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Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews – ACIOB

Managing Director

DDI: 01202 400912

Email: KAndrews@spaceindustries.co.uk

Kevin

Following a graduate apprenticeship specialising in product design with a large multi-national engineering group, Kevin began his career in the design office of the firm; this led to design assignments with electro-mechanical and aviation businesses including Siemens, Cobham and latterly MBB in Hamburg, working on the AirBus project.

Progression through the 'ranks' from Contracts Manager to Group Director within a local storage equipment and commercial interiors company provided an opportunity in 1986 for Kevin to form his own mezzanine design, manufacturing and installation business. This offered the opportunity to work closely and in partnership with Space Industries, offering both freelance design and project management services to them and to other Office Fit-out companies all over the UK.

In 1999, Kevin returned to work full time at Space Industries, initially as Contracts Director and following his acquisition of the business in September 2010, Kevin has worked tirelessly to promote the business and to increase the range of products and services offered in conjunction with developing the customer base and awareness of the company's unique in-house skills.

His dedicated attention to detail is legendary amongst both staff and customers and his many years of experience ensure that the end product delivered is wholly appropriate, cost-effective and unmatched in its conception, design and delivery.

Kevin's passion for the business leads him to work too many hours, often to the consternation of his long suffering wife and now grown up children.

Carl McCrudden

Carl McCrudden – MEng CEng MICE FCIOB

Operations Director

DDI: 01202 400902

Email: CMcCrudden@spaceindustries.co.uk

Carl

After graduating with a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Carl has had and extremely varied career in construction; having been involved in a diverse range of Projects from constructing Marinas and Heavy Civil Engineering projects to the Design and Construction of both the building envelope, and the interiors for Office Refurbishments and Fit-outs.

Carl gets an enormous buzz from working with customers to bring their ideas to life and help them improve their businesses efficiencies' and the working environments of their staff.

As a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Carl has a wealth of experience from 'foundations' up, through the structure to the fabric elements of a Project.

Carl is quick to admit that it has taken him 20 years to finish his apprenticeship in the construction industry, as there is the need to gather such a range of skills and a depth of knowledge to make informed decisions, especially when it comes to the conceptual design and developing specifications for Projects.

Carl says “Being a director at Space Industries is a fantastic experience; where we all work as a team, all striving to deliver the highest standards of quality in terms of product and service, and actually seeing the results of this. This is a refreshing change after many years of managing at executive level in larger businesses that were totally driven by profit.”

David Wilkins

David Wilkins – MCIOB

Commercial Director

DDI: 01202 400913

Email: DWilkins@spaceindustries.co.uk

David

In 1972 David, having come from a building 'family' background joined the industry, gaining practical site experience working on a variety of small construction projects.

Realising that this was to be his career, David studied Building Management and gained an ONC, HNC and then CIOB qualifications, winning prizes from employer and colleges on the way.

When David joined a Berkshire based national Building Contractor he initially took a surveying role and moved onto contracts and project management. A move with his then young family to the 'South Coast' provided the opportunity to take on a variety of positions in a Bournemouth based and family run Group of Construction Companies. During this time, David had a very “hands on” exposure to company management and directorship duties, whilst adding to an increasing portfolio of commercial management experience.

David has 'delivered' a huge and diverse range of projects including the strengthening and re-levelling of the State Drawing Room floor at Longleat House, the construction and refurbishment of both 'prestige' and 'chain' restaurants and hotels, the construction of a new primary school and the extension and refurbishment of a five storey office block.

The broad range of services that Space Industries offer leaves little that David's last four decades of experience in construction cannot draw upon. His experience in the development and continuance of relationships with clients; ensuring substantial volumes of repeat business and this perfectly fits with the 'Space Industries' customer focused culture.

David is a keen dinghy sailor and is often found racing his Merlin Rocket around the waters of Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay or some other part of the country.

Lee Marsh

Lee Marsh – ICIOB

Operations Manager

DDI: 01202 400914

Email: LMarsh@spaceindustries.co.uk

Lee

Lee started life in the construction industry straight from school at the grass roots end by completing a full apprenticeship as a carpenter, after working on the tools for a couple of years he quickly progressed into site management and then contracts management, covering all aspects of construction from refurb work, alterations and new build, working on private, commercial and industrial properties as well as gaining experience in high end retail and fit out works along the way.

An experienced Operations Manager with a proven track record of success in the industry and a strong pro-active leader, providing direction and guidance to all project teams working together to achieve individual targets and project milestones and quality objectives. His vast experience provides a solid base for any project that comes his way, and nothing is a problem, just opportunities for which there are always solutions!

Having recently gained the NEBOSH Construction Certificate he always has Health and Safety in mind and is happy to give advice and help when asked, although he doesn't always apply this when carrying out his, sometimes madcap, fundraising schemes for various charities!

Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon

Technical Sales Manager

DDI: 01202 400904

Email: MDixon@spaceindustries.co.uk

Matthew

Responsible for business development and sales within Space Industries; Matt gained early technical skills and knowledge working with a Hampshire based Storage equipment and Office Fit-out company providing storage and office solutions using the mezzanine floor as the basis of 'space creation'.

Early skills in customer service, and understanding the 'business process' were developed within two national tool suppliers, where Matt initially started in the warehouse, and quickly graduated to sales roles on the Trade Counters, and then his potential recognised, took on a Field Sales role.

Although originally using 'old skills' for creating business opportunities; knocking doors, leaflet dropping and networking, - Matt now uses technology and IT skills developed in more recent Sales positions, where he has learnt presentation techniques using 'Sketch-up' for both 2-D and 3-D visuals and drawings as well as increasing general awareness of Space Industries through website development and marketing.

Matt says the most enjoyable part of his role is the variety of customers and helping to make their ideas come to life.

Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman

Business Development Manager

Tel: 01202 400900

Email: SChapman@spaceindustries.co.uk

Sam

With a background in mechanical engineering, Sam's early career saw him move into a sales role as a representative for a shopfitting company in London and the Home Counties. This gave him the opportunity to market the company's products and services to a wide range of retail clients, from supermarkets to craft shops. Sam really enjoyed this varied role, which saw him finding storage solutions for tradesmen one day and fitting out pharmacies the next.

In 2007, Sam took on business development and account management responsibilities for a well-established mezzanine company. He won several prestigious contracts for them, before taking on the challenge of setting up a new division of a storage systems company from scratch.

More recently, Sam has managed and driven business development initiatives for storage and retail fitout companies covering the whole of the UK and Ireland. Previous experience helped him to increase new commercial opportunities for his employers. Sam puts his success down to cultivating open and supportive relationships with current and potential clients.

It was Sam's deep understanding of the importance of customer service and his knowledge of how to tailor the end product to individual requirements that made employing Sam a very easy decision for Space Industries. With the expertise to provide bespoke solutions and to give informed advice on projects, along with a passion for customer care, Sam has slotted very easily into the team.

Sam prides himself on choosing employers who deliver to a high standard of quality and who put their clients first. Sam says, “I really enjoy working at Space Industries alongside such a professional group of people. We have the same hunger and drive to deliver projects on time and to budget. I am finding it easy to sell services that are so customer-orientated.”

When not at work, Sam keeps fit through swimming and enjoys spending quality time with his family. Another of his passions is a love of cars – which is lucky, as Sam spends a lot of his working week visiting clients, so it's just as well he loves driving!

Alan Ball

Alan Ball

Contracts Manager

DDI: 01202 400917

Email: ABall@spaceindustries.co.uk

Alan

As Contracts Manager for Space Industries Alan is responsible for delivery and facilitation of projects, and using his 42 years in the construction and building industry he delivers to a very high level. Initially trained and qualified as a Carpenter, many years of site work allowed Alan an insight into many types of project, and over the years his attention to detail and leadership have meant that he was promoted through roles as; working foreman, site manager and then Contracts Manager.

Within Alan's role as Contracts Manager; he regularly has to work closely with clients, often re-working Project Programmes to encompass changes and amendments to works and in turn managing client expectation as well as balancing both labour allocation and supplier procurement.

Rachel Shepherd

Rachel Shepherd

Accounts Administrator

DDI: 01202 400903

Email: RShepherd@spaceindustries.co.uk

Rachel

Having had a varied career that ranged from various office admin roles in sales, the banking & finance industry to becoming a Licensee and owning a public house, Rachel now works under the direction of the Company Accountant – Steve Bicknell, and carries out the bookkeeping function for the business; receiving and administering all purchase and sales invoices, credit control, bought ledger and wages.

When Rachel joined Space Industries, it was in an Admin support role and having an insatiable appetite for being busy and to learn new skills, seeing and opportunity in accounts, she initially started on data-entry, and is now training on both Sage Accounts and Sage Payroll.

When time allows; Rachel also assists Gena, Beth and the Directors with project items and admin tasks - especially 'housekeeping' and maintaining an orderly and useable filing system.

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

CAD Designer

DDI: 01202 400900

Email: CTaylor@spaceindustries.co.uk

Chris

With a career background in contracts and project management within the Office fit-out sector, Chris has been a major asset to the 'Design Team' of Space Industries since he joined in 2013.

After leaving Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education, Chris joined a joinery company in Reading as an apprentice joiner, finishing and becoming and indentured joiner. This early knowledge and interest in woodworking gave Chris his passion to draw up, design and use those carpentry skills around his home and most recently to build a bespoke garden office that is definitely not a 'shed'.

In 2000, Chris decided on a change of direction and having trained in AutoCAD, became a member of the design team for a large London based interiors company, where he was specifically responsible for Building Control and Planning applications. Later, he also oversaw construction on site and ensured the projects were completed to a high standard.

Working his way up through the career ladder of various companies, from Contracts Manager to Senior Contracts Manager, Chris eventually decided in 2010 to devote himself full-time to providing freelance CAD services. These skills are complementary to other members of the Space Industries design team.

Chris says, “I am a detail man – I get a lot of satisfaction out of considering a project from all angles to identify any potential obstacles and offer my solutions to them”.

Katrin Stadler

Katrin Stadler – Dipl.Ing (FH), Architect, ARB Registered

Architect and Creative Design

Tel: 01202 400900

Email: KStadler@spaceindustries.co.uk

Katrin

Katrin studied architecture at Munich University of Applied Sciences, and worked for a large Munich based practice before moving to the UK, where she has worked as an architect for the past 11 years.

Projects completed have ranged from commercial interior design assignments, through to prestige residential projects, with recent projects using a high level of architectural glass elevations.

Katrin is passionate about her work, and says that her skill is to "think outside of the box with problem solving situations" and that involvement at early stages, understanding people's needs, desires and aspirations is fundamental to a successful outcome and design.

Environmental considerations rate very highly and the need to consider both 'green' and 'alternative' solutions when taking a client brief.

Space Industries benefit from Katrin's experience on both the commercial refurbishment and construction projects and the growing number of residential developments being worked on.


* Our professional working relationship with Space Industries has confirmed our initial impressions of their organisation being a very competent professional service *

David Kitcatt
Building Consultancy Services

Website last updated 24th May 2018