Nick Richardson BSc (Hons) – Managing Director
Nick Richardson is the Managing Director of RECO Build. Nick previously worked for Barnfield Construction and NEL Construction, fulfilling numerous roles from Senior Estimator through to Commercial Director. He has successfully negotiated contracts for projects ranging from £12 million to £200,000, with blue chip clients such as the DVLA, Travelodge, Hilton, Burger King and Focus. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from Salford University which he obtained in 1987. His formal qualifications — coupled with his extensive design, technical and commercial experience — give him the balance of managerial skills to ensure RECO Build’s continued growth in the industry.
Paul Butterfield BSc (Hons) MSc PgCert ACA – Finance Director
Paul Butterfield is the Finance Director of Reco Build and has extensive experience in the field. His 20-year career has seen him attain prestigious qualifications such as a degree in Mathematics from Durham University, a Masters Degree in Computer Software and Systems Design from Newcastle University, the equivalent of a Masters Degree in Management Studies from The Open University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Central Lancashire. Paul is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is currently enrolled on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program with the aim of becoming a chart holder at the CFA Institute. With his deep knowledge of the industry and academic background, Paul is a key asset of the management team to drive the company’s growth in coming years.
Tim Gates BSc (Hons) – Senior Contracts Director
Tim Gates is the Senior Contracts Director at RECO Build. His wealth of experience throughout the industry is built from more than 20 years working for well-established construction companies such as Rolland Bardsley, Barnfield, Turners and Thistle after he left university with a BSc (Hons) degree in Construction. His self driven and determined persona took him to become Construction Director at NEL Construction, demonstrating his ability to manage key personnel within the company. Tim is currently a member of the Charted Institute of Builders. Following a long and successful playing career captaining a number of rugby and cricket teams, Tim is still involved in the two sports and is a keen spectator.
Carl Ibbitson – Projects Director
Carl Ibbitson is Projects Director at RECO Build. Carl’s forte is primarily in store fitting and general building work and has successfully completed numerous projects for blue-chip clients such as Argos, Morrison’s and Manchester Airport. His keen eye for detail and attention to the finishing touches are among his key client-orientated qualities, ensuring that RECO Build delivers a quality product on time and on budget.
Martin Hiscox BA (Hons) – Design and Build Coordinator
Martin Hiscox is the Design and Build Coordinator at RECO Build, handling negotiations on pricing with sub-contractors and keeping all parties in the loop on projects. Before joining the company, he built up 10 years of experience in the industry with Barnfield Construction, including hands-on site managing and surveying. At university, he gained a BA (Hons) degree in geography and environmental studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, which took him on a 12-year stint teaching geography, planning and regeneration. The bulk of his teaching career was as a head of department, which honed his all-round management skills. He has also taught in Andalucía in southern Spain and speaks Spanish like a local. A passionate traveller and adventurer, his globetrotting has even taken him to the Outback in Australia.
Faye Ripley – Buying Coordinator
Faye Ripley is the Buying Coordinator of RECO Build, in charge of purchasing all building materials for projects, general supplier management and hiring all plant for sites. Educated at Whitcliffe Mount Business and Enterprise College where she was head of the school council, Faye previously worked for Kirk Environmental Ltd as logistics and buying coordinator providing liquid and biogas storage solutions with all ancillary equipment. In her spare time she likes watching cricket and walking her dog.