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MEET THE TEAM

  • Rob Smith

    Contract Manager

  • Heather Hunter

    HR & Training Administrator

  • Andrew Grieve

  • Clare Wood

    Office Manager

  • Ben Orton

    Contract Manager

  • Stephen McDonald

    Service Centre Manager

  • Tryfan Edwards

    Surveyor

  • Kevin Lewis

    Contract Manager

  • Trish Faulkner

    Business Systems Manager

  • Anthony Hogan

    Surveyor.

  • Andrew Elliot

    Operations Manager

  • Diane Pagram

    Operations Manager

  • Zack Arkle

    Contracts Supervisor

  • Frank Gaskell

    Managing Director

  • Gareth Hourihane

    Senior Surveyor

  • Richard Parr

    Surveyor

  • Stuart Turnbull

    Regional Commercial Manager

  • Emily Fox

    Key Account Manager

  • Matt Hill

    Surveyor

  • James Hannah

    Service Centre Manager

  • Shane Hodges

    Surveyor

  • Danny Holman

    Contracts & Operatives Manager

  • Nic Brady

    Contract Manager

  • Derek O’Donnell

    Contracts Supervisor

  • Alan Houghton

  • David Rankin

    Service Centre Manager

  • Rich Cunningham

    Contract Manager

  • John Keatings

    Senior Contracts Manager

  • Kevin Allen

    Commercial Manager

  • Dee Rosewarne

    Office Manager

  • Patrick St John

    Senior Contracts Manager

  • James Turner

  • Amy Graham

    Office Administrator

  • San Khan

    Surveyor

  • Alan Harvey

    Service Centre Manager

  • Jess Nicola

    Small Works Manager

  • Clare Bryce

    Contracts Facilitator

  • Becky Pennington

    HR Administrator

  • Margaret Lappin

    Senior Accounts Administrator

  • Damon Smith

    Surveyor

Rob Smith

Contract Manager

Heather Hunter

HR & Training Administrator

I am the HR & Training Administrator for Weatherpproofing Advisors and have worked here for 13 years.

Before joing WPA I was an administrator at Ireland Alloys Ltd.

I enjoy seeing people progress and succeed as a result of the training and development programme.

In my spre time, I like spending time with family and friends.

Andrew Grieve

I have worked for Weatherproofing Advisors  for 13 years.

I have worked in the roofing and cladding industry for 22 years in various positions with 4 different organisations across the UK.

There is nothing better than seeing your colleagues succeed and taking that happiness home. I have always believed that if we are content, happy and fulfilled in work life then our families reap the same reward.

Outside of work I love spending time with my family, and my daughter really enjoys paddle boarding. (My wife tends to avoid the water and walks the dogs on the beach). When I get the opportunity I enjoy running and cycling and typically compete in a number of events year on year.

Clare Wood

Office Manager

This is my 19th year at Weatherproofing.

What I like most about my job as Office Manager is the variety of work involved, each day can offer something different.

Outside of work I enjoy spending family time with my husband and children, socialising with friends and going to evening boot-camp classes throughout the week.

Ben Orton

Contract Manager

I joined WPA in 2015, where I started as a roofing operative, within a year I become a site supervisor, which shortly after I was promoted to contracts manager, which I have now been doing for two and years.

After serving in the armed forces for five years, I took a career in the roofing industry, specialising in sheeting and cladding, which I have now done for 13 years.

I love my job because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to what they do. This truly creates a family environment, where everybody is there for each other, along with the challenges and the freedom to express your opinions and be listened too and asked for advice and guidance.

Outside of work I love going to the gym and being active, spending time with my two daughters and my wife which are my rock.

Stephen McDonald

Service Centre Manager

I am the Glasgow Service Centre Manager at Weatherproofing Advisors aand have worked for WPA for 16 years.

Before joiining WPA I worked for another roofing company.

What I most like about my role is the variety of the job.  No two days are the same as I’m involved in client meetings, estimating, internal planning, contracts meetings, site audits and surveys.  Plus the people I work with make every day enjoyable.

I spend most of spare time with family – 3 kids keeps me busy!  Also watching football, running and cycling.

Tryfan Edwards

Surveyor

I have worked as a Surveyor for Weatherproofing Advisors for almost 2 years.

This is quite the change of career for me – previous to this role I was a Sport Science Lecturer

The variety of the job is great, one day you will be having meetings in Canary Wharf the next taking survey photos of a Crematorium!

I have three young children that keep me busy on weekends, but I do try and plan playdates for the Children when the Six nations is on!

Kevin Lewis

Contract Manager

I have worked for Weatherproofing Advisors for 20 years.

I previously worked as a flat roofer at another roofing contractor , I started works for weatherproofing as a flat roofer on the tools and progressed to a Contracts manager

I like new challenges and learning all the different aspects of roofing and as a manager I get to work on all the different types  of roofs and projects

Outside of work I Like to socialise with my family and friends  and even though I am getting on a bit I still play 11 a side football ,I enjoy watching football especially my team Bolton Wanderers 😊

 

Trish Faulkner

Business Systems Manager

I am the Business Systems Manager for Weatherproofing Advisors and have wored here for 12 years.

Before I joined WPA I worked with a large National Construction and Facilities Management company

What I like most about my role is that the work is varied – no two days are the same and its great having a work life balance

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Anthony Hogan

Surveyor.

I started to work for Weatherproofing Advisors in November 2016, so I’ve worked here for two years and eight months.

I studied Architecture at university and worked for a single-ply membrane manufacturer for over three years prior to moving to Weatherproofing Advisors.

I like to interact with clients, try to understand their needs and propose the optimum solution to whatever problems they have with their building.

I’m an Evertonian and football fan, though I’m not sure that the two go hand-in-hand…

Andrew Elliot

Operations Manager

I am an Operations Manager at Weatherproofing Advisors and have worked here for 16 years.

What I most enjoy about my role is the problem solving.

I spend most of spare time with family

 

Diane Pagram

Operations Manager

Zack Arkle

Contracts Supervisor

Frank Gaskell

Managing Director

I have worked for Weatherproofing Advisors for 25 years.I joined in 1994 as a Director and set up and established the Company in England.

I am currently Managing Director and one of the Owners of the Company.

Before joining WPA I worked for Tremco Ltd a Global Manufacturer of Waterproofing Products and Systems.I worked for Tremco for 13 years and was National Sales Manager for the Roofing Division.

I am very much a People person and enjoy working with and developing up and coming talent in the Business.

I still try to keep fit and regularly play 5 aside football.I have a great family life and love to spend time with my Children and Grandchildren.

Gareth Hourihane

Senior Surveyor

I have been working for Weatherproofing Advisors for almost 8 years.

Before joining WPA I worked for a roofing manufacturer.

What I love about working here is that every roof is different.

Outside of work, I love BBQ’s!

Richard Parr

Surveyor

I have been a surveyor with Weatherproofing  for 3 Years.

Before joining Weatherproofing Advisors, I was employed for 20 years as a roofer for a local company in new build and re-roofing projects.

No two days are the same,  each survey will take you to different towns & cities and incorporating all types of buildings from petrol stations to power stations & retail units to listed buildings.

You  get to meet new people in varying roles adding extra variety to the role.  And if I do encounter any unknowns,  I have a fantastic team around me who will help find the answer, which makes it a joy to come to work.

Outside of work I like to spend my free time socialising with family and friends. Doing anything outdoorsy is a must as long as it’s not raining.

 

Stuart Turnbull

Regional Commercial Manager

I am the Northern Regional Commercial Manager for Weatherproofing Advisors and have woorked here for 8 Years

Before joining WPA I worked as a Business Development Manager for a structural steelwork company for 6 years.

I enjoy the variety that my role brings and very fortunate to get an insight into different business operations and meet new customers on a regular basis. Seeing a project through from initial enquiry to completion and the input required from all our team is a very rewarding experience.

Outside of work I enjoy my family time and have two young kids that keep me active. I have a general interest for most sports but my main passion is for golf and can be found in my ‘happy place’ playing round the famous links of St. Andrews!

Emily Fox

Key Account Manager

I started with Weatherproofing Advisors 2 years ago where I started as a Contracts Facilitator, in a short space of time I moved into Account Management and dealing with all customer service for the office.

I previously worked for a digital recruitment company as an Office Manager.

I like the variety of my job, every day is different and I get to interact and communicate with different people each day. I work alongside colleagues who are always supportive and encouraging in what everyone does and that makes it enjoyable to come into work. I am always given the opportunity to express my own opinion and I think that is very important in the workplace.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and socialising with friend and family.

Matt Hill

Surveyor

I have been with WPA since January 2017 and have seen the company grow from strength to strength.

I previously worked in the Pest Control industry, where I most enjoyed designing and installing Bird Proofing systems. In 2011 I fulfilled my ambition to gain a Degree in Architecture.

I enjoy my role as Surveyor at WPA, as I get to meet with a wide variety of clients in some very interesting buildings. Every roof is different and I enjoy the challenge of finding the right solution to meet the client’s needs. I strive to gain more technical knowledge through experience and training and WPA have provided tremendous support. A great company with good ethics and the team get on really well at the numerous social events.

Outside of work I have a wife and a young son. I met my wife at school (we have been together since 1995), we got married in Thailand in 2012 and our son was born in 2014. As a family we enjoy music festivals and holidays abroad. I play guitar and drums when I can to blow the cobwebs off, but I also enjoy the occasional 5K run to stave off the beer belly.

James Hannah

Service Centre Manager

I joined WPA in early 2014 so have been working here for nearly 5 years.

I work in the London Service Centre which is based in Oxted, Surrey
The thing I like the most is helping to deliver WPA’s goals and ambitions. This is made more enjoyable by the people that I work alongside, not just in London but nationwide.

Shane Hodges

Surveyor

I joined WPA the beginning of April. Previously I was on the tools doing flat roofing on commercial builds and schools etc all refurbs.

What I like about the job ……….the prospects of going forward in the more technical side of the industry. Seeing what work goes into the running and management. Being able to go all over the south west and wales looking at sites and offering my knowledge on overcoming problems. Meeting new people, learning new things and I suppose not being wet or cold anymore!

Danny Holman

Contracts & Operatives Manager

I have been working at WPA now for approaching 2 years.

Previously I worked for a large national roofing company where I was Head of the  maintenance division and was responsible for managing  around 100 staff reporting directly to the CEO

I really enjoy working at WPA mostly for the team I work with, but also for the variety of jobs that we get to manage. WPA work with some blue chip clients so the roofing contracts we get can be on some high end buildings

Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, I manage my sons football team and train young underprivileged kids boxing in order to help keep them off the streets and try to better their life.  I enjoy holidays and also like to play golf now and then

 

Nic Brady

Contract Manager

I have worked as a Contracts Manager for Weatherproofing Advisors for 2 years.

Prior to starting my career with WPA I had spent 15 years working in construction on a self-employed basis and was involved in a variety of projects including The Shard in London Bridge to restoring the Cutty Sark in Greenwich following the fire that almost destroyed it and on completion was invited to attend its reopening by the Queen!

I have been involved in a projects as small as fitting a domestic kitchen to fitting out a brand new 5 star hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

Working with WPA has presented me with new challenges and opportunities in equal measure.

I enjoy over coming the challenges that come with working on roofs in often equally challenging environments.

At WPA I have the opportunity to work and develop as an individual while having an excellent team behind me in support. WPA have, and continue to invest as much in me as I invest in WPA, constantly providing training at a variety of levels and I am looking forward to continuing to grow as an individual with WPA as my career develops.

Working on roofs with a company like WPA gives the opportunity to travel the country and see and experience places often hidden from public view, it often amazes me the things that can be seen from a roof top!

When not at work I try to experience everything that is available to me from Jet Skiing and Clay pigeon shooting to Sushi making lessons and walks in the countryside (stopping at pubs along the way!).

I have also recently enrolled in training to achieve my motorcycle licence ticking off a childhood ambition!

Derek O’Donnell

Contracts Supervisor

I am a Contracts Supervisor with Wetherproofing Advisors and have worked here for 17 years.

I joined WPA straight from school, worked on the tools for 15 years before moving into my current role.

I enjoy dealing with different contracts and the challenges they bring.

I spend my spaare time with family, watch football and try and play when I can.

Alan Houghton

I have worked for Weatherproofing Advisors for 5years.

I have worked in safety position for the last 15 years gaining my Chartered membership 8 years ago

I was the Chairman of the North West Roof Training Group for 5 years and won the CITB award for dedication to training presented at the NFRC awards in London

Outside of work my wife boards dogs and I have my static van in Wales which I love to go to spending time in the welsh hills and paddle boarding with my dog Maddie -however I think she prefers the jet ski!

I once did the 3 peaks in 24hours helping raise 8k for cancer research – once done no more mountains for me

David Rankin

Service Centre Manager

I work out of the Bristol office, where we manage WPA projects across the Southwest and Wales.

I initially joined WPA as an operative in 2011, progressing on to contracts manager in the London office. After a short period with another national company, I returned to WPA in June 2018 as Service Centre Manager for the Bristol office.

My new role with WPA offers lots of diversity. I work closely with all members of the Bristol & London teams, and am involved in all areas of the business from initial tender, through to project delivery. I like to think that my past 30 yrs experience, allows me to offer the required levels of support and guidance to the wider Bristol team, whilst still developing my knowledge in this new exciting role.

Rich Cunningham

Contract Manager

How long have you been working for Weatherpoofing Advisors?

I started in September 2012

What did you do previously?

I worked for Wincanton logistics and before that Oakley Products.

What you like about the job?

I like the challenge of targets set and Learning  new things every week. Also seeing  parts of the country you would never normally visit.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I am a Youth football coach (U16).  I also enjoy walks with the dog and family days out.

John Keatings

Senior Contracts Manager

I am a Senior Contracts Manager at Weatherproofing Advisors.

I have worked for WPA for 22 years.  Before WPA I worked for 16 Years With Kelsey Roofing and before that a Draughtsman with Redpath Dorman Long.

What I most enjoy about my job is the variety of projects and indeed the people you meet.

I soend most of my spare time with family and occasionally a bit of cycling.

Kevin Allen

Commercial Manager

How long you’ve been here :  I joined the business in September 2018.

What you did previously : Aside from running my own traditional roofing company for 8 years, I have held several senior construction sales and National account management positions with leading building product manufacturers.

What you like about the job : In my role, I am responsible for the development of new business, as well as looking after existing clients. Like any business development role, I get a kick out of seeing the service centre develop and grow, knowing that I have contributed.

Outside of work : I have 2 children, so my spare time is generally spent playing silly games. I enjoy all forms of sport and motorsport, as well as walking and generally being outdoors.

Dee Rosewarne

Office Manager

I’m Bristol’s Office Administrative Manager  (I started 7 Jan 2019) and I am new to the industry as my background is 16 years in the glass trade as a Commercial Manager/Acting Branch Manager.

I love the challenge Bristol office offers – new branch, new starters and having the opportunity of learning a whole new business.

I have 6 grandchildren who keep me busy in my free time and my partner of 20 years is a professional poker player!

Patrick St John

Senior Contracts Manager

I have worked for Weatherproofing Advisors since January 2018 where my current job title is Senior Contracts Manager.

Before joining WPA my role was a Project Manager at Roof Management Limited for the period between Jan 2016 – Nov 2018.

I thrive on managing the complex issues which are presented by Clients and assisting members of my team when required. I also enjoy gaining experience from Senior members of staff who have been in the industry for many years.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family and following my first love, Everton FC.

James Turner

I am the National Operations Director and I opened the London Service Centre in January 2012.

I am based in the London Service centre but have a National responsibility to all five of our Service centres.
Aside from building relationships with clients and staff, my greatest intrinsic reward is when we refurbish a complete building, transforming old to new.  I like bringing a “new build” quality and expectation to the refurbishment market.
I have ridden from London to Paris on three separate occasions for a Leukaemia charity and this year, 2019 will be my fourth time.

Amy Graham

Office Administrator

I have worked for Weatherproofing Advisors for 3 years.

I previously worked for a multi discipline company (mainly Scaffolding/Insulation/Asbestos) (office manager).

I like all different parts of my job so hard to pick areas out but mainly working with lovely people throughout the company.

Outside of work I like walking the dog, gym, spending time with the important humans in my life J (family & friends haha)

San Khan

Surveyor

I have been working as a Surveyor for Weatherproofing Advisors for 3 months.

Prior to working here I sold coffee for myself which including launching my own coffee label

The people make everything easier, more exciting and altogether ebullient. Good advice, good atmosphere and good work ethics.

Outside of work I am a Father to 3, husband to 1, and my own coffee label. Overweight but still charming!

Alan Harvey

Service Centre Manager

I have been at Weatherproofing Advisors for almost 7 years.

I am the Service Centre Manager for our Rainford Centre – I initially joined as a senior Contracts manager.

My role as service centre manager offers me diversity and challenges throughout all departments of the service centre / company. I get a great deal of satisfaction, particularly with being involved with projects from initial tender to completion of the project regardless of size or value.

Outside of work I am very much a family man and absolutely love doing anything with family and friends. And my main enjoyment other than family is very much Liverpool FC.

Jess Nicola

Small Works Manager

I joined WPA in Oct 2018 as the Small Works Manager.

I worked  at KMC as the first admin support that the Founder of the company had ever had. I was responsible for creating and implementing all of the admin functions and structure throughout the business. It was an amazing role and gave me a lot of confidence while learning how to wear many different hats.

WPA is a great place to work. The business has been growing organically which has created a really great culture. I’m able to grasp my own responsibilities without the fear of being micromanaged which I sometimes felt in my previous roles.

I have a 5 year old son who keeps me very busy with his sports. When I’m not rushing him around I enjoy live music and attend gigs regularly with friends.

Clare Bryce

Contracts Facilitator

I am the Contracts Facilitator at Weatherprrofing Advisors and have worked here foor 5 years.

Over 25 years of my working life has been with the same steel company starting with British Steel through to their transition to Tata Steel.

I like to provide support to the guys in the contracts department when they are in the office or out on site and have taken on extra administration responsibility too this year which I am enjoying.

In my spare time I go to the gym, love cooking, caravanning and walking our cockapoo Bella.

Becky Pennington

HR Administrator

I have worked at WPA for 17 years.

Before joining WPA I was an assistant buyer for Mothercare clothing.

What I love most about my job is helping managers overcome issues and problems.

Outside of work I love spending time with my family, going on holidays and playing netball twice a week.

Margaret Lappin

Senior Accounts Administrator

I am a Senior Accounts Administrator for Weatherproofing Advisors and haave worked here 25 years nearly (21st November 1994) I know I don’t look old enough!

Before I joined WPA I worked in accounts for a pharmaceautical company and got the job at WPA because of my experience and my witty charm!

Whats not to love about my job  – the WPA Accounts Department is the best office in the company

I like to work hard, play hard – in my spare time like to socialise and spend time with my amazing daughter

Damon Smith

Surveyor

I started working for Weatherproofing Advisors on 1st July 2019 so still quite new to the business but fitting in well and really enjoying it.

I am a qualified surveyor in remedial treatments and worked for a large independent domestic roofing company as well as Peter Cox property services prior to that.

I really enjoy that my daily routine has such a wide ranging variety of work, from a roof replacement on a large industrial building to coating a walkway or car park with everything else in between. Also, meeting different clients as well as working in the North East area.

 

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