BSc (Hons), Dip Surv, MRICS
Through Richard’s personality and hands-on approach, Richard leads Rund Partnership as Managing Director in a highly engaging and proactive manner.
With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, Richard’s experience extends across the commercial and residential sectors as a building surveyor and employer’s agent.
Richard has previously spent part of his career as a Development Project Manager for a leading registered housing provider, meaning that he has first-hand experience in managing both refurbishment and new-build projects.
Richard commented: “I believe it’s important to be straight talking and honest with every client, to develop a bespoke plan which will successfully deliver their individual requirements. I’m proud to lead a highly motivated team which mirrors this belief and is committed to delivering a high quality of service for every client.”
Paul manages our Southampton office, and is directly involved in running projects on behalf of a variety of clients across the South of England to provide his in-depth knowledge and experience to ensure a successful project.
As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Paul leads our cost consultancy services and works with clients, and other professionals, from initial feasibility through to project completion.
Paul has a wealth of knowledge with over 25 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, with particular expertise in commercial and residential developments.
Paul commented: “I’ve worked at Rund since 2005, proudly watching staff develop their careers and overcome new challenges every day, as we work across such a broad range of sectors. With every new challenge comes a new sense of achievement when a project successfully completes, and this feeling never grows old.”
Paul leads our London office creating the strategy and vision for its development and growth. Paul’s attention-to-detail benefits clients from his involvement in small residential schemes to multi-million pound initiatives involving multiple stakeholders, phasing and elements of developments. Paul believes in working as a team to utilise strengths and resources to overcome challenges, providing continuity of service and ultimately a successful project.
As a Chartered Building Surveyor, Paul has extensive experience in both new-build and refurbishment works, including acting as project manager, designer and contract administrator on projects within the commercial and education sectors. Paul is well-versed in planning, coordinating and managing construction projects from their inception through to completion.
Paul commented: “Since joining Rund in 2012, my objective has been to build strong, ongoing client relationships based on trust and confidence, gained through our experience and expertise. I’m delighted to have grown an extensive client portfolio and ongoing vision to develop our services as we continue to grow as an organisation.”
As a highly experienced Human Resources Director, Nikki has multi-industry experience and extensive corporate Board experience, including as Group HR Director for Rexam, an FTSE 100 Company. With her many years of international experience in corporate change, operations and strategic growth Nikki brings to Rund Partnership a deep understanding of building truly winning organisations and companies committed to the development of their people.
As well as having worked as a Building Surveyor on a wide range of projects for both local authorities and housing associations, Martha has over 10 years’ social housing development experience. Martha is an experienced Project Manager and Employer’s Agent and coordinates the company’s quality assurance and compliance processes under the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards.
Martha commented: “When thinking about my time at Rund, I often revert to a simple quote from American Poet, Maya Angelou – ‘Nothing will work unless you do’. It’s inspiring to work alongside a team which puts a significant amount of time and effort into their work, going above and beyond for every client.”
Philip is a Chartered Building Surveyor with wide-ranging experience across the residential, education and healthcare sectors.
In conjunction with colleagues, Philip provides Employer’s Agent and Project Management services for multi-million pound mixed-use residential schemes. Philip is experienced in managing complex development sites and overcoming the challenges of site abnormals, phased delivery and engagement with multiple stakeholders.
His background, as a Building Surveyor, ensures that Philip is well-versed in neighbourly matters and he is able to provide a keen focus on build quality.
Phil commented: “During my time at Rund, I’ve been fortunate enough to work across multiple large-scale developments with prestigious clients who trust our judgement and appreciate our dedication to their project. We take each individual experience and apply our learnings to every new challenge, which is what makes our line of work so rewarding.”
David is a chartered surveyor experienced in delivering a range of complex new build and refurbishment schemes He has worked in the affordable and private housing sector for over 15 years, predominantly acting as client representative and employer’s agent, whilst also providing quantity surveying services.
With a wide-ranging portfolio, David has worked on small to larger developments, from single units to multiphase, mixed-use and mixed tenures schemes providing hundreds of units. David is highly experienced in managing S106-led and land/build package deals. David’s key personal attributes include his passion and enthusiasm for the housing sector to create a culture of openness and collaborative working, making himself available to his clients and his ability to manage a portfolio of projects.
David commented: “I believe working closely with clients is the key to successful project delivery, and this is true of every Rund project, no matter how big or small. By working as an extension of a client’s team, you can gain a true understanding of their aims and provide them with the best consultation that aligns with their objectives.”
Tim joined Rund Partnership in the spring of 2012 having worked previously for many years with a main contractor as a Project Surveyor. Tim has over 14 years’ experience in the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor. His day to day role is employer’s agent on large residential schemes in the Southern region but is also involved with feasibility estimates, budget costings, cost plans and traditional quantity surveying and contract administration services for a range of different clients.
Tim oversees a team of employer’s agents and quantity surveyors from our Southampton office and has experience working on projects within residential, education, healthcare, industrial sectors and historic buildings, as well as smaller domestic schemes.
Tim commented: “Having worked across various roles at Rund, I enjoy managing a team with such broad skillsets, with each employee complementing each other with their individual strengths. Our multi-disciplinary service appeals to many clients, as we provide multiple services and offer a holistic view for their projects.”
Lucy initially joined Rund in 2013, having worked for a main contractor for the previous seven years as a Quantity Surveyor, and following a brief career gap, Lucy returned to Rund in 2015.
Lucy is a forward-thinking Managing Surveyor/Employer’s Agent with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the construction industry. Lucy is experienced in working for residential builds, care homes and leisure facilities, but her primary focus is in affordable housing.
As a Managing Surveyor at our Southampton office, Lucy is enthusiastic with the ability to think innovatively. Practically minded with a methodical and logical way of approaching problem-solving with the ability to set and meet targets.
Lucy is flexible with strong team working skills and holds good working relationships with both clients and contractors.
Lucy commented: “I take a personal approach with every project, always remembering the bigger picture – our long-term goal on residential projects is to give people a safe and secure home. One of Rund’s key strengths as a company is it connects with clients on a personal level, helping build all-important trust.”
Geoff manages our building surveying team across both our offices, overseeing a wide range of projects across all building surveying disciplines. With over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, working as a surveyor, Geoff is ideally suited to undertake the building surveyor services. His attention to detail is key to achieve the desired results for a project. Geoff’s experience in a wide range of disciplines enables him to ensure the client receives the appropriate advice and recommendations to take a project forward and result in the desired outcome.
Geoff commented: “Building Surveying is an incredibly diverse service, as it appeals to multiple market sectors. I’m pleased to be leading Rund’s strategy to strengthen our existing Building Surveying service offering, helping more businesses benefit from our complete, professional service.”
Oliver is involved in residential schemes across London and the South East. He is highly knowledgeable in both pre and post-contract project consultancy for residential and mixed-use developments. Oliver’s key personal attributes include being an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills and his experience enables him to provide speedy and accurate advice due to his knowledge of the residential sector.
Oliver commented: “I’ve had the opportunity to work across various high-level projects at Rund, including refurbishment works at the Royal Albert Hall and the London School of Economics. The level of care we apply to every project at Rund is paramount, so buildings can continue functioning and delivering their renowned purpose for many years to come.”
Owen is experienced in new build developments, the development process and managing complex projects for the affordable, private sale and build to rent residential market. Clients directly benefit from Owen’s understanding and experience in achieving value, whilst always fully considering key risks and opportunities. Owen comprehensively understands value and the whole-life approach to a development. Owen has a keen eye for identifying and mitigating risks, to the great benefit of our clients.
Owen commented: “I set out to achieve chartered status at Rund three months into my role, with the company helping me reach my goal in 2020 with extensive training and mentoring. I’m proud to be one of many others at Rund who are fully MRICS Chartered, demonstrating our specialist skills and achievements in our industry, and building on the strong confidence our clients have in our work.”