MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Stephen Dunne

Managing Director

Stephen commenced his career in the construction industry 30 years ago as a trainee surveyor with H Grant & Sons following his academic training at Oxford college. Stephen has since extended
his construction qualifications by obtaining an Honours Degree in Construction Management from Oxford Brookes University.

Over the years Stephen has worked on variety of projects and sectors as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager on Local Authority schemes such as housing associations, schools and leisure centres. He subsequently worked on larger projects round the UK for Hartwell Plc, acting as Senior Project Manager.
During his time, Stephen acquired land around Oxfordshire, gaining planning permission from relevant local authorities, sourcing funding from banks/lenders, and developing the
schemes. Stephen maintains a hands-on approach to the
business, project managing and directing a highly skilled team of individuals through numerous multi-million-pound schemes.

David Dunne

Director of Maintenance & Renovations

David is a qualified Electrical Engineer. In addition to his core training, he has gained considerable experience of environmental controls within
a pharmaceutical background, having managed contracts with Abbots Laboratories for many years.

 

David is responsible for the special projects for Savvy Maintenance & Renovations. He manages a variety of staff with various experience drawn from all trades. He has project managed many projects to ensure the maintenance and preservation of clients' buildings. These include
numerous Oxford Colleges which have all become to rely on the proactive and reactive service Savvy Maintenance and Renovations can provide.

Jon Peart

Director of Construction

Stemming from a surveying background, Jon graduated with a Construction Management degree with Honours. After successfully
becoming chartered with the CIOB, Jon continued to push his career forward with the delivery of numerous mulit-million-pound schemes,
while working for some of the region’s largest contractors.
Obtaining vital construction experience in the education, residential, 
Local Authority and commercial sectors provided Jon with the knowledge and the impetus to establish a successful partnership in the formation of Savvy Construction. Now working as Construction Director, Jon has
played a pivotal role in growing the company from scratch to a key player in the regional construction market.

Jamie Hickman

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Jamie joined Savvy Group in 2015 having spent some 15 years with Leadbitter Bouygues Group. Jamie graduated with an Honours Degree in Construction Management in 1999, while gaining vital experience playing a key role in the commercial
function in the delivery of many multi-million pound schemes
throughout the South East.

As a lead Senior Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years of
experience, Jamie has a keen eye for detail and procedure

and ensures complete control of the commercial side of a project.

Paul Mitchell

Senior Project Manager

Paul has worked for Savvy Group for a number of years,
successfully delivering a wide range of projects in a multitude
of sectors. From a trade background, Paul worked his way from carpentry-based site work through to site management
after showing a flair for management and an eye for detail.

Paul has control of Health & Safety, programmes, resources
and quality control and is IOSH trained. Paul’s ‘can do’ attitude
provides the impetus to the rest of the delivery team to ensure
that projects are delivered on time and to our strict level of
quality.

Gary Smith

Construction Manager

Gary started life as a trainee carpenter with a flair for woodwork. After becoming highly skilled, he joined Savvy Group as a working foreman delivering a large number of demanding college and care home projects over several years. He worked his way up to the Site Manager, delivering on-site solutions on larger and more demanding projects.

Gary subsequently
became a Senior Project Manager and recently moved into his current role as Construction Manager. Gary is highly regarded by all the clients and the Savvy Group Team for his proactive and diligent approach.

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