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 that live the Technics values day in and day out.
Graham Mills – Chairman FCInstCES
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.”
John Macintyre – Managing Director FCInstCES, MIoD
John joined Technics in 1995 and is the Technics Managing Director. He presides over the day-to-day business activities, which include instilling the company values, building sustainable client relationships and creating a great working environment for people to thrive in. John provides support to the Project Management team to develop the Technics portfolio. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and was recently awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management.
“Technics people-centric culture is the driver for our success. Providing an environment for our staff to develop their skills is very rewarding. Our clients trust us to deliver on their needs and believe in our values-led approach.”
Andrew Overington – Client Relationship Manager
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in surveying and there is literally nothing he doesn’t know about above ground surveys! Andrew joined Technics back in 2008 with his first role being Quality Manager before moving on to Project Manager roles. Andrew is now one of our Client Relationship Managers and is responsible for developing relationships with our clients to ensure their above ground surveying needs are met.
“I love the challenge of winning work and making sure the service we deliver meets our clients’ needs.”
Andrew Palmer – Client Relationship Manager
Andrew joined Technics in April 2007 as a Trainee Surveyor. Throughout his 14 year 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 – Senior Projects & Suction Excavation 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.”
Marcus Davies – Client Relationship Manager
Marcus is our newest member of the team, joining us in 2021 as our new Client Relationship Manager bringing with him over 11 years experience in sales and account management. Marcus uses his vast experience to help Technics develop relationships with customers and identify opportunities to grow our customer base, as well as managing customer enquiries effectively and working closely with them to offer solutions that really meet their needs.
“Technics are a company focused on working closely with their clients. I take a customer centric approach in my own work so this really resonates with me.”
James Morrice – Senior Geotechnical Engineer
James heads up our Geoscience Department which is responsible for undertaking geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigations and reports for clients on the ground conditions of their sites, enabling them to appropriately manage risks due to geology and contamination. Prior to joining Technics, James studied Civil Engineering at Loughborough University and Applied Geotechnics at the highly regarded Camborne School of Mines, before gaining further experience at various consultancy firms.
“Technics has a fantastic solution-driven ‘can-do’ approach to projects, providing pragmatic, value engineered solutions for our clients.”
Paul Sumbler – Project Manager
Paul joined in 2010 and has over 18 years’ 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 co-ordinating 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.”
Carrie Ferrier – Finance Manager
Carrie first joined Technics in 2015 on a temporary basis to help out the Finance Department, before being appointed Finance Manager less than 6 months later. Carrie takes care of all of our financial accounts and reporting and is a real whizz at crunching those numbers!
“The thing that makes Technics so great is the team. Everyone supports each other and pitches in when needed which has been hugely important over the past year!”
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.”
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.”
Adam Bogus – BIM Manager
Adam joined Technics back in 2012, taking on a variety of senior surveying roles before moving on to his current role as BIM Manager. Adam’s role is to ensure that Technics’ transition to the BIM environment continues to run smoothly. Adam also volunteers as a Lead Assessor for RICS Land/Engineering Surveying Panel ensuring candidates demonstrate the required level of competence for RICS qualifications.
“I enjoy the challenge that every project brings – the variety of jobs and clients and the creativity of this role keeps it interesting!”
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!