Meet The Team

  • Mike Hornsby Director

    Mike has been a director of Markhams for over 20 Years and has been providing Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services for Markhams for over 25 years. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Project Management Surveyor and Certified Member of the Association of Project Safety.

    Mike has extensive experience in the management of projects, particularly as Employer’s Agent and in providing all aspects of Quantity Surveying services. His experience extends across a wide range of Housing Projects, but also Community Projects, Sports Facilities, Community Halls, Offices and one-off projects such as the Liverpool Chinese Arch.

    When not working for Markhams, Mike enjoys running and the gym, and is also a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) and is a member of a local cycle club, you will find him out cycling into the Welsh Mountains most weekends!

  • Ian Johnson Director

    Ian has been a Director of Markhams for 8 years, and has been providing Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent and CDM services for Markhams for over 15 Years. He is a Chartered Construction Manager and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

    Being a Building Surveyor by training, Ian has extensive design, project and cost management experience in delivery of all forms of residential new build housing, apartments and extra care type developments, including dwellings specifically constructed for people with severe disabilities. Other sectors include, commercial, retail and office projects.

    A keen mountain biker at the weekend (when he can stay on the bike), and avid follower of Everton FC.

  • Anthony Conroy Director

    Anthony started working at Markhams at the age of 17 in early 2004 and was appointed as a Director of Markhams in April 2018. Anthony has been providing Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying services for over 15 years and is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor having progressed through all of his qualifications whilst working at Markhams. Anthony also leads on the RICS APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) programme at Markhams and is an RICS APC Assessor.

    Through managing and driving forward numerous construction projects to date, Anthony believes in nurturing relationships between the team through good communication and creating trust. Anthony’s experience covers Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveying, Purchasers Agent/Monitoring Surveyor and Principal Designer services and has worked in a variety of sectors such as Residential (Housing, Extra Care, Student Accommodation), Office, Commercial and Industrial type projects.

    Outside of his working life, Anthony enjoys spending time with his young family, watching his beloved Everton where he is a season ticket holder and socialising with friends.

  • Howard Lightfoot Associate Director

    Howard has been providing Quantity Surveying, Employer Agent and Principal Designer services on behalf of Markhams for 22 years and has been an Associate or Associate Director with them for over 20 years. He has been a Chartered Quantity Surveyor for over 31 years.

    He has extensive experience on a wide range of project types including Housing Projects, Community Centres, Schools, Doctors Surgeries Sports Facilities, External Markets, Public Houses and refurbishment projects such as the Ogdens Clock Tower.

    Howard spends his spare time with his family and enjoys cycling, music, photography, going to his allotment and camping holidays. 

  • Elaine Carr Associate Director

    Elaine is an Associate Director and has worked at Markhams for over 20 years, overseeing the development of the Graduate Surveyors acting as Counsellor guiding them through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.

    Elaine is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has extensive experience in new build, refurbishment, remodeling and conversion projects in a variety of sectors including Affordable Housing, Education, Healthcare and Commercial along with one-off projects such as the Restoration & Refurbishment of The Lowlands Grade II Listed Building.

    Outside of the office, Elaine is a keen horse rider and has been known to do the odd 5k, 10k and half marathon.

  • Kevin Taylor Associate Director

    Kevin has been at Markhams for 9 Years and has been providing Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services for over 15 years.

    Kevin has extensive experience in the management of projects. Kevin’s main area of expertise is in the Housing Sector, acting as Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer, were, working alongside many Housing Associations, he has played a key role in establishing the briefs for many multi tenure sites and implementing bespoke Development Agreements with House builders as the housing needs of the country evolve.

    Kevin has also worked in the private sector acting as Quantity Surveyor on more bespoke buildings such as Hotels, Bespoke Housing, Student Accommodation and even a Ferry Terminals.

    Kevin is known within Markhams for his love of spreadsheets and as well as being part of the Quality Management Team helping Markhams obtain and retain ISO9001, He is responsible for the production and management of many document templates not only within Markhams but for Clients and Frameworks on a wider scale.

    Kevin’s weekends are spent either at Goodison Park, where he has held a Season Ticket for over 25 years, or at a wet Sunday League pitch watching his children.

  • Robert Laycock Associate Director

    Robert is an Associate Director of Markhams and has been providing Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services for Markhams for 40 years.

    Robert has a wide experience in the management of projects, particularly as Employer’s Agent and in providing all aspects of Quantity Surveying services. He is experienced in a wide range of Housing Projects and also has experience of School and Church Projects.

    When not working for Markhams, Robert enjoys his holidays abroad, watching most sports and tries to keep in shape through walking and swimming.

  • Colin Barry Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Colin has worked for Markhams for 3 years and is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Employers Agent.  Colin is responsible for the day to day delivery of projects, ensuring Markhams deliver the highest quality service possible to all our Clients.

    Colin has 7 years’ experience in the construction industry across a wide range of sectors, including housing, private residential, commercial & renewable energy.

    Colin is a dynamic and ambitious person with extensive experience in the construction industry. He has gained experience in Quantity Surveying, Employers Agent and Project Management roles from being involved in various construction projects of various sizes and sectors.

    In his personal time Colin is a ‘fair weather’ golfer who prefers to tee off in sunnier climates in his shorts rather than his rain proof attire; which to this day is still bone dry. 

  • Gerald Begley Quantity Surveyor

    Gerald has been with Markhams for 4 years providing Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services.  Gerald is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 6 years’ experience as both Contractors QS and PQS.  He has recently taking up the role of APC Counsellor with the aim of guiding our graduates through to full Chartership.

    Gerald has experience of in delivering Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent services across a number of sectors including; Housing projects, Refurbishment, Health, Education and one off projects such as Southport Lifeboat Station.

    Outside of the working environment Gerald is an avid Manchester United fan and likes to pretend to go to the gym.

  • Grace Hornsby Quantity Surveyor

    Grace is a Quantity Surveyor, having joined Markhams in September 2019. Grace has previously worked as a Project Manager and has over 5 years’ experience in the construction industry across a wide range of sectors, including housing, private residential, & commercial.

    Outside of work Grace enjoys going to the gym, holidays, and socialising with friends.

  • Luca Winterton Graduate Quantity Surveyor

    Luca is a Graduate Quantity Surveyors who started at Markham’s in August 2019 after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. 

    Alongside assisting senior members of staff on projects across the North West, Luca is also enrolled onto the RICS APC and is looking to become a Chartered Surveyor come June 2022.

    Luca, like most of the office is an avid Evertonian, for his sins. Outside of work Luca likes to play football and is also known to spend the occasional Saturday night performing one of his DJ sets on the Liverpool dance scene.

  • Cameron Arrowsmith Trainee Quantity Surveyor

    Cameron has been a part of the Markhams team for 3 years, he joined the team as an apprentice and has been assisting on various projects across the North West.

    He is currently attending Liverpool John Moores University to complete his Bsc Hons degree in Quantity Surveying, with the main goal of becoming a chartered member of the RICS, he aims to sit his APC interview in 2021.

    While away from working/studying Cameron can be found lifting weights at his local gym, staring at expensive trainers on the internet and exploring different parts of the UK with friends. 

    Cameron is also a bit of a "Barcelona Enthusiast" and visits the Catalan region a few times a year.

  • Melissa Moore Reception and Admin

    Melissa has been a Secretary at Markhams for over 2 years, providing secretarial and administrative support alongside Nicola.

    Outside of work, Melissa volunteers at her local art gallery and has a keen interest for the arts. In her spare time, she also enjoys cooking, keeping fit and going to concerts.

  • Nicola Stewart Reception and Admin

    Nicola has been a Secretary of Markhams for 5 Years and provides secretarial and administrative support to the team alongside Melissa.

    Nicola has over 15 years’ experience working in the construction sector.

    When not working for Markhams, Nicola enjoys walking, going the gym and Zumba and has a passion for travel and eating out.

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