Meet the team

People are at the heart of our business and are behind all of our successes and our strong reputation. Each sector, division and team are led by designated members of the Senior Management Team.

With a wealth of experience, expertise and know-how, the teams inevitably understand how to get the job done.


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Managing Director and chairman responsible for delivery across all sectors.

Chartered Civil and Structural Consulting engineer with over 40 years of experience in the construction industry on a wide range of projects from Marine, Heavy industry, Manufacturing and Commercial.

Jim Gabbitas

Managing Director

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Rail Director with over 25 years of experience in Civil & Structural Engineering. Responsible for the acquisition and successful delivery of multiple teams' workloads across the Hull and York offices, with a key focus on customer satisfaction and personal development of each member of the department.

Brendon Hodgson


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Rail Director and GGPGeo Co-Lead with over 25 years in Civil, Structural Engineering, and Pre-Construction services.

Responsible for multiple teams' across the Hull and York offices, along with the Doncaster GGPGeo depot. My roles and responsibilities range from marketing and tendering to Engineer support and project management, with the ability to provide the customer CRE and CEM duties where required.

Chris Wiles


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Chartered Structural Engineer with 29 years of experience in the Construction Industry on a wide range of projects including Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Retail and Leisure and Hotel and Retirement Living.

Ciaran McAteer


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Responsibilities include Project Management, Health & Safety together with Structural and Civil Engineering.

A Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the following market sectors: Food, Education, Health, Leisure, Commercial, Retail, Renewable Energy and Residential.

John Hargraves


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Jon has over 25 years of Civil and Structural Engineering experience within consulting and contracting sectors, and over 14 years of being chartered. Leads one of GGPs Civil / Structural Engineering teams, with a bias towards industrial and refinery projects, bulk handling, and silos and tanks.

Jon Lee


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Stephen joined GGP in 1998 after a couple of years of working in the petrochemical industry. He became a chartered structural engineer in 2007, the same year he was promoted to associate director of the Company.

In recent years Stephen has continued to develop links with the utilities sector and now his team provides regular designs within the gas and electricity sectors. They are now involved with the civil and structural infrastructure required for the increasing demand for vehicle charging point facilities.

Stephen Matthews


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Chartered Royal Institute Architect (RIBA) and Project Manager with over 35 years of experience in the Construction industry. Projects ranging from modest upto 180 million build cost inc: Food, Industrial, Commercial, Commercial Residential, Community and Transport. Director of GGP Consult's Architects Division.

Alec Thompson

Associate Director

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Civil Engineer with 18 years experience in the construction industry on a wide range of projects, including: Industrial, Renewable Energy, Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Manufacturing, Retail and Leisure. Associate Director of GGP Consult with responsibility for the delivery of projects across all Civil, Drainage and Infrastructure sectors.

Jeremy Collins

Associate Director

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Over 20 years of experience at GGP with 7 years in the role of Company Secretary. Responsible for providing guidance and administrative support to the company directors alongside the day-to-day running of the office and its administration team.

Rachel Taylor

Company Secretary