Duncan’s first utilities search was completed from his spare room back in 2004. He came up with the idea of offering Underground Utility Searches whilst managing a small engineering design team in his previous role. They regularly had to contact the utilities for their plans and he soon realised how much hassle and time this took. He quickly turned this idea into action, and with over 35,000 searches completed to date, has built systems and internal processes that are the envy of the industry. Duncan is still very much hands on and leads the growing team from their Wirral base. Duncan holds a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree.
Brought in recently to help take the business to the next level! His role is to improve lead generation and customer satisfaction from over 1000 registered clients. Jim loves interacting with potential and existing clients and has a wealth of marketing and sales roles through his previous roles at O2, the RAC and most recently TalkTalk. Jim holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree majoring in Marketing.
Senior Projects Manager
The longest serving employee, James joined Cornerstone Projects back in 2007. Over that time, he has helped develop the internal processes that underpin the success and growth of Cornerstone Projects. James has the envious task of quality checking and managing the project plan for our Highways commitments. James holds a BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree.
Melanie’s key responsibilities include pack production and the management of our growing services portfolio of Connections, Disconnections, Capacity checks and Section 50s. She has developed great customer facing skills from years of customer service team management roles at O2. Melanie joined the business in 2008 and holds a BSc (Hons) Biology and Psychology degree.
Iain’s key responsibility is the delivery of our CAD drawings. This is a growing area for Cornerstone with many clients preferring to show all the utilities on to one CAD drawing for ease. Iain decided to forge a career straight from school and was given the opportunity to learn CAD by joining Cornerstone Projects in 2013. Iain now holds an intermediate AutoCAD 2D certificate.
George joined us in November 2015 and is responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of our highways projects. He is very much at the coalface – ordering & checking plans as well as compiling and quality managing the final reports. George studied classics at University.
CAD technician and Project Support
A CAD technician with 17 years’ experience, Fabrizio has been with us since November 2016. He also has extensive experience in surveying for underground utilities and site management in his home country, Italy, as well as being a company Health and Safety representative.
Chris joined the business in February 2017 in an admin role. He was soon promoted to Projects manager - his key responsibilities now include the management of customer quotes and plan requests. Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics.
The newest member of the team, Ryan has been brought in to help bolster the project support function to cope with the growing number of highways projects. Ryan has experience in conducting topographical surveys and has a good working experience of CAD.
Marie joined the business in July 2017 focusing on project delivery – ordering and verifying plans and also aiding in the quality checking process. Marie studied fashion design at University.