The success of our business is dependant upon the enthusiasm, dedication and commitment of all of those within the Jenner team.
As Managing Director of the Jenner Group for over 10 years, Martin has steered the business to become a modern, progressive and award-winning construction company, with an exceptionally strong reputation.
Creating a people focused culture by building a team of trusted, talented people, Martin has set company values that ensures Jenner is both a contractor and employer of choice.
Whilst overseeing all aspects of business operations Martins key strength lies in supporting the front-of-house team in nurturing all key, strategic business relations whilst providing vital support in pre-construction stages of projects.
As a Chartered Surveyor, Martin has a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise that has allowed him to successfully lead the business to become one of Kent’s longest standing and most sizeable regional contractors.MSandall@jenner-group.co.uk
Nick joined Jenner as a trainee site manager in 1982 following which he quickly progressed to site manager. He then made the transition to contracts manager and following his success within this role Nick was invited onto the board of directors as Construction Director in 2000.
With his wealth of building experience and practical skills, Nick undertakes a wide range of responsibilities within the company. He maintains a hands on role and has continued to act as contracts manager on a variety of projects since becoming Construction Director.
Nick has been involved in a number of complex and interesting projects over the years which amongst others include the two enterprise centres constructed by Jenner in Folkestone and Crawley. He was also involved with the Chatham High Street scheme completed in 2005 and th £11.8m Eastern Esplanade project at Cliftonville.
In addition to the construction process Nick is also responsible for work undertaken during the maintenance stage of projects and he also coordinates the health and safety training for office and site based staff.
Nick is a board member of Construction Safety South East and Vice-Chairman of the Invicta Training Group which is an organisation established to encourage training within the industry.NBarnes@jenner-group.co.uk
Dean began his career in 1988 with a Canterbury based quantity surveying practice. During this time he undertook a part-time degree course at the University of Greenwich and graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in 1993 and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1996.
The desire to gain experience with a contracting organisation led Dean to join Jenner in 2000 as a Contract Surveyor and he maintains a senior role within the surveying team. He has gained experience on a number of interesting projects whilst at Jenner, most notably the Annexe to the Trevor Gibbens Unit at Maidstone Hospital, Folkestone Glassworks Phases 2 and 3 for the Creative Foundation and the Victoria Villa project at Margate for Orbit South where he was closely involved with the breeam multi-residential assessment that achieved an excellent rating.
In November 2008, Dean took on the role of New Business Manager and in April 2010 was invited on to the board of directors as Business Development Director. He has recently become Pre-Construction Director, focusing on the front end of the business. As part of this role Dean has been investigating areas of the business that have potential for further development. He is also involved in managing Jenner’s Quality Management System and he played a key role in this achieving ISO 9001 accreditation during 2014.DElvidge@jenner-group.co.uk
In his role as Surveying Director and as one of the six shareholding Directors of the Jenner Group, Geoff carefully manages the commercial aspects of the growing Jenner business.
As a Chartered Surveyor himself and with a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge, Geoff has successfully nurtured a team of ‘home-grown’ Surveyors to build a loyal and trusted department.
Throughout his career Geoff has managed an array of complex and sizeable projects across the leisure, residential, education and commercial sectors and is currently part of the team responsible for the delivery of the highly complex and world class multi-storey skate park and sports complex in Folkestone.GCrouch@jenner-group.co.uk
Andy started his career as a trainee surveyor with a national contractor in 1990. He soon progressed to assistant surveyor and surveyor and continued his studies to gain a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree at the University of Greenwich.
In 1997 Andy joined a local contractor and in addition to surveying he also gained experience in sub-contract and materials buying and worked on a £2.5m distribution centre at Eurolink, Sittingbourne.
Upon his return to national contracting Andy worked on two large leisure projects at Buckmore Park and Horsham, before joining a hotel chain where he worked with in-house architects on extension projects to provide five star accommodation to listed buildings within their portfolio.
In 2004 Andy joined Jenner as an Estimator. His success within this role led him to become Estimating Director in 2007 and he is responsible for a team of four Estimators. Since being at Jenner, Andy has become a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.ARalph@jenner-group.co.uk
Michael joined the Board of Directors as a non-shareholding Director on 1st July.
Michael holds a significant knowledge and experience of the construction industry, having proven himself to be an excellent Site Manager and exceptional Contracts Manager for Jenner over the past 14 years. Michael will continue to apply that resourcefulness and experience at Board level, whilst bringing a renewed energy and enthusiasm to what is already a galvanised and experienced top-level Board.
Darren joined the board of directors as Development Director in November 2014. Previously, he has worked for some of the largest contractors in the South East of England.
Working predominately in the housing, education and care sectors, Darren was instrumental in the delivery of the Ashford Borough Council PFI regeneration at Stanhope, as well as the Kent County Council ‘Better Homes Active Lives’ PFI, providing older persons accommodation across Kent.
Darren will be focusing on securing land led opportunities, mainly in housing and care, an area which he has had significant experience in previously.
Darren is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and has worked in the construction industry for almost 30 years.DWelch@jenner-group.co.uk
Planning & Land Manager
Tim joined Jenner in 2017 to strengthen the pre-construction team. Tim also works closely with Leath Park Developments; Jenner’s sister company, to assist with planning matters and bringing forward land-led opportunities. Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his career within the affordable housing sector.TWarren@jenner-group.co.uk
Ben, as a qualified architectural technician, joined the team in 2019 as Technical Manager and provides a wealth of expertise to support the pre-construction team. Providing design advice from a technical perspective Ben is a huge asset to the Jenner team to ensure we build efficiently and to the highest standards.BThornby@jenner-group.co.uk
Business Development Manager
Ella joined Jenner in 2017 to strengthen the front-of-house team, working closely with the Board Of Directors to manage all business development and marketing activities; nurturing existing relationships whilst building new to ensure a healthy pipeline of profitable opportunity.
Ella has recently led the team to implement our new company identity to ensure our branding remains reflective of our excellent reputation and company values.
With over 15 years experience in the industry she has Co-Chaired the Kent Construction Focus Group - the largest industry support group in Kent as part of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, for the past 8 years. She is also part of various local committees including the East Kent Economic Development Group and Kent Constructing Excellence Club and recently worked to establish the Kent Women in Construction group.
In 2018 she also became a Trustee of Charitable Grant making trust Donations with a Difference.Ella@jenner-group.co.uk
Events & Marketing Manager
Aimee is an essential part of the front-of-house team in her combined role of Events and Marketing Manager. She recently progressed to this role having successfully managed reception for the past 2 years so is a well-known face to many of our clients, consultants and wider supply chain.
Aimee’s creativity, passion and dedication ensures all Jenner events are delivered to an exceptionally high-standard, enhancing our strong reputation and wider relationships whilst ensuring our teams are nurtured and rewarded. Our Jenner personality is always firmly embedded in all we do thanks to Aimee’s dynamic approach and fresh ways of thinking.Aimee@jenner-group.co.uk
Kelly is a talented bid-writer who supports all pre- and post- construction activities as well as ensuring our operations are in line with all external accreditations; most fundamentally ISO 9001 .KChallis@jenner-group.co.uk
Peter started his career as a Trainee Accountant with a local builder. From there he moved on to Saga Holidays where he qualified as a member of the Institute Of Management Accountants.
After spending the next ten years at various Kent based companies implementing accounting and IT systems Peter joined Jenner in 1997 as the Company Accountant and Office Manager. Within this role Peter has overall responsibility for IT, company accounts, bonds and insurances and the vehicle fleet.
In 2002 Peter became Company Secretary and was instrumental in introducing the current IT and accounting system used by Jenner since 2007.PChandler@jenner-group.co.uk
Emily joined the team in 2019 in the role of HR Manager to ensure all staff welfare matters are addressed effectively.EBarnes@jenner-group.co.uk
Chief Buyer / Park Farm Joinery Managing Director
Derek joined the company in 1982 as a general trainee and gained experience of working within a number of different departments including Hythe Plant Services and Park Farm Joinery.
Following a period of time on site Derek then worked within the General Works department where he undertook both surveying and estimating duties. During this time he also worked on measured term contracts where he undertook both contracts managing and surveying duties.
As the business evolved and the need for a materials buying department was recognised, Derek became involved with the development of this department from its early stages and soon took on the role of Chief Buyer. He is now responsible for a team of three who undertake both materials and plant purchases. Derek is also responsible for our mobile and office communication systems.
Derek has maintained close links with our joinery department, Park Farm Joinery throughout his career at Jenner. His knowledge of joinery and timber supply meant that he was ideally suited to take on the Managing Director role of the department in 2004.DKedwell@jenner-group.co.uk
Park Farm Joinery Manager
After leaving school in 1977, Arthur served a full apprenticeship as a bench joiner with a local building contractor, following which he then broadened his experience for two years by working for a small London based company carrying out renovation work to old properties in the local area.
Arthur then joined Jenner in the early eighties as a Bench Joiner and then moved on to become a Machinist/Joiner, then a Setter-Outer and subsequently Assistant Joinery Manager.
In 2005 Arthur became Joinery Manager of Park Farm Joinery and is responsible for producing joinery to both Jenner and external customers with a team of 10 staff.
Arthur was instrumental in developing Park Farm Joinery’s ISO 9001 accreditation with BM TRADA.Arthur.King@parkfarmjoinery.co.uk
General Works Manager
Michael joined Jenner Contractors in 1988 as a trade apprentice. Following his apprenticeship within the General Works Department Michael became a site foreman and then General works foreman, during this period he obtained ONC and HNC qualifications in building studies.
Following a period of site supervision Michael moved into a new role of Contracts Manager and then Department Manager overseeing a team of approximately 30 operatives and office based staff who undertake works in the region of £1,000 to £1.6m.
The General works department has a wide client base and an impressive project portfolio many of which can be viewed within the projects section of this website. Michael and his team continue to achieve customer satisfaction by delivering projects on time and to an exceptional standard, which has led to the department establishing a number of long term client relationships.MLarnder@jenner-group.co.uk
Contracts Aftercare Manager
With over 20 years experience working in Construction, Neil joins the Jenner team as Contracts Aftercare Manager to provide essential after-care for our clients.
Neil’s career began as an Apprentice Bricklayer gaining his City & Guilds before swiftly moved into an Assistant Site Management role for 12 years before progressing to the Estates team at University of Kent, working on new build, maintenance and refurbishments.
Recently completing a HNC in Construction Neil’s experience, knowledge and dedication ensures all defects are swiftly and efficiently rectified.NHardley@jenner-group.co.uk
Sam returns to the Jenner team, in the role of Design Manager, having worked with us in 2007 as a Trainee Site Manager.
Sam’s design expertise, industry experience and knowledge combined with his calm and focused approach will essentially strengthen and support the pre-construction team to ensure we continue to achieve best-value, quality delivery for all our clients.SReymond@jenner-group.co.uk
David joined Jenner in 2002 as a trainee quantity surveyor before achieving his BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree in 2008 as part of his ongoing training programme with Jenner.
In 2015 he became a Member of the CIOB before his appointment to Managing Surveyor in 2017 to assist our Surveying Director in overseeing our growing team of trainee, assistant and senior surveyors.
David’s experience covers a vast array of sectors from residential and care to commercial and education.DChilvers@jenner-group.co.uk
Park Farm Glazing Director
Jim’s career within the glass industry spans 45 years since leaving school; working for various local businesses and gaining an NVQ Level 3 in surveying. He joined the Jenner team in 2018 to establish Park Farm Glazing as a subsidiary business of the Jenner Group and to provide bespoke, quality glazing products for our projects as well as many external email@example.com