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 2018 Committee

The current members of the 2018 Constructing Excellence Plymouth Committee are as follows:

Peter Everitt
Pre-Construction Manager, Kier
Peter started in the construction sector as a 3D modeller, working on later schemes such as Paddington station, Gatwick Airport and the Millennium Dome for Taylor Woodrow. After studying Civil & Structural Engineering with CAD, he took on a role as design manager, working primarily in the high rise residential sector. After 5 years and delivering 100s of apartments, Peter moved to Kier where he now leads the Pre-construction team in Devon and Cornwall. Peter said: “There had never been a more exciting time to be in construction and Constructing Excellence gives us a platform to share best practice and collaborate to benefit the industry. I don't link in or twitter, I'd rather speak to people. Feel free to catch up with me at an event or give me a call.”
Carla Wilkinson
Committee Member
Marketing Manager, Morgan Sindall

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Carla joined CE Plymouth in 2016 to help with events and marketing. Carla works for Morgan Sindall and runs the marketing and BD division for the South West, including being involved in other committees such as South West Women in Construction and Exeter Construction Group
Craig Smith
Committee Member
Town Planner and Architectural Assistant, Mitchell Architects

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Craig has worked at Mitchell Architects since 2006. He is a Chartered Town Planner working for an architectural practice. He is keen to promote the virtues of town planning within the construction industry. Craig is also a CITB Construction Ambassador.
David Gribble
Committee Member
Associate, QSPM Consultants

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David completed his RICS membership accreditation in 2013 through the quantity surveying pathway. Based in Plymouth, David now works for a growing start up successfully delivering projects for public and private sector across the Southwest and beyond.
David Martin
Owner, Gates Construction Consultants

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David joined the Plymouth club at the beginning in 2006 and became a committee member and treasurer a few years later. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has worked in contracting and private practice, now a director of Gates Consultants living and working in Plymouth. David is also a certified member of the Association for Project Safety, lectures for Plymouth University and is a member of the South West Design Review Panel.
Emma Hewitt
Committee member (Marketing and Communications)
Skills Co-ordinator, Building Plymouth

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Emma joined the CE Plymouth Club committee in 2016 and leads Building Plymouth, the innovative private/ public sector Council led partnership, working together to increase the number of local people entering the local construction and the built environment sector to deliver the 10,000 projected new jobs being created by the booming construction pipeline. Emma is also a CITB Construction Ambassador.
Jack Shepherd
Committee Member
Associate, Bailey Partnership

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Jack relocated from London to the South West in 2014 and joined the CE Plymouth Committee in 2016. He currently works for Bailey Partnership as an Associate Mechanical Engineer and is also a trained CITB Construction Ambassador.
Jonathan Derwent
Membership Secretary
Technical Director, Civil and Structural Engineer, Hydrock

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Jonathan is a chartered civil and structural engineering designer with 20 years’ experience. Jonathan leads Hydrock’s Plymouth-based structural engineering team, designing building structures throughout the south west across all sectors. Jonathan also chairs Hydrock’s company-wide BIM Working Group and Technical Leadership Team.
Mike Smith
Committee Member
Associate Architect & Practice BIM Manager, Bailey Partnership

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Mike is the outgoing Chair and has been involved with the Plymouth Club since its creation in 2006. He has been actively involved is raising the Club’s profile by establishing relationships with the city. Mike has a strong interest in the implementations of BIM within the industry and also enjoys engaging with educations groups to inspire the next generation.