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Our People

Meet our fantastic award-winning Team Encon who make it happen!

Encon Leadership

Encon’s management team comprises of personnel who have held senior positions in major construction and civil engineering companies. Much of our company’s success is down to our commitment of our staff. We invest in our existing workforce through continuous professional development and attract new recruits into the industry such as apprentices, trainees and our women into construction career changer project.

Phil Woodward

Managing Director

 

 

Phil is the Managing Director of Encon Construction and as such is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company including Health & Safety and ensuring all projects, in both our civil engineering and construction sectors, are carried out to the highest standards.

 

Phil has over 30 years’ experience and is highly respected throughout the industry. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a past chairman of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association.

Liam Beattie

Commercial Director

 

 

As the Commercial Director, Liam is responsible for all commercial and financial aspects of the company. Liam has 28 years’ experience in the industry and is from a major contractor background.

 

He is responsible for overseeing the quantity surveying department and the overall financial control of Encon Construction. Liam is experienced in working on all contract including NEC and JCT suite of contracts.

Mike Brooks

Technical Services Director

 

 

As Technical Services Director, Mike is responsible for managing all aspects of the estimating, buying and pre-construction technical functions within the company.

 

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and previously worked for a large national contractor. Mike is experienced in negotiating with clients to provide value engineering options, to maintain budget and programme security for our projects.

Antonia John

Head of Social Value

Antonia has over 20 years experience in the construction industry having worked for UK wide organisations in both the private and public sector.

Antonia’s specialist skills, include building and maintaining relationships with clients, organisations and stakeholders, managing teams, facilitating workshops, presentations, training, writing publications, marketing and public relations.

As a member of the CIH, an Associate Tutor in Housing at Cardiff Metropolitan University, CITB Ambassador, FIR Ambassador and Mental Health First Aider, Antonia plays a key role in representing the industry and educating the new generation of construction individuals.

Geraint Evans

Civil Engineering Director

 

 

As the Civil Engineering Director, Geraint is responsible for overseeing all civil engineering frameworks and projects within the company. Geraint has over 30 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering, gaining experience through large national construction companies.

 

Geraint is experienced with all forms of civil engineering and steel frame structures in construction and his experience allows him to offer alternative design and construction advice, offering value engineering having worked on many high profile  projects.   

Richard Miles

Construction Director

 

 

Richard is the Construction Director at Encon and is responsible for the overseeing  all building construction projects. Richard has over 30 years' experience gained across a range of building sectors, with a number of national contractors. 

 

Richard is committed to making a difference and giving back to the industry. He is a member of the Working Well Together Group, CITB Construction Ambassador, FIR Ambassador, Mental Health First Aider, MCIOB Mentor and Vice Chairman of the Glamorgan Construction Training Group.

Keith Pritchard

Pre-Construction Manager

 

 

Keith is a highly motivated individual with extensive knowledge within the built environment and main contracting. Having worked in all sectors, he is able to give great diversity to each project with a proven international track record at senior management level on multi-million-pound schemes.

 

Keith believes that the core success to any project is communication and knowledge share which he installs into the project and to all stake holders of the project from inception through to completion. Keith also has a ‘do it once and do it right’ approach to construction which produces an extremely high-quality end product. 

Tahra van Schalkwyk

Bid Manager

 

 

As Bid Manager, Tahra is responsible for creating and overseeing all bids on behalf of our organisation to gain business contracts.

 

She is an experienced Bid Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. With previous experience working in the pre-construction departments of tier 2 main contractors, Tahra is skilled in bid writing, tender management, digital marketing and design. 

Phill Woodward | Managing Director

Phil is the Managing Director of Encon Construction and as such is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company including Health & Safety and ensuring all Civil Engineering projects and Construction projects are carried out to the highest standards. Phil has over 30 years’ experience and is highly respected throughout the industry. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a past chairman of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association.

Liam Beattie | Commercial Director

Liam, as the Commercial Director, is responsible for all Commercial and Financial aspects of the Company. Liam has 28 years’ experience in the industry and is from a Major Contractor background. He is responsible for overseeing the Quantity Surveying Department and the overall Financial control of Encon. Liam is experienced in working on all Main Contract Forms including the NEC3 and JCT suite of contracts.

Mike Brooks | Technical Services Director

Mike is the Technical Services Director at Encon Construction. Mike is responsible for managing all aspects of the estimating, buying and pre-construction technical functions within the company. Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and previously worked for a large national contractor. Mike is experienced in negotiating with Clients to provide Value Engineering options, to maintain budget and programme security for Projects.

Richard Miles | Construction Director
  • Richard is the Construction Director at Encon and is responsible for the overseeing  the building construction projects. Richard has over 25 years experience gained across a range of building sectors, with a number of national contractors.  Richard is committed to making a difference and giving back to the industry, and is a member of the Working Well Together Group, CITB Construction Ambassador, FIR Ambassador, Mental Health First Aider, MCIOB Mentor and Vice Chairman of the Glamorgan Construction Training Group.
Antonia John | Business Development & CSR Manager

Antonia has over 20 years experience in the construction industry having worked for UK wide organisations in both the private and public sector. Antonia’s specialist skills, include; building and maintaining relationships with clients, organisations and stakeholders,  managing teams, facilitating workshops, presentations, training, writing publications, marketing and public relations.  Also, as a member of the CIH and an Associate Tutor in Housing at Cardiff Metropolitan University, CITB Ambassador, FIR Ambassador and Mental Health First Aider, Antonia plays a key role in representing the industry and educating the new generation of construction individuals.

Geraint Evans | Civil Engineering Director

Geraint as the Civil Engineering Director is responsible for overseeing all Civil Engineering Frameworks & Projects within the company. Geraint has over 30 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering, gaining experience through large national construction Companies. Geraint is experienced with all forms of civil engineering and steel frame structures in construction and his experience allows him to offer alternative design & construction advice, offering value engineering having worked on many high profile civil and structural engineering projects.