It's our people that make the difference. They've made us who we are today.

At Paramount we believe our people are what makes us special. We're a team of talented creatives, financial experts and professional project managers. And this is where you can find out a bit more about our Paramount People

Houzan Alzubaidy
Design Technician

Houzan is responsible for providing technical support to the design team throughout all of the design stages.

One thing you may not know about her: Houzan lived in five different countries before settling in the UK and loves travelling, learning to cook and socialising with people from different cultures.

Helen Bartlett
Design Director

Helen is responsible for designing key projects, making strategic business decisions, reviewing processes, and coordinating some of our marketing efforts.

One thing you may not know about her: Helen entered a competition to become a racing car driver and got through to the 2nd stage of the trials!

Craig Blackmore
Finance Director
Richard Brown
Site Manager

Richard always tries to forge a strong relationship with the client as he finds it helps to achieve our goal, which is to finish the job on time, to budget and to a high standard.

One thing you may not know about him: Richard collects rare Adidas trainers.

Sam Dacey
PA to the Managing Director

Sam assists in administrative support for the Managing Director and Projects team, project costs, health and safety management and is also our CRM and wellbeing in the workplace champion.

One thing you may not know about her: Sam has a beagle, called Ralph, who is her pride and joy!

Brian Darch
Estimating Manager

Brian is a highly experienced senior estimator and buyer with an established background in construction across private and public sectors.

One thing you may not know about him: He is teaching himself to play the guitar.

Georgia Davies
Design Undergraduate

Georgia has joined us for a year to gain industry experience before going back to the University of South Wales to complete her final year on the Interior Design degree course.

One thing you may not know about her: Georgia follows a ‘one life, live it’ approach, challenging herself to experiences such as cage shark diving (where she found the diving equipment more daunting than the shark)!

Sam Davies
Trainee Project Surveyor

The youngest of the Projects team, Sam thoroughly enjoys the varied work and being part of a successful company. He finds his role really exciting as no two days are the same, whether in the office or out on site.

One thing you may not know about him: He's a football fanatic!

Paul Doherty
Business Development Manager

Paul is responsible for developing and building a rapport with clients in order to identify the needs for their workplace.

One thing you may not know about him: Paul is a professional golfer and has played all around the world.

Jon Foster
Design Manager

Jon is responsible for both delivering project solutions and managing the day to day operational functions of the design team.

One thing you may not know about him: He swims in the sea all year around (although in a wetsuit in the winter) – it’s what he calls his ‘me time’.

Sullivan Gardner
Business Development Manager

Sulli is based in Bristol and is responsible for developing relationships with clients in order to identity the needs of their workplace. With a background in design he has a design-led approach to sales.

One thing you may not know about him: Sulli is a keen sportsman with a passion for almost every activity under the sun! When he isn’t playing sport, he is having fun with his daughter, Bonnie!

 

 

 

Chris Gordon
General Operative

Chris' responsibilities change daily depending on the task at hand. He supports the site team by making sure the site is kept as clean and tidy as possible.

One thing you may not know about him: Chris is apparently obsessed with hacky sack although after 2 years, he says he's still not very good at it!

 

 

 

John Hales
Project Manager

He manages the delivery of fit out projects, concerning programme, health/safety, quality and budget.

One thing you may not know about him: He has been scuba diving for over half his life in cold, dark British waters and can’t seem to give it up!

Gary Hobbs
Commercial Manager

Gary is responsible for the commercial management of all aspects of projects from inception through to completion and beyond.

One thing you may not know about him: Gary is a seasoned endurance athlete.

Matt Hounsell
M&E Project Manager

Matt is responsible for delivering the mechanical and electrical installations from tender stage through to practical competition.

One thing you might not know about him: when he’s not at work you can usually find him skateboarding at the local skate park.

Adam Hurlin
Construction Manager
Mike Ivins
Electrical Installer
Gordon Jones
Site Manager

Gordon is an experienced Site Manager and therefore responsible for making sure that everything runs like clockwork on site and is carried out in a safe and tidy manner.

One thing you may not know about him: He is fascinated by military history.

Jason Jones
Senior Project Manager
Paul Jones
M&E Director

Paul manages the M&E requirements for projects, develops schemes with clients, negates potential issues and ensure installations meet budgets and exceed expectations.

One thing you may not know about him: Paul is a black belt in Shotokan Karate.

Richard Jones
Managing Director

Richard is responsible for the overall strategic development of the business, whilst still being involved in estimating, project management & the commercial management of various schemes.

One thing you may not know about him: He recently took part in his first white collar boxing event!

Vida Jones
Office Administrator

Vida carries out various admin tasks and provides support not only to the Finance Team but also assists other departments as and when required.

One thing you may not know about her: She used to be a folk dancer for twelve years in Lithuania before moving to the UK.

 

Wyn Jones
Site Manager

Wyn is currently acting as Site Manager on a large refurbishment scheme in the centre of Cardiff. His role is to oversee all construction works both internal and external.

One thing you may not know about him: Wyn is an avid sports fan and used to coach football from juniors up to semi-pro as well as swimming and rugby union, in both Wales and Western Australia.

 

Andrew Kidd
Project Designer

Andrew is responsible for developing creative ideas into inspiring designs - from the initial brief through to project completion.

One thing you may not know about him: When not in work Andrew can usually be found drawing, planning the next trip away or running around after his energetic miniature Dachshund called Jacob.

 

 

 

Dean Lewis
Site Manager

Dean co-ordinates work schedules and in turn hopes and prays that everyone and everything turns up on time, as planned! No two days are the same and in his words "he learns something new every day".

One thing you may not know about him: Dean enjoys Greek mythology.

Kevin Mashford
Sales Director

Kevin is dedicated to ensuring our clients understand every step of the process, getting best value from their investment in a workplace environment.

One thing you may not know about him: He is a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a keen cyclist and does this all with a transplanted heart!

Lynda
Receptionist

Lynda works front of house, the first person everyone sees when they visit our ShowOffice in Cardiff. She always loves the expression on visitor's faces when they see our building for the first time.

One thing you may not know about her: She was once a Lance Corporal in the TA!

Clive Mitchell
Partitioner / Installer

Clive helps to run jobs and assist the Site Manager, making sure everyone knows what they’re doing on a day to day basis.

One thing you may not know about him: Although he likes rugby, Clive is a season-ticket holder at Cardiff City Football Club.

Huw Mugridge
Estimator

Huw's role as Estimator is to carry out the generation and management of costs for Paramount’s fit out projects.

One thing you may not know about him: Huw is a partially qualified drone pilot and a qualified thermographer.

Mike Mulcahy
Project Manager

He manages projects on site, working with clients and sub contractors to make sure that we deliver a first-class project on time.

One thing you may not know about him: He loves wildlife!

Steve Mullis
Head of Corporate Services

Steve looks after anything that doesn’t fall within the remit of our four teams, from HR and compliance to training, health and safety, accreditations, insurances, and much more.

One thing you may not know about him: Steve used to be a DJ in the early eighties.

Craig Parker
Project Manager

Craig manages the delivery of fit out projects to ensure they meet expectations regarding programme, health& safety, quality and budget.

One thing you may not know about him: He is a keen cyclist and most of his spare time is spent either riding or fixing his mountain bike and road bike.

Rhiannon Phillips
Project Designer

Rhiannon is responsible for creative ideas and driving the design of a project from concept to completion.

Something you may not know about her: Rhiannon loves to travel and is only happy when there’s a trip in the planning; from visiting family to exploring different cultures. She also counts ‘eating good food’ as a hobby!

Wayne Price
General Operative

Wayne likes to keep clients happy by making sure our sites are kept in good order by being clean and tidy.

One thing you may not know about him: Wayne was once a choir boy in the Pentecostal church.

Nigel Roberts
Non-Executive Chairman

Having handed over the helm of Paramount to Richard, he is now able to play golf in Majorca whenever he likes.

One thing you may not know about him: He can fly a helicopter!

Gary Snowsill
Senior Project Manager

Gary's primary expertise is strategy and planning. He is responsible for the successful delivery of projects from inception to completion, including client aftercare.

One thing you may not know about him: although a proud Englishman, he supports Wales’ women’s rugby.

Emma Thomas
Financial Controller

Emma is responsible for internal controls over the company’s financial procedures.

One thing you may not know about her: Emma has participated in a women’s rugby team for charity.

Madison Thomas
Workplace Designer

Madison is responsible for producing design concepts, technical layouts, presentations and creating 3D visuals.

One thing you may not know about her: When Madison was 11 years old she featured on an S4C programme where she learnt how to ride and jump on a horse in 10 weeks!

Tom Wileman
Trainee Surveyor

Tom's role entails quantity take-offs from drawings, preparing sub-contractor enquiries, tender submissions and placing purchase orders as well as spending some time on site monitoring project progress.

One thing you may not know him: He enjoys spending his weekends playing football or mountain biking.

John Williams
Commercial Director

John's role encompasses both the management of Paramount’s project risk profile and the hands-on project management of our larger and more complex projects.

One thing you may not know about him: John is a passable tapas chef.