With over 30 years experience in the construction industry, Adam was a founding director of UC Build and helped developed the business, from a standing start, in 2015. He has a vast bank of knowledge, ranging from food retail to commercial and industrial sites. He works closely with our various clients on all the strategic elements of large projects and helps support our delivery team.
A qualified chartered surveyor, he oversees client relationships and manages group operations across our regions. He has strong reputation in performance delivery and relationship management based on an open, flexible and adaptable attitude.
Adam prides himself on forging long term relationships, having worked with key clients including, Waitrose, John Lewis and Safestore, for over 15 years. He also applies this ethos within UC Build; hand picking trusted ex-colleagues, with a proven track record of working together, to create a highly effective team.
Robert Gott has over 20 year’s experience in residential, commercial and retail construction. Before joining as a founding director of UC Build in 2015, Rob built a successful career – rising quickly from an assistant site manager to becoming the youngest construction manager at his previous company, at 22 years old. During this time Rob completed multiple major projects.
Rob is responsible for all construction operational aspects of the business and, is also the lead director for health & safety and, our environmental impact. His strengths lie in building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients and supply chain. Robs deals directly with all levels of our clients and provides adaptable solutions before any problems arise.
Director, UC Build North
James Halksworth is Commercial Director for UC Build North and is responsible for the successful commercial delivery of all construction projects in the region.
James studied his degree in quantity surveying and has progressed to commercial director, working for industry heavyweights RGCM and Mace, on major retail accounts including, with many multi-national, blue chip clients such as John Lewis, Sainsburys, Asda, Royal Mail, Primark, McArthur Glen, Nuveen, Waitrose, Land Securities, Allied London, WM Morrisons, WeWork, Safestore and Metro Bank.
He brings 24 years of experience to the business and has been involved in managing major build projects from tender/negotiation, to all aspects of procurement through to the final account stage.
James’ drive and enthusiasm for the right result, coupled with his professionalism ensures he delivers a project to the commercial satisfaction of every client.
Director, UC Build North
Neil Hennessey is Construction Director for UC Build North and is responsible for developing new business opportunities whilst overseeing the delivery of construction projects across the region. He previously headed up the regional retail business for Mace and has worked with many multi-national, blue chip clients such as John Lewis, Sainsburys, Asda, Primark, McArthur Glen, Nuveen, Waitrose, Land Securities, Allied London, WM Morrisons, WeWork, Safestore and Metro Bank.
Neil has over 25 years’ experience in the construction business and brings a proactive and tenacious approach. Whether the construction project is a new build, refurbishments or a roll out of major capital schemes, he ensures best value and quality of the product and service are consistently delivered.
Neil was awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Institute Of Building in 2017.
Economics degree-educated Ross progressed quickly through the project management ranks to lead large scale projects, before running his own groundworks business for 5 years.
Ross reports directly to the Board and manages our key, repeat order accounts. He has developed great relationships with our long-term clients based on his proactive and transparent approach to delivery. His experience, primarily focused on Retail Construction, meant he has developed real expertise working with existing retail spaces, to ensure efficient projects with the minimum of disruption.
Steve is a former roofer who progressed seamlessly into construction management. A strong leader, he currently delivers our most complex and challenging schemes with a talent for finding good construction solutions, for complex and technical projects.
Steve drives the highest standards in health and safety and delivery. The natural lead for our construction mentoring scheme, he is an effective communicator and is well liked at all levels from clients to the site labour workers.
Technical & Compliance Director
Since joining UCBuild in 2015, Bryony has developed her technical skills to become the lead director for our Quality and Compliance systems. With a true eye for detail, she ensures full consistency across our technical delivery. Bryony also heads up our pre-contract department and manages the securing of projects via tender.
Byrony’s experience across design team and design process management, in Retail and Commercial fit out projects, has led to developing quality management systems that ensure consistent process delivery of our projects
Senior Cost Manager
Abby has been with UCBuild since the beginning and has steadily worked up from assistant cost manager to senior cost manager, managing cost teams for our key clients. She takes pleasure in a detailed and caring approach, with a good balance of tenacity to ensure effective delivery outcomes for her projects.
A well-liked manager she has managed to pass this approach, successfully on to her team.
Our lead estimator, Chris Green, heads up all tender enquires for our UK based projects. From a large main contracting background, he is a pivotal member of the team who continues to secure new projects with our existing clients, as well as winning new client work.