Our Board

Christopher F Benham

Christopher F Benham - Group Chief Executive

Chris joined Hunting Gate in 1982 having trained with John Laing Construction and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor.

In 2000, Chris was one of the existing Director’s that led the management buy-out to form HG Construction (Holdings) Limited.

Working closely with Kevin Quinn, the other existing Director, HG Construction (Holdings) Limited have now grown to a business in excess of £100M turnover per annum providing sustainable profits in each of the sectors.

Chris’s ethos of identifying and exceeding the Client’s expectations is part of HG Construction’s culture. It is also instrumental in achieving a high percentage of repeat business with our customers.

Kevin Quinn

Kevin Quinn - Group Director

Kevin has been in the construction industry since leaving Leicester University where he graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree and progressed to a Member Of Institute Of Civil Engineers.

Kevin, one of the founding Directors, has worked closely with Chris Benham over the years to help run and develop HG Construction (Holdings) Ltd to the successful company that it is today.

Kevin’s engineering skills are particularly utilised in the sub structure solutions that the project adopts. He is particularly astute in securing sustainable engineering solutions for a variety of projects. Coupled with Kevin’s vision of efficiency, Kevin has been instrumental in procuring a high degree of mechanised plant on all of our projects. Particular attention is paid to vertical and horizontal movements and under Kevin’s leadership, the business has now acquired a significant fleet of plant, including 15 tower cranes, which is extensively utilised to ensure time certainty is achieved on our projects.

Kevin also leads the in-house civil engineering operation group which help significant cost control for the business, in an area of operation that has traditionally challenged the industry.

Greg Purkiss

Greg Purkiss - Commercial Director

Greg joined HG Construction in 2001 and undertook a day release degree course over a five year period, ending up with a Surveying and Management Degree.

Greg has progressed through commercial, surveying and procurement and is now the Commercial Director.

Greg is responsible for all commercial matters from price ascertainment to the final account agreement.

Greg and his team play a significant part in achieving cost certainty at the earliest possible stage and is experienced in influencing designs to ensure a properly value engineered solution is agreed. Through Greg’s leadership and ownership of the customer’s budget, we are able to ensure the customer’s budget expectations are achieved and harmonious relationships are maintained with our supply chain.

Conor Rice

Conor Rice - Construction Director

Conor joined HG Construction Limited as a Graduate Civil Engineer in 2000. With a variety of projects successfully completed on time and in budget. Conor was promoted to the role of Construction Director.

With Conor’s hands-on approach he is acutely aware of the challenges facing all of our construction projects. Conor is a keen advocate of achieving design freeze at the earliest opportunity. Conor’s passion for ensuring the early design freeze leads to certain procurement and a predictable on site delivery schedule.

Through Conor’s attention to detail, his high standards and demands, customer satisfaction is retained and future business with existing clients is developed.

Adam Quinn

Adam Quinn - Construction Director

Adam is a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer and has a wealth of experience managing large and complex projects and has joined the Board at HG Construction Limited recently.

As well as being responsible for a large portfolio of work inside HG Construction, Adam has also been tasked with reviewing all of our systems and procedures to ensure our high quality service that we provide is both maintained and improved.

Adam, who is a keen advocate of “off-site manufacturing” (OSM) is also tasked with positioning the business to take advantage of these new construction processes. Using our sister company, OEP Building Services limited, Adam will be rolling out a new product, based on a bedroom module, that will provide significant cost and quality advantage and more particularly programme savings.

Nick Campfield

Nick Campfield - Director Of Special Works

Nick is a degree qualified Project Manager that has been with both Hunting Gate and now HG Construction Ltd, joining the business in 1985.

Nick has worked on many of HG Construction’s more complex and demanding sites and has consequently built a reputation for delivery quality projects on time and within budget to the client’s satisfaction.

Nick has experience working within the PFI arena in providing mental health care provision and re-provision and a community hospital including a number of floor operating theatres in Braintree.

Currently Nick is working closely with 2 key customers in providing high quality student accommodation in London and the Home Counties.

Nick is a strong advocate of securing the correct design at the earliest opportunity which is a key strategy adopted by HG Construction Limited.

Alan Nixon

Alan Nixon - Group Finance Director

Alan qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1993 and has recently joined the business.

Recently Alan was Finance Director of Wates Living Space (Maintenance) Limited and was financially responsible for the successful sale of the business to the Wates Construction Group in 2011. Prior to this Alan had a number of senior finance positions for contractors within the Social Housing market.

Alan is responsible for all financial matters within the group. Alan is keen to ensure that the internal controls within the business are maintained and meet the needs of the business. In particular he takes a hands-on approach to ensure that the company experiences positive cash flows and maintains a strong balance sheet.