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Meet the Team

Professional, high calibre personnel, qualified and experienced with a desire and passion for their profession, demonstrated in the results gained and repeat business given.

Tim Hart

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hart

Tim Hart has extensive experience in multi-disciplinary practice including nine years with his first company before establishing Pyments in 1990. As Chief Executive of the Pyments business, Tim brings immeasurable experience to the consultancy services and dispute resolution sector.

Tim is a full and practicing member of the Academy of Experts and a Law Society "Checked" Expert Witness.

A lifelong sportsman who loves all sport, (but in particular football, cricket and horseracing), Tim firmly believes that, despite the seriousness of the role, a sense of humour is vital in managing the stresses and strains of modern business.

Gordon Connell

Managing Director

Gordon Connell

Gordon brings local and international experience and cross sector exposure to his role as Managing Director of the Pyments business. His strong senior management background benefits client requirements by getting to the root of issues quickly and decisively.

Gordon’s experience extends across both standard and bespoke construction and engineering contracts and he is proficient in supporting client needs on a wide range of matters, including; advising on procurement strategies, contract negotiation, dispute resolution and prevention, and acting as party advocate in adjudication.

Gordon enjoys the great outdoors and will often be found hiking around his favourite locations in the UK and overseas.

Jess Whiston

Director

Jess Whiston

Jess has an established reputation with Pyments Clients for her professional acumen, knowledge and demeanour. Jess provides consultancy services and advice principally in relation to commercial matters, dispute resolution and dispute management.

Jess brings a wealth of commercial and contractual experience to her role, predominantly in construction and civil engineering, including acting as party advocate in adjudication, as well as providing hands-on support and advice in the preparation and settlement of final accounts, claim particulars, and liability and quantum analysis.

Whilst staying outside of the ring herself, through her husband’s Boxing/MMA promotions company, Jess helps plan and organise regional events.

Alan Powell

Director

Alan Powell

Alan’s wide-ranging expertise enables him to provide liability, quantum and delay analysis across a variety of commercial and contractual matters, including acting as principal advocate in adjudication and mediation.

Alan also supports Pyments professional training programme, both in the delivery of client training workshops, and in the drafting of training material for Pyments NEC, JCT and Extension of Time workshops, delivered across the UK.

Alan enjoys football and also supports his local cricket club where, not so long ago, you could still find him pulling on his whites.

Stuart Neville

Director

Stuart Neville

Accredited by the Academy of Experts, Stuart is best known for his role as expert witness in matters of delay analysis, where he provides advice and opinion to a diverse range of client organisations, including in adjudication where he provides expert opinion evidence.

As a chartered quantity surveyor, his related work in preparing claim particulars, liability and quantum analysis, further supports and enhances his expert witness role and improves the depth of service he provides to Pyments’ clients.

When he’s not steeped in the detail of expert analysis, Stuart enjoys his quiet time competing in local fishing tournaments.

Adrian Purvey

Senior Consultant

Adrian Purvey

Adrian offers a wealth of experience in his role as Senior Consultant within the Pyments team, principally from 30+ years within the Main Contracting arena, where he rose through the ranks from Trainee Quantity Surveyor to Commercial Director of a Tier 1 contractor.

Adrian provides specialist advice across a range of commercial and contractual matters, including in developing strategies for dispute prevention and resolution and in mediation. He is experienced in acting as party advocate in adjudication proceedings.

Adrian has a passion for rugby and in his “younger years” he also played American Football for Leicester.

Chris Kevis

Senior Consultant

Chris Kevis

Chris has extensive commercial and contractual experience having been employed in senior roles, predominantly for main contractors, for more than 30 years. During this period Chris has gained comprehensive practical experience of what he refers to as the ‘muck and bullets’ issues routinely encountered in the construction and civil engineering industries.

Equally as comfortable on his mountain bike as he is acting as party advocate in adjudication proceedings, he combines expertise in contractual matters with an approachable and affable demeanour which enables Chris to support clients with practical advice on matters of contractual entitlement, dispute prevention and dispute resolution.

Andy Green

Senior Project Monitoring Analyst

Andy Green

Andy has a construction management background with wide-ranging experience in both private & commercial development. Andy’s experience is brought to the fore where he assists clients in successfully achieving or recovering construction programme delivery, often in complex projects where multiple competing events are impacting progress.

Andy expertise has supported the development and implementation of the industry unique service that is Pyments Project Monitoring (PPM).

Andy is affectionately known as the “Stig” (for his prowess in all things motorsport & karting) and when he’s not making music in his home studio, you’ll find him travelling far and wide with his film-maker son.

Dilaur Rahman

Project Monitoring Analyst

Dilaur Rahman

Dilaur is an experienced Project and Programme Monitoring Analyst within the Pyments Project Monitoring (PPM) division, operating on a wide range of cross-sector client projects.

Dilaur is particularly adept in identifying solutions to client risk on both traditional and non-traditional project builds. Clients particularly appreciate his approachable demeanour and his talent for demystifying the complexities of project programme logic.

Dilaur is a strong family guy and enjoys family walks and playtime with his wife and two young children.

Jitka Bailey

Quantity Surveyor

Jitka Bailey

Jitka has over 15 years’ experience in supporting a diverse range of client needs. Specialising in the M&E building services sector for many years, Jitka has extensive experience in pharmaceutical, laboratory and R&D facilities, as well as in other cross-sector construction projects UK-wide.

Jitka provides hands-on support and advice on a variety of commercial and contractual matters through all stages of project delivery. Jitka’s role often sees her become a valued part of clients’ project delivery teams, where her attention to detail is matched only by her sharp wit!

Connor Steele

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Connor Steele

Connor utilises his passion for construction with a drive to continually improve and learn, combining practical on-site experience with commercial knowledge in a variety of industries/sectors having worked for a main contractor, the UK’s largest national housing developer and a specialist construction consultancy.

Connor has acquired experience in the delivery of Pyments’ core services and has a reputation for leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of finding workable solutions to meet client needs, he brings drive and enthusiasm to his role supporting colleagues on a wide variety of projects.

When he’s not studying, Connor is a keen photographer and will be found exploring the countryside with his dog.

Laura Cash

Office Manager

Laura Cash

Laura has day to day responsibility for the accounts department including sales and purchase ledger, payroll, invoicing, credit control and a raft of other office administration activities.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Laura has run the Race for Life for Cancer Research and
competed in the Sole Destroyer race; a 10k run over obstacles, freezing water and mud!

Zoe Sparkes

Business Manager

Zoe Sparkes

Zoe provides operational support across the core Pyments teams, and offers support and direction
to new client teams in facilitating access to Pyments services and to our core service business leads.

Zoe also supports Pyments marketing initiatives, including developing content for Pyments website
and social media platforms.

When she’s not keeping everyone on the straight and narrow, Zoe likes to travel and enjoys city
breaks or time on the beach with her daughter.

Joanne Humphreys

Accounts Assistant

Joanne Humphreys

Jo provides vital support to the accounting and administrative functions of the business, and in addition also routinely supports Pyments professional teams on a range of day-to-day activities ensuring client needs are met fully and on time.

When not walking her two beautiful Clumber Spaniel rescue dogs, Jo enjoys a spot of DIY!

Meet the Team

Pyments has celebrated over 30 years within the construction industry enjoying continuity of leadership throughout and benefitting from a long serving and exceptionally talented and experienced team.

Pyments relationships within the industry have developed because of hard work and dedication to ensure client service and satisfaction is a top priority in all of its instructions.

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