We have been delivering projects since 1988, working with some of the most recognisable high St names, alongside national accounts with our wonderful NHS & multiple commercial companies.
Industry leaders with a team of property professionals ready to add their expertise to your projects.
From design to delivery, we can help.
Meet the team
Feel free to email any member of our amazing team, just follow the link by their image.
He is the backbone of the business and knows all about everything that’s going on at any one time.
He is usually the first port of call for any new business enquiries and runs the quotes team keeping a sharp pencil to ensure we remain competitive at all times.
Very approachable with a wealth of knowledge & experience, he was quite literally born into this business.
Beyond running the business, he is also a very experienced and talented project & programme manager along with a deep background in construction health & safety and not bad with a tape measure either, although the rest of the team say he should leave it to them!
Super confident in his work and easy to speak to, he has an eye for detail that others may not have noticed.
Drop him a line or send him an email for any of the 3 Q’s (Questions, Queries or Quotations) … Or just a chat about what the best Fender or Gibson is to buy.
Another Phillips born into the business, Andrew’s eye for detail and going the extra mile for our clients is bordering on obsessive… there is no grey area, it has to be right for him and this is what he expects from his super talented team.
A stand-up type of guy with a knowledge bank which spans back to his first job back in 1988 designing floor loadings, Andrew has done absolutely everything. From full hospital designs, project managed & delivered (multiple times we must add) to designing the Ben & Jerry’s Woody cow surfing with a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers on.
Very easy to get along with, very level headed with a cool approach to everything he does. A total expert in his field and a knowledge bank which can be tapped into at any time.
His AutoCAD work is exceptional and approach to project management is second to none.
Call him, ask him any difficult questions you may have about your projects and I’m sure he’ll have a solution or be able to come up with one given a little time. Just do not get him talking cars.
Being with Ampersand since 1996 he is our longest ever employee and with that amount of experience, he really knows his stuff. A technical guru with a raft of expertise and someone who can manage multiple projects with different clients at any one time,he is a great guy to have on your team and to work with.
His roll your sleeves up, hands-on approach is superb and the way he can cut through any noise to get straight down to a solution is impressive.
Drop Duncan an email and he’ll be in touch as soon as he can.
A truly individual person with a personality to match.
The loudest in the office, his laugh, energy & enthusiasm is completely infectious along with his ability to successfully manage large scale retail roll-outs, organising surveys & project meetings for everyone in the office, in every corner of the country. His surveying skills and technical ability are second to none, always keeping his client teams up to date, never afraid to ask the right questions to the right people and always with a smile and a joke.
Taran is always available for a chat, give him a call.
Like Andrew, he likes his cars… Good job, as he has travelled more than any of us this year and is always the first to say ‘I’ll do that’ completely unaware that he’s just put himself forward to a 4am start and 400-mile round trip! Still, he cranks up his tunes and gets on with it, and very well we might add.
Like everyone else, he is easy going & engaging. We have total confidence that Josh will be the go-to guy for all things property related in the very near future.
Her freehand work blows us away, although she is often slightly embarrassed to show it… (Believe us, it’s outstanding) and she can measure up a shop, office, warehouse, hospital etc with superb accuracy in no time with freehand drawing notes that are arguably better than most of our competitor’s final works. Put her in front of AutoCAD or any other BIM programme and watch her work.
She also has a sharp eye for design in all formats and loves a stunning property or out there design idea.
She coordinates all of our trackers and projects ensuring we are organised & on point, and our client teams are up to date with their project progression at any stage.
A keen marketeer she keeps our social media up to date & helps the directors plan for the future. She provides crucial support to the Teams so they can get on with being brilliant themselves.
Admin support is the key to any professional consultancy, it is a valuable resource we have at Ampersand that benefits us all internally and all our clients.
Pick up the phone or drop her an email with your enquiry and she will take it from there.
She controls it all… invoicing, payments, payroll, holidays etc and provides key support to Andrew & Keith with running the business and making crucial decisions for the future.
A detail person in every way, if the figures don’t stack up, she’ll run them again, and again until they do. The backbone of Ampersand for the last 20years and a true asset to our business and our Clients.
For any account enquiries Shirley is always on hand.
Super funny with a sharp witty side but always ready to knuckle down and get involved in all of the projects we have. She has the experience to advise on all things health & safety related, and for very good reasons as she sense checks our drawings and designs to ensure they are not only fit for purpose but also compliant without adding in complexity or cost.
With a steep history prior to Ampersand working for a highly recognised retailer she is also equally happy to get involved with programme management & quality management.
Give her a call but not early in the mornings as she’ll be clocking up the lengths in our local swimming pool before the day begins.
Originally a property and estates director of a large wine retailer back in the 1970s & 80s Brian cut his teeth on the design floor standing at a drawing board for days on end, and can still turn a pen faster than most can draw in AutoCAD.
He founded Ampersand because at that time he couldn’t find a one-stop company that could offer him a multidisciplined approach from design to delivery… So he started one, and the rest is history with our project count exceeding 8500 over the years
A master surveyor, project manager, designer, planner,& successful business man with some shockingly bad jokes! He is well respected by his peers, our team and the whole industry we work in.
We still have clients who can happily remember working with Brian 30+ years ago, and they love to catch up with him from time to time.
When Andrew & Keith say ‘they we born into the industry’ Brian (Dad) is the reason why.
Some of our Clients
“Ampersand have provided Travis Perkins with good advice and technical support across various projects with a business relationship that spans back well over 10years. They understand our design and how we deliver our projects and help us in any way they can. Very professional and always reactive to any last-minute adaptions creating informative drawings for our Contractors to follow”Graham LundGroup Construction Director. Travis Perkins
“We have worked with Ampersand for a number of years where they have supported us with surveys, information & technical drawings for our national retail roll-out programme of new build stores and refurbishments, helping to ensure our portfolio is fully up to date and our expansion plans are progressing well. Always quick to jump on any task we ask of them, handling anything from one-off projects to full scale national delivery en-masse”James SiftonHead of Format, Merchandising and Implementation. City Plumbing
“We’ve been working with the whole team at Ampersand since early 2021 delivering our ambitious large scale refurbishment plans, ensuring our retail portfolio remains market leading within our sector. High volume work with multiple projects at multiple stages in hand at any one time, along with ad-hoc projects for specialist properties. I am pleased to say that Ampersand have kept up with the pace throughout and driven the process forward at every opportunity, helping us create solid systems to ensure retail delivery on an enviable scale. Well done Amp’s, let’s keep it up”Steve BuckleyProject Manager, Construction. William Hill
“We engaged with Ampersand to design and project manage works to provide us with a new, state of the art industrial glass blowing facility as an expansion to our current facilities. We’re really pleased with the results, Ampersand dealt with it all, from the initial survey through to the technical stages, planning, health & safety legislation, liaisons with the entire team and delivery of the completed project, on time and to budget.”Mark RadleyManaging Director. Radleys
“"I have been lucky enough to work with Ampersand for the past 6 years. they are a really excellent proactive, can-do company with a really helpful team led by Keith. I wouldn't use anyone else and would 100% recommend them to anyone"”Benn HandleyProject Manager. Zambrero
“"Ampersand have been our technical partners for 10 years, helping to keep our store estate up to date with the latest store concepts and more recently helping us deliver a brand-new exciting store concept, representing our brand and high standards with luxury stores located in all the key areas of the UK. I’ve found them to be pro-active in their approach with a wealth of technical knowledge and an understanding of retail delivery on a large scale and look forward to working with them on many more projects in the future"”Cyril PerraudSenior Manager, Property. Molton Brown
“"Keith at Ampersand was a key contributor to our launch in the UK. He took the time to truly understand our business, going above and beyond in the support and insight he provided. We don't consider him to be just 'another consultant' but a crucial part of our team"”Emily TehCEO. Zambrero UK & Europe