more prestigious projects alongside MBH Corporation.

Paul Hack BSc (Hons)

Managing Director

After gaining his SMSTS and NVQ Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Carpentry and Joinery, Paul went on to attain a BSc Honours degree in Construction & Management. He has more than 20 years’ experience in construction and has worked on a wide variety of high value, design & build and JCT contracts for many sectors including blue chip retail and high end residential.

Stuart St John

Construction Director

Stuart gained his SMSTS and NVQ levels 1, 2 & 3 in Carpentry and Joinery and has since built a successful career in construction. He now has more than 23 years’ experience in the industry. His approachable manner and pro-active attitude have helped him gain a reputation for successfully delivering projects within agreed programme deadlines, always to clients’ satisfaction.

Dita Sen-Gupta

Chief Strategic Officer

Dita is an experienced investor, M&A professional and serial entrepreneur with a longstanding career in the corporate world, having previously worked for Zurich, Barclaycard and Bibby Financial Services. With multiple businesses in the UK, US and Europe, Dita has an extensive network in construction and related industries, both in the UK and internationally. She has a proven track record of accomplishment in strategic programme planning.

Rob Walker MCIOB

Senior Contracts Manager

Rob has years of experience, gained initially in the trades, then in a supervisory capacity on site. He is highly skilled and includes MCIOB and Msc Building Conservation amongst his many qualifications. His knowledge as a contracts manager comes almost exclusively from the refurbishment of historic buildings and the high end fit out sector. Rob is highly experienced in the planning and programming of projects, the procurement of labour, plant and other resources, as well as quality control.

Guy Zimmerman

Contracts Manager

Guy started with us as an apprentice carpenter in 2013. He successfully gained NVQ levels 1, 2 & 3 in Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery and went on to study for the CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Site and Construction Management and is just one step away from becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Building. Guy is very experienced in contracts management having worked on many successful high end programmes for various sectors.

Chris Christou MCIOB AssocRICS

Contracts Manager

Chris started out in 1992 as a trainee bricklayer and continued working his way up through the building trade, gaining qualifications along the way. In 2011 Chris was incorporated into the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors after becoming a full member of the Chartered Institute of Building in 2009. Christ started with Guildprime as Contracts Manager in 2018 and has successfully delivered programmes for retail, residential and commercial clients.

Sharon Seymour

Accounts Manager

Sharon started at Guildprime in 2012 after spending 11 years in her previous role as Finance Manager for another company, so brought with her a wealth of experience. Her varied experience, background and qualifications in finance and accounting make her an expert in invoicing, payroll and all things accounts-related.

Nicole Manuel

Accounts

Nicole has worked for Guildprime for 5 years after previously working in similar accounts roles.

Lynda Leigh

Health & Safety Officer

Lynda is one of the longest serving members of the Guildprime team, having joined the company in 2002 as administrator. In that time, she has worked her way up through the business to her current role which includes site inspections and internal audits. During her time at Guildprime, Lynda has also achieved NEBOSH Level 3 with Credit as well ISO9001 & 14001 accreditations.

Ian Wright

Operations Manager

Ian began his career as an apprentice draughtsman in a mechanical and structural engineering company. He moved into joinery after a few years and worked in various roles including Drawing Office Manager, Quality Manager, Health & Safety Manager and Contracts Manager and worked on many prestigious projects including Windsor Castle and Saudi palaces. Ian joined Guildprime in 2016 as Operations Manager.

Jamie Tharby

Production Manager

After working in DIY retail learning much about building tools and products, Jamie moved on to a joinery company working his way to the position of Buyer. Jamie started with Guildprime in 2008 where he quickly gained his LGV licence and delivered elite joinery across Europe for clients like DKNY and Michael Kors. Over the last few years Jamie has gained an intricate knowledge of the business and progressed to his current position of Production Manager.

Sven De Brun

Senior Estimator

Sven has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, having previously worked in numerous sub-sectors including construction & fit out, fire protection and government backed social regeneration projects. This varied background means he has worked from many vantage points as sub-contractor and principle contractor in both a pre-construction and commercial capacity, which gives him a wealth of experience to draw on for his role at Guildprime.

Sam Limehouse

Estimator

Sam studied Construction Management and 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design in college and went on to acquire a FdSc Degree in Quantity Surveying. Sam went straight into an estimating role for an external works sub-contractor where the work included, vegetation clearance, groundworks, fencing and bespoke architectural metalwork. Sam started with Guildprime as an Estimator in 2016, broadening his experience in the construction industry even further.

Paul White

Setter-Out

Paul is Guildprime’s longest serving employee having worked for the company since 1995. Starting his career in general building, Paul joined Guildprime as a Bench Joiner. He learned much about the business and worked his way up to his current position of Setter Out and IT Manager.

Anthony Woodman

Setter-Out

Anthony has over 30 years’ experience in the fit out industry. Starting his career as a factory machinist producing shopfittings and bespoke joinery, he gained knowledge of several other roles throughout the business. In 2014 Anthony moved into an office setting focussing on drawings for manufacture and fitting. Anthony first worked for Guildprime in 1998 in the factory and returned in 2017 as Setter Out; designing and drawing for the construction side of the business.

Lewis Turner

Setter-Out

Gary Brudenell

Driver

Nigel Turner

Finishing Foreman

Nigel has more than 35 years' experience in his field and and has worked with just about every type of wood finish over the years. Nigel has an NVQ in French Polishing.

Tomas Pavlenko

Site Team Member

Shamima Fasano

Office Manager

Shamima has a BA houours degree in Events Management with extensive knowledge of Office and facilities management. .

Connor Walk

Contracts Assistant

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