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Our Team

Duncan – Projects Director

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 57,000+ 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. He is a keen cyclist, recently having cycled an impressive 201 miles round Anglesey.

Jim – Marketing Manager

Brought in to help take the business to the next level! His role is to improve lead generation and customer satisfaction from over 3,500 registered clients. Jim loves interacting with potential and existing clients and has a wealth of marketing and sales experience through his previous roles at O2, the RAC and TalkTalk. Jim holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree majoring in Marketing. He has also become a regular visitor to the UEFA Champions League final of late ;0)

Melanie – 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. In her spare time she likes to read and enjoys a good psychological thriller

Iain – CAD Technician

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 one CAD drawing for ease. Iain decided to forge a career straight from school and was given the opportunity to qualify as a CAD technician by joining Cornerstone Projects in 2013. “Deac” is a fan of cricket, American football and motor sports.

Fabrizio – CAD Technician

A CAD technician with 20+ 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. Fab is a part-time drummer for an “avant-garde prog punk” band.

Ryan – Projects Manager

Ryan has been a member of the team since April 2017 and was soon promoted to Projects Manager for our Highways and Major Projects portfolio. His key role is pricing up jobs and processing the enquiry at the initial stage.He has experience in conducting topographical surveys and has a good working experience of CAD. A keen NFL fan, he loves the Super Bowl and always books a day off work to watch it!

Matt – Projects Manager

Matt has been with us since September 2018. Matt works alongside Ryan at the “coal-face” of the operation – pricing incoming enquiries, processing orders and overseeing the workflow of the team. He graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Matt uses his artistic flair outside of the office and has produced a couple of commissioned pieces for friends and family.

Nicci – Projects Administrator

Nicci joined the team in July 2019 and is in charge of our “Special Projects” portfolio, managing our pre-development enquiries and licence applications. A keen dog-lover, she holds a diploma in Animal Care.

James – Projects Administrator

Keen to get into the workplace after his A-levels, James joined us in October 2019 working as a projects administrator. He likes to keep fit and is a dedicated member of his local gym.

Lewis – Projects Administrator

After studying Biology at Newcastle University for a year, Lewis decided on a change in direction when Covid struck and joined our team in April 2021. His role involves ordering, verifying and checking plans and he also produces the final reports for issue to our customers. Outside of work, Lewis is a keen Liverpool football fan. He has an interest in politics and international relations and would like to study abroad at some point in the future.

Alex – Projects Administrator

Alex left college with a clutch of A-levels and joined us in September 2021. As a PA he is responsible for ordering, checking and saving plans and responses from utility companies. He is a keen sportsman, football being his favourite, with him playing for 3 different teams at once until recently!

Ben – Projects Administrator

After achieving top grades in his A-levels, Ben has deferred his Law degree for a year and chose to gain some work experience with Cornerstone Projects. He works alongside Alex ordering and verifying plans. Another Liverpool FC fan in our midst, he also enjoys playing the beautiful game. Ben is also a keen philosopher and he & Lewis can often be overheard having discussions about the merits of Plato and Socrates!