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
Melanie oversees the operational side of the business having developed great customer-facing skills from her extensive experience in 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.
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.
Senior Technical Administrator
Chris joined the business in February 2017 in an admin role. He is now our Senior Technical Administrator and is responsible for the final quality check and issue of the utility search reports, as well as training all our new recruits. Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics.
Ryan has been a member of the team since April 2017 and has recently been promoted to Projects Manager for our Highways and Major Projects portfolio. He has experience in conducting topographical surveys and has a good working experience of CAD
Jamie joined the business in December 2017, fresh-faced out of sixth form college with a clutch of impressive Maths A levels. He has recently been promoted to Projects Manager - his key responsibilities include the management of customer quotes and processing incoming enquiries.
Rachel joined the team in April 2018 and is responsible for managing our growing services portfolio of Capacity Checks, New connection/Disconnection quotes and Section 50 applications. She has a Business Studies degree from Liverpool John Moores University.
Sam joined the business in August 2018, focusing on project delivery – ordering and verifying plans and aiding in the quality checking process. He also provides support for Rachel with our “Special Project” portfolio. Sam holds a BA (Hons) in Media, Culture & Communication from Liverpool John Moores University.
Our newest recruit, Matt joined the team in September 2018. Alongside Sam, he orders, verifies and checks plans and is also responsible for the production of the final report that goes out to our customers. Matt graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design.