A people first company

Working together our board of directors have steered Speller Metcalfe to become one of the UK’s leading construction companies

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  • Steve Speller

    Joint Managing Director

  • Andy Metcalfe

    Joint Managing Director

  • James Speller

    Pre-Construction Director

  • Adrian Speller

    Technical Director

  • Bill Cave

    Operations Director

  • Mike Clarke

    Finance Director

  • Mark Hudgeon

    Regional Director

  • Rob Lashford

    Regional Director

  • Martyn Chaplin

    Commercial Director

  • Matthew Bailey

    Small Works Manager

  • Mark Eaton

    Living Manager

  • The breadth and diversity of the Speller Metcalfe Group offers wide and varied career opportunities.

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Our People

It is our talented and dedicated people that make Speller Metcalfe the award-winning company it is today. It is their commitment to both our customers and supply chain, forward-thinking approach and innovative mindset that drives the company’s success.

Steve Speller

Joint Managing Director

Joint managing director and original founder Steve is passionate and proud of Speller Metcalfe’s history and a firm believer that the open, honest and family orientated principles that form the core of our business are the key to its success. Steve claims his focus has always been to employ the right people, nurture their development and above all, to encourage the progress of those who can do the job better than himself!

Steve embraces an active leadership role in driving the strategic and progressive growth of the Speller Metcalfe Group and ensures that client-focused delivery is achieved throughout all operational levels of the business.

Andy Metcalfe

Joint Managing Director

Since the very beginning of Speller Metcalfe, founding owner and joint managing director Andy has managed a considered, analytical and strong commercial framework across the group which continues to develop as the company grows.

His design and build experience and understanding has played a crucial role in the development of our South West regional activities where the team has undertaken some of our most complex projects. Andy works from our Gloucester office.

James Speller

Pre-Construction Director

Pre-Construction director James Speller first began working for the family business in a site supervisory role, gaining valuable front-line experience within building and refurbishment.

Since then James has progressed through business development and marketing roles to head up Speller Metcalfe’s growing pre-construction team, taking responsibility for developing the company’s strategic profile and in-house design capabilities, identifying and creating new opportunities and managing pre-qualification and tender bid submissions.

Adrian Speller

Technical Director

Adrian has been fundamental in guiding our business to an industry-leading position within sustainable construction, undertaking many UK firsts within BIM, Passivhaus, MULTI COMFORT and Integrated Project Insurance (IPI).

A respected and intelligent member of the team, Adrian wears lots of different hats across the company including overseeing group quality and compliance and providing technical input to tender submissions.

Adrian is a BREEAM Accredited Professional, Passivhaus Tradesperson and was awarded the accolade ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ at the 2015 SW Built Environment Awards.

Bill Cave

Operations Director

With over 22 years’ experience with Speller Metcalfe and working his way up from Site Manager to Operations Director, Bill’s experience of construction-focused delivery, technical understanding and personal attributes prove invaluable to the business.

Prior to his role as Operations Director, Bill successfully managed Speller Metcalfe’s Small Works division for many years to undertake several negotiated works for repeat clients and ensured the completion of many difficult and prestigious contracts.

As Operations Director, Bill will provide direction and leadership to the operational side of the business and develop strategies to help improve productivity and efficiency across the wider Speller Metcalfe group. The company’s success relies heavily upon team cooperation and understanding of people’s strengths, both of which are key attributes in Bill’s armoury.

Mike Clarke

Finance Director

Mike has been with Speller Metcalfe for nearly 20 years, where he concentrates upon managing the Group’s finances.

Mike brings a strong, disciplined and analytical approach to furnish the directors with accurate, relevant and up-to-date information relating to budgets, financial reporting, cash control, capital expenditure and VAT.

Mark Hudgeon

Regional Director

Mark joined the business in 2013 after 13 years working for a large Midlands contractor as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. Mark has fulfilled Commercial Manager and Regional Manager Roles at Speller Metcalfe during his tenure, before progressing to Regional Director in May 2018.

His strong commercial acumen, coupled with a focus on people, relationships, and collaborative working practices when managing our Malvern and London divisions continue to reinforce the unique environment that makes Speller Metcalfe a success.

Rob Lashford

Regional Director

Rob joined Speller Metcalfe after 14 years with a regional contractor and then international construction firm, where he undertook strategic roles including Divisional Director and Operations Manager. He has key experience within competitively tendered schemes and frameworks including Birmingham City Council, Leicester County Council and the EFA Framework.

Working in sectors such as care, student accommodation, hotels and leisure, education and commercial, Rob has knowledge and experience of a variety of contracts and brings strong commercial knowledge of working with partnership and framework contracts, traditional and design & build.

Martyn Chaplin

Commercial Director

Martyn joined Speller Metcalfe in 2018 following the retirement of our previous long-standing Commercial Director, bringing us over 20 years’ experience of working for both regional and international construction companies, latterly Bouygues. His experience covers all sectors of construction and housing (public and private), including most of the major regional and selected national frameworks, as well as exposure to PFI schemes.

With a strong track record of astute commercial management Martyn delivers valuable insight to the Board of Directors. He is helping to drive forward our business strategy by aligning our regional commercial teams (enabling sharing of knowledge and best practice), delivering on new processes to increase business efficiency and working closely with our Pre-Construction department to manage project risks.

Matthew Bailey

Small Works Manager

Matthew has been with the company for over 19 years, progressing from quantity surveyor to managing the company’s Small Works division.

Intelligent, amiable and commercially astute, Matthew successfully manages the construction and commercial teams for the Small Works division ensuring that they maintain their reputation for delivering high level repeat business and creating positive, lasting client relationships.

Matthew also encompasses the wider operational needs of the business in support of the Board of Directors and plays a valuable role in developing group procedures.

Mark Eaton

Living Manager

Mark is a loyal and committed member of the Speller Metcalfe group and since joining the company in 2006, has steadily progressed from quantity surveyor to divisional lead for Speller Metcalfe’s residential arm of the business.

Mark’s fastidious attitude towards commercial and construction management ensures that the team deliver a strong portfolio of high-quality projects and maintain a positive working relationship with a wide range of housing clients.