- Business Development & Marketing
- Contract Management
- Health & Safety
- Quantity Surveying
Darren has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and has a profound understanding of all aspects of it. He began his career as a quantity surveyor working with a large new build and refurbishment contractor based in the south-east. In 1987 Darren moved to a specialist masonry company where he was responsible for numerous prestigious cladding contracts. He subsequently joined the Szerelmey Group in 1994, first working as a Contracts Manager before becoming Contracts Director. Darren was made Managing Director of the Group in 2010 and oversees all the major projects with Contract and Site Managers controlling activities.
Mark joined the Szerelmey group in 1982 as a Surveyor/Estimator and is now the Managing Director of Szerelmey Restoration Limited. Mark is an industry specialist in restoration, cleaning techniques and conservation. He sits on the Technical Committee of The Stone Federation GB and has been a major contributor in the production of a published guide on the best practice on cleaning of internal and external masonry surfaces. Mark ensured that Szerelmey became one of the founder members of the RIBA CPD provider’s network and regularly conducts lectures on the cleaning and restoration of buildings. Mark’s experience in the industry has enabled him not only to advise on best practice but also to cost and manage projects.
John joined Szerelmey in 1987 and has over 25 years of experience working in the specialist stone restoration and new build masonry industry. John has a background in estimating and has extensive experience of pricing projects from first principles, contract conditions, risk management, building technology, and commercial and financial issues. In addition he has thorough knowledge of all aspects of the industry. He trained as a graduate estimator with John Laing Construction between 1983-87 and has facilitated tenders up to £50 million in value working on key projects including Heathrow Terminal 4, The Millennium Stadium Cardiff, the Palace of Westminster and London’s major museums and galleries. He has been heavily involved in restoration work at Battersea Power Station since 1987.
Peter joined Szerelmey in April 2012 as a Senior Contracts Manager and is now Contracts Director. He has 25 years of construction industry experience having started his career in Civil Engineering before moving into stonework installation in 2005. Before joining Szerelmey Peter was Project Manager for the £25 million hard flooring and external stonework package at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. In 2010 Peter moved to TINO Stone Group S.A. in order to lead their business in London, and was responsible for delivering their internal stonework package at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. Since joining Szerelmey Peter has overseen projects at the Tate Britain, NOVA Victoria and the Royal Opera House.
Antonio is a key figure in the Szerelmey team and has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. He began his career training as an architectural stonemason and has an in depth understanding of materials, particularly stone and faience. His knowledge across all areas of the industry makes him an enormous asset. Antonio heads the Szerelmey Estimating Department and in addition, is involved with the technical and design aspects of projects, early in their development. Antonio’s skills and experience allow him to offer our clients the best possible advice enabling them to achieve their design aesthetic within their budget. Antonio has been involved with large scale projects across London, the North East and Southern regions.
Paul has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, starting his career as a stone restorer. He is currently Szerelmey Restoration Contracts Director and is responsible for supervising all our stone cleaning, restoration and refurbishment projects. Paul is responsible for material orders, preparation of site safety plans, method statements, risk assessments and the management of our directly employed labour force. Paul represents Szerelmey at Client liaison meetings, design workshops and sub-contract co-ordination meetings.
Tamsin has extensive experience in Business Development and marketing across a wide range of sectors, with particular knowledge of the construction industry and a specialism in Terracotta and Faience; she is currently developing this side of the business and brings her technical knowledge and excellent communication skills to the table. Her role at Szerelmey is wide ranging and includes Client liaison and identifying and generating new business. In addition, she brings over 20 years of professional writing experience to the marketing department and is responsible for generating all the Company technical brochures, magazines, web content and project information. Tamsin joined the Board of Directors in 2019. She continues to lead the business growth and development as well as the Groups status and culture within the business market and within Szerelmey’s own companies and people.
Wayne joined Szerelmey in September 2016 as the Senior Commercial Manager and has 25 years’ construction industry experience. He started his career as a quantity surveyor working for a professional quantity surveyor office. Later he moved to renovation & restoration company, Gordon Verhoef & Krause, where he spent 7 years, becoming branch managing director, before moving to the UK in 2001. In the UK Wayne has been involved in a variety of large high profile projects. These included; major rail upgrade, windfarm, liquefied natural gas storage plants and more recently deep offshore oil & gas recovery where he spent two years working in Paris. His role has covered all aspects of Commercial and Contracts support. Wayne was appointed Commercial Director in 2019 and further strengthens the Board of Director’s vital contract and commercial risk management process.
Paul joined Szerelmey in 1995, giving him many years of knowledge and experience following his Chartered Accountant qualification. He is responsible for leading the management of all of Szerelmey’s financial activities and is a highly valued member of the management team. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mark has 35 years of experience in the stone industry and began his career with a trade apprenticeship as a marble mason. He progressed into the drawing office learning the skills of stone draftsmen and detailing. Mark joined the Szerelmey group in 1986 and became Design Manager in 1994. He has an enormous range of project experience on all aspects of stone and faience, and its use in various forms of construction. Mark excels in providing design solutions for our Clients’ increasingly diverse requirements. Mark is a member of the Association of Architectural Technicians and sits on the Technical Committee of The Stone Federation GB where his opinion and experienced views are sought after.
Ian started his design career in 1995 in the metal fabrication industry in Hong Kong for Waco International formwork and access scaffolding, before a period with Custom Metal Fabrications (architectural metalwork), and 4 years with A-Metal Ltd, undertaking design and supply of specialist fixings for stone cladding. Ian then joined Szerelmey in 2001 and brought with him his wealth of design, metal fabrication and acquired engineering knowledge. Over 15 years Ian has become a highly accomplished stone designer, gaining invaluable practical experience of all aspects of design management, facade calculations and CAD and BIM software.
John joined Szerelmey in 2005 as a Senior Contracts Manager and is responsible for overseeing a number of our major projects. His role includes Client liaison, programming, procurement, quality control and the day to day management of sites through the Site Manager. John started in the stone business as a draftsman in 1977 with Walter Jenkins, a leading stone contractor at the time. John was a founding director of SCI ltd in 1982 and then to the London area in 1987 managing stone projects for W.E Grants and Grant Ameristone before joining Szerelmey. He has extensive experience on the design, production and construction of all types of stone for facades, internal works and external landscaping projects.
Ana has 9 years’ experience in Estimating for the construction Industry, commencing her career as a Sales & Estimator for a leading glass retailer. She then progressed into Commercial platforms for hard landscaping stone suppliers before subsequently joining Szerelmey in 2016. Ana is part of the New Build estimating department and is responsible for all types of external, internal, hard landscaping and faience projects.
John has a background in construction and materials. He joined Szerelmey in 2000 as a Contracts Manager having spent 14 years as Production Manager at Malling Precast Stone, which is part of the O’Rourke Group, and 2 years as Production Director at Renaissance Cast Stone. In 2012 John was made a Senior Contracts Manager and oversees a number of major projects at any one time. John’s role includes Client liaison, programming, procurement, quality control and the day to day management of sites through the Site Managers.
Lewis commenced his career as a stonemason in 1986, before moving into supervisor, estimator and project manager positions, working on a variety of major projects. Lewis joined Szerelmey as a Contracts Manager in 2014. As a result Lewis has considerable experience in restoration and conservation projects, ecclesiastical restoration and re-ordering, new build stone cladding and specialist features such as cantilever staircases, carvings and monuments.
Kyle joined Szerelmey in 2008 as a Project Manager, utilising the extensive knowledge gained from his Construction Project Management degree. He then progressed to the role of Contracts Manager, gaining substantial experience working on both large internal and external stonework packages and is currently Contracts Manager for the £7 Million Campden Hill, Holland Park Villas external cladding project. Kyle brings a highly organised, personal approach to all of his projects, consistently delivering excellent management solutions.
Following university James self-trained as a tiler and for 15 years installed stone, porcelain and mosaics on projects across London. During this time he founded The Chelsea Tile Company, working on countless high profile residences and shops. Following this he worked in Stone and Marble Manager and Project Manager roles responsible for numerous concurrent commercial installations. James joined Szerelmey in 2016 as a Contracts Manager and has worked on the Royal Opera House and The Glebe.
Beginning her career in the stone industry in 2010, Judit initially specialised in new build internals packages and became a Certified Associate in Project Management in 2014. She moved to Szerelmey in 2016 and since then has developed her knowledge and experience across all aspects of stonework. Judit works both in the Estimating department and the Contract Management department, and is a Project/Block Manager on our Chelsea Barracks internals project.
Jonathan has 12 years’ experience working on both new build and restoration projects, having previously worked alongside English Heritage on Grade 1 and 2 listed properties in and around London. He has a degree in Construction Management. Jonathan joined Szerelmey in 2014 and specialises in external stone facades and cladding systems having recently worked on the Curtis Green Building and The International Quarter in Stratford.
Following a degree in Heritage Conservation, Peter commenced his career in the stonework and restoration industry in 2008. He then joined Szerelmey in 2013 as a Contracts Manager, bringing with him 9 years of considerable experience in managing and analysing all facets of the construction industry. He has an excellent track record for successful completion of numerous (100+) projects within agreed deadlines via coordinating trades, assuring quality standards are met and building positive rapport with architects, engineers, local officials and clients. Peter has experience in delivering a wide range of projects with materials such as stone, faience, terracotta, brick and artificial pre-cast, in both external and internal packages.
Following a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Navarra in Spain, Elisabet joined Szerelmey as an Estimator in 2012. Elisabet has subsequently worked on large projects such as De Vere Gardens as an Assistant Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor. She is now a Project Manager and is currently working on the £11 million Chelsea Barracks internals project.
Andy joined Szerelmey in 2017 as a Senior Estimator. He has worked in the restoration and conservation sector for over two decades, previously being involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious heritage restoration and conservation projects such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, as well as a multitude of other Grade I & II listed properties. Andy worked his way from the tools to become Managing Director of his own company before joining Szerelmey, along the way gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Maria joined Szerelmey in January 2011. As the Company Accountant for Szerelmey (GB) Ltd she works on most aspects of the accounting system including Sales Ledger, Subcontractor Ledger, Management Accounts, Staff Expenditure Analysis, Payroll Processing. Her duties also include preparing and submitting quarterly VAT Returns, Maintaining HMRC Records, Monthly Management Reports, Managing Cash Forecast and Work-in-Progress schedules. She is qualified as an AAT full professional member.
Tom is qualified in mineral engineering and has a background in the build environment. He has worked for British Reinforced Concrete in their concrete and masonry design department and with Kingspan as a Technical Manager. Tom has been with Szerelmey since 2015 and is responsible for Design Management.
Natalia previously spent 6 years in Estimating for the manufacture and supply of natural stone and glass to the construction industry, during which time she also completed a PRINCE2 Project Management course. She joined Szerelmey Restoration in 2016 as a Quantity Surveyor and Estimator. She has strong skills in purchase/subcontract orders and managing variation accounts, as well as experience in ethical trading implementation processes and implementing Quality Management Systems (ISO9001).
George joined Szerelmey in 2003 as an apprentice stone restorer and has stayed with the company ever since. He has worked his way through the ranks and became a Contracts Supervisor/Manager in Restoration in 2013, having worked on projects such as South Kensington Tube Station and 70-72 Jermyn Street.
Bernard has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years having started his career as a carpenter and joiner. He has in depth and “hands on” knowledge of materials and conservation and restoration techniques with a particular specialism in stone. Bernard moved into Project and General Management over 30 years ago and is the former Managing Director of Cathedral Works Organisation. Bernard is a key member of the Business Development team at Szerelmey responsible for generating new business, providing technical advice, client liaison and delivering seminars. Bernard is a member of the executive committee of the SFGB and is Chair of the SFGB Safety Forum, he is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Masons and a Freeman of the City of London.
Tom joined Szerelmey in 2018 as an Estimator. He has worked in the construction industry and specifically with stone for a number of years and is highly experienced in estimating internal and external stone projects and project management. Tom has a Bachelor Degree in CIS (Computer Information Systems).
Dave has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and has a thorough, deep understanding of all aspects of it. He has extensive experience in cladding and external facades as well as hard landscaping packages, having just completed Adam’s Place, Canary Wharf – Highly Commended in the 2016 Natural Stone Awards. Dave has worked as a Contracts Manager for many years delivering complex projects efficiently and safely, and displays excellent leadership skills and attention to detail. He has unsurpassed knowledge of all aspects of manufacturing, site installation, site management, logistics, value engineering and health and safety.
Holly joined Szerelmey in 2015 as part of the admin team providing a proactive and welcoming experience to Front of House. In 2017 Holly took on the role of Office Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the busy office. In addition to managing all aspects of the office and ensuring its smooth running, Holly is PA to the owner of Szerelmey and carries out all associated PA duties. Holly also provides essential administrative support to the Business Development and Marketing team.
Slawek has a degree in architecture and a diploma in conservation and restoration. He has worked in the industry for 24 years and has been with Szerelmey since 2013. He is our senior designer and is also responsible for managing our external Polish design office.
Joining Szerelmey in 2014 as a Contracts Manager, Ryno brought with him over 10 years of civil engineering and project management experience. He began his career as a graduate of Civil Engineering in 2001 and since then has gained extensive expertise within engineering, construction and project management, working with some of the UK’s leading clients such as Thames Water, BAA, London Underground Ltd, Tubelines Ltd and Heathrow Express. During his time at Szerelmey, Ryno has worked on a number of large-scale projects including Victoria Circle – Nova 5, his responsibilities ranging from client liaison to quality control and day to day management of sites.
Roberto has a masters degree in engineering and architecture and a professional masters degree in sustainable architecture. He has worked as an architectural technician and consultant internationally including Kenya and Italy.
Michael is a highly experienced document controller and a key member of the design team. He is responsible for managing all the documents on the online platforms including Conject, A-Site, Aconex etc., across Szerelmey.
Meera has a degree in mathematics and statistics with management, and joined the Szerelmey Accounts team in 2018. She is currently Subcontract Ledger Manager for Szerelmey Ltd and Szerelmey Restoration and is responsible for processing staff expenses and timesheets for labourers across all our sites. Meera has worked in an accounting role for the past 6 years.
Graham joined Szerelmey in 2008 and is currently our full time Safety, Health, Quality & Environmental Manager. Graham has developed our health, safety and environmental systems, carrying out risk and COSHH assessments and training our staff in various site safety & environmental management functions. Graham is an experienced Safety & Environmental Manager and Trainer having spent 4 years as a Health & Safety Consultant and 23 years in the Armed Forces. Graham has worked widely amongst many construction clients assisting them by carrying out site inspections, generation of documentation and training seminars. He is a leading environmental advisor and has become a specialist in access, work in busy environments, brickwork, stonework etc. Graham’s role also includes Wellbeing and he is a key figure in ensuring that all aspects of employee’s wellbeing are catered for. Szerelmey is fully supportive of this extremely important aspect of H&S.
Tom has a BA Sports Business Management degree as well as a broad range of experience in the construction industry from working at a major house builder for many years. He joined Szerelmey in 2018 as a Buyer and is responsible for material procurement within the business, negotiating rates with suppliers, building a comprehensive supplier database and managing requisitions from site.
Kyle has a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural technology and has extensive experience in stonework interiors for high-end residential projects. Kyle joined Szerelmey at the beginning of 2016 and works as a designer on a varied range of projects.
Matt joined Szerelmey in 2018 as a Quantity Surveyor. He has worked in the construction industry for over 22 years specialising in residential and commercial buildings. He is currently engaged on large scale new build projects for Szerelmey such as 55-91 Knightsbridge and Hanover Square.
Fred joined Szerelmey in 2016 as a Quantity Surveyor. He has worked in the construction industry for over 8 years and has previously worked as a Project Manager for a building consultancy specialising in high end residential & commercial buildings and as a Quantity Surveyor for a top tier civil engineering contractor specialising in infrastructure maintenance covering the county of Kent. Fred works in the new build department of the Szerelmey business and has worked as the commercial lead on a variety of large scale external and internal stone projects in the residential, retail and commercial sectors; projects include The Glebe, Rathbone square, Nova Victoria Buildings 5, 6 & 7 and The International Quarter.
Steve joined Szerelmey in 2019 as a Design Technician, having come from a background on the tools. He studied NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Banker Masonry at Bath College and Diploma Level 2 & 3 in Stonemasonry and Construction. Before joining Szerelmey Steve gained considerable experience working as a Banker Mason before moving into the production office and taking on a managerial role. From there he moved to the drawing office gaining experience as a technical draftsman, before taking a position with Szerelmey as Design Technician. Steve brings valuable “hands on” knowledge of stone to his role.
Mark has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years across a broad range of sectors and job roles. He has a wealth of experience in the industry and has held Estimating, Commercial Manager, Marketing Manager and Financial Manager roles, and is currently a Quantity Surveyor for the Szerelmey Restoration team. Mark joined the Company in 2014 and has worked on a range of restoration projects, which include numerous London underground stations. Mark’s responsibilities extend from placing purchase/subcontract orders, invitations and applications, managing variation accounts and undertaking surveys. His commercial experience, management skills and attention to detail make Mark an asset to any project.
Alessandra has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Construction Architecture gained in Venice in 2009, as well as a Postgraduate Professional Degree in Management of Structural/Infrastructural Works gained at Politecnico of Milano. Chartered in Italy, she also is a RIBA chartered member. She has worked in Italy and the UK developing her experience within the structural design, building technology and materials sectors. Prior to joining Szerelmey in 2017, Alessandra worked for two years as an Assistant Manager in London improving her knowledge in manufacturing and installation of permanent suspended facade access equipment of London Wall Place, Blackfriars Tower and the Scalpel Tower projects.
Siva joined Szerelmey in 2016 as a Quantity Surveyor and is currently working on the £11 million Chelsea Barracks internals package.
Abbie joined Szerelmey in 2018 as Health and Safety Assistant, responsible for keeping training records up to date and keeping data on sub-contractors as well as playing a proactive approach in health and safety assistance. Abbie is new to London and brings with her a wealth of admin experience.
Since graduating in 2012 with a BA in Spanish and German Michael has lived in London and Melbourne, and has gained experience in various client facing roles across multiple industry sectors. Michael then joined Szerelmey in 2016 working in the Estimating department across both the new build and restoration sectors, and subsequently moved in to the Quantity Surveying department in 2017. He is currently studying for his degree in Quantity Surveying.
David joined Szerelmey in 2018 as a Design Technician. David has a Bachelor of Engineering degree with an emphasis in Structural Integrity. Prior to joining Szerelmey David was part of team that delivered high-end residential and commercial stonework projects.
Sabrina joined Szerelmey in 2018 to provide PA support to the Directors and Estimating/Business Development teams. She has brought with her a wealth of experience in fast paced office environments having previously worked in digital media project management. Sabrina’s tremendous organization, admin and multi-tasking skills have made her an invaluable member of the Szerelmey team and streamlined many of the company’s internal processes. In addition to her EA duties, Sabrina is key to the marketing department, providing support and valuable PR assistance.
Pete first joined Szerelmey in 2013 to provide an on-site administrative function working across a number of our larger projects including the Courthouse, Horseferry Road development and RIBA National Award-winning Greenwich University Library. He is now responsible for implementing and overseeing new site business practices using the latest technology. Recent innovations include the development and company-wide roll out of a new site attendance measuring system and a new asset database system adopted in 2016, developing the way we manage our power tools and other site equipment.
Louis joined Szerelmey in 2018 as a Assistant Estimator. He is currently studying for a degree in quantity surveying at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. Louis comes from a background in construction and has gained valuable site knowledge through work experience during his continued education. Working for Szerelmey gives him the perfect opportunity to further his career whilst combining his interest in all forms of construction.
Darren joined Szerelmey in 2020 as a Senior Contracts Manager, bringing with him 16 years of considerable experience as a Project Manager and Director of Miller Druck International Stone Ltd, following 6 years in the stone supply market with CED. He has an excellent track record of successful completion of both internal and external projects seeing the works through from conception to completion, within agreed deadlines, assuring quality standards and building great client and onsite relationships. Darren is highly experienced in all aspects of his role including planning, programming, procurement, delivery and commercial areas. His first project on joining Szerelmey was the internal stonework for a high end residential development near Marble Arch consisting of 54 apartments, a duplex , pent house and several front of house reception areas.
Daniel joined Szerelmey in 2019 as a Contracts Manager. He has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Lisbon Engineering Institute and has extensive experience working in the external facade environment. Daniel is currently working on the prestigious Chelsea Barracks IV externals project.
Jay is an experienced Health and Safety Manager who has extensive knowledge in the field. He has worked in the UK but has also spent many years as a health and safety consultant in Africa and the Middle East. He has strong knowledge of both the M&E as well as the stonework industry. Jay is dedicated to ensuring that health and safety is a number one priority on site and aims to ensure every project is completed safely and without incident.
Viviana joined Szerelmey in 2020 as an Estimator. She graduated from the Colombian School of Engineering as a civil engineer in 2008, and worked for construction, engineering and oil and gas industries in the US and Colombia, before moving to the UK. She has many years of experience in estimating and working on budgets and programmes, and has worked on a varied range of projects in a number of different industries. Viviana works primarily within our Restoration team looking at historic schemes, but also provides estimates on a range of our new build projects. Viviana particularly enjoys working on the UK’s most iconic and historically important buildings.