Stephen Dunne

Savvy Group 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.

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David Dunne

Managing 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.

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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.

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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

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Gary Smith

Project 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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Julian Seago

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Julian is a highly respected Senior Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years’ of experience in the UK construction industry gained from numerous types of projects including renovations, listed buildings, commercial structures, care homes and residential developments in both the public and private sectors, with values up £12.5m.

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Rob Cruickshank

Construction Manager

Stemming from a trade background, Rob has extensive experience in project planning, execution, and management. He is adept at building, leading, and training cross-functional teams to improve project outcomes and deliverables.


Rob is a driven individual who has spearheaded multiple major construction projects from conception to completion over the last 20 years.


Dominic Russell


Dom is an experienced estimator with a Diploma in Construction and Built Environment. He has been responsible for compiling detailed and competitive tender submissions across a number of sectors over the last 10 years, including numerous successful tenders for large multi-million pound projects across the South East.


Dom is a diligent member of the team who is always happy to discuss projects with clients.

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Steve Bartlett

Senior Estimator

Steve is an experienced Senior Estimator, who has worked for major and well-established contractors. He has over 30 years of estimating experience and has extensive knowledge of compiling detailed, competitive tenders. He is versed in all forms of construction contracts & procurement routes and interrogates cost and VE opportunities. Steve always seeks to offer product and methodology solutions to reduce cost and programme timescales.