coulson building group

Our People

Our Employees

Coulson Building Group aims to be the preferred provider of building and related services in the East of England.

One of the key objectives in meeting this aim is to recruit and train employees that can fully meet the expectations of our customers and business partners.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and creating a working environment that encourages the full potential of all our employees, in delivering a first class service.


We recognise the contribution employees make to our success and that to maintain a committed and competent workforce, we need to ensure that there is adequate training and development provided for all our employees.

Coulson Building Group ensures that:

  • Employees are properly trained in the skills they need to carry out their jobs to a standard that fully meets customer’s expectation.
  • Employees are trained in the new skills that are needed to embrace new technology and modern methods.
  • Employees are encouraged to develop their skills and talents to enable them to progress within Coulson Building Group and reach their full potential.

“Our company is investing in people because we know they are at the heart of our success”

The Group

Meet the Team

Coulson Group Limited
(Holding Company)

Christopher James (Chairman)
Stephen Terrell, Philip James, Graham Watts, Paul Glover

Coulson & Son Limited

Philip James (Chairman)
Graham Watts (Managing)
Paul Glover (Finance)

Associate Directors
David Grundy
Stuart Humphrey
Matthew Vincent

Building Department

New Build, Refurbishment, Design & Build, Restoration, Property & Insurance Repairs, Decorating, Frameworks

David Watson & Tom Gillard

Construction Team
Projects £100,000 – £8 million

Simon Pauley

Building Team
Projects £500 – £1 million

FM Department

Electrical, Plumbing & Heating, Building Repairs, Planned & Response Maintenance

David Grundy

Projects up to £400,000

Coulson Joinery Limited

Philip James (Chairman)
Graham Watts (Managing)
Paul Glover (Finance)

Joinery Department

Purpose made joinery & laboratory furniture

Jonathan Nix

Projects up to £1 million

Plant Department
Mark Rolph

Plant Hire & Garage Services

Sally Bonnett

Accounts Manager

Having joined the groups administration department in 2005 Sally now plays a vital roll with input throughout the business. Her skillset and expertise ensure our payment processes run smoothly and any issues are dealt with promptly.

Kat Burton


Often the first person our clients interact with, Katherine has been a key member of our team since 2006. Her friendly manner and company knowledge ensures calls are dealt with pleasantly and efficiently.

Iain Clark

Contracts Manager

Iain has been with the Group for over 20 years and has successfully completed many significant projects. He is a skilled communicator and has the ability to keep projects on track through even the toughest of challenges.

Jake Clark


Jake joined the group early 2023 as an estimator where he plays a pivotal part of the building and projects division producing quotes and tenders for projects up to £1M in both the domestic and commercial sectors.

Karl Davis

Electrical Manager

As an award-winning Apprentice Electrician employed by Coulson in 2003, Karl has grown with the Group and developed his skills during his time here, now with more than 20 years of experience, he manages the Group's in-house electrical department.

Emma Edgley

Payroll Administrator

Having started with us in 1984 Emma is one of the Group's longest serving employees, this gives Emma a unique understanding of the Group's 'inner workings' that she continues to use to help develop and implement new processes ensuring all things payroll run smoothly.

Natalie Firmin

HR Manager

Training and development of our employees has always been a key objective of the Coulson Group. Natalie ensures that in addition to all legal obligations for training being met she identifies additional opportunities for employee development helping them reach their full potential.

Mark Gibbs

Contracts Manager

An experienced Contracts Manager in all sectors, Mark joined the group in 2024 and will be actively overseeing and supervising the project team to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and with client expectations.

David Gilbert

Contracts Manager

An experienced Contracts Manager, David joined us in 2021, he has quickly proven that he has the willingness and the ability to drive a project through to successful completion.

Paul Glover

Managing Director

Managing Director Paul Glover joined the Group back in 1987 and has been a director for more than 22 years.

Paul is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with the ability to decipher complex financial and systems and related issues to support the Group’s continued success.

David Grundy


Having begun his career with Coulson Building Group as an apprentice plumber more than 20 years ago David now oversees, as Director, the Group's Services Department encompassing Mechanical, Electrical, and Facilities Management works. David's unambiguous leadership skills and extensive knowledge have helped the department maintain a reputation for excellence.

Kevin Holt

Quantity Surveyor

As a lead surveyor in our Construction Division, Kevin actively works with suppliers and subcontractors helping to keep risk to a minimum and costs within budget ensuring we deliver value for money projects to our clients.

Stuart Humphrey

BSc (Hons)

Having started with Coulson Group straight from school, Stuart completed his apprenticeship and obtained a Construction Management degree. Stuart has then steadily progressed and developed through the construction division to become Director. Stuart now plays a high level role in our live projects, ensuring all team members are working together in unison in turn helping to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Brandon Joubert

BSC (Hons)
Commercial Manager

Brandon joined the group as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, he has since achieved a degree (BSC (Hons)) in quantity surveying. Brandon is now commercial manager overseeing the quantity surveyors and communicating cost information accurately and efficiently back to the senior management team.

Ian Keys

Site Manager

In his 25 plus years with Coulson Ian has achieved a great deal, not least of which was being awarded 'Site Manager of the Year' by CFCI Design and Construction Awards.

Marcus Lill

Bsc (Hons) - First Class
Design Manager

Originally an undergraduate placement student, Marcus re-joined the Group in 2014. Several years as a Site Manager working on a number of multi-million-pound projects has given Marcus a deep insight into the construction process. He now uses that technical knowledge and his analytical thinking skills to oversee the design process for the Group.

Thomas Mytton-Mills

Joinery Draughtsman

Working in our specialist Joinery department Thomas is able to use his extensive C.A.D skills to turn a client's dream in to working drawings in turn allowing our master craftsmen to produce high quality, bespoke Joinery.

Jonathan Nix

Joinery Manager

Jonathan manages our in-house specialist Joinery workshop, one of the most well equipped in East Anglia. Ensuring everything runs smoothly he helps the team consistently produce high-class, high-quality products.

Simon Pauley

Senior Manager

Simon's career with the Coulson Group stretches over 35 years. As Senior Manager, Simon takes overall responsibility for our Building and Projects Division whilst supporting our Construction Division on larger projects, his wealth of knowledge and attention to detail is well respected.

Mark Rolph

Workshop Manager

As workshop Manager, Mark ensures the company's fleet is in tip-top condition, from Company cars and vans to telehandlers and dumpers, Mark ensures all are safe, legally compliant, and fit for purpose. In addition to this, he can offer our garage services to local private clients allowing them to benefit from a well-equipped workshop with skilled mechanics.

Matthew Sizer

Senior Manager

Mathew was employed by Coulson as a carpenter in 1990, he has since followed a path of continuous progression in to project management. Embedded within the Building and Projects Division his communication abilities instil confidence in clients and ensures that key information is shared throughout the project delivery team.

Matthew Vincent

BSc (Hons)

Having had an Undergraduate year at Coulson’s, Mathew re-joined the pre-construction team in 2012. He gained valuable experience as an Estimator for 8 years and ultimately is now a Director of the company. He heads up the pre-construction department and has overall responsibility for the production of PQQs, ITTs, Framework Bids and all tenders.

Philip Webb

Senior Estimator

With well over 30 years of experience with the Group, Philip is a well accomplished and highly respected Senior Estimator of the construction division. Responsible for the pricing of tenders from £500k to £15m , Philip's knowledge of costs, technical awareness and ability to produce a detailed tender submission is second to none.

Lance Weinman

Contracts Manager

Employed as a Site Manager in 2006, Lance very quickly demonstrated his knowledge of all facets of the construction process; Excellent communications skills at all levels making him a perfect candidate for his current role as Contracts Manager. , typically managing our larger projects in all sectors and working with key project stakeholders to deliver excellence time after time.

Nigel Wick

Project Coordinator

Nigel joined the group 44 years ago as an apprentice carpenter and has since worked up to become project coordinator within the Building and Projects Division. Typically working on the smaller projects for both commercial and domestic clients, Nigel manages our labour onsite and coordinates the works with the client to ensure a high quality finish.

Adam Wicks


Adam joined the group recently and brings a wealth of experience into the estimating department. Typically, Adam will be responsible for tenders within the Construction Division up to the value of £15m. His attention to detail and knowledge will ensure that we will be producing detailed and competitive quotes in all sectors.

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