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.

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.”

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 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.”

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.”

Lewis Hunt – Client Relationship Manager

Lewis joined Technics back in 2019 as a Trainee Surveyor. After a successful 3 years developing his surveying knowledge, Lewis moved in to 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’ 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.”

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 – Head of People Development

Andrew joined Technics back in 2008 with over 20 years’ 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.”

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.” 

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.”

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!