About The Club

Constructing Excellence Plymouth is a ‘best practice’ organisation for all those involved locally in procuring, designing, constructing or maintaining properties, buildings and structures. We invite you to join us and ‘make a difference’.

The club provides an opportunity to benefit from expert local advice, share your experiences and pursue excellence for construction or property projects. We host site visits, CPD events, lectures, networking meetings, socials and have ‘hot topic’ groups working on key issues throughout the year. There are many ways to get involved with the club on both a local and national level.

The Plymouth vision is to ‘make a difference’ for everyone involved locally in commissioning, producing or using buildings and construction services. The pursuit of excellence requires an integrated approach; all stakeholders are important in this process of improvement.

The 2019 Committee

The current members of the 2019 Constructing Excellence Plymouth Committee are as follows:

Peter Everitt
Pre-Construction Manager, Kier
Bianca Price
Committee Member

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Bianca is currently working within the Pre-construction team at Gilbert and Goode Contraction in Cornwall, while completing her BSc (Hons) degree in Construction Management and the Environment at the University of Plymouth. Bianca is passionate about promoting the vast opportunities available within construction and is an advocate for diversity within the industry.
David Gribble
Committee Member
Associate, QSPM Consultants

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David Martin
Owner, Gates Construction Consultants

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Emma Hewitt
Committee Member (Marketing & Communications)
Skills Co-ordinator, Building Plymouth

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Jack Shepherd
Committee Member
Director, STEP Engineering

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Jonathan Derwent
Membership Secretary
Technical Director, Civil and Structural Engineer, Hydrock

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Jonathan is a fully qualified civil and structural engineering designer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Leading Hydrock’s structural engineering team in Plymouth, Jonathan directs and manages structural design projects, coordinating Hydrock’s multi-disciplinary project work and heading-up project bids. As an engineer, Jonathan is a talented and highly qualified civil and structural engineering designer, providing early-stage conceptual engineering design advice for a wide range of projects, and overseeing the delivery of projects from conception to completion. Leading Hydrock’s BIM Working Group, Jonathan has a passion for digital engineering and how technology can be used to forward the industry. Jonathan also has a personal interest in sustainable structures, and speaks regularly on this topic. Through his public speaking and involvement with schools and universities, Jonathan actively promotes best practice and careers in construction.
Mike Smith
Committee Member
Senior Associate Architect & Practice BIM Manager, Bailey Partnership

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Simon French
Committee Member
Partner, Hoare Lea

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Simon joined Hoare Lea in 2004, after studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. As a partner in the Plymouth office, he has worked on a diverse range of local and international projects, from Tropical Houses to World Cup Stadiums. He has a particular focus on unusual and engineering-led projects across a wide range of sectors. He leads a team of M&E Engineers, delivering technically challenging projects. Simon is passionate about delivering sustainable and energy-efficient designs. With the challenges and opportunities we face in the built environment, there has never been a more interesting time to be an engineer.