Meet the Team

We believe our people are our biggest asset. With that in mind, we want our clients to know the people behind Technics, the people who live the Technics values day in and day out.


Andrew Palmer – Client Relationship Manager

Andrew joined Technics in April 2007 as a Trainee Surveyor. Throughout his career at Technics, he worked his way up to Senior Surveyor, before moving into an office role as a Survey Manager within the Project Management Team. Andrew is now our Client Relationship Manager for the Utility Surveying Department and spends his days engaging with clients to ensure this department continues to thrive. Andrew recently demonstrated his project management skills by completing his Prince2 qualifications.

“My favourite part of the role is meeting client demands and delivering them a great customer experience with us.”

Lee McNichol – Business Development Manager

Lee’s professional surveying experience spans over 17 years working within the utility mapping industry across the UK, US and Canada. Lee has progressed from Utility Surveyor through to Senior Projects Manager and is now responsible for the day-to-day management of Technics’ Wakefield office, as well as being out and about on site with his team delivering reliable and valuable survey data for our clients. Lee is also our resident expert on our Vacuum Excavation service, so do drop him a line to find out the value it can add to your projects!

“I love showing clients what can be achieved in terms of accuracy and detection rates, by using the right approach and technology.”

Michail Kamperis – Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Michail joined Technics in September 2022 as our Senior Geotechnical Engineer heading up our Ground Investigation Department delivering geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigations and reports for clients. Michail brings over 10 years of experience to the role and will be using all of that experience to grow the department following its successful launch in 2020.


“My favourite part of the role is meeting client demands and delivering them a great customer experience with us.”

Lewis Hunt – Client Relationship Manager

Lewis joined Technics back in 2019 as a Trainee Surveyor. After a successful 3 years of developing his surveying knowledge, Lewis moved into the role of Client Relationship Manager in 2022. Alongside the other CRMs Lewis develops relationships with our customers and is always on the lookout for new opportunities to grow our customer base. Lewis uses his experience from working in the field to help clients find a surveying solution that satisfies their needs.

“I enjoy being able to interact with clients and build up working relationships. Knowing that clients trust us to provide a quality service really does inspire confidence in our values and methods.”

Paul Sumbler – Project Manager

Paul joined in 2010 and has over 18 years of experience in the survey industry. Paul started as a Junior Surveyor before working his way up to Senior Surveyor and Assistant Quality Manager. Paul was promoted to Project Manager at the start of 2020 and is responsible for coordinating our surveyors on-site and ensuring everyone has everything they need to get the job done and deliver projects on time and to the satisfaction of our clients. Since taking on the Project Manager role Paul has already successfully passed his APM Project Management Qualification.

“I like working at Technics because of the people that work here. We employ people because they fit the company and not just based on their qualifications.”

Stephen Sawyer – Technical Report Manager

Stephen joined Technics in 2013 and heads up our Desktop Utility Report Department. This department is responsible for the collation and provision of desktop reports which identify underground utilities in a specified area via the collation and analysis of existing utility records.

“My role at Technics is varied and interesting. The demand for Desktop Utility Reports has grown hugely over the past few months and I’m excited to continue growing this area in the future.” 


Leadership Team

Andrew Overington – Head of People Development

Andrew joined Technics back in 2008 with over 20 years of experience in surveying. After 14 years working in quality management, project management and customer management roles, Andrew has recently taken on the role of Head of People Development supporting all employees with their career progression at Technics. Whether it be 1:1s, mentoring new recruits, developing our training matrix or looking for the next generation of surveyors… Andrew takes care of it all!

“Having spent nearly 15 years developing my career here, I am passionate about supporting our employees on their journey towards a happy and successful career at Technics.”

Alison Smith – Operations Manager

Alison has been part of the Technics team since 2011 when she joined as our Office Manager, before moving on to her role as Operations Manager. Alison’s responsibilities include looking after all aspects relating to Health, Safety, Environmental, Risk Management and Quality Management System processes.

“The thing I love most about working at Technics is everybody brings their own strengths to the team and we all work together to deliver the best service possible to our customers.”

Chris Burton – Head of Finance

Chris joined Technics in Oct 2023 and was tasked with improving the flow of management information, strategy, financial governance, analysis, and forecasting. He is a vastly accomplished and highly collaborative senior finance professional with proven experience in helping to develop and grow companies. Chris is also an accomplished author and has completed 6 books in the Sci-Fi Military fiction genre.

“Finance Leaders need to be commercially focused to help utilise the information and data that a company generates to help drive the  business commercially…”

John Macintyre – Managing Director FCInstCES, MIoD

John has been part of Technics since 1995, where he is responsible for instilling the company’s values, maintaining a culture of continuous improvement and building sustainable client relationships. He provides support to the Customer Relationship Managers to enhance Technics’ capabilities and project portfolio. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. In 2022, he was awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management.

“Our success is driven by Technics’ culture of continuous improvement, which provides an environment for our people to develop their skills and expertise.”

Graham Mills – Chairman

Graham founded Sitechnics in 1989 and co-founded Subtechnics in 1999. His clear vision to create a forward-looking business centred around customer excellence, coupled with his passion to build a team of the best people has led to Technics being at the forefront of its market today. And 30 years on his commitment to driving the business, and the wider industry forward remains just as strong. Graham is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and a former President of The Survey Association, the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK.

“I love my role at Technics because I get joy from creating an inspiring environment where our team can thrive and deliver excellence in customer service whilst making the world transparent.”


We also have a fantastic team of experienced, hard-working and friendly surveyors who work tirelessly every day capturing and delivering high-quality, reliable data for our clients. Visit Our Team of Surveyors page to find out more about them!