Our People

Our people are our biggest asset. Burroughs aims to create a working environment which stimulates professionalism, creativity and innovation. We are dedicated to sustaining a body of staff excelling in capability, skilled in the latest technologies and enthusiastic to deliver for our clients.

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Alistair Burroughs MPhil CWEM MCIWEM FConsE
Chairman

Alistair started the company in May 1988, aiming to provide a sound personal service for clients seeking advice in the field of general Civil and Structural Engineering. His founding values of quality, integrity and experience remain at the heart of the business today, as does his “can-do” attitude and a reputation for getting the job done! Alistair has built a like-minded sister business in the Isle of Man.

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Piers Burroughs BEng (Hons) MSc PhD CEng MICE
Managing Director

Piers was appointed Managing Director of Burroughs in October 2015 having been a Director of the company since 2008. Under Piers’ leadership the business continues to grow from strength to strength, focussed on the regional and UK market. He has an enviable reputation for successful project delivery, something that he passionately cares about. Piers’ vision is to develop a financially sustainable business focussed on a commitment for successful project delivery; with a Team who are engaged, enthusiastic and approachable; with a commitment to treat each client individually and to clearly understand their business drivers. Piers is proud of the long term relationships he has developed with clients, believing his core values are instrumental to this success.

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Liam O'Brien ACCA
Finance Director

As well as leading our Finance function, Liam is responsible for HR and IT at Burroughs. He joined the Company in 2013 and was previously employed by Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales as the Financial Accountant. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants.

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David Hickman BEng (Hons) CEng MICE
Associate Director

David joined Burroughs in 2001 graduating from Cardiff University and is now a Chartered Engineer and Associate Director at Burroughs. From a very broad and general knowledge of Civil Engineering, David has developed specialisms in drainage and infrastructure engineering, with particular skills in drainage modelling. Over the years, David has been a key member of the Engineering Team and champions the drive to ensure Burroughs provides the high level of quality product our customers have been accustomed to receive.

David leads the delivery of Civil Engineering projects and has project experience wide-ranging; from multi-million pound government projects such as airport and quarry renovation to highway and transport integration and for smaller scale fast turnaround projects, such as authority sewer rehabilitation and pressure main installations.

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Mark Gorry BEng (Hons) CEng MICE
Associate Director

Since joining our Isle of Man office in 1998, Mark has worked in both a design and site supervision role on a wide range of schemes from commercial premises, domestic construction and refurbishment, highways schemes, surveys and monitoring, drainage, education, infrastructure and public sector projects.

Mark now heads our Structural Design Team in Cardiff, with increased roles in energy and resources, commercial premises and structural appraisals. Mark particularly enjoys the benefits of early engineering input to the design process, working closely with architects and contractors and the benefits this brings to developing economic and practical structures.

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Jonathan Lloyd BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director

Jon joined Burroughs in 2010 and is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with his recent experience being in project management and contract administration. Jon has a wealth of knowledge gained over many years with both private and public clients. Jon is familiar with both new-build and refurbishment projects in a variety of sectors including commercial, residential, industrial and more recently in the field of aviation. Jon has also undertaken the role of an independent Project Monitor for a number of funding institutions.

As an Associate Director Jon now leads the Project Management and Cost Management Team in Cardiff. Jon promotes the benefit of early involvement with clients and enjoys encouraging full involvement of the client in the development of the scheme budget and design.